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    Unrivaled in cost, safety and service in Sydney's CBD area
    Uduak I July 2016
    Better than an average hostel, but the sauna, something i really was looking forward to, didn't work. Bummer on the evening. I also got some vouchers for a free meal, but the day i arrived, the free meal was in the morning, so I could not make use of it. No compensation. The day of Free Wifi is very good. Rooms are clean, spacious and has a big window. Nice place to stay.
    Lene B July 2016
    Ok for location if you don't mind a walk of half an hour into the CBD or paying for public transport. Close to China town so plenty of places to eat if you like that food which we did. Plenty of storage in the kitchen cubby holes for food but evidence of chains in them seemed to indicate an issue of food theft. This became apparent when our securely wrapped and marked milk in the fridge was used and then moved to a different fridge. Not an extreme problem obviously but soured the YHA experience we have loved throughout our lives based on honesty and friendship. We kept our non perishable food in our double room, but those in a dorm would be advised to purchase the $5 lockable bags from reception to use. Take a small padlock to attach the bag to the chain supplied in each cubby hole. Fridge stuff is open to theft unfortunately unless you have another locked bag in there. Overall I'd recommend this YHA. Nice ensuite in the double rooms.
    Tracy T July 2016
    Accidently booked for the wrong day the check in staff helped me out so much, absolute champs
    Zoe M July 2016
    Overall a great experience. Was impressed by the facilities and how well maintained it was. However I gave 'value for money' an average score, as I think the cost is borderline defeating the whole purpose of backpacking-to stay somewhere cheap and use your money to enjoy your holiday to the fullest. That said, I haven't been backpacking for many years and have a low tolerance for inflation, so please don't be offended or discouraged by my views :)
    ANDREW B July 2016
    The only problem is that the locks of the rooms' doors are very noisy and that disturbed when you are sleeping
    Laura P July 2016
    It was an OK place to stay, expensive for what it was. OK atmosphere in the common area, but as the place is so big, it doesn't have this nice, personal ambience.
    Karina B July 2016
    This hostel is well-situated, close to trains and buses and has a cafe conveniently on the ground floor. Its lifts work well, and the bathrooms were clean. I didn't realise I had to provide my own padlock for the security locker, but that is a minor detail. I was in a 4-bed female room, and being in the upper bunk I appreciated the night light which was provided for each bunk. A great place to stay in Sydney.
    Inge I July 2016
    Excellent value in a very convenient location
    Adrian S July 2016
    I stayed in a dorm for my one night stay. The two young ladies in the room were very friendly and we talked and laughed until bedtime. Notwithstanding that I am an 'old woman' (!) I have always found everyone in the hostel very friendly.
    Sophie P July 2016
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