Stayed here in April 2011 with two friends at the start of a four month trip, and I would recommend this hostel - it has a really good location in Kings Cross, close to nightlife, and only twenty or so minutes walk from The Botanic Gardens and Sydney Opera House.
We paid 28 dollars a night for a room in an all females dorm, which was a nice enough room with lockers (bring your own padlock!). HOWEVER we were put in a room with loads of girls who seemed to be living in the hostel, so even if we came in at 12 - not even drunk! - we'd get shouted at for being to noisy.... so I'd recommend going for mixed dorms if you want to enjoy Sydney's nightlife because they seemed as nice inside as the all female dorms but you're actually allowed to have fun... this could have just been my experience but as a general thing throughout our trip we found this to be the case!
Bruce at reception is always happy to help out with things to do in Sydney, and the hostel puts on events at clubs and restaurants to get you cheap food, drinks and free entry. Also the hostel has a big kitchen with free basic essentials, although it shuts at 10 so don't do what we did and be forced to eat cereal on your first night in Sydney...
All round good hostel, bit expensive but that seems fitting with all of Sydney. Have fun!
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