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The Downing Hostel, Sydney

2.5-star2.5 stars
249 Castlereagh StreetSydneyNSW2000Australia, 800-491-6126

Adults-only hostel with restaurant, near Sydney Opera House
  • Free WiFi
Reviews & ratings
Great location
Good internet service
Could use a good cleaning
Amenities are not the best
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The Downing Hostel, Sydney

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

  • 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • 3 Person Private
  • 4 Bed Middle Dormitory
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At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 12 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Washer/dryer
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Weekly housekeeping provided
  • Shared accommodations

The Downing Hostel, Sydney’s small print

Also known as

  • Downing Hostel Sydney
  • Strattons Hostel Sydney
  • Strattons Sydney
  • Downing Hostel
  • Downing Sydney


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: AUD 10.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Downing Hostel, Sydney


  • In Sydney Central Business District
  • Sydney Opera House (29-minute walk)
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge (37-minute walk)
  • University of Sydney (40-minute walk)
  • Circular Quay (27-minute walk)
  • Capitol Theatre (7-minute walk)
  • Hyde Park (7-minute walk)
  • Sydney Town Hall (8-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) 20-min drive
  • Sydney Central Station 10-min walk
  • Sydney Circular Quay Station 22-min walk
  • Sydney North Sydney Station 10-min drive
  • Town Hall Station 6-min walk
  • Paddy's Markets Light Rail Station 13-min walk
  • Convention Light Rail Station 16-min walk
  • Onsite parking not available

The Downing Hostel, Sydney

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