Asylum Sydney

Brougham Street, 201-203 Sydney2011Australia
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About Asylum Sydney

Set in a bohemian style building in the Kings Cross area, Asylum Sydney offers backpackers accommodation with a shared TV lounge, a terraced garden and paid Wi-Fi. This hostel is situated near Kings Cross station and offers views of Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Four and six-bed dorms are available, some of which are female only. Most offer access to a shared bathroom although some larger dorms have private facilities. All dorms feature a mini-fridge and a ceiling fan along with fresh linen. Dorms are cleaned daily. Private rooms are also available.

Guests can join regular pub crawls. An in-house job board, coin laundry and DVD library are also available. Towels can be hired.

A complimentary continental breakfast, free hot drinks and BBQ grills are available. Guests are welcome to use the shared kitchen to prepare meals.

Asylum Sydney lies within a ten-minute drive of the Sydney Opera House, 20 minutes from the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and 30 minutes from Bondi Beach.


Brougham Street, 201-203 , Sydney, 2011, Australia
Telephone: +61(2)93681822 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Fan
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Positive Reviews

Popular location near attractions

Guests have consistently rated the location of this backpackers hostel highly, often describing the immediate neighbourhood as featuring a great choice of pubs and clubs. Nearby public transport makes it easy to get around the city.

Friendly staff and guests

Reviews indicate that the staff is friendly and helpful. Also, it appears that the typical clientele is a good sort. Guests have felt that there’s a nice atmosphere here.

Good social opportunities

Previous guests have liked the social spaces available at this hostel and have enjoyed spending time with other guests in the courtyard and TV lounge. The hostel-arranged pub crawl has also proved popular.

Negative Reviews

Small dorms suffer from poor maintenance

Feedback about the standard of the dorms and rooms isn’t all that great. Guests have found these small and suffering from a lack of proper maintenance. Few people expect wonderful standards from a hostel but it seems that this property often falls below what is acceptable.

Cleanliness could be improved

In addition to poor maintenance, the dorms and rooms are often described as dirty. Daily cleaning does take place but it doesn’t appear that a particularly thorough job is done. With the exception of the shared bathrooms which are found to be clean, cleanliness standards here could be much improved.

Wi-Fi may prove disappointing

Even though you’ll pay extra for the Wi-Fi here, you may still find yourself disappointed with this facility. Guests have reported that the connection is slow and unreliable.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index ® based on 357 reviews across the web
7.9 /10
  • hostelbookers
    8.1 /10
  • Other Sources
    7.6 /10
7.9 out of 10 based on 357 reviews