About Us

Mad Monkey Backpackers is a fun, clean, affordable hostel Sydney with a community vibe and party atmosphere.

Located in the famous Kings Cross – otherwise known as the party capital of Sydney! You’ll find us arms reach from the best bars, clubs, restaurants and cool, trendy cafes. This central location provides an ideal base for exploring Sydney.

Mad Monkey is renowned for its family atmosphere, so you are guaranteed to make fast and we ensure there is a fun vibe with something always going on. Whether you are traveling by yourself or with friends, Mad Monkey is the perfect place to meet new people, with the greatest events board, hosting day & night activities.

Mad Monkey Kings Cross Team

About Us



Mad Monkey Backpackers is a popular hostel Sydney and was newly renovated in 2015, with new and modern equipment and furniture, making it the premier hostel in Sydney. Spacious dorms, modern kitchen facilities and awesome common rooms allow guests to relax and play in their home away from home!

Complimentary Hot Breakfast

Mad Monkey Kings Cross - Breakfast

Facilities – Complimentary Breakfast

Mad Monkey Backpackers is the only hostel in Sydney that provides their guests with a super awesome, hot breakfast. Also served with FREE cereal, or fresh fruit salad. Or treat your hangover on Sunday, with a homemade Pancakes. Breakfast is served from 8am to 10am every morning just next door at Mad Monkey Travel & Bar – www.madmonkeytravel.com.au


Mad Monkey Kings Cross - Dorms

Facilities – Dorms

Our dorms are newly renovated, air-conditioned, with large security lockers (BYO Padlock) for your bags and valuables. Every room is cleaned daily and has plenty of hanging space, strong bunk beds, new quality mattresses and brand new timber floors to ensure a comfortable stay for all of guests at Mad Monkey Backpackers.

Common Areas

Mad Monkey Kings Cross - Common Areas

Facilities – Common Areas

Spacious common room with comfortable modern furniture, free Wi-Fi, and large commercial fridges. Start your night with a few pre-drinks or challenge your friends to a game at our 8ft professional beer pong table. You can even check out our events board; which is packed with fun nights out, pre-drink parties and more…


Mad Monkey Kings Cross - Kitchen Facilities

Facilities – Kitchen

Our kitchen is renovated with stainless steel, new ovens and cooktops, commercial fridges and freezer, plenty of food storage, and trendy eating areas in the common area. Don’t worry if you’re not a pro-chef though, as you are in luck; our sister bar – Mad Monkey Travel & Bar, serves great, quality food at affordable backpacker prices. Gourmet Pizzas from $7 & drinks from $4. It is just next door to the hostel and you can find it on the main strip (40B Darlinghurst Rd).

TV Room

Mad Monkey Kings Cross  - TV Room

Facilities – TV Room

Next to the common area, you’ll find a general chill out zone. Catch up on the latest blockbusters in our movie room with a 50” TV, Foxtel, Apple TV, Cable and surround sound. Or visit the book exchange and reading area, and just put your feet up and relax!  

Gaming Area

Mad Monkey Kings Cross - Gaming Area

Facilities – Gaming Area

As a backpacker, you will probably start feeling the effect of all that goon and those late night parties. But why not relax & recover by challenging your new hostel mates to a cheeky game of Fifa on our Playstation or an old school game of Crash Bandicoot on our Nintendo 64; it’s a hostel favourite!  

Friendly Staff

Mad Monkey Kings Cross - Friendly Staff

Facilities – Friendly Staff

As soon as you walk through our doors you will be greeted by our awesome Mad Monkey team; a group of friendly, young travellers, whom are always happy to help. Whether it is for help during your stay, advice on local amenities, or awesome travel deals throughout Australia & worldwide; we are always there for you!

Location Location Location

Mad Monkey Kings Cross View

Facilities – Location Location Location

As well as being located in the party capital of Sydney, Mad Monkey is also an ideal base for your city adventures. We are a scenic 20-minute walk to some of the most famous locations in Sydney, including the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Botanical Gardens & Sydney Tower; or just a minute walk from Kings Cross station.


FREE Hot Breakfast at Mad Monkey Restaurant (8am to 11am)
FREE Ultra-fast Wi-Fi in all dorms
FREE Gaming Centre (Nintendo 64)
FREE Tea/coffee
FREE Hostel parties
FREE 8ft Beer Pong table
FREE Cable TV & DVDs on a 50″ screen
FREE Large lockers in every room
FREE Travel and local advice
FREE Book exchange and games
FREE Luggage storage

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