Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Join our peaceful home with a more quiet (but still social) and responsible crowd! Special discounted rates are available only to guests completing the one-hour morning meditation and another 30min session in the afternoon or evening.

- NON-alcoholic hostel - get away from the typical crazy hostel antics and get some better rest!
- 2 minutes walk from shops and city train.
- Free meditation sessions each morning.
- Bathrooms and common areas cleaned frequently throughout the day
- Adopted dogs and kitties to walk and play with!

Asylum Sydney is a rare hostel aiming to provide a peaceful, respectful and healthy environment to help keep that apocalypse-bug away! We love people, but also value a good night's rest. Enjoy city/harbour bridge views, ample space, hot/cold air-conditioning, reading lights and bedside curtains in selected dorms, and free unlimited WiFi, fridges, lockers, bedside power outlets and a maximum of 4 beds in all dorms!


Just walk 20 minutes for the best views of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour! We are located in the real Sydney, the famous Kings Cross neighbourhood, NOT the stressful, noisy CBD where people fight over toilet paper! Kings Cross station is a 1 minute walk away as are the nearest bars, pubs and supermarkets. Despite this we are in a nice little corner of the street away from all the noise! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Oct 2021
    A lovely welcoming family run hostel along with friendly cats and a dog that you're welcome to walk to lovely Rushcutters Bay nearby etc. Ray, Joseph and Sean always happy to assist with anything. Meditation sessions happen multiple times a day if one wishes to join. This adds to the calm, peaceful and pleasant atmosphere. Definitely recommend!
    Wales, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    07 Sep 2021
    I spent a very beautiful and loving day in Asylum ! Like a family ! Highly recommended who wanna enjoy inner joy and Meditation uplifting energy. Ps: they have the most yummy kombucha I’ve tasted in Oz!
    China, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    29 May 2021
    Great place, very cozy! I did the meditation classes which are really nice. Make sure you are serious about it though or you'll have to pay more. If you want a relaxed hostel, this is the place to be.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    20 Mar 2021
    Great location, extremely close to shops/bars but far enough that you’re not disturbed all night. Rooms are spacious and fitted with needed amenities. Plenty of bathrooms and fully equipped kitchen! Very relaxed vibe and meditation sessions available. All other residents and staff were friendly and helpful! A nice spot to get away and unwind.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    09 Feb 2021
    Great location with 24 hour access kitchen although it is a bit small. Great place for guests who do not like to party and talk loudly. The meditation sessions were great held in the backyard garden area. Toilets are clean and so are they rooms. I feel generally secure here.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    08 Nov 2021
    This is such a beautiful hostel. I have felt relaxed and at home - the staff are so kind and welcoming. For anyone wanting to practice meditation, I highly recommend the sessions - as a beginner, Ray helped me by putting on guided videos. The no alcohol is a refreshing change - I personally drink but it hasn't bothered me one bit - it adds to the peace and serenity. Jessie is the most beautiful little doggo who loves cuddles. Finally, the kombutcha is DELISH. Thank you for having me 🙏☀️🌍
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    09 May 2021
    What an amazing place to stay ! So much to say, Asylum is giving justice to it name, you can find here a place to relax and recenter in peace. The atmosphere of the place is just a warm welcome. Ray and Jo are the most friendly and they are making sure you never miss anything. This is a place you can feel home. You have space and time to mediate every morning, afternoon and evening whatever suits you and nothing better than a wonderful glass of homemade Kombucha made by Ray after it.
    France, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    22 Apr 2021
    Asylum Backpackers was an absolute gem of a find! A sanctuary amongst the generally booze-filled and noisy backpacking hostel scene. No-alcohol policy helps keep the usual riff-raff at bay. Daily meditation sessions ensure you start and end your day with the right kind of positive energy. Ray’s homemade kombucha is a must try! Great place to meet wonderful individuals who like to have meaningful conversations. Very clean. Had restful sleeps. Highly recommend! Look forward to staying again!
    Pakistan, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    14 Jun 2021
    Would stay again good atmosphere
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    06 Apr 2021
    I just stayed for one night but I loved the concept of the hostel and wouldn't doubt to stay there for on longer. I loved the morning meditations and the offering of having more during the day to fit your schedule. Ray is always open to have a chat and deep conversation, he is happy to share his thoughts and point of view, and why not, give advice on how to get to know the area or whereto have the best pizza. The hostel is in the middle of Kings Cross which is so convenient
    Argentina, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi