Our hostel caters to the 18-35s and is run by experienced tour guides who gave up their bus keys for room keys in order to continue to share experiences with fellow travellers.
This is a very social hostel. Our common areas are often filled with like-minded travellers sharing a story, a song, a laugh and the odd glass of goon. It's easy to make friends at Brado's and it's a great place to start your journey if you're travelling alone.
Our hostel is owned and operated by Australians and we aim to offer you the best experience possible while in Sydney. We were tour guides all over Australia for more than six years so we can tell you anything you want to know about Sydney and beyond! Our hostel is big enough to accommodate lots of different types of people but not so big that it's impersonal. We offer tons of activities and a personal touch. Come meet the family!
We have a travel desk and there's a $1 shop at reception in case you run out of emergency supplies! We've got free breakfast (cereal, toast and milk), free tea and coffee all day, free luggage storage (bring your own padlock), a fridge and of course, free linen! There's also air-conditioning, laundry facilities and a massive TV with Foxtel.
We have 6-, 8- and 12-bed dorms so whether you're travelling alone or with mates there's always someone to go out with or to show you around. Most of the dorms are en suite, including the female-only dorms, for that extra bit of privacy.
We offer a number of cool activities, some free and some at great prices, including BBQ nights, pub crawls (with free beer or champagne!) and awesome guided walks.
We take security seriously! There's key access to the building and our long reception hours provide secure guest access 24 hours a day.
Come meet the family!
Please note that we only accept guests between the ages of 18 and 35, with a foreign passport only.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour security
- Age Restriction
- Air Conditioning
- Breakfast Included
- Cable TV
- Card phones
- Common Room
- Fax Service
- Free City Maps
- Free Wifi
- Games Room
- Hair Dryers
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Jobs Board
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Mini Supermarket
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Vending Machines
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Please note that we only accept guests between the ages of 18 and 35, with a foreign passport only. We are a mix of young travelers and working holiday makers who like a drink after work and is a very very social hostel for young travellers. Not suited to those with hotel tastes on hostel budgets.
Reception is open 7.30am to 9pm, 7 days a week. Check-in is 24hrs, but please let us know your estimated arrival time beforehand so there's someone there! Check-out: 11am.
International Passport required on check in
$20 cash security deposit required for all guests
If arriving between 9pm and 6am please let us know beforehand (email or phone) and once at the hostel free call and our night manager will let you in and check you in. Please have a 20 dollar cash security deposit per person on arrival.
Brado's is a hostel for international travelers only and as such we are unfortunately unable to accept bookings from Australian citizens. Thank you for your understanding.
Secure car parking is available from $5 per hour (max $35 per 24 hours), or on the street for free (where available in nearby residential area).
There is a $20 key and linen deposit at check-in.
There is a $2 fee for credit card transactions.
Guests must have the credit card used to make the booking with them at check-in and may be required to present the card at check-in. If the credit card used for the booking is due to expire before the arrival date you must contact us with a new valid credit card before the expiry date or we will bill your card prior to the expiry for the first night or full amount if the booking is for a 'minimum night stay' period.
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We can organize airport drop offs. When you arrive at the airport, just find the nearest visitor information desk and ask for the Sydney City Shuttle and tell them you're staying at Brado's Backpackers in Kings Cross to get here (the shuttle is generally the cheapest way to get here however for a group of 3 or more a taxi can be cheaper).
From the big Coke sign:
Facing the big Coca-Cola sign at William St turn to your left and head into the heart of Kings Cross, depending on which side of the street you are on continue until you reach the pedestrian (Zebra) crossing, if you are standing outside the kebab shop turn right down Rosalyn St and about 20m you are at our front door, otherwise if you are standing near 'the Sugar Mill' bar cross the crossing and continue straight ahead 20m to our front door. Head up the stairs to reception where we'll get you checked in and in your room so you can head out and explore Sydney.
From the Fountain:
Oz Experience and some other tour companies offer a Kings Cross drop-off at the fountain. Ask your driver or reservations when you book.
From the Fountain you need to walk down Darlinghurst Road approximately 100m with the fountain to your back, when you reach the Empire Hotel you are almost there, the Empire is located opposite our entrance on Rosalyn Street. If you reach the bar 'Sugar Mill you've almost gone to far, cross at the pedestrian crossing and go straight ahead 20m to our entrance.
Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line: - 4am to 12am (last train departs just before midnight from Central Station)
Kings Cross Station is located on the 'Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line', there are a number of stations where you can join this line. When you arrive at Kings Cross there are two (2) exits, stairs to Victoria St and escalators to Darlinghurst Rd, take the escalators to Darlinghurst Rd, out of the station turn left and continue down the street until you reach the pedestrian crossing, cross at the crossing and continue straight ahead approx 20m to the hostel entrance.
From the Airport
Airport Shuttle: ($12-15) - 5am to 7pm
At the airport Arrivals hall locate the 'meeting point' at the international terminal or carousel 5 at either domestic terminals and ask for 'Sydney City Shuttle', you can call us and we can make a booking when you arrive. From the Airport the shuttle will deliver you to the door, just tell them Brado's Backpackers in Kings Cross, corner of Darlinghurst Rd and Roslyn St. (previously Bedlam Backpackers)
For 1-2 people this is generally the cheapest way to get from the Airport to the hostel.
By Train: ($16) - Central to Kings Cross 6am - 12am
At the airport Arrivals hall follow the signs for the train, purchase a ticket for the City, catch the train to central train station then change trains to the 'Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line' in the direction of Bondi Junction, catch the train to Kings Cross Station. There are two (2) exits, stairs to Victoria St and escalators to Darlinghurst Rd, take the escalators to Darlinghurst Rd, out of the station turn left and continue down the street until you reach the pedestrian crossing, cross at the crossing and continue straight ahead approx 20m to the hostel entrance.
By Taxi: ($30+ depending on time of day and traffic) 24hrs
From the Arrivals hall head outside and find the taxi stand, there are a number of Taxi companies in Sydney, all are priced fairly similar and will take you to the door of the hostel, just tell them our address, located at the corner of Rosalyn St and Darlinghurst Rd, Kings Cross.
Transport prices are correct at time of publishing but may vary beyond our control.
We are located near the Fountain end of Darlinghurst Rd, Opposite the Sugar Mill (Bar) and the Empire Hotel (Bar). Walking past McDonalds we are just across the pedestrian crossing on the corner of Darlinghurst Road and Roslyn Street.
Entrance via Roslyn St next to Money Exchange.
We are on the top of a corner building, below us is a kebab/pizza shop, a tobacconist, Thai massage, barber and Sushi shop.