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City Resort Hostel
Ranked #112 of 139 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
Sasayama, Japan
1 review
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“WORST EXPERIENCE EVER”
Reviewed February 13, 2014

DISGUSTING HOTEL.

Room was not the same as booked. It claims that room as shower but upon arrival we realised that there was no toilet in room and had to use common bathroom. Room was disgusting, please pay a bit more to avoid this place. We booked for to night and left the next day.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

Terrible rooms and worse service. Arrived late at night with two heavy bags and the reception was rude and unhelpful. The room was old and disgusting. Very dirty. Would not recommend staying here ever. I payed a ridiculous amount for the worst place I've ever stayed

  • Stayed February 2014
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Thinking about sleep? (novel idea) Forget it the three nights were like trying to sleep in the middle of drunken night club. Quietness arrived at 04:00 in the morning - just as well check out is at 10:00. As far as cleanliness is concerned I hope you like mould and wet toilet paper strewn toilets and filthy kitchens areas. Give this one a wide berth!

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Avoid it like the plague, filthy and disgusting is the only way to describe it. It gets 1 star because trip advisor doesn't allow you to enter zero.
Booked a room for $85 on Wotif and got free pick up from the airport as we were staying 3 nights. Took 2 hours for the shuttle to turn up, not an exaggeration, only to have to wait half an hour outside reception for it to open.
The room and indeed the entire premises is a cockroach infested hovel. We have never stayed in such a decrepit filthy and disgusting place in Australia. A compete rip off.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ashford, Kent
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

I stayed here for one night in a "double room with a shower". Unfortunately I had wrongly assumed there was a toilet as well but no! So I had to use the communal toilets which were pretty bad - there was soap but nowhere to dry hands. The bed was comfy and sheets were clean which is the only positive thing I've got to say about this hostel. There was no blind/curtain in the shower room so I had to hang a towel so nobody in the street could see me showering. The room was shabby and badly in need of redecorating. I had a bad nights sleep due to doors banging and noisy guests. I was dressed and outta there by 8am Sunday morning!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

No review can reflect how bad this hostel is!!!

The staff: miserable, unhelpful, clearly didn't want to be there (I can't blame him).

The dorm: dirty, cramped, noisy, uncomfortable beds thus resulting in poor sleep quality.

The bathroom: oh my god!!! I could not believe my eyes. Toilet brush been leaking onto the floor for years. One working shower minus shower curtain and copious amounts of mould on ceiling.

The common area: small, poor seating and, no tv or radio. Dirty wallpaper. Very rarely saw anyone use it.

Location : 15 mins walk from harbour therefore not too bad.

I booked for 6 nights but left after 2. The standard was so poor I would have been better off in a prison cell.

Avoid this hostel until it has a complete overhaul!!!!!!????

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

This place is awful!!! We arrived with two big heavy bags, struggling into reception the miserable receptionist didn't greet us or even crack a smile! (Couldn't get a smile from him as much as we tried!) very unhelpful guy, when we asked for directions somewhere he simply replied 'I don't know' and that was the end of that! We were allocated a room and had only the one key between two of us. When we got to the room it was filled with people who looked like they'd lived there a long time... It certainly smelt that way anyway! It was dark, dingy with nowhere for our bags! We turned around and requested a different room, we were reallocated a room on the second floor, this meant. Struggle up a flight of very narrow stairs with all our luggage! Every time we passed the tv room all the men would wolf whistle (I didn't see any other girls there at all during my stay). Our second room was a lot better, although still very dirty, with clumps of hair on the floor and the previous persons things (the room was unoccupied when we got there). The bathrooms were nothing short of scary! So dirty you wouldn't send your worst enemy in there, with the one working shower annoyingly dripping all night and the other out of order. We did not feel comfortable here, and as it was difficult to lock the doors we didn't feel safe either! It smelt like weed, men and dust. Not a very nice experience, not going near it again!

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: City Resort Hostel
Address: 103 - 105 Palmer St | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Hotel Style:
Ranked #112 of 139 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — City Resort Hostel 1*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
City Resort Hostel is located away from the noisy streets of Kings Cross and the City but in walking distance to everything you need. We are just 7 minutes walk from the City and 15 minutes walk from the Opera House. City Resort Hostel provides clean, comfortable accommodation at a price you can easily afford. ... more   less 
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