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Sydney City Hostel

701 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Essex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in a double room in this hostel over the NYE period. The location is great, 2 minutes from central station and a 10 minute walk from darling harbour. The price was also very good in comparison to other surrounding hostels. They offer a free breakfast which is nice enough, cereal and bread w/ spreads. The reason I've gave... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Generally an average stay wouldn't come back here but it's in a very convenient area only 2 minute walk to central station where you can access anywhere in Sydney. Stayed in a double room, room fairly clean nothing to write home about but you get what you pay for. One thing I would say is that toilets and showers need... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Avoid this hostel at all costs. The shower facilities were terrible, as were the toilets, which needed a real deep clean. There was damp and mound issues throughout. Security was a main concern, and there were notices about previous robberies. Staff were relatively nice, but the overall hostel needs a good clean. Wifi is stated as free but when you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Had a good family room booked for four (double bed and a single bunk bed). You get what you pay for but we enjoyed the good location since we weren't in the room except for the night! The best part of the day was the breakfast provided!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

had a 4 person private room which was literally a double bed and two singles, nothing else. but thats what you get I guess with what you pay for and at the end of the day it is backpackers. not the worse place but definitely would make sure you are not expecting luxury

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

You get what you pay for. Beds had stains, bathrooms were dirty, dead cockroaches on the floor, fans in the room didn't work. Wouldn't recommend this place to anyone unless you're looking for a bad experience. Staff were helpful but it just wasn't worth it.

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Thank Matt S
Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

A mate and I had booked a private room with two single beds, but when we turned up we were given a double bed. When I asked reception about it they said everything was booked out to which I then asked, "why would you allow me to book two single beds if you couldn't provide it then?" They didn't seem... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I would rate this below average because of the atmosphere but from what I can tell, most Australian hostels in major cities are like this. It's in a very good location in the city. That's about the only plus. Negatives is that it is a bit dirty, especially the showers. Attracts strange guests (again, seems to be common in Australian... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Good for price and location as it's very central to everything. I was told reception closed at 7, arrived at 6.30 to receptionist packing up to leave. Had to walk up like 3 flights of stairs with a heavy suitcase to get to reception.. Then another 2 to get to my room. The hallway looked like a construction site with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Good hostel for in Sydney I guess. It's not super clean in the rooms, dust etc., but clean enough for a pleasant stay. It's quiet, good kitchen and because of the location perfect to stay for a couple of nights.

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Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
Tiger-flanked archways on Dixon Street mark the entrance to the “little Asia” of Sydney. A walk through Chinatown is a feast for the senses where aromas, tastes, sounds and visions of dancing tigers transport you to a different world. Chinatown visitors can expect a melting pot of Asian food at the neighborhood's specialty delis and groceries. From yum cha to handmade noodles, BBQ ducks hanging in the window to Asian sweets and bakeries, there is something for all tastes. Paddy’s Markets is the largest flea market in Sydney where you can find souvenirs, clothing, gifts and fruit and vegetables at unbeatable prices. At night, Chinatown comes alive with entertainment including theater, nightclubs and bars that are open until the early morning.
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