Mad Monkey Downtown, Sydney

Kings Cross
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Mad Monkey Downtown Reviews

Funk House BackPackers Hostel is a friendly hostel ideal for the budget backpackers in Sydney. Despite its generally low room cost, the hostel has a wonderful environment and good enough facilities to let you rest and prepare yourself for the day before hitting the big city. Its free unlimited Wi-Fi, comfortable TV room, and cozy rooftop will make it a good complement to your Sydney experience.

The Location

Built in a three-story building, the hostel is located on Darlinghust Street, one of the main avenues in Kings Cross neighborhood. Just on the corner with a small vivid alley, the hostel sits in the heart of one of the oldest and most intriguing neighborhoods in Sydney.

There are plenty of bars and restaurants a few steps from the hostel's entrance, and two big supermarkets along the avenue. The Kings Cross train station, right next to the hostel, will connect you to the main big stations that will let you move all around the Sydney area. There is also some available parking around the hostel area.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Dorms are small and simple, with four beds divided in two double bunks, four lockers, and a fan. Beds are quite comfortable, and each one has its own socket, which is extremely convenient to charge your phone through the night. Rooms are also key-locked, which provides extra safety. There are a few private rooms available on the second floor.

There are two bathrooms in each floor -- one for women and one for men -- which include two toilets and four showers, without much private space and you pretty much have to change yourself inside the shower space, which is big enough. They are cleaned several times a day, so cleanliness is usually guaranteed.

Common Spaces

The main meeting area is on the first floor, where you can find the TV room, kitchen, and dining space. It creates an ideal space for travelers to know each other and meet new friends. The kitchen is well equipped, with multiple stoves and plenty of cutlery and fridge room. The TV room provides a good entertainment source with free Netflix and multiple TV channels.

On the third floor you can find the rooftop, which offers a cozy environment in which to drink some beers with friends or even cook some dinner on the BBQ. It is on this floor where the washing machines and dryers are also located; there is a per-load charge to use them.


Funk House BackPackers is definitely one of the best choices for backpackers in Sydney if you want a cheap place to stay with good vibe that makes it easy for travelers to meet each other. Its wonderful location and the good friendships that you can build here will make you want to stay longer!
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Mad Monkey Downtown, Sydney
Mad Monkey Downtown, Sydney
Mad Monkey Downtown, Sydney
Mad Monkey Downtown, Sydney
Mad Monkey Downtown, Sydney
Mad Monkey Downtown, Sydney
Mad Monkey Downtown, Sydney
Mad Monkey Downtown, Sydney
Mad Monkey Downtown, Sydney
Josep Casado Staff Reviewer
Published on Jul 2, 2019


Located in the Heart & Soul of Sydney the Funkhouse is a unique upbeat hostel famous for it's friendly social atmosphere & funky murals.With all dorms with just 3 or 4 beds you can book a room with your mate's.All twins/doubles with Tv, Fridge & contiental quilts. All rooms have fans. Large common areas to meet new friends, Tv room with cable, reading room & a great tranquil rooftop BBQ garden area to chill on. With the opera house just a stroll away, sydneys best nightlife 1 min away, easy access to the best beaches & transport on our doorstep the Funkhouse offers everything you need to make your Sydney experience a good one. FREE beer on arrival, FREE hot breakfast(with 3 day stay), FREE internet, FREE weekly BBQ's, FREE Coffee vouchers. Check us out.

Location and Contact


IF you arrive at the airport or central station bus terminal just call us on 1800 247 600. From Kings Cross train station: exit from Darlinghurst exit, turn left & walk 100 metres we are above Hungry Jacks. WE are located in the heart & soul of SYDNEY



Address: 23 Darlinghurst Road, Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Phone Number: +61 (2) 9358-6455
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller



Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill

Board Games

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Currency Exchange

Evening Entertainment


Gym/Fitness Room

Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Max. Age: All Ages

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 7 AM - 10 PM (07:00-22:00)

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)

Female Dorm Only


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