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640 George Street, Sydney, Sydney, Australia

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602 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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Good location. Good security since there are key cards and bouncers at the door at night since there is a bar downstairs. Although I didn't know that there was a bar downstairs so it was loud. But other than that, okay place to stay for a short time.


This hostel is good but I am not particularly enthusiastic about it. It was clean, had a good kitchen and the rooms were spacious. There weren't enough lockers in the room for all the beds. The atmosphere wasn't amazing due to lots of long termers but it was still better than other hostels I have stayed in in Sydney. He location is awesome and the $3 drinks in bar century (under the hostel) is pretty awesome. The staff are really lovely and I couldn't fault their service. Overall a good hostel.


Great location, in the middle of city center. The reception turns into a bar so it was pretty loud on Saturday night, but if you can sleep through noises, not a bad place. On Sunday, there's movie night with free lollies! In my room, one of the windows didn't close all the way and in the girls bathroom, one of the hot showers didn't work but other than that, everything else was great! You need a card to get into the hostel and your floor and your room, so you feel safe even in a party hostel.


Perfect location, abit smelly and messy but that was due to the people staying in the dorm. it's your basic average hostel it has dirty floors/walls and the decoration is poor and not many plug sockets but the bed was comfy and sheets were clean and can't get a better location for the price. I'd stay there again because of that. Also great to meet people as most people drink downstairs at the nightclub on weekends!

  • 9th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Hot water constant may be another toilet for the guys on the upper levels for the morning rush but all good! Great aaaatmosphear! :) Cool staff


a secured hostel


Central located, friendly staff , free wifi, basic facilities and clean!

  • 2nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Enjoyed my stay at this hostel. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Free wifi!! Good common room area.


Quite dirty, found cockroaches all over my stuff and in my shoes. Staff is not very helpful and untrained. Key card didn't work all the time. No hot/warm water in the female showers. Most annoying thing for me: I wasn't informed at check in that on the weekend the common area is turned into a nightclub, I was staying on floor 4 and the walls and floor were vibrating all night long. Very unpleasant noise, ended up having to sleep at all. Not gonna stay there again.


All Good !


Negative: The reception area becomes a night club during weekends. The kitchen and reception area are not very clean. Wifi is limited to reception area (and on weekends impossible to use it with the party going on) and is very weak. Positive: location is super good and the hostel is supersafe

  • 24th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Lebanon
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Good one night stay over. Close to pubs & maccas etc. Clean & tidy room, big lockers under bunk beds, not noisy (wed night), friendly staff, $3 & $4 drinks!! Great location. Only downside was the ladies bathroom on level 5 I think we were, it was very smelly but still pretty clean. I didn't end up showering at these facilities. The smell put me off. Otherwise great place to crash!! Comfy beds.

  • 16th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Stayed here in 4 beds in a room 2 weeks ago. Bed were comfy, the cleanliness were good but no fan nor heater. I was extremely cold and had a flu because it was winter. toilet is limited, only 2 bathroom, for both gender each. kitchen were messed and dirty. when it comes to night, reception counter changing to become a loudly bar and I can hear the bass


Fantastic location near the free tourist bus and china town and a grocery store. Carpet floor in the room was soft, but had weird stains. Common Kitchen was dirty, women's bathroom had a weird shower where the window didn't close. Common checkin area had good wifi, good power outlets, and a good map of town.


The location is great. The interior is clean. Every night there will be two security guards at the main entrance to check everybody's ID because down stair of the hostel is a bar. To enter your room you have to use your room card twice at every floor. So basically you don't have to worry about the security. BUT, the signal of WIFI is very unstable, the hot water is so few that makes you feel you will freeze to death during taking a bath in winter. Hope they could improve it soon.


Excellent location on George St, very close to both Town Hall and Museum stations. Secure hostel, key card required to access each floor and lockers underneath each bed. Not many bathroom/toilets per floor, but then again I never had to queue either. Bathrooms appear quite dated and showers dont get very warm. Some noise from the bar downstairs on a Saturday night but not enough to be disturbing.


Pretty place and for a 18 beds room it's quiet. There is a bar just downstairs with a very low price ! Nice if you want to stay a couple of nights and be in the center. Very helpfully staff


free wifi. Great location. Central in CBD. Good value. Big dorm and calm. ~~~~ one kitchen for all. Few shower but never a queue. Bar 1st floor, lots of people. But safe. Would go there again.


Really good hostel! Full recommendation


Good location, but noisy at night due to traffic

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