I booked this hotel last minute, then read previous reviews saying avoid at all costs. I'm not belittling anyone else's opinion or experience, but given the price (equivalent of around 60 British pounds for a double room in one of the world's most expensive cities) and the excellent location (15 minutes walk from Central Station, 5 minutes walk to Oxford Street and 35 minutes pleasant walk to Circular Quay) it represents pretty good value for money.
I had a balcony, clean ensuite, free WiFi (which granted, didn't always reach as far as my room, so if this is an important feature then request a room on the lower floor nearer reception) and air conditioning. It's not the Ritz, but was the same price as a room in a hostel and definitely quieter and with better facilities. Although there is definitely a party element - I woke up to a couple of drunk girls discussing the late check out option (which is a bonus if you're there for a night out). This didn't bother me in the slightest but, maybe not an ideal family place. Really nice little coffee shop attached as well, that does room service if requested.
It's not luxury, but the staff are friendly and if the purpose of your trip is to explore the city and you don't want to pay over the odds for somewhere reasonable to rest your head then I would go for it. Also ideal for groups who are going out in Sydney and don't want to travel home, as it is walking distance to the nightlife. I've given it 4 - this is based on the cost for location.
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