It is a very nice and clean hostel in a good location.
However, the hostel charges you the price of a hotel, but with only the services of a hostel.
We took a double room with private bathroom and we were surprised that no amneties were provided with the room.
To be fare, the hostel is very clean, and I have to admit that the location is unbeatable. But then again Sydney is a very walkable city, and a hotel (not hostel) around George street (10 minutes walk to Circular Quay) is much cheaper and more centrally located. YHA charges us 150 AUD per night, but on our next stay in Sydney we looked a bit and found better hotels around 89 AUD. In addition, if you are around George Street instead of CIrcular Quay you are more centrally located, as you will be at equal distances from the quay, Darling harbour, and chinatown.
As for the terrace with view on Opera House, the terrace is overrated, and you could get the same view from rooftop of the Museum of Modern Art (free entrance).
I have enjoyed my stay at this hostel, but just because I found it expensive compared to similar choices, I advice you to shop around before you choose it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The only backpacker hostel in Sydney's historic harbourside Rocks precinct! Explore Sydney's colonial history, walk to all the city's major sites whilst staying in the heart of the city. Multi-share and double/twin accommodation, all with en-suites and many with Harbour and Opera House views. Plus free Wi-Fi hotspot (Premium Wi-Fi Plus also available). The place to make the most of your visit to Sydney! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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