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World Square Hostel

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   640 George Street (enter via Liverpool Street), Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Hastings, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed at the long termers part of this Hostel which is based around the corner. There is always things going on if you wish to join in at the weekends, monday to thursday its nice and chilled and has a family type atmosphere. If you do want to party mon-thur there are always things going on at world squares... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

World Square Hostel is in a great location, walking distance to all the sights and near the main shopping/drinking area of central Sydney. The staff are all lovely and really helpful, and the hostel itself is maintained very well - the kitchen is huge with everything you could need and always clean, and the common/reception area is open plan with... More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights and unfortunately one of them was a Saturday which meant the 2nd floor turns into a club. The 18 bed dorm is directly above this and you can hear everything going on below. The room was bright and spacious but the carpet dirty and could do with a fresh coat of paint. There is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With nearly forty hours without sleep we arrived at the world square hostel only to find we had reserved the incorrect date. The manager on reception showed us our first experience of Australian customer service by waving the cancellation fee and letting us stay. This level of understanding towards first time travellers such as myself and my partner was displayed... More

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Athlone, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this hostel is in the perfect location, just a ten minute walk from the bus/train station and minutes walk from darling harbour, opera house and harbour bridge. we walked everywhere only using public transport to get out to bondi beach. we stayed in an 18 bed dorm for only $23 p/night so we weren't sure what to expect. the bedding... More

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Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I was supposed to stay at the World Square Hostel for four days, but already after one night we chose to move to Wake Up! (Which is a much better hostel: clean, do not smell, nice atmosphere and worth the price). At World Square the rooms do not look like the pictures! The floor carpet has many stains, there is... More

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Pambula, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

thank you so much for the best weekend that april and I had in a long time, we had too much fun we like to say thank you 2 the workers that made our stay awesome just one thing the showers never got hot so I was always having a cold shower and the hairdryer doesn't work like it should... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The room was not bad, but the kitchen was disgusting, always full of small cockroaches. It was located by the side of a mall with a supermarket, which was good, but also right above a bar that made sleeping difficult a few times. There are many better options for the same price or maybe less.

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Sydney, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

It is a hostel, so its not meant to be fancy. Cheap and right in the middle of the city. I only used it for the location and was close to everything I needed in the city. Reception was friendly and polite. Free WiFi internet was fine, but only available on the 2nd floor lobby. There was also 2 TV's,... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

In Sydney CBD, handy to Train station, Town Hall, and shopping center across the road, close to Darling Harbour. Walking distance to Paddy's Market. Some shops open till 11pm. Public Transport reliable,

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Address: 640 George Street (enter via Liverpool Street), Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — World Square Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 70
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