Funk House Backpackers

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Funk House Backpackers

2.0 star property
Art Deco hostel within easy reach of St Vincent’s Hospital

6.8/10 Good

94 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Laundry facilities
23 Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross, Potts Point, NSW, 2011
Main amenities
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Airport shuttle
  • Airport drop-off service
  • Terrace
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • TV in a common area

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Potts Point
  • St Vincent’s Hospital - 10 min walk
  • Crown Street - 14 min walk
  • Woolloomooloo Wharf - 14 min walk
  • Oxford Street - 16 min walk
  • Royal Botanic Gardens - 16 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 16 min walk
  • Sydney Town Hall - 22 min walk
  • Martin Place - 22 min walk
  • Sydney Tower - 23 min walk
  • Theatre Royal - 24 min walk

Getting around

  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 25 min drive
  • Sydney Central Station - 4 min drive
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 5 min drive
  • Sydney Circular Quay Station - 28 min walk
  • Kings Cross Station - 3 min walk
  • Edgecliff Station - 17 min walk
  • St. James Station - 20 min walk
  • Airport drop-off service

About this property

Funk House Backpackers

Putting you within a 10-minute drive of St Vincent’s Hospital and Hyde Park, Funk House Backpackers features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle at scheduled times for AUD 14 per person. Free perks include continental breakfast, WiFi, and wired Internet. This Art Deco hostel is also just a 5-minute drive from Sydney Town Hall and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Kings Cross Station is 3 minutes away.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 45 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Airport drop off from 9 AM to 5 PM*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast

What to do

  • Ecotours nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1920
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Television in common areas

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Polish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Memory foam mattress

Freshen up

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet


  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Cash deposit: AUD 20 per stay

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AUD 14 per person (one way)


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Funk House Backpackers Hostel Potts Point
Funk House Backpackers Potts Point
Funk House Backpackers Potts
Funk House Backpackers Potts Point
Funk House Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

4/10 Fair

bad hostel
terrible hostel, bed was literally just a thick foam pad, hostel smelled, reception was meh
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Close to everything
Good place to crash out after being on it all night
Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

It's good for young people.good location near bars
All of ok except share toilet and bathroom.easy check in when they have free room
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Facilities: Typical; Value: Economical; Service: Friendly; Cleanliness: Grubby; Friendly Staff
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Facilities: Good; Value: Economical; Service: Outstanding; Solid wifi, have free maps of the city
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

Funk house NSW
Small 4 bunk room, clean and tidy. Excellent king cross central location. Free breakfast was a nice touch.
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Verified Wotif guest review

6/10 Good

Facilities: Tired; Value: Average price; Service: Basic; Cleanliness: Filthy, Smelly;
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Facilities: Typical; Value: Inexpensive; Service: Friendly; Cleanliness: Clean;
Verified Wotif guest review

4/10 Fair

Service: Rude, Bad, Awful;
Verified Wotif guest review