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Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

Brilliant backpackers. Friendly staff, good facilities (kitchen could do with an upgrade) clean and great people. Rooftop area for drinking and smoking was the best bit. Able to bring own drinks too. only downside some of the rooms we're abit too small for amount of beds (very hot at night) fan only aswell. But a great hostel and good location.

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Reviewed 30 March 2015

OK, my review is from 2010. But I loved my time there. Made excellent friends. Partying all the time. People left their laptops and phones on the beds and nothing ever got stolen. Basic breakfast. Central location. It may have changed now. But I know that there was very negative reviews in 2010 when I was there, yet I had...

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Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

Am staying in hostel for 1 week , and i do have to say that location is good Staff is friendly and nice but not helpfull. I didn't find shutle servece working well and net in hostel is also not that great. atm they are renovating hostle therefor lot of noise. It is good place to learn some german, atm...

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Reviewed 31 January 2015

I don't understand why it is so badly rated. We paid 17 Dollars each for a bed in a 6-bed-dorm and were satisfied. It is clean, the staff is helpful and friendly and the location is pretty central.Toilets and showers were clean aswell.

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Reviewed 11 January 2015

Location is good and staff are friendly. Rooftop of hostel was a the best highlight. BUT the hygiene of the hostel was horrific. Toilets and showers were not clean. Corridors were slippery. No wet floor sign. Bed bugs were found on the bottom bunk below me in a 12 man dorm. The girl below me had so many bites. Their...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 27 December 2014

my room #11 headed to williams street, it was very noisy - the old windows do not block any noise. stressful. tiny room, smelled heavily and more way more than usual like people, although i was alone in there one day, though open windows and working fan. with only little effort this hostel could show a little love to the...

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Reviewed 15 September 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights because the price was attractive at $18 per night for an 8 bed dorm. The problem with this hostel was that our room was full of long term residents and they made us feel uncomfortable staying there, security wasn't great as our room door didn't close so it couldn't be locked so we always...

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2014 via mobile

I would not recommend this place to anyone, we stayed in the double room near the toilets, convenient to be sleeping there I thought at first, until the first night... Both the male and female doors SLAM shut every time they are opened, keeping you up all night! This needs to be fixed but judging on the other reviews it...

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Noosa
Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

I stayed at this hostel in total for 3 months for work purposes. The hostel was picked by STA Travel for a Work, Stay and Play package. The hostel offers free breakfast every morning and free BBQ and goon on a Monday evening. The staff are mostly friendly when they're not drinking or getting high, but overall what you would...

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed staying at this hostel, the lodging was cheap and I got what I expected to for the price. The staff were friendly and helpful and it was easy to meet people in the community lounge area and on the rooftop in the evening. If you are a low maintenance traveller looking for lodging in a cool location this...

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Darlinghurst
Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney, Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and 1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning. Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small designer boutiques can be found along Victoria and Bourke Streets. Dining in Darlinghurst is a gastronomic adventure. Food from all over the world is on the menu, from American ribs to tapas, sushi to gelato and every ethnicity in between.
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Address: 141 William St | Kings Cross, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Darlinghurst
Price Range: RM94 - RM276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“I was in the 10 person room for about 1 month and had a blast!”
 of 5 bubbles tankb2014, 30 Mar 2015 | Read review
“8 share good value not too busy”
 of 5 bubbles jazzb94, 24 Mar 2013 | Read review
“share a smaller dorm”
 of 5 bubbles RichardP616, 10 Mar 2013 | Read review
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