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Sydney City 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
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Found this hostel and the reviews looked ok so I booked it. I have been travelling for some time now and this is easily the worst hostel I have ever stayed in. It is quite basic, which suits me just fine however the basic nature of this hostel is due to either the owners being cheap or not having a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

In my opinion this is relatively good hostel. Location is good. All you need within a walking distance. Nothing major to complain about. I slept my nights well, it is hot yes but oh well, it is hot in Australia in summer and I don't keep self evident every single place to be air coned. Complaining about too many stairs... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It's a hostel, and I've stayed in plenty of them, but this was much grubbier than I have encountered. The beds were OK and the sheets were clean but the room was very hot. There was one wall-mounted fan, which could not be moved or pointed in another direction. So two bunk beds had the benefit of the fan and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Ok, clearly this is MY opinion and by no means should be the end all be all, but I have to put this out there for you. I arrived in Sydney on Christmas Day and taxied from the airport to the hostel. I was a bit confused trying to find the correct door in as downstairs there's a bar, which... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Some friends and I rocked up, expecting a private room, only to find a stranger lying on a bunk. Came back later that night to find a different stranger passed out in his own piss on a different bunk. We ended up staying somewhere else............

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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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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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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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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
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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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