The 1st impression that greeted me to this 'hostel' was the stairs.I was put up in 4th floor and carrying my luggages was HELL.Not only this,but you get free exercise everytime you come back after a tiring day outside.
The staffs ( China immigrants) were useless and not friendly at all except for one which is the Assistant Manager (named Crystal) Their reception is not 24 hours and mostly closes at 10pm at night.There were no signs of how you could go out at night after 10pm using the stupid push out door.On one occasion, we had to catch a bus to Canberra at 6am and a night before, we communicated with the staffs in regards to going out.Being fluent in English, they could not comprehend simple English which led me to assume that there was a button to push and unlock before you exit.I got this wrong and we had to call their emergency contact ( which is their own staff room,right in front of their reception)
The receptionist unwillingly opened the door and instructed us what to do,Hell we were almost late for the bus as she did not co-operate with us.I had to give a stern comment to her until she willingly got out of her room and open the door for us.Well, lesson learnt, the door actually isnt locked, you just have to push it 'hard' to open.Weird isnt it? Why cant they just tell us or put up a damn notice on the panel to inform guests how to open the door after 10pm?
On the cleaniness, yes it was clean for the 1st night and upon entering the room for the 1st time.The 2nd night onwards ( we stayed for a total of 4 nights) the bathroom wasnt cleaned properly and soaps were so so expensive in this hotel that they only provided us a piece of soap for 5 days!
I wouldnt say that their staffs are friendly as they literally MYOB (Mind your own business) I am pretty sure I am able to get a better hotel and stay in Sydney for my next visit here :)
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