This is a great hostel, forget what the last person said. I stayed here for 6 weeks in Nov 05 - Jan 06 and again in May 06 for our last few nights before flying out.
Peter, the owner, is great for info - was a massive help with advice on getting work, how to open bank accounts, register for Medical care and all sorts - as well as the stressful purchase of a car that was to get us around Australia!
The hostel has some ground rules, but there not really that strict and he's prtty laid back about them, you just need to respect the hostel and you won't get any hassle, we got nothing the whole time we were there and nor did the friends we made.
Its an ideal location for Syndey, 30 mins walk from the main centre, 20mins from the park and 2mins for the cosmopolitan Kings Cross where you can find a couple of OK bars and food places - as well at Premier League football!
Walk down the road and you get a great view of the Harbour Bridge and Opera Huose and the tube station is 1min away giving you access to the city centre and Bondi Beach in minutes!
There is also a guy called Bob, the guy is a living legend for anyone that stays here - you'll soon work out why when you;ve been there a few nights.
In our first week we stayed in a hostel just opposite, I forget the name now, but it was distinctly average compared to this place, and Travellers rest was cheaper! Another major bonus is that this one of the only places in Sydney that doesn't increase its prices for Christmas and new year (some places almost double in price for those 2 weeks).
Internet is good, loads of showers, a fairly good Kitchen and generally very clean, tidy and in original keeping.
Rooms are compact, but its a backpackers afterall. There's was more than enough space for us, and we stayed 6 weeks! Room 9 will always hold good memories!
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