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“Thank God only for A Night!”

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Funk House Backpackers Hostel Sydney
Ranked #91 of 140 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Thank God only for A Night!”
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Thank God we only checked in for a night. We were given an all female 4 bedroom dorm and the room is really squeezy despite the staff's assurance that it is big and spacious and we will like it. (We actually booked for an all female 3 bedroom. Whatever) Hell, we did not. There is only room for you to put your luggages and to climb up and down the bunks. Our room was a 15s walk from the toilet so it was kinda annoying. The female bathroom is dimly lighted and the lighting works on sensors. So if you have been staying in the bathroom for too long, the lights would just automatically turn off. Bathroom is dirty and smells...

Breakfast is just toast and coffee and tea. Staffs are friendly though. We chose this hostel because of its generally positive review but I guess it's funk only because of the parties they have and the paintings on their walls and doors... Not suitable if you're finding for a place to rest and have a peaceful night.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

Only stayed here for a night, but in general it's a good hostel. Good value for money and the staff there are exceptionally helpful and nice. Rooms could use a little bit of sprucing up, but the atmosphere really makes up for it. Overall solid hostel

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

Funkhouse was great hostel with a fun vibe and very friendly staff, especially Joanna! Joanna managed to help me and my friends out big time in finding a suitable room last minute so I'm forever grateful to her, plus she is really hot.

I highly recommend checking into Funkhouse, it's situated in a fun area, close to a cheap supermarket and plenty of nice bars and clubs. It's a perfect way to immerse yourself into Sydney.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 July 2013 via mobile

Found this place online and saw some good reviews so I expected this to be a decent place but it turned out to be far from expectations. Bathrooms and rooms are reasonably clean but the wooden blankets/duvets smell. We were pretty disappointed because it's during winter and we really needed it to keep us warm. For people who dont club and drink much, this might not be a comfortable place for you. The whole street leading to the backpackers is full of clubs and pubs. If you're coming with a group of girls and planning to walk around late at night, I wouldn't recommend this place! But the best part is that they provide simple breakfast! This is really convenient and saves a lot if you're staying for a long period! Also, the staffs here are friendly and they will make you feel at home! For the price of 26 dollars, I think this place isn't too bad although it gets really noisy on those clubbing nights!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

Was here for one night, and did the trick. Close to King Cross station, night clubs etc
Probably wouldn't recommend getting a room that is road side and a good night sleep, particularly on the weekends with clubs going to 4am and roadside traffic.
Didn't get the chance to use the breakfast service as we were out fairly early doing activities

Staff were cheerful and helpful, as two of us had never been to Sydney, so their recommendations were great.

Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

Cheap and clean, this hostel is highly to be recommanded in Kings Cross district, where you may live more bad experiences than good ones, when you choose a hostel.
Tight clean rooms, 3 kinds of toilet (male, female, unisex), all clean as well.

Don't go there therefore if you're afraid with comics! A huge comic character drawing is painted on each room door (Superman, Catwoman...), which makes the tight corridors even tighter!

Free breakfast is with toasts, butter, jam, tea and coffee.

3 minutes walk up to Kings Cross Station.

And the plus : shuttle to the airport for 12 dollars, which is far cheaper than train or taxi.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2013 via mobile

Close to kings cross train station... Affordable accomodation... excellent breakfast service....
Lively atmosphere... The staff were always cheerful and willing to help... No question too silly to ask.... The room was clean... The bathroom was always clean.... Highly recommend the FUNK HOUSE for anyone travelling to to planning a trip to Sydney!!

Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Funk House Backpackers Hostel Sydney
Address: 23 Darlinghurst Rd | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #91 of 140 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Funk House Backpackers Hostel Sydney 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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 
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