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World Square Hostel
Ranked #70 of 137 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“best hostel in sydney”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

such a nice place to stay in Sydney!! forget about the others and go to world square hostel!! it's not just about the helpful and friendly staff but also because this hostel is secure, clean, has free wifi, cheapest bar on the first floor, great location...amazing hostel! i'd definitely recommend it!

Room Tip: the fith or fourth floor are the best...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

What a place!!! after reading a few reviews about this place I was a bit concerned. However, as soon as I stepped in I changed my mind completely. The staff were super friendly and had great tips on what places to check out in the city and info on how to get around. The location was AMAZING and they had FREE wifi(rare in Sydney).
I would highly recommend this property to anyone who is travelling through Sydney.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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CHONGQING
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Helsinki, Finland
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Orange, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Property: World Square Hostel
Address: 640 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Airport Transportation
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Ranked #70 of 137 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
Hotel Class:2 star — World Square Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 70
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