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Sydney City Hostel

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   701 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

The entire place is miserable. The Chinese owners are moody and all the guests were odd and unfriendly. The worst part was that rain went straight through the walls of our room and flooded it when it rained. And it clearly wasn't the first time it had happened. Please stay elsewhere

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Big Pine Key, Florida
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151 reviews 151 reviews
10 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I stayed at the Mountbatten for a total of 8 nights two times while I visited Sydney. You definitely get fresh sheets, but the pillow is less than ideal it is very flat. I stayed on the bottom bunk my first night which was quite comfortable, but on the top bunk on my second visit which wasn't as comfortable. The... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Only 5 minutes walk from the Central Station. The Central Station is the transportation hub for intercity lines, suburban lines, buses and coaches. It is next to the Paddy Market and the China Town in the heart of down town. The dormitory room that I stay for 3 nights is spacious with 3 windows on 2 side walls. There are... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

We had booked with them for 2 nights, but due to circumstances we had to book 2 extra nights a couple days earlier. A (local) friend had arranged a price of AUD $75 a night. Because the stay was not to our liking we cancelled the other 2 nights (free of charge via a booking site). However, afterwards we saw... More

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Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I paid about $23 to stay one night here, and what you pay is what you get. Ignore what they offer on their website, because all you get for free is the linen and the breakfast. The internet ... no idea, never was offered and furthermore, the internet's wifi was password locked. Also word of warning, there is no lifts!... More

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Rustington, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

The reason I kept coming back to Sydney City Hostel is because I was able to enjoy myself and have a drink with the other backpackers etc but I was also able to get some sleep on those nights when I was working. I found some other hostels were either just total party hostels where you wouldn't get any sleep... More

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

This hostel was OK, with nothing to complain about, but nothing spectacular either. The place is old but clean. Nothing wrong with staying here. The bed was comfortable and looked pretty new. The window was old and let some street noise in, but manageable. The showers had soap, as did the toilets, (although no towel or something to dry your... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

We stayed at Sydney City Hostel a.k.a. Mountbatten Hotel for 1 week in Nov 2012. We arrived from the airport, to our horror, no elevator for our massive suitcases. After lugging them up 2 floors to the reception, we sat down with the less than friendly man at the front desk. He basically just took our payment and shooed us... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This place is very very dirty, noisy and smells like hell. Avoid this place there are other backpacker hotel nearby. Make a full research before going to Sydney. Check in with my friend and we only given 1 towel. We were asked to buy our towel at a nearby shop. Honesty the place is very dirty. I think the owner... More

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Orange, Australia
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42 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

The hostel is called Mountbatten Hotel at the present. If you are a budget traveller looking for a hostel which is close to Central Station for only one night, this is a good choice. However, because the communal lounge is small, it is not suitable for relaxing and socialising. There is only one PC connected to the Internet.

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Address: 701 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sydney City Hostel 3*
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