We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Funk House Backpackers Hostel Sydney

Hostelworld.comUS$ 48*
View Deal
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 67*
US$ 48*
Great Deal
US$ 67*
US$ 64*
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Professional photos
Funk House Backpackers Hostel Sydney
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 138: English reviews
Start your review of Funk House Backpackers Hostel Sydney
 Click to rate
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Admittedly, when I arrived at this hostel (the final destination on my 3 month trip) I was just about done with hostel life, however I don't think this influenced my feelings towards this hostel in particular too dramatically. No issues with the staff I will say, they were all very lovely, friendly and helpful, but the facilities are just not...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank mroseayres
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Staff was unpleasant, new owners completely took the life out of the place. Cockroaches everywhere even in the kitchen. Would definitely not stay here again. Way overpriced for what it was..... there are much better hostels in kings cross

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Carley W
Reviewed 12 January 2017

where do i start.... i traveled along down the east coast and this is is the worst hostel ive ever stayed in!! its dirty smelly! the rooms are like jail sells TINY! no air-con accept the window. the rooms are infested with cockroaches! the bathrooms are foul, theres dirty mugs and plates all over the stairs so clearly the cleaner...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Abbie J
Wetherby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This hostel is one full of superlatives, which is normally a good thing, but in this case it is for all the wrong reasons. It has the smallest rooms, the shabbiest beds, the dirtiest toilets, the loudest noises, and the smelliest mattresses amongst numerous other problems. Upon arrival I was placed into cell 104 which I was startled to find...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank charlesshires
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

It's so so so noisy outside because of the bars that the hostels windows can't stop the noise..., from people singing and laughing outside and motorcycles... Even with the earplugs, it's still too too noisy! Now it's already 1:30am, I still can't fall asleep because of the terrible noise, so I have nothing to do but write down this review.😡

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank Crystal L
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stayed here for two nights whilst in Sydney backpacking. It one of the worst hostels we've stayed at. Yes the rooms only sleep for which I prefer but they are tiny, messy and dirty. My pillow case and duvet cover were dirty so I asked reception if they could put a fresh set on, only to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Laura C
Seaham, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Fair play to what the new owners/management have done to it, but when they moved in they treated us long termers who had been living in the old funkhouse for as long as 7 months with no respect what so ever !! So for me the new owners killed every top vibe that place had brought to my australian experience,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank _ShaunWalker89
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I really like Funkhouse when I was there. Everyone was super nice and we even got upgraded for free to a private room which was awesome! However, three weeks after staying there I found out I had lice! (EW!) and when I went through my hair, I found out I had it for about 3 weeks...suspicious??? Just be careful

 Report
Helpful?
5Thank lorenreese
Vaasa, Finland
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The hostel was very damp with buckets everywhere to catch water dripping. The room was ok, it was clean and the beds were very comfortable. We thought the hostel had a very unfriendly vibe, everyone except from one guy at front desk were rude. The location was good, so close to kings cross station. Would not stay for more than...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank mizmizza
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

They have a common area with a big tv, kitchen and a roof top. It's located close to metro (Kings Cross) BUT the room's smells bad, small, not even soup in the bathroom... metres is good but the blanket smells awful too...wifi doesn't work well... wouldn't recommend...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Fernando A

25 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (25)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
1:19
Videos (2)
Viewed
Other (19)
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Sydney hotels
Jackaroo Hostel
#23 of 137 in Sydney
279 reviews
The Village Surry Hills
#84 of 137 in Sydney
132 reviews
Kings Cross
Hump Backpackers
Hump Backpackers
#34 of 137 in Sydney
116 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Newtown
Billabong Gardens
Billabong Gardens
#1 of 2 in Newtown
142 reviews
Wake Up! Sydney
#4 of 137 in Sydney
1,302 reviews
Surry Hills
Big Hostel
Big Hostel
#8 of 137 in Sydney
397 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Funk House Backpackers Hostel is known for providing safe, clean, cheap accommodation. Located in the heart of Sydney's main entertainment precinct, the best night life is right on your doorstep. All of Sydney's best bars, clubs and restaurants are all within walking distance. It's the Sydney backpacker experience not to be missed.You are close to all of Sydney's main attractions and can walk through the Botanical Gardens to the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge or the CBD. Don't fancy the walk? Then it's only five minutes by train. If the beach is more you then Bondi is less than 15 minutes away.Meet our friendly staff for help with organising your tours providing free travel advice including bus passes, East Coast travel packages and more. With free breakfast, free KX Kit (with lots of goodies including food and drink vouchers, sim card and more), 24 hour internet access and WiFi facilities... we have it all.We invite all you backpackers, independent travellers and other Funky people to check out our unique, Funky atmosphere and famous Funky murals of our budget backpackers hostel right in the heart of Sydney. With only 3 to 4 beds in each dormitory, you can book an entire room with your mates.The Funkhouse Backpackers Hostel is owned and run by travellers for travellers. We want you to have the best experience of Sydney and the rest of Australia! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Funk House Backpackers Hostel Sydney

Address: 23 Darlinghurst Rd | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: ₹ 1,459 - ₹ 5,688 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Funk House Backpackers Hostel Sydney 2*
Number of rooms: 45
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Hotwire, Travelocity, Priceline, Agoda, HostelWorld and HotelQuickly so you can book your Funk House Backpackers Hostel Sydney reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Funk House Backpackers Hostel Sydney Hotel Sydney
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Funk House Backpackers Hostel Sydney staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Boston, Massachusetts

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Funk House Backpackers Hostel Sydney staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“when you go in through the door, manoeuvre yourself in a 180 degree turn and walk back out again. then go somewhere else”
charlesshires, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“First floor is where the kitchen and the TV room are”
christierayn, 3 Jun 2016 | Read review
“i think the up level is more quiet”
, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
“back of the building”
claudiasN1337UY, 19 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Upgrade to Private room for great in-room amenities”
mellybee123, 4 Jun 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Hostelworld.com
US$ 48* /night
View Deal
Booking.comUS$ 67
PricelineUS$ 64
Agoda.comUS$ 64
View all 9 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates