Overview of Hostel
***We are a genuine international youth hostel for travelers aged between 18 - 35 with a foreign passport only***
Summer House Backpackers offers affordable accommodation, just a short walk to Kings Cross Station and Hyde Park. We are perfectly situated in a quiet street just behind the bustling
From Sydney Airport:
Shuttle Bus –There are various shuttle bus companies that service the Kings Cross area including Sydney Shuttles and AirBus. These typically cost between $14 – $20; however they usually don’t run after 7 pm.
Train – We recommend this option. Follow the signs through the departure plaza of the airport to the Train Station. Purchase a train ticket to Kings Cross Train Station (cost $15.90/$16.70 (domestic/international) for adult one way or $11.40/11.80 (domestic/international) for concession one way). Take the Airport and East Hills Train Line on Platform 2 and after 2 minutes, exit the train at Wolli Creek. Make your way to the Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra train line (Platform 3) and after 20 minutes you will arrive at Kings Cross Station. From here, exit the station, turn right & walk until you see the large Coca Cola sign. Turn right down William Street & we are the 3rd street down on the right.
Taxi – We do not recommend this option due to the cost (~$50). If you are desparate, tell the taxi driver to take you to 155 Forbes Street, Woolloomooloo. All Taxis are fitted with GPS devices so they will know how find it. Be aware that sometimes taxi drivers will ask you which way to take to determine whether you are familiar with the city or not. If you say you don’t know, they may take you for a long journey to increase the price. Tell the driver to take “Southern Cross Drive” and you won’t have a problem.
From Central Bus and Railway Station:
Train – Take the Eastern Suburbs and Illawarra train line from platform 24 and after 10 minutes you will arrive at Kings Cross Station. From here, exit the station, turn right & walk until you see the large Coca Cola sign. Turn right down William Street & we are the 3rd street down on the right.
This link will provide all the information you need for public transport in Sydney and New South Wales: http://www.131500.com.au.
We are located just a 5 minute walk from Kings Cross Train Station. We are also a short stroll from the city centre with easy access to everything Sydney has to offer! Kings Cross is the backpacking capital of Australia and you will be sure to meet like minded travelers and locals at the many various bars and clubs in the area. We are located within walking distance from the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Royal Botanic gardens. Bondi Beach is also a short bus ride away.
Conditions & Policy
*CHECK IN: 2PM *CHECK OUT: 10AM *NO OUTSIDE GUESTS *$20 KEY DEPOSIT IF KEY IS LOST/PROPERTY DAMAGED Reception Hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm, Weekends 9 am - 7 pm [we have a night manager on duty outside of these hours] You must be 18 years of age to stay at this hostel and a valid international passport is required by all guests upon check in. Please note that for all Christmas and New Year bookings you must pay in full by 1 December, or the date of the booking if made after 1 December. As this is our busiest period, please kindly note that there are no refunds, transfers or changes to your bookings after December 1st, so we would advise you to contact us first if you have any questions and be sure before you book.