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Mad Monkey Bayswater

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Mad Monkey Bayswater

2.0 star property
Adults-only hostel within easy reach of Circular Quay
7.0 out of 10 Good
7.0/10 Good

14 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
79 Bayswater Road, Kings Cross, Rushcutters Bay, NSW, 2011
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Fitness centre
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • BBQ(s)

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Rushcutters Bay
  • Hyde Park - 18 min walk
  • Sydney Tower - 23 min walk
  • Sydney Town Hall - 24 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 32 min walk
  • Circular Quay - 33 min walk
  • International Convention Centre Sydney - 34 min walk
  • Sydney Opera House - 36 min walk
  • Overseas Passenger Terminal - 38 min walk
  • Star Casino - 43 min walk
  • Luna Park - 45 min walk

Getting around

  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 23 min drive
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 6 min drive
  • Sydney Redfern Station - 6 min drive
  • Sydney Milsons Point Station - 6 min drive
  • Kings Cross Station - 5 min walk
  • Edgecliff Station - 14 min walk
  • St. James Station - 20 min walk


  • Chula - 3 min walk
  • Honkas Bar + Eats - 4 min walk
  • Bloom Cafe Aperitivo - 3 min walk
  • Uliveto Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Thai Rock - 3 min walk

About this property

Mad Monkey Bayswater

Mad Monkey Bayswater features a rooftop terrace and puts you a short five-minute drive from Circular Quay and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Other features include a fitness centre, a terrace and a garden. Public transportation is only a short walk: Kings Cross Station is 5 minutes and Edgecliff Station is 14 minutes.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 13 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 5:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs


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


  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Fitness centre

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan

Freshen up

  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1 per cent

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.
This property accepts credit cards, mobile payments and cash.

Also known as

Kings Cross Backpackers Hostel Sydney
Kings Cross Backpackers Hostel
Kings Cross Backpackers Sydney
Kings Cross Backpackers Adults Hostel Rushcutters Bay
Kings Cross Backpackers Adults Hostel
Kings Cross Backpackers Adults Rushcutters Bay
Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater
Kings Cross Backpackers Adults Only
Mad Monkey Bayswater Rushcutters Bay
Mad Monkey Bayswater Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Mad Monkey Bayswater offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Mad Monkey Bayswater does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Mad Monkey Bayswater?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Mad Monkey Bayswater?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Mad Monkey Bayswater?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at Mad Monkey Bayswater?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Star Casino (6-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Mad Monkey Bayswater and nearby?
Mad Monkey Bayswater has a fitness centre and a garden.
What's the area around Mad Monkey Bayswater like?
Mad Monkey Bayswater is a short 5-minute walk from Kings Cross Station and 18 minutes' walk from Hyde Park.







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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Nice enough
Nice hostel, clean enough. Staff are friendly. Wifi is solid, location is good, lots of common space and the roof deck is nice. I stayed in a four person dorm. There was a lot of storage and enough space. The plugs can be awkward. The room could use some hooks. It’s summer and there is no a/c so we had the windows open which was noisy at times but not unbearable. The bathroom is a mixed floor bathroom. It is shared between a lot of people and is only cleaned in the morning so it can get pretty dirty. The hostel wasn’t too loud and is a little social but not great. They do have some social events.
Kelby, 10-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Reasonable experience.
Xiaowei, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

It was a low cost safe environment and beautiful weather
7-night trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

8/10 Very good

pretty good for a hostel, good staff
Pretty good for a hostel. Customer service was pretty good, staff was helpful. It was a LITTLE bit dirty at times, but nothing terrible. There was a lot of people going in and out so it probably couldn’t be helped. Good location in Kings Cross, about 5 minutes walk from train station.
Brian, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Is very good , i loved this hostel , very friendly
6-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Cool hostel with amazing rooftop! FREE events every night and food night a few night a week. The room was large and clean. The staff were friendly and welcoming! I highly recommend this hostel during your time in Sydney.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This is such a great hostel, it was always so clean and my bed was so comfortable. The rooftop is so much fun to hang out on and it has free gym passes which was a nice bonus. Definitely recommend
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Rude, broken down, and unfriendly. Manager Alex is working in the wrong industry. Might want to try a career in - well, anything else.
8-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

Being renovated not told there was no lift. Not happy.
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6/10 Good

Weekend Stay
Only stayed for a weekend. Clean, friendly & great value for money.
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