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Victoria House, 7 Wilmot Street, NSW 2000, Sydney, Australia

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293 Total Reviews
  • 59%Value For Money
  • 65%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 52%Staff
  • 50%Atmosphere
  • 52%Cleanliness
  • 55%Facilities

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Worst beds ever! Not clean at all!

  • 29th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Disgusting disgusting, we were supposed to stay there 3 nights and we haven't stayed 2 hours. I don't understand how hostels can be as gross. I travelled all around the world and Australia has the most filthy hostels. We had to book a hotel instead.


Almost every room was tiny and to full auf stuff. Kitchen worked for may be 5-10 persons but not for all of the hostel. No space in the frigid. U had big lockers in your room. Air conditioner cooled down our room down to 14 degrees, freezing.


Love the location. Good value and comfortable. Will stay here next time.

  • 23rd Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


The atmosphere in the hostel was very poor and not suitable for younger, social groups. It wasn't a friendly or approachable environment, particularly in the larger rooms which from previous experiences is usually a very social environment due to the amount of long term residents. The staff were not very approachable, unhelpful, were quick to get us in and out and ignored us walking in and out of the hostel. My group left the hostel a night early and stayed somewhere else due to the experience.

  • 3rd Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Stayed one night with my friend. Friendly staff. Room was really clean. Bed was bit uncomfortable but ok. Location was good. Would definitely stay here again!

  • 2nd Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The private twin room was quite small for the price and two bunks not two beds as described. But this Sydney and one of the worlds most costly cities, even for backpackers room


Mattresses were rock solid, bathrooms need ripping out and replacing. Able to leave luggage but not in a locked room which isn't ideal, bags were fine but still would prefer more security.

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