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“Does what is says on the tin” 4 of 5 stars
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George Street Private Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   700a George Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #76 of 134 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
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34 hotel reviews
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“Does what is says on the tin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Basic accommodation which I found satisfactorily priced for a single room in the middle of the city.
To enter the building, you go up a stairs and the receptionist is behind a hatch a bit like a teller in the bank. Very strange. There is a $20 deposit for your key which is standard is a lot of budget accommodation places.
I stayed in a single room which had a double bed. It was simple and clean. The walls seemed thick enough. I was not disturbed by noise in the halls during the night. Shared bathroom and shower were of a satisfactory clean standard.
I would stay again when looking for a cheap room in central Sydney.

Other benefits include an abundance of cheap eateries nearby. China town is about a 3 minutes walk.

Room Tip: Ask for a room not facing onto Georges St.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This place was cheap, which was fine cause I wasn't spending much time in my room. But even for cheap accommodation, you still expect some things to be met. My room was like a furnace. Barely slept at all for the 2nd night I was there. Some of the travellers had a party in the hallway and it was absolutely disgusting when I returned one night. Guy behind the counter just sat there in his office and did nothing about it. It may not be his job to tidy up, but he should at least have told the guys to clean up after themselves or perhaps take their party elsewhere. Room was uncomfortable, and correct me if I'm wrong, but I think a toilet should at least have somewhere to wash your hands.
As I said, its budget, and cheap, but I still think some basic expectations should be met.
On the positive side, can't fault the location.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The review below was spot on. Good bathroom facilities rooms were not by any means dirty. But the energy of this place was lacking severely I would never stay here again not now not when I'm 40. This place was tired and unloved and the feel was off. Cheap yes but value for money not booked in for one night before an early morning flight and did not get one wink of sleep. To hot then to cold the factory of extractor fans on the ceiling outside our room didn't help either. All in all average wouldn't recommend for a partying traveller, quiet weekend, budget family stay. Just keep looking, you won't be disappointed

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

From the minute we walked in the place looked clearly unloved, run down and had absolutely no 'vibe' about it. We were greeted with an average service, though it was service that felt like we were more a nuisance to his day than valued paying customers.

The room itself, a 4 bunk room was clean, although they sent us up while cleaning was still taking place, but sill - credit to the cleaner it looked nice.

Very disappointing also was the farm of extractor fans rattling away in the hallway ALL NIGHT.

When it came time to sleep- I would have rather been arrested and spent a night in jail. The pillow was very uncomfortable, the bed was unsleepable and I have never seen four adults get up so quickly when the 4am alarm went off.

This hotel may be cheap and in a good location but your back and neck will thank you for staying away from this place

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We stayed 4 nights (Wed-Sat) in a twin room. Room was very small with bunk beds, with very little space for luggage.
Our window faced away from the street. However, it was quite noisy at night due to the club below us.
The bathrooms were okay, we never had to wait to use the showers. But there were no shelves to put shampoo etc, only a hook for towels.
The kitchen was reasonable. The fridges were all very full with more cooler bags stored in them than there were guests. The kitchen wasn't too dirty, but that probably depends more on the number of guests staying there.
Wifi was useless, it never worked on any of devices, even when we were in the common room.
Would recommend the hotel for young travellers on a tight budget, due to the convenient locality.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I have stayed at the George 3 times now and you know what? it is really cheap. If you want a luxurious hotel experience, this ain't it! But it's cheap and in a good location. My single was $67/night with the bathroom down the hall (which is painful when jet lagged). Yep, it's a little noisy and smells slightly of backpackers but it feels safe.

No elevator so you need to drag your luggage up the steps.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We checked in on a Saturday evening for the night to watch the football. The building has no lifts so the stairs were some journey. Reception was like something out of Psycho, not so welcoming. The room was smelly/dewy with noise from external exhaust fans, it felt like this one time I was put in a jail cell for public nuisance. No heating or cooling meant that I left with hypothermia. There is better quality for the price I paid, in Sydney. You're better off getting arrested for the night and put in a cell, there's no difference. All in all, it was an eventful stay but unfortunately I wont be back.

Room Tip: Maybe try ask for a room on the lowest floor to avoid noise from external mechanical plant. Terania...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 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: 700a George Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #76 of 134 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — George Street Private Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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