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“Dirty, Noisy and expensive Place.”
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790 on George
Ranked #43 of 139 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
Bogota, Colombia
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“Dirty, Noisy and expensive Place.”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

You can pay just 10 dollars and is expensive for room or bed to sleep in a noisy and dirty place.
Location of the hostel is very good, just one block form the central station could be a base to discover this city. Staff is friendly and can hel you to get an idea where to go and what to do, there are bike rental in the same hostel.
Kitchen is dirty, but i think is because there is an asian comunity living in the same hostel and better to change your cooking time otherwise they will kick you out until they finish their meals.
There are chaep lockers to storage your luggage in case of need ( 5 to 6 AUD$) cockroaches included.
Rooms are .... let's say average, but doors are like paper and you can hear EVEYTHING from other rooms or corridors and doors closing all the time. so, at the end, you cannot rest properly.
Bathrooms, I was during 3 days (I know, is not smart to pay before to see) and during that time no garbage bins cleaned, showers dirty and not sanitized as I show in the photos there is mold everywhere in the showers looks like never sanitized or changed the shower curtain. ( I do not understand how the Aus, health authorities give permision to remain opened to this place)

Be aware that a lot of city contractors are living here too and the smell of their boots ( in the corridors out of the rooms) is really disgusting.
Rating 2 dots just because location and friendly staff, but jus beside this building there is another hostel with beter quality that worth to spend few bucks more.

Room Tip: I gues just for need you could stay here, but under your own risk.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Have been travelling with a friend and this was by far the worst hostel we stayed in.
Location was great, right next to Central station and walking distance from the sites (45mins walk to harbour bridge and opera house at a slowish pace). Rooms had good lockers and a double bed on the bottom bunk as well as air con but they hadn't had a proper clean and felt quite dirty.
Similarly, I was impressed that we had a female only bathroom only accessed by our swipe card but the sanitary bins were not changed for the whole week of our stay despite us informing staff twice that they were more than overflowing! The showers weren't cleaned either.
Staff were really helpful and tried to fix our wifi (which was cheap but a bit rubbish). The reception was also 24hr which we liked.
Overall I'd like to give this a better review but I can't. It has the makings of a great hostel-it just needs a good clean!



  • Stayed October 2013
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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

Ideal location on George, the heart of Sydney. A little far to walk to the harbour, It is just next to the China Town, great for cheap meals.George is very long, just use free public buses.They have common area, kitchen all of it in the basement.All you need. Rooms very basic.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2013

I love the place with the centralize location , you able go every where by walking ,by bus or by train nearby & this place was. Share dorm with people we don't know is not our preferred so we stay in a private room for 3. The rate of the private room is still acceptable for what we have survey among most of the place & it cheaper than others share dorm rate.

The room is just simple, basic cabinet to store you stuff with 1 small sofa & double decker bed. Bed was comfort, good enough for us cause we not that particular & is just a place for us to sleep & rest only.

But the thing make us really uncomfortable/ irritating was the room don't have sound protection & you can hear every single sound from outside when ppl past by (walking, talking, running, laughing, even when someone talking with the phone was so clear!). So if u not tired enough or drunk perhaps you really feel sleepless with those irritating sound. They din't provide free wifi so u have to purchase from reception & ONLY 1 person can use for the wifi devise, if u friend want to use it u have to log out 1st.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Sydney on an extremely busy weekend, and this place was one of the few with plenty of rooms still available. After one night there I could see why. The doors are like paper, you can hear every single person that walks past and the rooms themselves are shoeboxes. I'm used to much nicer hotels, but this is the worst backpackers I have ever stayed in. You certainly get what you pay for.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Dartmouth, Canada
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

I had stayed here on my first trip to Australia as a backpacker and loved it for the location and the great front desk staff!

I returned to Australia this past July and opted to stay here for an evening at the end of a business trip. My friend and I took a private room and once again, the stay was great! Prices are always amazing, the location is perfect (close to my fave pub, Scruffys, and tons of late night eats to be found!)

Once again, thanks for the fab visit at 790! I'm sure I'll be back on future trips back to Sydney!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

We just stayed here for one night so we could go out on a night out while staying with a friend on the outskirts of Sydney. We went mainly to the scubar which is right under the hostel which was good. The location is quite good, right next to central station which links you to most of Sydney cheaply and easily. The room was just unbearable hot and didn't get much sleep despite being drunk, which normally helps! It wasn't even that hot when we were in Sydney but this room was ridiculous, so I hate to think how it would be in the summer. The bed was comfy and the bathroom was okay. So overall not too bad, just hope your room isn't like the one we had!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Property: 790 on George
Address: Station House 790 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
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Ranked #43 of 139 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
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Hotel Class:2 star — 790 on George 2*
Number of rooms: 70
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