December 4, 2004
Anyway, there are a lot of options in these kinds of lodges, and more if you go to a huge city like Sydney; besides, when you are a traveler, you always find people who recommend the best options in backpacker lodges to you. In this case, one guy recommended that my friends and I stay at the Funk House; this is a very nice hostel -- very clean and friendly. I had an amazing time while I was there; 24/7, you will find friendly people from all over the world on the flat roof, hanging out and having party. The rooms are very clean, and you only share it with three more people (believe me -- this is a big deal), but the best thing in the lodge is the atmosphere and the fact that is only 15 minutes' walk from downtown and is just next to the subway station and the Hungry Jack's, which is the Australian name for Burger King. There are also many nice bars to go to on the outskirts.
It is definitely one of the best options of this kind of lodge, the only bad point being that it is located on a very famous street there in Sydney, Kings Street (believe me, all Aussies know it). The bad part is that it is famous for its porn shops, prostitutes, and brothels; I know this can be very uncomfortable for some people, and for others even gross, but if you don't have a problem with girls offering you their bodies each time you return from the nightclubs, go ahead!
From journal Backpacking in Sydney