About Us

Mad Monkey Backpackers, hostel Sydney on Broadway is a friendly, clean and affordable hostel with a chilled out vibe and community atmosphere. Set in the Bohemian leafy capital of Sydney; it is the ideal base point for any backpacker.

Mad Monkey on Broadway is surrounded by trendy cafes, restaurants and pubs; and is vibrant with students and artists. We are just minutes from the city centre and opposite Broadway shopping mall so all your necessities are within arms reach; including all the backpacker favourites – a cinema, Aldi, Coles, Target, Kmart, plus plenty more shops & cafes.

Here at Mad Monkey on Broadway you can enjoy the village atmosphere while using the hostel as a perfect base to explore. The hostel is small enough for everyone to become fast friends, and big enough to ensure there is a fun vibe with something always going on. Whether you are a lone traveller or travelling with friends, Mad Monkey is the place to meet new people, with an awesome events board, hosting day and night activities.


Mad Monkey Backpackers Broadway Team

Welcome to Mad Monkey Backpackers on Broadway



Mad Monkey Backpackers is a popular Hostel Sydney, in Broadway is a newly renovated hostel with fresh, modern finishings and furniture; making it a modern premier hostel in the centre of Sydney. Spacious dorms, modern kitchen & bathroom facilities, and an awesome common room allows guests to enjoy our first class facilities with affordable comfort.


Mad Monkey Broadway Dorms

Facilities – Dorms

Newly renovated, large & spacious dorms – all have air-conditioning, large security lockers, & swipe card entrance. Most beds have individual reading lights and double power points for those charging necessities. All guests also have FREE Ultra-fast Wi-Fi access throughout the hostel.

Private Deluxe Rooms

Mad Monkey Backpackers Broadway Private Deluxe Rooms

Facilities – Private Deluxe Rooms

Offering spacious Twin & Double rooms with large flat screen TVs, fresh linen, large wardrobes, and all air-conditioned with swipe card entrance. Our rooms have FREE Ultra-fast Wi-Fi and a number of power points for those charging necessities.


Mad Monkey Backpackers Broadway - Bathrooms

Facilities – Bathrooms

Spacious, clean and newly renovated; our bathrooms are first class. With large shower cubicles, adjoining changing rooms and high pressure shower heads. We pride ourselves in having ultra-clean bathrooms, with our team of committed cleaners checking them multiple times throughout the day.


Mad Monkey Backpackers Broadway - Kitchen

Facilities – Kitchen

Join your new friends and cook up a feast in our newly renovated kitchen; with stainless steel, new ovens & cook tops, and large commercial fridges & freezer. We offer our guests plenty of storage space for your groceries and a spacious, trendy eating area.

FREE Dinner Nights

Mad Monkey Backpackers Broadway - Free Dinner Nights

Facilities – Free Dinner Nights

Who can say no to FREE food?! Join us for FREE meals and good conversation with all your new friends from around the world a few nights a week. From gourmet pastas to Aussie BBQ nights, our meals are top class; and of course, everything tastes better when it’s free!

Beer Pong Tournaments

Mad Monkey Backpackers Broadway - Beer Pong Table

Facilities – Beer Pong Table

Our famous beer pong tournaments really bring the hostel together. With our 8ft professional Beer Pong table, you can challenge your new friends or join the weekly hostel tournament and win prizes. As Bruce Forsyth would say ‘What do points make?…Prizes!!!’

Friendly Staff

Mad Monkey Backpackers Broadway - Friendly Staff

Facilities – Friendly Staff

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

Location Location Location

Victoria Park

Facilities – Location Location Location

Location is everything. As well as being surrounded by trendy cafes, restaurants and pubs, you are opposite the gorgeous green acres of Victoria Park; which has a large local swimming pool & picnic areas perfect for a relaxing summers day in Sydney. Broadway shopping centre is also 20m down the road, so all your shopping needs are catered for; and Central station is a short walk away.


FREE Ultra-fast Wi-Fi
FREE Tea/coffee
FREE Hostel parties
FREE 8ft Beer Pong table
FREE Cable TV & DVDs
FREE Gaming Area (including Fifa 16)
FREE Large lockers in every room
FREE Travel and local advice
FREE Book exchange and games
FREE Luggage storage
FREE Dinner Nights

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Mad Monkey Backpackers can hook you up with any Australian trip when you’re backpacking Australia. Below are our favourite ones, which we call the Mad Monkey BucketList! Check out the events board for the times of our weekly travel talks; or chat to our friendly reception staff whom would be happy to help.


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 info@madmonkeytravel.com.au 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 Travel Planner

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How to get to Mad Monkey Travel & Bar:

Just hop on the train from Central Station to Kings Cross. Exit the station to your right, walk 100m and we’re just on the other side of the road 🙂


Meet The Team

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 join them in the common area 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 hostels Kings Cross Backpackers + Mad Monkey Backpackers Kings Cross which is just up the road. Come and join us for a drink during your stay.

Looking to join our awesome team?

Send your CV to emily@madmonkeygroup.com.au

Mad Monkey Team

Mad Monkey Team

Mad Monkey Owners - John & Paul

Mad Monkey Owners

Mad Monkey Team

Mad Monkey Team

Contact Us

Mad Monkey Backpackers is located in Broadway - the Bohemian leafy capital of Sydney! This central location provides an ideal base for your Sydney adventures; with some of the best bars, clubs, restaurants and trendy cafes only a few seconds walk from the hostel.

We are conveniently located opposite Broadway shopping mall and with just a short walk to some of the most famous locations in Sydney, including the Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Botanical Gardens and Sydney Tower. The hostel is a 15-min walk to Central station, which allows you to travel to other famous Sydney landmarks like Bondi Beach, Manly Beach and the Blue Mountain; or drop by our super awesome sister bar & travel store in Kings Cross. Please call reception for all enquires.

For any business enquiries, please contact our General Manager at emily@madmonkeygroup.com.au.