Get an overview of this hotelSydney hostel in Sydney Central Business District, near Sydney Opera House


Located in Sydney Central Business District, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Hyde Park, Sydney Opera House, and Sydney Harbour Bridge. University of Sydney and Circular Quay are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hostel has a bar/lounge and laundry facilities. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 140 rooms offer dining areas, sitting areas, and ceiling fans.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hostel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. For a surcharge, a shuttle from the hotel to the airport at scheduled times is offered to guests. This Sydney hostel also offers tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities.

The Downing Hostel is a smoke-free property.

  • Television in common areas 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation - drop-off (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 140 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Separate dining area  


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Ceiling fan 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Separate dining area 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 

Where to Eat

The Downing Hostel has a restaurant serving lunch and dinner.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 1 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times. Contact the property in advance to get details.
Check-in for this property is based at a different location, at World Square Hostel, Level 2, 640 George Street.


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

No elevators


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Deposit: AUD 10.00 per stay
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 15.00 per person
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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