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Sydney City Hostel

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and a friend booked a hostel as a stopover in Sydney before we begun our travels up the East Coast. We had had a disappointing day after losing out on the campervan of our dreams and all we needed was a nice place to rest our heads after heading into town for a few scooners. The hostel was easy...

Thank Jamie S
Waterford, Ireland
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

met lots of friendly people here. just people looking for good fun and friendly chats. the staff were good the tell you the best bars and places to go. only stayed for 2 night but was a good spot and would recamend

Thank johntreacy
Gladstone, Australia
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Extremely basic, dirty, dusty( fan so clogged up with dust when turned on it made me cough and splutter) Bed was hard and the pillows even harder, Bathroom was extremely basic and was a real slip hazard when there was water all over the floor from the over flow from the shower

Thank Hawko32
Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This was a fairly quiet hostel compared to others within the area which appear to have more guests and younger crowds. It is pretty much in Chinatown so lots of Asian shops and restaurants nearby. The opera house and quay is about a 20/25 minute walk through the city so not too bad. The hostel has basic facilities and decent...

Thank tompsett94
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I arrived what appeared to be a prison but I was wrong apparently it was a "hotel". Fyi the rooms are dirty and smell and also the beds if you can call them that are basically big bricks and don't even give any movement I've actually slept in comfier floors.. When checking out no one was at reception at all...

1Thank Ross D
Reviewed 13 June 2016

This is a very basic hostel. Beds terribly uncomfortable, springs can be felt through the mattress, shower mouldy and shower head broken - difficult to take a shower, no soap dispensers working, towels at extra charge only when reception open. Three large flights of stair to carry luggage up, no elevator.

1Thank Jayne C
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Spent 6 nights here with my friend! Had trouble figuring out how to get in when we first arrived, but realised that we had to get the key from the bar next door. The room was okay. Fits 6 people and there are 3 double decker beds. I had my own space to lay out all my belongings and we...

1Thank Khairunnisa S
Port Dickson, Malaysia
Reviewed 18 May 2016

+: spacious, clean, close to a few attractions like Chinatown, Haymarket, Queen Victoria Building and darling Harbour, free simple breakfast -: the lady and gentkeman at the reception were a little unfriendly

Thank khuzaimi2015
Reviewed 1 May 2016

It's very basic old-style pub accomodation. For $75, I had a double bed to myself with shared bath; on George Street, an easy walk from Central Station. The receptionist was kind and pleasant. 20 dollar room key deposit, returned on departure. I am confident that the pillows, the sheets on the bed and the towels were clean. Not so sure...

1Thank JJ-In-NSW
Gwynedd-wales uk
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We were due to stay between christmas and new years, 9 nights in total, did not even stay 1 night as it was disgusting!!! We checked in about 19.00 and were given the key but the barman at the pub below, got to our room, the matress and sheets, which was suppposed to be clean, had dirty marks over them....

1Thank cat113

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Staying in Chinatown

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Tiger-flanked archways on Dixon Street mark the entrance to the “little Asia” of Sydney. A walk through Chinatown is a feast for the senses where aromas, tastes, sounds and visions of dancing tigers transport you to a different world. Chinatown visitors can expect a melting pot of Asian food at the neighbourhood's specialty delis and groceries. From yum cha to handmade noodles, BBQ ducks hanging in the window to Asian sweets and bakeries, there is something for all tastes. Paddy’s Markets is the largest flea market in Sydney where you can find souvenirs, clothing, gifts and fruit and vegetables at unbeatable prices. At night, Chinatown comes alive with entertainment including theatre, nightclubs and bars that are open until the early morning.
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Additional Information about Sydney City Hostel

Address: 701 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Chinatown
Price Range: $23 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sydney City Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Find elsewhere roadworks all about noisy”
 of 5 bubbles Hawko32, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Mostly for students & backpackers: no elevators; old-style basic pub accommodation.”
 of 5 bubbles JJ-In-NSW, 30 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Book somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles 731qwe, 4 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Female doorm nr 2 is good and spacey. Nr 13 mixed dorm upstairs very small.”
 of 5 bubbles jkristiinar, 13 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Don't book here unless you are desperate.”
 of 5 bubbles Selene-nyx, 24 Apr 2013 | Read review
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