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It's located right next to Central CityRail Station, as well as bus stops, which made for easy trips around the city. Haymarket was within walking distance, too. You could easily hear the noise coming from the hallways, especially from noisy and rude occupants.
The staff was very friendly and helpful, ready to answer any question. The other guests were fabulous and great to talk to :) The internet service was slower than dial-up. I also didn't like having to pay for a towel ($4 + $10 refundable deposit) or to store my bag for an hour or so ($5).Other than that, everything was great.
The room, the shared toilet and bathroom are very clean. And the bed is very comfortable, big and clean. Even there are enough lockers in the room for all guests. The best backpacker hostel I have seen so far. And the price and location are really good as well. I stayed in a six beds room. It was really hard for me to sleep well, especially there was party in that night. People came in and went out all night long. The door made such noise, including the toilet door.
Good service Perhaps the noise level from the streets
One of the best hostels you can go. Clean, well organized, big kitchen, awesome roof terrace, fantastic location and still peaceful enough to have a good night.
great location! no toiletries were provided.
close to the city, staff is very friendly the double-room was way too expensive for the quality provided (no closet, very small room)
The location is really convenient. Free Wifi is awesome though the speed is a little slow. I hired a towel, but the cleaner just took it away without asking. (I didn't want to change it every day; One day I came back and found the towel was disappered.)
The ensuite room came with clean towels, floor mat and blankets. Other than the squeky bed, everything else was perfect for the price we paid. The location of hostel is excellent, just 5 mins walk to Paddy's market / Chinatown and 2 mins walk to free shuttle bus stops. The hostel has many security cameras installed, making us feel secured. As mentioned above, our double bed (with a single upper bed) was super squeaky. Any slight movements will create noise.
Location & Price beds were too hard and bunk beds too noisy when anyone moved
Good location 1. Dreadful place, a rundown 2. Downstairs area where you eat & hang out smells of poo/sewage 3. Patronizing & inconsiderate attitude of staff, rude, hostile & intimidating notices everywhere: "Big Brother is watching you - do your dishes, no jokes!" where a polite "Please do your dishes" would do, "If you activate smoke alarm we'll fine you $500 & evict you in the middle of the night" where a simple "No smoking please" would do 4. Overpriced ($90 for a single bedroom, more than in local hotels) 5. Partially empty vending machine, some products expired 6. No guests allowed in rooms 7. Extremely slow Internet connection 8. Very slow elevator 9. Very limited breakfast 10. They will keep your deposit if you don't do the dishes - illegal by law
easy access, close to city and on bus routes
it was close to where I needed to go. the cleaner was friendly. it was easy to book. hot water in one of the male showers was inconsistant
centrally located and close to central station. handy if catching a plane sqeaky fire door next to room - noisy at night
Home backpackers is very affordable and good for the money your paying. I prefer a side to b side although both sides are both good. It's awesome that it's so close to the main city and central I soul definitely stay here again and probably every time I stay in Sydney. The bathroom got quite dirty but I would probably just put that down to dirty backpackers
Wasn't particularly impressed with anything. First two rooms we were shown were in a really bad state. Very run down and damp. Eventually the third room we were shown was exceptable but not great.
It was noisy the 1st night with some backpackers who keep slamming their doors throughout the night. The toilet was always occupied in the morning with backpackers queuing to bath. The advantage was it was near the railway and main road, but also means that it is quite noisy.
Location We booked a private room and our bathroom was incredibly dirty and disgusting. The room smelled and was very dirty (including the bed). We changed hostels after the first night.
Fairly clean and quiet. One of the cheaper options. Small room, reception apparently opened at 8:00am but I was there waiting until 8:45 for someone to turn up so I could check in. Bathrooms were terrible, one shower wasn't working and one had no lock. Also security card opened two doors (not visible from each other) at the same time (there are two sides to the hostel) so if you entered one door the other would be open for anyone to enter!!
Cheap, good location. Kitchens too small for the amount of guests, not enough cooking equipment (only one fork!), room was too hot ( warmer than rest of hostel), no permanent member of staff to talk to to get stuff sorted out (when we complained about lack of cutlery all they could do was pass on a message), unfriendly due to layout of the two buildings (couldn't eat in the outdoor area without taking our food out into the street first)
The best thing about this hotel is the low price, private room options, and proximity to the train station. Although located next to a train station, their name suggests that it's by another station, over a mile away. Also, my room had ants that gradually increased over a few hours. They were full, but they moved me to a dorm room by myself which I appreciated.
Good location Poor Wi-Fi that by definition disconnects after 3 minutes, Mugs and cups require 1$ deposit. The stuff is not friendly
No air con
Very close to Kings Cross Not very helpful staff
The hotell staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel was full of young people creating a great juyful atmosphere.
i really enjoyed myself while i was there that i couldent stay longer
Free shuttle bus from airport (if you book 2 or more night ;) ) Really clean room and bathroom. A lot of rental car company not too far from hotel.
cheap and close to where we wanted to stay toilets and shower area was unclean. Condoms left in showers!!!!
The staff was wonderful and very helpful. They were always very eager to dispense great advice, book anything we'd need, and were generally great. I was surprised to see that, although the clientele was young, there really wasnt' noise after a certain hour - they were serious about making sure people in the neighborhood and hostel will be able to get some sleep. I would definitely recommend staying there, it's a great and quiet location. I dont' really think the price justified the room we got.
Convenient location My single room booked over Internet the previous day did not exist when I arrived. You must fix this!
When I picked this place online I knew that the bathrooms were down the hall, so I was OK with that. What I did not know was that there is no air conditioning and it was in the high 90s when I was there in February. It was miserably hot. There is also no elevator, and the place is just a dump: squeaky, bumpy floors, ratty carpet, my window would not stay open unless I propped it open with a piece of wood. Also, the cleaning was questionable. In the corner of my room was an empty bottle of hand lotion and someone elses sock. Internet access is $*per day, or something like $* for an hour. On the plus side, the breakfast is not bad, though rather disorganized, the price is good, and the location is convenient -- about half a block from a ferry terminal which will get you to Circular Quay, where all the action is, in about 10 minutes. If you are going at a time when it is not so hot and you are prepared for the general grunginess, it might be OK for you. They have a wide variety of rooms at different prices, from small economy rooms with bunk beds up to ones like mine, a 'queen deluxe' which had a small balcony which enabled a cross-breeze. The staff was limited but nice.
The location was fantastic. Kirribilli is an awesome, quiet little neighborhood within minutes of the bustling Central Business District. The bed and pillows were a bit hard for my taste.
Near to all places were I wanted to go and one of the cleanest hostels I have stayed Can't use wifi in the rooms
the location only for backpackers
Close to central station, China Town, Paddys Markets - great location. Room + accommodation was basic but clean. Think a bit overpriced for what it was - but then it was Sydney City on a Friday night. Lots of city noises to keep you up late, and wake you up early!!!!
Light in our room did not work and noone fixed it during 3 days of us being there. Also, they should not advertise breakfast being included if it consists of toast + jam + butter provided in a filthy kitchenette room.
I liked the location so close to china town darling harbour and the central train and for a fun night out at the clubs it wasn't far to walk either lots of beltway shops close by great spot come and go as you please (as long as you have the keys) The fact when I asked for a latter checkout time they said it was fine until the next morning when I was told to get my stuff together and get out while I was believing that I had a longer time than they implied