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Alishan International Guest House
100 Glebe Point Rd | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia   |  
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Ranked #33 of 65 Sydney B&B and Inns
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Very Disapointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

with having to get up at 4am to go to work we didn't appreciated the noise of other guests all night in and out the back door and in the carpark. The linen was very old the quilts quite stained, this is more of a backpacker hotel and as Aussies staying there overnight for work we felt unwelcome and not terribly safe.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Near to UniSyd and Broadway shopping centre. All within short walks and very convenient. Glebe is a safe place even at night when walking home at 11pm. Plenty of good restaurants and bus stops are nearby.

Room is small but okay since we only come back to sleep. This is a guesthouse so don't expect hotel kind of service. Noise is unavoidable because this is an old house with many rooms inside, and is only noticeable when people open and shut the doors. Kitchen is very convenient especially those that cook. All kitchen utensils and basic cooking ingredients are provided.

The manager is a busy man since he's helping also with the cleaning works but he's very helpful when asked.

Room Tip: Second floor to the back of the house is quiter
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Quite disappointed. Ok Im going to complain sorry....... Other quests were quite loud later in the evening most nights which was a bit annoying as we were all so tired. The beds are not comfy & the sheets on two beds in the room had big brown stains on them Yuck !. Huge cockroaches in the main bed room & small ones in the bathroom and some more large ones running around the kitchen bench downstairs. To open the windows their was big blocks of wood to put in to hold it open. It was annoying paying for internet for the day and having to keep getting the code of the manager to keep using it and when he went home for the night no internet till the next day. The washing machines had the price per load taken off so without anyone to help its hard to understand when you put in $ 1 that it said to it wont go it should have said 5 x $1 how was i supposed to know. Initially the manager was not a very good host but did improve a bit towards the end of our stay and did not dislike him so much. If you are staying towards the back of the guest house their is some sort of kids play centre out the back which can be noisy + the big dog. Would not stay here again unless they fix the issues. Great location other than the problems.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

This is a beautiful old victorian house, bus stop across the road street is full of shops & cafes, staff were flexible, prompt to respond to email, and rates were good. I've chosen this place as it's been recommended by Lonely planet and was pleased with the outcome.
I stayed one night (final night in Sydney) in a dorm ($30) which provided pillow + duvet (BYO linen) and experienced guests and staff as friendly. A fellow guest told me that they had been there for a month which says something.
Broadway shopping centre 5-10 minute walk down the road and bus stop across the road.
A bit noisy in street front room on a Friday night and personally I'd have preferred a non-smoking property. If you are staying upstairs you need to be prepared as there isn't a lift. Ceiling fan in dorm room and open windows with mozzie net provided some cooling.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

I am a student doing as exchange att he university of Sydney and booked this hostel not really sure what to expect but I was surprised and very satisfied with my stay. The hostel was very close to the uni, and a very short bus ride to the city. Its in a great location with many shops and restaurants nearby and they staff were very polite and friendly. I loved the fact there was a communal kitchen so I could cook myself food which saved me money! There is a lovely balcony too!

5 stars would definitely recommend it for students/travellers and anyone!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

If you come here expecting even three star service you are looking at the wrong place. It is very no frills, basic accommodation. They don't clean your room each day (so what!), the linen and pillows could do with an overhaul but the place itself is great and in a fantastic location. We stayed with a large group of people and they were very accommodating and friendly. We never had any nastiness that others have spoken of. Would I stay here again? Probably not as I prefer something slightly more upmarket but that is not to say I wouldn't recommend it as a place to stay that is the next level up from a backpackers. You can't beat the location in Glebe and it was clean and tidy. It was like staying at an old relatives place in her spare room.

Room Tip: There are different quality of rooms so if you are fussy ask for their best ones.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I have never lived in such a bad accommodation. smell and messive. There is no room service at all. When I try to take a bath in the so called private shower room, I found there is no towel and towletries at all. I spend $116 per night for an empty room with three beds in and was told to only use one. It is really a terrible experience in Sydney because of this accomodation. Will never visit. If you want to experience disappointment, you can try it once. Good luck.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 100 Glebe Point Rd | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
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Ranked #33 of 65 B&Bs / Inns in Sydney
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Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alishan International Guest House offers hotel accommodation in a renovated 110 year old Victorian Mansion. The Guesthouse has a friendly, charming and relaxed atmosphere, and is perfect for the discerning traveller who wants something more than just a place to sleep. We are located in the historic inner-city suburb of Glebe, close to sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, pubs, art galleries, book shops, library, cinemas and Saturday markets.The centre of Sydney is only a 10 minute bus ride away or a leisurely 25 minute walk via Sydney's fish markets and the Darling Harbour complex. ... more   less 
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