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Summer House Backpackers
Summer House Backpackers
Summer House Backpackers
Summer House Backpackers
Summer House Backpackers
Summer House Backpackers
Summer House Backpackers

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7.8

Very good

86 reviews

86 reviews

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7.8

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Daffodil Park

180 m

Grand Days Books & Records

190 m

Old Fitzroy Hotel

190 m

Bar Me & el Rocco Jazz Cellar

220 m

Coca Cola Sign

290 m

Popular landmarks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

1.1 km

Queen Victoria Building (QVB)

1.2 km

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

1.7 km

Darling Harbour

1.7 km

The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk

1.7 km

Closest landmarks
Darlinghurst Medical Centre

300 m

Peppermint Lounge

300 m

Priceless Chemist

310 m

Soho Bar & Lounge

310 m

KX Fitness

330 m

Summer House Backpackers

153 Forbes Street, Woolloomooloo, Potts Point, Sydney, Australia, 2011 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. 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.

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Highlights

320 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

650 meters to Art Gallery of New South Wales

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Golf course [on-site]

Game room

Kitchen

Bar

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Sydney every 14 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.8
Location rating7.8
Nearest airportSydney Airport (SYD)
Distance to airport8.4 km

Rooms available at Summer House Backpackers

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed
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1 Person in 11-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Budget Double Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Female 6 Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
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Bed in 11-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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4 bed dormitory
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

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

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 07:00 PM. 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 Summer House Backpackers?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Summer House Backpackers has a car park that's close to the hostel. Parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Summer House Backpackers?

Summer 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 Summer House Backpackers?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to Summer House Backpackers is Kings Cross Railway Station, 290 m away.

What restaurants are nearby Summer House Backpackers?

Summer House Backpackers’s neighborhood is Potts Point which includes popular restaurants such as Forbes Restaurant & Bar, Woolloomooloo Fish & Chips and Bibim.

What popular shopping places are close to Summer House Backpackers?

Summer House Backpackers is located in Potts Point area which features shopping places such as Grand Days Books & Records, Hordern House and The Family Jewels.

What are popular attractions near Summer House Backpackers?

Summer House Backpackers’s location in the Potts Point neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Daffodil Park, Kings Cross and Wayside Chapel.

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

Summer House Backpackers’s nearby natural sights include Macleay Point located in the same Potts Point area.

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What people love about Summer House Backpackers

  • 8

    Very good

    "A nice place to rest and hang out."

    Liana

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    August 25, 2022

  • 8

    Very good
    Bathroom

    "Bathrooms were cleaned regularly and wifi is good."

    Esther

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    March 19, 2020

  • 8.4

    Excellent

    "My stay was great, loved that female dorm with single beds!!"

    Anna

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    January 9, 2020

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Room comfort score
8/10
Service score
8.3/10
Value for money score
7.8/10
Cleanliness score
7.5/10
Better than
94
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Overall rating:

7.8

Very good
86 reviews
Cleanliness
7.6
Facilities
7.6
Location
7.8
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More about Summer House Backpackers

More about Summer House Backpackers

Summer House Backpackers

You'll love the exceptional convenience during your stay at Summer House Backpackers, located right in the heart of the city center, with an easy access to everything in Sydney. Variety is the spice of life. Summer House Backpackers offers an abundance of choices in activities, with its location just 1.9 km from the Sydney Opera House.
The superior services and facilities offered at Summer House Backpackers will make for a memorable stay. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Parking is provided free of charge for guests. The hostel provides front desk services such as luggage storage for guests' convenience.
The hostel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at Summer House Backpackers. The hostel's daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The hostel is entirely non-smoking.
Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Guests are guaranteed a comfortable stay while at Summer House Backpackers. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hostel come with linen service. Some rooms have television to keep guests entertained.


Dining and things to do

Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun. Vending machines are on 24 hours a day, so you can grab a snack at any time of day or night. The hostel even has in-house cooking amenities such as BBQ facilities and shared kitchen for its most selective guests.
Summer House Backpackers promises you a fun-packed holiday with a variety of activities and facilities. Test your skills! Get competitive with your travel group or other guests, at the hostel's golf course on site and hiking trails. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the games room and shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

With its convenient location, the hostel offers easy access to all Sydney has to offer. Learn about the city's art history with a day at The Rocks located 1.9 km away, where you can see collections by famous artists.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 92% of other accommodations in the city.
Verified reviews for this hostel's food and dining options score it better than 89% of accommodations in the city.
This accommodation beats more than 94% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.6

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

3 mentions

Breakfast

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German

Internet access

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Hiking
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pub crawl
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

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

Services and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

Access

  • Adult-only property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]

Available in all rooms

  • Carpeting
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Linens
  • Locker
  • Safety/security feature
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Smoke detector
  • Socket near the bed
  • Toiletries
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
153 Forbes Street, Woolloomooloo, Potts Point, Sydney, Australia, 2011
Very good
Location

7.8

Airports

  • Sydney Airport (SYD)
    8.4 km 16 min drive
  • Bankstown Airport (BWU)
    21.4 km 33 min drive

Public transportation

  • Kings Cross Railway Station
    300 m 6 min walk
  • St James Railway Station
    810 m 14 min walk

Hospital or clinic

  • Darlinghurst Medical Centre
    300 m 6 min walk

Shopping

  • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
    1.2 km

Convenience store

  • EzyMart
    260 m 2 min drive

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    290 m 5 min walk
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
    1.1 km
  • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
    1.2 km
  • Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
    1.7 km
  • Darling Harbour
    1.7 km
  • The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk
    1.7 km
  • The Rocks
    2.0 km
  • Sydney Opera House
    2.0 km
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
    2.6 km
  • Bondi Beach
    5.5 km
  • Manly Beach
    10.6 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Daffodil Park
    180 m
  • Grand Days Books & Records
    190 m
  • Old Fitzroy Hotel
    190 m
  • Bar Me & el Rocco Jazz Cellar
    220 m
  • Coca Cola Sign
    290 m
  • Darlinghurst Medical Centre
    300 m
  • Kings Cross Railway Station
    300 m
  • Peppermint Lounge
    300 m
  • Priceless Chemist
    310 m
  • Soho Bar & Lounge
    310 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 available upon request
Children 2-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
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
  • Please note that a night manager is available after 8:00 pm by calling the toll-free number provided on the front door of the property.
  • The minimum age required to stay at this property is 18 years.
  • Guests must provide a valid form of government regulated identification (eg. passport, ID card, driver’s license, etc.) upon check-in.
  • 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-out until19:00

Getting around

  • Travel time to airport (minutes)30

Extras

  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 AUD

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of rooms 19

Reviews of Summer House Backpackers from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.8
/
10
Cleanliness7.6
Facilities7.6
Location7.8
Room comfort and quality8.0
Service8.2
Value for money7.8
High score for Sydney
Rating
9+ Exceptional (13)
8-9 Excellent (6)
7-8 Very Good (8)
6-7 Good (2)
<6 Below Expectation (11)
Time of the year
Mar - May (11)
Jun - Aug (18)
Sep - Nov (7)
Dec - Feb (4)
All guests (86)
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10.0
Exceptional
JOHNSON from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 4 nights in September 2019

good and safe ”

great spot to stay. got what i need for a good rest at very affordable price

Reviewed November 28, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Carola from Austria
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 7 nights in August 2019

Amazing Staff ”

Summer House Staff is lovely!! Big shout out to Georgia and Jana. Very warm welcome in Summerhouse. +Amazing social hostel, good location, free brekkie, clean rooms, activities. - The showers could be better - at some point boiling hot or freezing cold but rarely something in between. There is one or 2 showers where you can actually regulate the temperature :-) But apart from that the best place to be. Thank you Carola from Austria

Reviewed August 16, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Anna from Czech Republic
Solo traveler
1 Person in 11-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Great atmosphere, clean and nice.”

My stay was great, loved that female dorm with single beds!!

Reviewed January 10, 2020

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8.0
Excellent
Esther from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in March 2020

Very good”

Stayed for 2 nights in a dorm room - the occupants seemed to be mostly long term so it was very messy and smelly. Bathrooms were cleaned regularly and wifi is good. Overall, a small hostel but was fine.

Reviewed March 19, 2020

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8.0
Excellent
Magalie from France
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Very good”

The hostel was ok but just full of long term people with jobs, so not ideal for solo travellers The kitchen, TV room and terrace are good Not enough toilet on some floors I arrived at 8am on my check in day so they offered me the free breakfast and I was able to use all the facilities which was quite nice They also offer a transfer to the airport but I wasnt able to use it as they were already full for the time I wanted.

Reviewed October 08, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Patricio from Argentina
Couple
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Nice place”

It's clean, nice shared facilities, well maintained, friendly reception staff. The beds are good as well.

Reviewed July 09, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Alishia from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

Very good”

Was in a room that had only a skylight but no actual windows. I couldn't handle it.

Reviewed January 06, 2019

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6.8
Good
Taylor from Japan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Meh”

Probably a really fun place to stay if you’re german

Reviewed August 26, 2019

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5.2
Eric from France
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in March 2020

Above average”

I loved the summer house in Brisbane but this one, not so much ! People are so messy, the layout is not great, kitchen super small and run out of fork, plate quite fast at rush hour. There is definitely better place to stay for a little more $

Reviewed March 17, 2020

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3.6
Richard from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in April 2020

You will get kicked out eventually”

Manager will find any excuse to kick you out. Place is full of bugs and cockroaches. There's a reason its so cheap. Don't stay here

Reviewed July 10, 2020

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4.0
Simon
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 7 nights in April 2019

Acceptable”

Unfriendly staff, especially the one of the managers..

Reviewed April 23, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Lindsey from United States
Couple
1 Person in 11-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

Best place ”

Summer house was extraordinarily clean and easy to be in. The room was comfortable, sheets clean, had my own sink in my room with me. Only one toilet on the floor but there was never a line and it was always in great condition. Showers clean, common areas clean. Guests tidied after themselves. Helpful reception. Go here.

Reviewed July 02, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
ADAM from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

worth coming. back”

i been back few times after my fair share hostel this one def better run ..cleaner ..or get feeling someone try to keep order. i highly recommend this hostel given my track record with some in immediate area ....def more chilled out and respectful compared to some the mad houses i been to .

Reviewed June 02, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
Rena from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in November 2016

Good for value..& near train station & supermarts”

I stayed for 1 night.on 26th Nov 2016. Reception Sarah was helpful & flexible.. Made me feel welcome upon arrival & didnt request for key deposit as i am checking out early at 6.30am . She really give an extra mile! Didnt get to use e kitchen ..e fridges & Shelves appears All Full to the brim..Not sure if can accomodate mine if any. The room 21 door Lock may need some checking as sometimes e key just cant open. Thankfully e roomates are around to help open from inside.. Bed is firm & pillow abit thin need to fold it. Need to get ur own lock & key for locker. There is Fan . With bed side AC plug. Shower room & water pressure is fantastic. Will recommend & choose this hostel.again.

Reviewed November 29, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
ADAM from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

value and good”

rooms are.clean spacey breakfaat is good wifi is throught staff helpful family night where they encourage people.to socialse activites , themed nigjts good vibes i cqnt tgink of any down sides to this place ..its.alot better than other in area .. dont let outside sued u other wise. this is a good 20 mins walk to gerorge street ... you hardly notice it ... i def be coming back

Reviewed April 23, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
ch from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Same as expected ”

Pros. Nice pillow, warm blanket. Love the tea in the kitchen. Complete kitchen for you to make your own breakfast. Nice dining area. Hot shower is OK. Cons. It's budget and sharing dorm, so be prepare for some noises during sleeping time or early in the morning. Sound proofing for wall not so good. When you were sleep, you might feel the floor slightly shaking due to foot steps. Overall bearable and it's a fine and clean place to overnight. The manager she was quite strict and helpful, keeping everything in order.

Reviewed August 09, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Diana from South Korea
Solo traveler
1 Person in 12-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

i like it”

the staff and the other guest were very nice. i stay on friday it was BBQ party. i don't know what to call but it wasn't noisy. and there was an electric outlet on every seat. i really like it! and near from the kingcross station.

Reviewed July 18, 2017

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6.4
Good
Sae
Solo traveler
1 Person in 11-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

So loud at night but staffs always clean up rooms and bathrooms”

first of all I thought this hostel definitely needs an elevator cuz it was so damm hard for me to bring my baggage up to my room which was this floor and there are many stairs... girls bring boys , boys bring girls to the hostel which was pretty annoying if you want someone next to u it would be good for you but not for me staffs come into rooms to clean up. I met one of them in bathroom at 5am which was impressed. They try to keep the hostel clean even tho some ppl staying make rooms messy or dirty

Reviewed August 26, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Dean from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 14 nights in November 2018

Would recommend Summer House”

Decent hostel, good location. Nice staff, fav receptionist was Laura

Reviewed November 24, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Dai from Taiwan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 11-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Female Only
Stayed 6 nights in January 2018

Exceptional”

The staff are all nice, and helped me a lot. And it's pretty clean.

Reviewed January 29, 2018

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