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Very hard to answer because there was not much to like. I suppose I would say it was centrally located Everything! First let me say two words, Bed Bugs! Yes that's right, the place has bed bugs. None of the rooms have power points in them so there is extension cords strewn all over the hall ways, which is a definite health and safety issue. The bathrooms were filthy, the kitchen was overcrowded and dirty and if the staff stopped dancing around thinking they are gods gift and turn the music down then they might be able to actually serve customers
hot shower Works! Good pillow, clean towel it was really noisy, and I could hear neighbors door loudly as if it was our own door. Bed could be a little softer.
The location was excellent to explore the city. The staff were friendly and helpful and the rates were very reasonable. All this makes this place ideal for young travelers on a tight budget. The rooms, toilets and showers could have been a bit cleaner.
The room was small, dirty. The entire place was horrible, food on the floor in hall ways, bathrooms were in an awfull state
I liked staff service and attention Men Bathroom with problems and the bad smell from the kitchen's restaurants.
..just for an overnight before going to the airport, why spend 3 times as much? Walking distance to harbor.
Beds are awful. It's hurt to sleep on them.
The location was great. The staff were friendly. I will be there again should need arises. Thanks Cannot think of any.
Convenient location Noisy, drunk, stale, dirty bathrooms half showers not working, cells rather than rooms, staff lacking initiative. A drunk idiot kick-slammed my door open at 5 in the morning because the girl across the floor wouldn't sleep with him. An institution not an hotel. I left before end of my stay even though I had already paid.
The big dude with the beard on reception was great, really helpful and upbeat The springs in the mattress dig into your back and wake you up :(
the option of a private room having to pay to rent a towel was ridiculous. bathrooms were not very nice. room smelled terrible.
It was a fun place to stay, people were great and very local to everything! Everything was fine, impovements to showers and tolets would be better!
they had a female only dorm with a private bathroom. The beds were extremely uncomfortable - it felt like i was sleeping on the actual springs without covering! The light for the bathroom was not working and when i confronted the reception staff the couldn't replace the bulb because it was a 'maintenance' issue (didn't think you needed a certificate to change a light bulb). It was still not replaced when i checked out which was well and truely 24 hours later.
Central location - everything in walking distance. If you're on a budget and in party-mode then this is the place for you. What set me off is the cleanliness & smells of our room - very unpleasant. We had an ensuite bathroom and well... you get what you pay for.
This hostel was in a good location. I asked for a 4-person female room and was pleasantly surprised when I found out that the room had our own private bathroom. That was awesome. If you are of the crowd that does not go out all night to party, I wouldn't recommend this hotel. There are many people at this hotel who like to party and you may be sharing a room with them. Other than that, the staff is great and the rooms are great, it's just for the younger, louder crowd.
The location was great for getting around the city - very noisy in that part of town though. Well ... it was what it was ... a cheap place to stay. Pretty rough and loud. More suited to younger backpackers out to party.
nothing insalubrious rooms
Fun staff, clean dorm, and had an awesome time. The elevators suck.
Meeting new people, it was a great way to do this because I was alone. I have made so many friends who I still miss now. I was also able to change my room at around 8pm at short notice because I was not happy with some of the people in the room. That was brilliant. Manager was very nice. Most of the staff were rude, apart from Sam - she was really nice and kind and down to earth. Most people said she was the best and this is the truth. Every single other staff member treat people differently, some do not even smile at all, no joke. Some staff do not know anything, I ask them something and they will say 'ermm I dont know' without trying to find the answer. Some of the people who stayed at hostel were also not very nice, but most were nice. I was also in a room with a group of 5 girls for 2/3 nights which was horrible, because I was in a 6 dorm room, so basically I was by myself and they done what they want because they were all in a group together and didnt care that they kept me awake all night.
The location was brilliant. The staff were very helpful and approachable. The cost for a fa mily room was very reasonable. The beds were rock hard!
The hotel is located at great location, very near to the famous Chat Thai restaurant, near to Market city and China Town. It's also a short walk to Queen Victoria Building, Town Hall station, Central station. U are able to walk to Sydney Opera House too. Air conditioner/ heater is a plus. Also, the price is very affordable in such a good location. The room's facilities is very poor, everything is old and not good looking at all. There is no towel in the toilet so make sure u prepare one yourself. The family room we are staying in is ok but the beds are very uncomfortable. It's a hotel for backpackers so families with kids would not feel completely comfortable here.
hanging in the lounge area, meeting new people.
cheap and close to where we wanted to stay toilets and shower area was unclean. Condoms left in showers!!!!
Convenient location My single room booked over Internet the previous day did not exist when I arrived. You must fix this!
The staff was wonderful and very helpful. They were always very eager to dispense great advice, book anything we'd need, and were generally great. I was surprised to see that, although the clientele was young, there really wasnt' noise after a certain hour - they were serious about making sure people in the neighborhood and hostel will be able to get some sleep. I would definitely recommend staying there, it's a great and quiet location. I dont' really think the price justified the room we got.
Good location Poor Wi-Fi that by definition disconnects after 3 minutes, Mugs and cups require 1$ deposit. The stuff is not friendly
No air con
Very close to Kings Cross Not very helpful staff
Free shuttle bus from airport (if you book 2 or more night ;) ) Really clean room and bathroom. A lot of rental car company not too far from hotel.
The hotell staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel was full of young people creating a great juyful atmosphere.
i really enjoyed myself while i was there that i couldent stay longer
Wasn't particularly impressed with anything. First two rooms we were shown were in a really bad state. Very run down and damp. Eventually the third room we were shown was exceptable but not great.
Home backpackers is very affordable and good for the money your paying. I prefer a side to b side although both sides are both good. It's awesome that it's so close to the main city and central I soul definitely stay here again and probably every time I stay in Sydney. The bathroom got quite dirty but I would probably just put that down to dirty backpackers
it was close to where I needed to go. the cleaner was friendly. it was easy to book. hot water in one of the male showers was inconsistant
Location We booked a private room and our bathroom was incredibly dirty and disgusting. The room smelled and was very dirty (including the bed). We changed hostels after the first night.
easy access, close to city and on bus routes
Fairly clean and quiet. One of the cheaper options. Small room, reception apparently opened at 8:00am but I was there waiting until 8:45 for someone to turn up so I could check in. Bathrooms were terrible, one shower wasn't working and one had no lock. Also security card opened two doors (not visible from each other) at the same time (there are two sides to the hostel) so if you entered one door the other would be open for anyone to enter!!
centrally located and close to central station. handy if catching a plane sqeaky fire door next to room - noisy at night
It was noisy the 1st night with some backpackers who keep slamming their doors throughout the night. The toilet was always occupied in the morning with backpackers queuing to bath. The advantage was it was near the railway and main road, but also means that it is quite noisy.
Cheap, good location. Kitchens too small for the amount of guests, not enough cooking equipment (only one fork!), room was too hot ( warmer than rest of hostel), no permanent member of staff to talk to to get stuff sorted out (when we complained about lack of cutlery all they could do was pass on a message), unfriendly due to layout of the two buildings (couldn't eat in the outdoor area without taking our food out into the street first)