Asylum Sydney

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201 Brougham Street, Sydney, Australia
(02) 9368 1822

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christl3 christl3
171 reviews
It'll make you go mad... Asylum! Jan 20, 2013
I would not recommend staying here.

It has some good aspects like the atmosphere is good. Everyone is laid back and sociable. There is free internet access on the computers downstairs (which, were not working for the first day we were there). It's in a nice area, close to King's Cross train station. It has some pretty funky grafitti art on the walls. There is a living room with couches for everyone to watch DVDs.

On the other hand, the place is dirty! The bed sheets have holes in them, the couches are old and dirty, the kitchen is disgusting at times (sinks blocked, floor filthy). The bedrooms are full of mosquitos. We got bitten to pieces both in the bedroom and in the living room so make sure to spray some mosquito spray on yourself. There is no dining room per se, there are benches out the back garden to eat. Not enough bathrooms to facilitate the amount of people there.

But what annoyed us the most is the run in we had with the owner/manager! The morning we were to leave we checked out at 10am but we didn't have anywhere to go until 5pm and usually we'd hang around the hostel for the day with our bags, this had NEVER been a problem in all the dozens of hostels we'd previously stayed in! He informs us that to 'use the facilities'/stay there for the day costs $5!!! Out of principal we refused to pay and went and sat in the park until 5pm. He handled the situation badly and tried to make us out to be the unreasonable ones. Never had i stayed in a hostel that charges you to hang around for a few hours. He even charged that to store bags! We found him arrogant. When i said i'd be mentioning this in my reviews of the place he stated 'well, we're the number 4 backpackers in Sydney!'.
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ccjbeachbum says:
ty for the warning
Posted on: Jan 20, 2013
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dan2105 dan2105
6 reviews
Mar 18, 2007
Reminded me of being a student again, which is no bad thing. Good common room and free internet, and cereal for breakfast which is a welcome change.
lakerjames says:
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Posted on: Jun 17, 2011

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