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Overview of Summer House Newtown

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Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
In-room safe, free WiFi, bed sheets

Summer House Newtown

2 out of 5

3.6/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Business services
  • Parking available
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationRoyal Prince Alfred Hospital9 min walk
    Popular LocationEnmore Theatre12 min walk
    Popular LocationInternational Convention Centre Sydney12 min drive
    AirportSydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.)17 min drive

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6 Bed Mixed Dorm (Shared Bathroom)

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

4 Bed Mixed Dormitory

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Economy Double or Twin Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

4 Bed Female Dorm (Shared Bathroom)

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

4-Person Private Ensuite

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bunk Bed

Basic Single Room

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Double Room, Ensuite

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

6 Bed Female Dorm (Shared Ensuite Bathroom)

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Economy Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bunk Bed

3-Person Private Ensuite

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

8 Bed Mixed Dorm

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Economy Triple Room, 1 Bedroom

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Single Bed and 1 Double Bed

Double Room (Shared Bathroom)

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

6 Bed Mixed Dorm (Shared Ensuite Bathroom)

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

About this area


Summer House Newtown is located in Sydney. International Convention Centre Sydney and Enmore Theatre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Powerhouse Museum. Check out an event or a game at Sydney Cricket Ground, and consider making time for Australian National Maritime Museum, a top attraction not to be missed.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Royal Prince Alfred Hospital - 9 min walk
  • Enmore Theatre - 12 min walk
  • World Square Shopping Centre - 4 min drive
  • Cockle Bay Wharf - 4 min drive
  • International Convention Centre Sydney - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Glebe Light Rail Station - 3 min drive
  • Sydney Newtown Station - 7 min walk
  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 17 min drive


  • Wagaya Tapas - 3 min walk
  • Gelatomassi - 3 min walk
  • Atom Thai - 3 min walk
  • Hikaru - 3 min walk
  • The Italian Bowl - 3 min walk

About this property

Summer House Newtown

Sydney hostel in Newtown, walk to University of Sydney
Self parking, a seasonal outdoor pool and laundry facilities are available at this hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a computer station, tour/ticket assistance and a garden are on-site. All 37 rooms offer free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and ceiling fans. Guests will also find safes and showers.
Summer House Newtown offers 37 forms of accommodation with a safe and shared/communal kitchens. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include a shower. This Sydney hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hostel include a seasonal outdoor pool.

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
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • On-site parking available only on request
  • Self parking on site (AUD 10.00 per night)

Things to do

  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • Front-desk safe
  • Lockers available
  • No lifts

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Computer station


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan


  • Shower


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Safe

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: AUD 10.00 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and on-site parking
This property accepts credit cards and cash

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from September to May

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Summer House Newtown and receive a full refund?
Yes, Summer House Newtown offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Summer House Newtown cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Summer House Newtown have a pool?
Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool.
Is Summer House Newtown pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Summer House Newtown?
Self-parking is available for AUD 10.00 per night.
What time is check-in at Summer House Newtown?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 2:00 AM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Summer House Newtown?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Summer House Newtown located?
Located in Newtown, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of University of Sydney and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Enmore Theatre and Powerhouse Museum are also within 2 miles (3 km). Sydney Newtown Station is 7 minutes by foot and Sydney Macdonaldtown Station is 8 minutes.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 10 out of 53 reviews
5 - Excellent 19%
Rating 4 - Good. 23 out of 53 reviews
4 - Good 43%
Rating 3 - Okay. 14 out of 53 reviews
3 - Okay 26%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 53 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 4 out of 53 reviews
1 - Terrible 8%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
It was good. What you would expect from a hostel. I did not see any plates or utensils available I was only there for one night so I just used my own but did not see anything written about getting it from the front desk but other people seemed to have utensils from the front desk. They also have signs that they will kick you out if you do not wash your dishes immediately so there was not a pile up of dishes - but the dishes seemed like they were half washed. Nothing new for hostels.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family, Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
Basic but clean...great location, we could walk everywhere
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

1/5 Terrible

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

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