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790 on George
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Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Although the staff is really helpful and easy ging this place is def not worth any recommendations.

The beds require some serious maintenance as every single move on the lower or upper bunks leads to tremendous swings which make you feel that you are sleeping in a hammock.
The common area referred to as the kitchen is apparently in the basement.
The interior looks quite old and run down.

After sunset you will find plenty of party animals (drunk teenagers, mostly) that are constantly occupying the entrance of the hostel - which gives the entire place a weird atmosphere and implies the target customers of the hostel.
On my second night, a group of these party animals found their way into the dorm I was sleeping in. One of them seemed to be on a bad trip as she started to bang her head against my bed followed by loud cries. This went on for an hour until someone threw her out.

Since I do like to sleep every now and then, I left the place and I found a much better hostel just around the corner with clean facilities a great atmosphere and even a bar

Stayed: December 2016, travelled solo
1  Thank Robert H
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Jamieo66, Front Office Manager at 790 on George, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Hey Robert,

Thanks for the feedback, we take all feedback on board to help better our hostel.

Im glad our staff were friendly, its something we pride ourselves on.

You are correct, our demographic is young backpackers travelling the world, we understand that they will party but we make sure this is done and the clubs and pubs and is unacceptable for them to be making noises at all hours of the night. We have also trained out night managers to make sure the entrance to the hostel is clear at all times. I thank you for bringing this up I will be sure to investigate and find out what happened here. The hostel is obviously a drug free zone and anyone seen to be under the influence is evicted immediately.

Im sorry to hear your room mates were loud at the nights, we hope you will give our hostel another go in the future as I do believe this to be a one of incident!

Again thanks for the feedback and hope to see you again

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Reviewed 17 December 2016

When I first arrived here, my room provided was an extremely small 6 bed dorm room. It had no natural light and no other women in it. Reception was quick to swap me to a nicer room. The next day my room had a deep clean..which it probably needed. I stayed for a week and would probably stay again. make sure you don't get 704.

Room Tip: anything above 07 e.g., 409 or 710
  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled solo
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Thank Taylor-3232
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Jamieo66, Front Office Manager at 790 on George, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Hey Taylor,

Thanks for the feedback. Im very glad to see our reception team was quick to act when you had an issue, they're really good at that!

We have a strong housekeeping team so whenever we feel the rooms arn't up to scratch we make sure we give them a good scrub!

Im really glad to ehar you would come back and we really hope you do! :)

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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here 3 nights in a 4 bedded mixed dorm, everybody was friendly, bathrooms on each floor and they are very spacious. Dorms were clean, so was the bedding. George St is a very long road but very good location probably about a 30 min walk to harbour or you can hop on the the train at central station which is located right next to the hostel. First experience in a hostel, and no complaints apart from their only being an hours free wifi each day.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled with friends
Thank Joanne H
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Jamieo66, Front Office Manager at 790 on George, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Hi Joanne,

Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. First times in hostel can be a daunting experience! Im really glad to see we were able to contribute something positive to your first stay in a hostel! We will take on your feedback in regardd to adding some more free Wifi!

We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights at this hostel which was well located in the centre near to the Greyhound bus stop. Very clean hostel with excellent toilet and shower facilities. The bedrooms were spacious with large luggage lockers. Overall this hostel is great value for money!

Stayed: December 2016, travelled with friends
Thank ACundy
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Jamieo66, Front Office Manager at 790 on George, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Hey!

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us some feedback!

We are so glad you had a great stay and we look forward to seeing you in the future :)

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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Great location - right next to central station with trains to every corner of Sydney.

Friendly staff, bathrooms were kept clean. Kitchen was ALWAYS a mess but I know this is also responsibility of the clients staying there (have some respect guys!).

WiFi that was meant to be accessible in public areas was never accessible - neither of us could connect! But $1/hr WiFi had great connection and a good price

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with friends
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Thank 707brittanyh
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Jamieo66, Front Office Manager at 790 on George, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2016

hi,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us some feedback, we appreciate all feedback as it helps us to become a better hostel!

I agree that guests should take responsibility in cleaning up their own dishes (seems easy enough) but I guest some just aren't used to being out of home for too long. We try out best to educate everyone but just in case some people decide to not to listen we have cleaners that clean the kitchen multiple times every day! I will have a meeting with our housekeeping team to find out why this is the sort of feedback we are receiving as it should be the case!

in regards to the WIFI - we are aware of the issues that have been happening in regards to not being able to connect. Our IT department came in just today and sorted out the issues. If you come back and have any troubles at all reception are all fully trained now to deal with any troubleshooting that is needed to get you online!

Thanks again for the feedback and we hope to see you again!

James

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