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611 George Street, Sydney, Australia

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72 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 72%Staff
  • 63%Atmosphere
  • 59%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

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Absolutely disgusting. So dirty it is hard to imagine. "hospital grade cleanliness", well it must be a post zombie apocalypse hospital that they are comparing it to. The rooms have mountains of clothes/ junk from long termers who have been there 9+ months (they are all very rude to real travelers). There is staff living in the dorms who get drunk and threaten you if you want to shut a window due to the street noise. Oh yeah, it is so loud, like sleeping next to a freeway. Rude staff. AVOID!!


Finally a hostel with free wifi in every room! Not enough showers/toilets though...


Staff wasn't very helpful, advising they have no taxi numbers, and nobody to refund our key deposit as we were leaving early in the morning. They finally said we should leave our key in the post box and they will refund when the reception opens. I'm pleased to say that they did. Rooms were not very clean. We were in a four bed dorm and when entering the other person in the room had clearly been smoking, using his plate as an ashtray. There are better hostels for just a few dollars more.


The staffs wasn't that easy going, actually they were a bit bad humor.


In the bathrooms the flush buttons on the toilets were missing as were tiles, mould growing and broken mirrors. The dorm was average overall, my bed in particular had used tissues underneath the pillow as well as food smudged into my sheet which I was supposed to sleep on. Staff were unhelpful when I asked for a new one (which I didn't get!) Free breakfast was toast with no spread and the wifi didn't work. Overpriced for what is is, the only good thing was the location which was fantastic.


The location was great and the Free WiFi was helpful! The beds were not the most comfortable and was pretty cold at night.


Booked the hostel for the location in the city and it served it's purpose. The staff, although nice, weren't engaging, and the entire hostel seemed run down and perpetually dirty. I would still stay here again for the value though, the beds were clean and comfortable and it wasn't too noisy.

  • 18th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Perfect location, right in middle of Sydney City. Close to almost everywhere. Helpful and friendly staff.

  • 31st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • plm426426
  • Taiwan
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


it was a worthwhile stay in Sydney ^_^. Very convenient location and close to main street and darling habour. i asked directions to the places and the staff are very willing to help. breakfast was provided and saved me some money to travel.

  • 27th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


It is a great place for backpackers. Good location between town hall and central, nice and handsome receptionists and quiet indoor environment make me satisfied :).

  • 17th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I stayed there one night. Best location, absolutely in the central of city, close to everywhere. Free WIFI, Free breakfast. Free buses which just stop just downstairs at George St. I arrived at 11 Am, didn't expect that I was able to check in but the cool guy named Jay at the reception offered me a free upgrade. He’s quite friendly and helpful, gave me a free city map and also lots of useful tips. My room is clean, and so as the toilets, I heard the cleaner started to work at 6am every morning

  • 16th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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