Travelling to Australia? Read all updated requirements before you book.
Funk House Backpackers
Funk House Backpackers
Funk House Backpackers
Funk House Backpackers
Funk House Backpackers
Funk House Backpackers
Funk House Backpackers

Removed from saved list

7.3

Very good

305 reviews

305 reviews

See map

7.4

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Kings Cross

10 m

Bourbon Restaurant

60 m

Backroom Night Club

70 m

Aperitif Restaurant

140 m

Jimmy Lik’s Restaurant and Bar

140 m

Popular landmarks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

1.2 km

Queen Victoria Building (QVB)

1.6 km

The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk

1.8 km

Sydney Opera House

2.0 km

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

2.1 km

Closest landmarks
Blakes Pharmacy

70 m

Soho Bar & Lounge

180 m

KX Fitness

180 m

Peppermint Lounge

210 m

St Lukes Private Hospital

230 m

Funk House Backpackers

23 Darlinghurst Road, Potts Point, Potts Point, Sydney, Australia - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Potts Point, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Sydney Opera House. This 3-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

Show more

Highlights

Located in heart of Sydney

Airport transfer

230 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

830 meters to Art Gallery of New South Wales

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Fitness center

Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Sydney every 14 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.3
Distance to city center2 km
Location rating7.4
Nearest airportSydney Airport (SYD)
Distance to airport8.7 km

Rooms available at Funk House Backpackers

Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom (ages 18-39 years only)
...
  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
Enter dates to see prices
Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Shared Bathroom (ages 18-39 years only)
...
  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
Enter dates to see prices
Deluxe Queen Room
...
  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
Enter dates to see prices
Private Double Room
...
  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
Enter dates to see prices
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
...
  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
Enter dates to see prices
3 Bed Dormitory
...
  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
Enter dates to see prices
Private Twin Room
...
  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
Enter dates to see prices
Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
...
  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
Enter dates to see prices
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
...
  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
Enter dates to see prices
Single Room
...
  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
Enter dates to see prices

Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Funk House Backpackers?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Funk House Backpackers?

Funk House Backpackers is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 14 AUD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Funk House Backpackers also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hostel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Funk House Backpackers has a car park available for guests.

Is breakfast offered at Funk House Backpackers?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Funk House Backpackers. Adults can enjoy breakfast at no additional charge. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

What is the smoking policy at Funk House Backpackers?

Funk House Backpackers does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Funk House Backpackers?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Kings Cross Railway Station, 240 m away from Funk House Backpackers.

What restaurants are nearby Funk House Backpackers?

Funk House Backpackers’s neighborhood is Potts Point which includes popular restaurants such as Ms G's, Apollo and Cho Cho San.

What popular shopping places are close to Funk House Backpackers?

Located in the Potts Point area, Funk House Backpackers is close to great shopping choices like The Family Jewels, Macleay on Manning and Grand Days Books & Records.

What are popular attractions near Funk House Backpackers?

Funk House Backpackers’s location in the Potts Point neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Kings Cross, Wayside Chapel and Lawrence Hargreave Reserve.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Funk House Backpackers?

Funk House Backpackers is located within Potts Point, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Macleay Point.

Show more questions
See map

Explore the neighborhood

What people love about Funk House Backpackers

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Good hostel well worth price in a good location."

    Mia

    |

    February 24, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 1,233 Sydney properties
See all rankings
Room comfort score
6.5/10
Value for money score
7.3/10
Location score
7.4/10
Service score
6.9/10
Better than
86
%
of Sydney properties
Better than
78
%
of Sydney properties
Better than
76
%
of Sydney properties
Better than
75
%
of Sydney properties
Overall rating:

7.3

Very good
305 reviews
Cleanliness
5.7
Facilities
6.3
Location
7.4
Read all reviews >
More about Funk House Backpackers

More about Funk House Backpackers

Funk House Backpackers

Funk House Backpackers is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Sydney. Experience an urban escape in Sydney with a stay at Funk House Backpackers, with its exceptional location right in the city center. Experience the joy of multiple options for activities at this convenient location! Funk House Backpackers is a perfect starting point for numerous sightseeing and tourist choices, with a location just 2.0 km from the Sydney Opera House.
Funk House Backpackers offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the hostel's airport transfer services. Shuttle services provided by Funk House Backpackers makes it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Sydney.
Guests can enjoy convenient available parking right at the hostel. Front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hostel's ticket service and tours. Packing light is possible at Funk House Backpackers thanks to the hostel's laundry service keeping your clothes clean.
For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hostel.
Enjoy the services offered at Funk House Backpackers from the convenience of your guestroom. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with linen service. In-room entertainment amenities including the television is provided in some rooms. In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator at your disposal.
Funk House Backpackers also provides a hair dryer in some of its bathrooms for your convenience.


Dining and things to do

Every day at Funk House Backpackers begins with a delicious in-house breakfast. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hostel, for whenever you get hungry. Funk House Backpackers has vending machines for 24-hour available light snacks and/or drinks. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen.
Funk House Backpackers offers unique recreational opportunities for all guests. Get social at the hostel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


Around the property

Don't miss out on all that Sydney has to offer during your stay at Funk House Backpackers. Acquire some cultural knowledge with a day at The Rocks located 2.1 km away, where you can see famous works by local artists.


Reasons to stay here

Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 92% cheaper than other options.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 87% of the city's other accommodations.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 85% of accommodations in the city.


Reasons to stay here

Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 91% cheaper than other options.
Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 87% of the city's other accommodations.
Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 85% of accommodations in the city.

Amenities and facilities
Good
Facilities

6.3

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

4 mentions

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Swedish

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pub crawl
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • BBQ facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

Access

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
Location
23 Darlinghurst Road, Potts Point, Potts Point, Sydney, Australia
Very good
Location

7.4

Airports

  • Sydney Airport (SYD)
    8.7 km
  • Bankstown Airport (BWU)
    21.9 km 35 min drive

Public transportation

  • Kings Cross Railway Station
    240 m 2 min walk
  • St James Railway Station
    1.2 km 7 min drive

Hospital or clinic

  • Blakes Pharmacy
    70 m

Shopping

  • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
    1.6 km

Convenience store

  • EzyMart
    290 m 4 min drive

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    40 m 1 min drive
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
    1.2 km
  • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
    1.6 km
  • The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk
    1.8 km
  • Sydney Opera House
    2.0 km
  • Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
    2.1 km
  • The Rocks
    2.1 km
  • Darling Harbour
    2.2 km
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
    2.6 km
  • Bondi Beach
    5.1 km
  • Manly Beach
    10.2 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Kings Cross
    10 m
  • Bourbon Restaurant
    60 m
  • Backroom Night Club
    70 m
  • Blakes Pharmacy
    70 m
  • Aperitif Restaurant
    140 m
  • Jimmy Lik’s Restaurant and Bar
    140 m
  • Soho Bar & Lounge
    180 m
  • KX Fitness
    180 m
  • Wayside Chapel
    180 m
  • Gazebo Wine Garden
    190 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until00:00
  • Check-out from08:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until00:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee14 AUD
  • Distance from city center2 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)0 AUD
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 AUD

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 45
  • Room voltage240

Reviews of Funk House Backpackers from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
6.7
/
10
Cleanliness5.7
Facilities6.3
Location7.4
Room comfort and quality6.5
Service6.9
Value for money7.3
High score for Sydney
Rating
9+ Exceptional (2)
8-9 Excellent (5)
7-8 Very Good (7)
6-7 Good (9)
<6 Below Expectation (15)
Time of the year
Mar - May (12)
Jun - Aug (12)
Sep - Nov (6)
Dec - Feb (8)
All guests (43)
All languages

Show reviews that mention 

Showing 38 verified guest comments
12
8.0
Excellent
Rajveer from Thailand
Couple
Private Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2012

Lovely place great location and value for money”

group activities, funky interior designs

free airport pickup, friendly staff, reasonable room size and a lot happening of activities that we could join in everyday. Being our first visit to Sydney it turned out to be a great option with its good location and resources we could get. There are a lot of long stay people in the house so it sometime feel like an apartment!

Reviewed April 21, 2012

See room deals

8.8
Excellent
Jan from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in June 2016

The manager & staff are the best!”

We certainly love Funkhouse Backpackers! Natalia, the hostel manager is an angel, and the staff were all so nice and helpful! Only 300m away from the train station, lots of affordable cafes/ diners around, clean, complete facilities, even the sheets were of good quality. We're really happy with our stay at Funkhouse :)

Reviewed June 20, 2016

See room deals

8.7
Excellent
Ding from Singapore
Solo traveler
3 Bed Dormitory
Stayed 4 nights in July 2013

wonderful as a first timer trying backpacking”

free wifi, free breakfast, close to the metro station

Check in was smooth and fast. Staffs are all very friendly and willing to help out and guide me if i have any questions. Free wifi all over the hotel even in your own room. Free breakfast to keep you fuel for the day. Have daily activities to ensure that the night is not boring at all. All in all it is a very good experience and i am comfortable with it. The only bad thing that i can recall is that the bar opposite my room is noisy at night but the noise stop at 8pm and starts only after 6pm therefore it is not a big issue. They also provide free airport transfer to them if you stay over 4 nights but if you want to head back to the airport it costs $12. Also they are very friendly and will provide you things if you need them such as power adapter (subject to availability).

Reviewed August 13, 2013

See room deals

9.2
Exceptional
Mia from Norway
Couple
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in February 2019

Good hostel!”

Good hostel well worth price in a good location. Two minutes to metro and helpful straff. Quite at night.

Reviewed February 24, 2019

See room deals

8.7
Excellent
Alina from Russia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 4 nights in March 2012

Great location”

Nice and big rooms, clean hotel and friendly staff

room was quite big for 4 people, location is very convenient, a lot of cafes, bars and restaurants around. staff is friendly and helpful. however, no airconditioner was in the room and if the window was open, it was very noisy at night.

Reviewed March 21, 2012

See room deals

8.8
Excellent
Eknaree from Australia
Group
Private Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2016

Worth the cost ”

Agoda offers such a deal to stay for low-budget travellers. Love it

Reviewed June 08, 2016

See room deals

6.8
Good
Stephanie from Australia
Group
Private Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016

As expected”

Nice staff. In a convenient place close to transport / night life. Wouldn't recommend for anyone other than students / backpackers / people looking to party - but it is great for those people.

Reviewed July 18, 2016

See room deals

6.4
Good
Carla from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

Cool but not for relaxing ”

If you want to relax definitely Kings cross is not the perfect area. But if you are starting in Sydney and want to meet people and being near city center, it’s a cool place to stay.

Reviewed May 25, 2018

See room deals

7.7
Very good
Barry from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 4 nights in March 2012

Basic But clean and friendly”

Freebies

The room was clean, but small. Good shelf/safe box (own Lock needed)Lot's of offers and freebies each now. Nights out with cheap drinks. Free SIMcard and offer booklet for local area. Free wifi if you stand outside on street. They give you a continous 1hour free internet session, which is also handy. Staff very friendly, who like to have a laugh and wind people up in good humor.

Reviewed March 28, 2012

See room deals

5.7
Stephan from Switzerland
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 5 nights in February 2015

You get what you expect...”

Price, Location

It is the classic Backpackers. Some times really dirty and loud. It is crowded and kind of narrow. But still for a few nights it ok because the money and the location...

Reviewed February 22, 2015

See room deals

10.0
Exceptional
Aashvin from Singapore
Couple
3 Bed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

Cute place!”

Right on Kings Cross Road!

loved it loved it loved it. but mostly because i was blacked out after spending waaayyy too much time at the bar LOL!

Reviewed November 22, 2012

See room deals

8.0
Excellent
Oliver from United Kingdom
Group
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 4 nights in October 2012

Great place for the price.”

Fiendly staff and activities.

The staff was very helpful, the rooms were clean and there was a good vibe to it

Reviewed October 30, 2012

See room deals

3.3
Joseph from United Kingdom
Couple
3 Bed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in March 2012

Ok location”

Good breakfast

The hostel is average and is in the 'old' red light district of Sydney, although there is still evidence of it going on. We didn't feel particularly safe walking out at night as there are a lot of 'strange' people lurking about. The breakfast was good and you could help yourself to as much toast and cereal as you liked! The hostel is very close to Kings Cross station. It takes 20-30 minutes to walk into the CBD. Staff weren't very friendly and I don't think they clean the rooms as on departure we had to strip the beds! Overpriced hostel for what you get.

Reviewed March 29, 2012

See room deals

4.8
Hassan from Pakistan
Solo traveler
Private Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

No cleanliness..Only good for location..no facilities ”

The worst thing about the hostel is the pathetic smell in the corridors and rooms. The rooms need renovation. Cleanliness needs to be improved. The rooms have no ventilation and with only fan available the rooms are like an oven and it's difficult to sleep at night. Shared bathroom facilities needs improvement too. For solo travelers who intend to just sleep for few hours in room this hostel is good as it is a few min walk to Kings Cross station and all the nightlife and cheap bars and restaurants. Otherwise, the rooms are not comfortable at all. But if you just want to enjoy the nightlife with a limited budget for accommodation then this is not a very bad option.

Reviewed February 22, 2016

See room deals

7.7
Very good
Madeleine from Australia
Group
3 Bed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in October 2012

Lovely place to stay”

Close to everything. Easy to navigate way around the place.

The place is lovely, it is locate near heaps of bars/clubs and nice restaurant. Great for a night out! It is located close to the station and is easy to find.

Reviewed October 22, 2012

See room deals

6.7
Good
Jacqueline from Australia
Group
3 Bed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in April 2014

Sufficient for the price”

Very cheap, clean rooms, secure

Perfectly adequate for the low rate, helpful staff and general cleanliness. Showers weren't overly nice, but sufficient. Fine for an overnight stay.

Reviewed April 30, 2014

See room deals

6.7
Good
Jade from Australia
Solo traveler
Private Double Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2013

Fine”

Staff, location, price

Staff were very friendly and helpful. It's a hostel you get what you pay for

Reviewed August 28, 2013

See room deals

6.3
Good
Sharon from United Kingdom
Couple
Private Double Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

Fine, nothing special.”

Clean, location

It was fine, usual hostel experience. The tannoy was a bit annoying especially when you've jetlagged.

Reviewed November 17, 2013

See room deals

4.7
Chong from Malaysia
Couple
Private Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in May 2013

Difficult To Sleep”

Near to train station and some good restaurant. Good location for backpacker.

Difficult to sleep because near to pub with loud music. Some people even open party inside the hotel.

Reviewed June 06, 2013

See room deals

6.4
Good
Jason from Philippines
Couple
Private Double Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Good location and value for money..”

Good for a short stay. Just basic amenities. Nothing to expect much.

Reviewed July 10, 2016

See room deals

12
This is a popular property. Don't miss out!

Back to search results

Back to room choices

|

Dismiss