Free WiFi

The Downing Hostel

Free Cancellation Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.

7.7
Very Good
989 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Awesome Cleanliness

Property Description

Welcome to the Downing Hostel

The Downing Hostel is a small, friendly, social hostel. Located in the heart of Sydney, only minutes away from supermarkets, transport, nightlife, bars, pubs, parks & shopping malls. Offering loads of freebies, evening events & an awesome rooftop, we will be the perfect choice for your Sydney adventures!

If you’re travelling to meet other travellers, the Downing hostel is like a little family! We have a lovely rooftop that’s perfect for tanning, enjoying a meal or having some social drinks. [open everyday 9am to 10pm]

We are located a few minutes away from Museum and Town Hall Station (which takes you to Sydney International and Domestic Airport in under 15mins)
Also we are located a few minutes walk from the 333 Express bus that takes you directly to Bondi Beach and the 380 bus that takes you to Watsons Bay!

The Downing Hostel is walking distance to Hyde Park (2 mins), KoreaTown (1 min), World Square (2 mins), Westfield Tower (5 mins), ChinaTown (6 mins), Oxford Street (5 mins), Paddy’s Markets (9mins), Queen Victoria Building (4 mins) & Darling Harbour (8 mins) so you can see, we really are in the heart of the city. As we are in the middle if the city our hostel can be noisy in the evenings so please take this into consideration.

Some of the reasons why guests love the Downing Hostel is all the FREE offers:

FREE WiFi
FREE Luggage storage before & after your stay
FREE Books exchange
FREE Tea & Coffee
FREE Secure lockers (bring your own padlock)
EXCLUSIVE use of rooftop!

It’s important to note that we are 3 floors and there is no elevator but we are more than happy to assist you with your luggage.
We offer air conditioning in the common area only plus fans in the room.
Our quiet times are from 11pm to 7am. Please respect other guests that may want to sleep during these hours.

Extra Information
Check in 2pm
Check out 10am
Reception open 9am - 8pm
You are welcome to leave your luggage and use all our facilities while you wait / after you check out.
Please note we take full payment 48hrs prior to arrival. Failed to do so we will have the right to cancel your reservation.
Please note that we are a youth/backpacker hostel, we have an age limit of 18 - 35 years old in dorm rooms.
Passport or valid Australian issued ID is required for ALL guests as well as a valid credit card.
We always try to keep friends in the same dorm but we can not guarantee it (a good excuse to make new friends!)
We have a 48hr Cancellation Policy.
We look forward to greeting you in Sydney and for you to join our friendly family!

Reviews & Ratings

7.7
Very Good
989 Total Reviews
  • Security
    8.3
  • Location
    9.2
  • Staff
    8.8
  • Atmosphere
    7.2
  • Cleanliness
    6.3
  • Value for Money
    7
  • Facilities
    6.7

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Latest Reviews

9.4
Superb
Mar 01, 2024
Really liked this hostel! Great location. Bathroom was clean. The kitchen was nice. The only negative thing; it was so hot in the room, no aircon other than a fan in the ceiling that didnt Help at all.
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Female, 25-30
10
Superb
Feb 19, 2024
The best hostel we’ve ever stayed in Sydney! The staff, especially the manager Beth, are beyond helpful and friendly and go above and beyond to make the hostel feel welcoming and homely. Love the rooftop garden. The common areas and bathrooms are cleaned very regularly and the 8-bed room is the most spacious of any I’ve ever seen anywhere! They also put lots of effort into social events which is nice. Wouldn’t stay anywhere else when in Sydney. 10/10.
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Couple, 25-30
10
Superb
Jan 21, 2024
Great location right outside the Museum stop so easily accessible for all sightseeing! The room showers and toilets were clean. The bar had great food and drink deals as I was staying upstairs. Hostel and bar staff were so friendly and helpful during my time there, would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Sydney!!
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Female, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • BBQ
    • Air Conditioning
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Ceiling fan
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Towels Not Included
    • Flexible NRR
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Housekeeping
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Pool Table
    • Wi-Fi

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