My wallet was stolen / lost (therefore no ID or credit card) and I needed to stay in the most cost effective place I could afford. I also have a desire to eventually live in Pyrmont - I love the suburb, it's 5 minutes away from the CBD and has the cafe culture that I'm in love with. Being self-employed, I can stay wherever I want to for providing i have internet access - which I do through Telstra and my MacBook Pro.
I've never stayed in a "hotel" before (as defined as being a pub with accommodation) and instead of using the internet, I simply drove down Harris Street. i saw the "Glasgow Arms Hotel", walked in to the hotel and within 5 minutes had the keys!
The room was the equivalent of a 4 star hotel.
Check-In was as simple as paying a night's accommodation and showing my passport. The locals are friendly and professional people. I loved the place so much (and the location) that a second night was mandatory. Drinks are cheap and breakfast is included - how is that for $130.00 a night 10 mins away from the CBD?
It doesn't stop there - besides a slight odour, the room was immaculate. I stayed for under 48 hours and the room was cleaned at least three times. There was access to a balcony (keep it locked when you're not inside the room). There is a 7/11 across the road and numerous cafes and restaurants along Harris Street.
One staff member who I'd like to personally thank is "Joe". His friendly nature and professionalism added a big difference to my stay. Thank you Joe!
In conclusion - if you need somewhere to stay in Sydney on a budget I cannot recommend the Glasgow Arms Hotel enough! You won't be disappointed!
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