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VLA Surry Hills

207 Cleveland St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2016, Australia (Formerly Alfred Park Accommodation)
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The worst thing, it was pretty dirty and the linens were awful. I slept with my jacket and long trainings on to prevent my skin on touching the linens. Exaggerated much? I'm not a clean freak but this was a big no for me. I even moved to another place on my 3rd day in syd. Well you get what... More 

Thank shellemyang
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here as a cheap alternative for a family gathering. It was cheap, but so was the quality. Don't stay here expecting anything fancy, it's not. We got a 6 bunk room so the 5 of us could fit in. It was very tight and some of the beds were awful. One had lots of slats missing and the... More 

Thank GusAndPam1995
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Location is fantastic, being a short walk to Central Station, and the room was clean and the bedding soft. Noise was minimal after 10:30pm, as the common areas were not allowed to be used after this time. Only downside was the bathroom smelled a little off, and there was no soap in the bathroom, not even hand soap at the... More 

Thank Jess H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

This hostel is fairly cheap for Sydney prices, which is awesome! It's very close to central station, 10 minute walk! And you can walk around a fair chunk of the city fairly easily from this location! This hostel is full of longterm travellers who were working so it's not the best for meeting a load of people as everyone works!... More 

Thank Aaron_n_Jules
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here when I first got to Sydney and the hostel was ok. We decided to book into the hostel again as its cheap and a good location. How ever 6 months later and the hostel is filthy and starting to become run down. We stayed in room 8 and the mould in the bathroom shower curtain and walls... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

We stay in this backpacker hotel from 2 Apr 2016 to 8 Apr 2016, in a private room for 2. As this is a backpacker hotel, we did not expect much, but it turn out to be better then what we had expected. The price is good, location is 5-8mins walk to central station. Nearest Woolworth is 15mins away. Room... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Good location coming from the airport, close to central station. Rooms are not bad. But toilets facilities are insufficient and not very clean. If you are in the top floor...you nees to go 2floors down for the nearest wc. Also...wifi dowa not seem to work there. Free breakfast is a plus!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

This place is terrible. The communal bathrooms are disgusting. I was grossed out by vomit in 2 out of the 4 one evening. Even when we didn't have to deal with that, the bathrooms were still just very dirty with moldy walls and wet toilet paper everywhere and lots of trash, including empty beer bottles strewn about each morning. Our... More 

Thank Allison P
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Close to Central station. Friendly staff. Free wi-fi for first 24 hrs, 3$ per day if you want more. Dirty carpets and it smelled moldy. Had my own bathroom which was moldy and not so clean. Dirty towels so bring your own. A bit scary at times because when someone went to the room next door it felt like they... More 

Thank Kati S
Union, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

The hostel is one of the better ones in Sydney area. It's a fairly close walk to Central station (10 minutes) but isn't considered a close walk to the CBD at all. When you try to tell friends it is in Surry Hills/Redfern they all think it's very far away from everything. There is free breakfast which is really nice,... More 

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Additional Information about VLA Surry Hills

Address: 207 Cleveland St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2016, Australia (Formerly Alfred Park Accommodation)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: $37 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — VLA Surry Hills 2*
Number of rooms: 41
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Alfred Park Hotel Sydney
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