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Reviewed March 1, 2008

I think these other great reviews are pretty misleading - this is not a great place to stay. Perhaps it was because we came straight from NZ where most hostels are of a pretty decent standard but found this place grotty. When we arrived after travelling all day, we had to wait an hour for the manager to arrive to check us in - another couple who were also waiting had tried to call him and he kept saying he'd be back anytime and wasn't. The manager also gave us some duff advice on how to get to Bondi and sent us to the wrong bus stop. I think this is a 'live in' hostel rather than one for visitors staying for a couple of days - who may want some tourist info. Most people there seemed to sit about all day watching TV so we guessed that most of them were staying long term. The kitchen looked pretty rank and lacking in cutlery etc so we ate out - the only good thing about staying somewhere not nice is that we saw a lot of Sydney as we never wanted to go back! Free internet (only one PC worked) and free brekkie and location not bad but wouldn't recommend otherwise.

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 5, 2004

Spent two months in this Hostel from April to May. Place was efficeintly run by the manager and well looked after. All rooms were ensuite and had a fridge, a great social atmosphere. Place was great, more power to you man, will stay there again any time
Mike from the Republic

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Reviewed November 2, 2004

Its a great place, free x-box, free internet, free breakfast. Really good communal atmosphere, a great place to start off and make friends. But Dan the steriod addicted manager can be a bit of a pain in the as*, especially when he interferes with Bandit when shes on heat.

But there again, you are in Oz land of the Aussie nobend. If you get a chance stay in the Monkeys den and play Rolf harris @ 5am. Everyone loves that.

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Stayed: May 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 5, 2014
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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