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Greenwich Village Accommodation

2.5 of 5 Hostel   |   33 Greenwich Rd, Greenwich, Lane Cove, New South Wales 2065, Australia (Formerly Billy Blue Palace)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I was moving to Sydney for work and had to stay at a temporary accommodation while searching for a more permanent place. Rental in Sydney is really expensive and as someone who just started work, I was reluctant to spend too much - so I was relived when I found GVA. Firstly, GVA is conveniently located - 10 minutes away... More

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517TomL, Manager at Greenwich Village Accommodation, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comments sunnyseow38. I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Next trip please mention the mattress and we'll give you a new, firmer one. More

Hong Kong, China
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

I am a consultant and my work involves travelling in and out of Australia. Over the past few years, when I have to be in Sydney for a few weeks to a few months, I stayed in GVA. GVA is a budget student accommodation with interesting students from all over the world and it would be a great place for... More

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517TomL, Manager at Greenwich Village Accommodation, responded to this review

Thanks returnee1819. We get loads of guests returning year after year, using us as their home in Sydney. So glad you like it here and we all look forward to seeing you back at GVA soon More

Sydney
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

My name's Emily and I would recommend anyone to stay at GVA. I stayed at GVA for 3 weeks temporarily before I moved closer to my college. I had such a wonderful time at GVA. For my first time out of home I was very nervous however I very quickly settled in at GVA and I made some really lovely... More

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517TomL, Manager at Greenwich Village Accommodation, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review Emily M. We're really happy that you had such a positive experience. Living outside of your own home for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience and I'm so glad that you felt so at home here. Hope to see you again soon. Tom GVA Manager More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012 via mobile

My name is Jeremy and I lived at gva for a year while I was studying in Surry Hills in Sydney. On my first day there, I was given an exceptionally warm welcome by the staff and given a detailed tour of all the facilities, travel options, places to eat etc which I found very useful coming from a small... More

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517TomL, Manager at Greenwich Village Accommodation, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your kind words Jeremy - I'm very happy that you enjoyed your year with us. And I'll see what I can do about the new sunny yellow bathrooms - maybe a bit too bright first thing in the morning! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012 via mobile

I lived in GVA for 7 months! After every journey I came back there just because I love this place and the people! The room, shower and kitchen is clean also the stuff is friendly and helpfull! The food is not the best but everybody knows its not a 5-star hotel:) If you want to have a great time in... More

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Tom L, Manager at Greenwich Village Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you 111222bu. Really glad you enjoyed your 7 months with us. Hope to see you again soon. Tom, Manager More

Sydney
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

The joint is an absolute dive, the rooms are disgusting and the furniture is old and broken. I ran night clubs for years but the noise never ends and no discipline or respect for studying or for those who have to go to work. Food is included in the deal but don't get to carried away, the menu is nothing... More

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Tom L, Manager at Greenwich Village Accommodation, responded to this review

Thanks for your useful (and creative) feedback Dean. January in Sydney is always busy and the students are mostly on holiday. We do our best to keep noise to a minimum with a dedicated night time security guard. GVA is budget student accommodation - we encourage any potential visitors to call or email if in doubt whether it is suitable... More

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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

I stayed in GVA for 5 months whiles studying abroad. I have met some of the greatest people in this building. There is such diversity that you meet people from all cultures, all around the world. Sure, we partied at night, but the 10:30 PM curfew was strictly enforced by GVA security, and we therefore had to either return to... More

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Tom L, Manager at Greenwich Village Accommodation, responded to this review

Thanks so much Theresa for your glowing review. You obviously 'got' what we're trying to do here - build a community for young people from all over the world. We don't always get the balance right but we'll keep on trying our best. Thanks again, Tom Manager More

Wailea, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

My friend and I stayed here at the beginning of 2012. We were booked in for a month, whilst we worked in Sydney & had already paid the full amount in full. Arrived at around 10am to an empty office, and waited around for 20 minutes before anyone came to check me in. At first I though my tiredness was... More

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Tom L, Manager at Greenwich Village Accommodation, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback NUR25a. You're obviously very upset that GVA was not what you were expecting and I apologise for that. I will have a look at our website to see if we can paint a more realistic picture of what budget student accommodation looks like. I'm sorry that you didn't think $260 per week including breakfast and dinner... More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

Stayed here for three weeks. Searching for accommodation in Sydney is an absolute nightmare, and GVA was our beacon of hope! The location is great: only five minutes walk to Wollstonecraft Station, and the train takes you to the city in less than 20 minutes (plus you get a postcard view of the Opera House enroute). The actual building isn't... More

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Tom L, Manager at Greenwich Village Accommodation, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Krisface - so glad you liked it here at GVA. Managing up to 160 students can be a noise challenge sometimes but we hope to strike the right balance between having fun and the necessity of sleep! You'll be glad to hear that the ping pong room is now being renovated in the same style as... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2011 via mobile

I stayed in gva for 6 weeks. At first I wasn't too keen on the place however with time I made a lot of friends and met so many great people that made the stay there so great. Its not luxury but You get used to it and start to love it. They have a really nice tv/cinema room, table... More

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Tom L, Manager at Greenwich Village Accommodation, responded to this review

Thanks Missdesi. We didn't want you to leave either! We know we're not perfect but it's great that you had such a wonderful time. That's what we like to think GVA's all about. Tom Manager More

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Address: 33 Greenwich Rd, Greenwich, Lane Cove, New South Wales 2065, Australia (Formerly Billy Blue Palace)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Lane Cove > Greenwich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Greenwich Village Accommodation 2.5*
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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An ideal home for both Australian and International students who are studying in Sydney and looking for:> Single and twin share rooms with some bunk share avaliable.> Three floors of accommodation, one female, one male and one mixed.> Large bright dining hall. Outdoor BBQ's.> Great meal options available.> TV & Video Lounges - including Foxtel.> Kitchenettes, laundry and ironing rooms.> Drink and snack vending machines.> In-ground swimming pool surrounded by relaxing leafy gardens.> Computer room with Internet access, Photocopying and Faxing facilities avaliable.> Wi-fi Throughout the entire building.> PIN security access, CCTV Cameras & Overnight Security.Greenwich Village welcomes students from all corners of the world and offers a safe, comfortable and fun environment for them to best enjoy their Sydney experience. A place where they can study and relax... Greenwich Village. Your home away from home. ... more   less 
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