Mad Monkey Backpackers 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 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
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.
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…
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).
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!
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!
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
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 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
BEACH WALKS, MOVIE NIGHTS & CITY TOURS ALL THROUGH THE WEEK
Mad Monkey Travel can hook you up with any Australian trip. Below are our favourite ones, which we call the Mad Monkey BucketList!
Lucky for you, Mad Monkey Backpackers also owns Mad Monkey Travel & Bar (www.madmonkeytravel.com.au) here, just around the corner from the hostel. If Sydney is the start of your Australian adventures, we can help you make this the trip of a lifetime. Drop in to the store and speak to Marketa our experienced travel store manager or one of our other friendly travel staff. If you’d like to book some travel before you arrive in Sydney, email [email protected] or 02 8188 9789 for a friendly chat.
See below an example of one of our typical trips of a life time organised in store
Mad Monkey Backpackers is owned and operated by best friends Peter McLeay and John Paull, born and bred in Sydney. The two 20-something-year-old mates admit they’re slightly immature, which makes for an amazing time living and laughing at Mad Monkey Backpackers. Between the two of them, Pete and John have traveled to most parts of the world and absolutely love the hostel experience. Come and have a BBQ on the rooftop and share travel stories and adventures – they’re always keen for a chat.
Pete recently left the Military as a logistics officer and now splits his time between working on the businesses and backpacking himself. He loves all things travel so feel free to say hello. You will probably find him cooking a BBQ or organising pre drinks for the backpackers before heading out in Sydney. John is a doctor at a local hospital, so if you have any small medical emergencies, just go and see him and he will be happy to help. The boys hope that your stay at Mad Monkey Backpackers will be full of memories, and your home away from home.
Pete and John also own a sister hostel Kings Cross Backpackers which is just up the road. Come and join us for a drink during your stay.