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World Square Hostel
Ranked #76 of 150 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Lets start with the positives! the staff are friendly and very helpful being an asset to the hostel. Apart from the staff I have to say this place is so bad. Its run down, things are broken, messy and right below is a bar which could potentially be problematic.

In my one month stay of staying in Hostels this by far one of the worst.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

most of hostels are so noisy ,but world square not like that ,although there are so many people in one room,but everybody is quiety ,so u can have a good sleep. there is free wifi but not so strong except in the lobby. the ketchen is so simple but so convinence , so good hostel with a good price ,esp in the downtown city!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

I spent 10 days at World Square Hostel with a friend in december 2011. We enjoyed our stay and I recommend the hostel.

The location was great, food and alcohol shop across the street, a nice walk away from chinatown/business district and a little further to get to the harbour. The entrance can be a little hard to find, its just a normal door with a sign on. Across the street there is a great pub called 3 Wise Monkeys, they have (really) awesome pizzas for 12 dollars.

There is a bar in the hostel reception so you don't need to go far to meet other people, and you can use the internet in or outside the kitchen anytime. The carpets, toilets and the kitchen are clean but very worn but that was only details, all and the hostel is good value for your money.

Room Tip: The room room we thought was a female 8 ppl dorm was actually mixed which we noticed when three men...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank GlobeFenix
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Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

The Double Bed room we had was just great. Everything was very clean, everybody was nice. The kitchen was clean and included everything you need. It might be a little loud because of the location in the center, but it is way easier to sleep with the noise of cars than the noise of drunk people in Kings Cross.

Thank Sebastian B
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

I stayed here for two nights. It has a large communal area where wifi is available. The reception is open 24 hours and the staff are friendly. The kitchen and bathroom are clean. Location is good for sightseeing. The downsides are, there is only one toilet on the floor where I stayed. If you come back to the hostel in the evening, you will experience a security check at the entrance of the building. Considering their rates, this hostel is just average.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Thank misocutlet
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Stayed here for 3 months whilst working in sydney pre ski season, they are so helpful and managed to cater for myself and my 2 best mates needs 24/7. Perfect location!! Brand new paint job which brings a bright and vibrant feel to the place - if it's sydney central you want - world square (strattons) is your place!!

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Thank Finntarget
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

I stayed here in Jan 2012 after the mad rush of New Years Eve. I stayed in world square hostel but not the one in the centre just of George street. I was put in another location just around the corner from the main hostel. It was quiet and had all the needed facilities I was lucky in a way as I was tired and needed to rest up after partying solid for some time. The kitchen had an oven which I was so happy about, yes little things when traveling make the difference. Anyway I wouldn't have any problems staying there. The kitchen was a bit grubby but if you timed it well you got in just after it was cleaned and left spotless. Downfall was that you had to walk to the main hostel for laundry and also the free wifi they offered. It was really good so I didn't mind the walk. Must admit after returning to sydney in April I called in again to use the wifi again as I saved the login details.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled solo
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Address: 640 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Airport Transportation
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Ranked #76 of 150 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
Hotel Class:2 star — World Square Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 70
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