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Reviews of 790 on George Backpackers

Hostel | 790 George Street, Sydney, Australia 2000

81.6% Overall Rating

348 out of 413 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (06/07/2014)

"Really good location, close to central station, and the free 555 shuttle stop was across the street. Bedding was clean and they offered activities in the evenings"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bicycle hire
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet café
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 14.97
  • Luggage Room USD 4.68
  • Breakfast USD 4.68
  • Towel USD 1.87

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

NEW YEARS PACKAGES: Bookings for the period between December 27 2014 and January 4 2015 have a required minimum 6 night stay. All bookings made as part of a NYE package may require additional documentation. All reservations that are booked as part of a NYE package will be held by credit card until December 1 at which point the associated credit card will be charged IN FULL. The credit card used to make the booking must be presented on check-in or the reservation will not be honoured. Any credit cards that decline will result in the booking being cancelled. Changes to bookings cannot be made after November 30 and any cancellations or amendments after that date will result in a full charge. or amendment would result in a full charge for all dates. Bookings for more than 2 people in share rooms cannot be guaranteed in same rooms, but we will try our best to keep you together"

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81.6%

Overall Rating

348 out of 413 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend '790 on George Backpackers'

Atmosphere
75.2%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
76.0%
Cleanliness
76.8%
Staff
84.0%
Value
77.6%
Safety
87.2%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

04 January 2013

Liked: Good location & the red hed male & female receptionists were excellent.

Disliked: Dated, overpriced, small, dark & dingey. Windows dirty.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Jesper Arnström

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 January 2013 Jesper would recommend this property

Liked: very friendly staff and extremely good location that's central and close to all sorts of transportation.

Disliked: quite expensive and the fact that you have to pay to use internet and such facilities i found a little bit annoying.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This was a great location, it's right by the central train station; which meant my boyfriend and i didn't have far to travel with heavy backpacks! The staff were very friendly, and extremely helpful in helping us find our way in Sydney and getting the right local public transport. They even gave away free pancakes!

Disliked: There was a few problems with our keys not working in the shared bathrooms, but it was soon sorted.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

19 December 2012

Liked: Location of this property is great. Central to trains but also an easy walk to main sights. Lots of food places and supermarkets/liquorland within easy walking distance. The downstairs kitchen area is good fun at the weekends, but is quiet most of the time so you can make some food and relaz in peace. Common room also good with computer access. Lockers next to beds are great.

Disliked: I didn't like my room. The girls on the bottom bunks had all been there for months and the room was a mess, I felt sorry for the cleaners! The bunk beds all need tightening up because even the slightest movement made the whole thing wobble- that being said the mattress was comfortable. If you get put in room 211- ask for another one!

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Yen Wei Chuang

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 November 2012 Yen Wei would recommend this property

Liked: staff r nice and friendly

Disliked: not really

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

27 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect Location to explore Sydney

Disliked: None if the hairdryer worked

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Ian Wierenga

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

15 November 2012 Ian would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly, helpful staff. Very central location (and near Central Station). Kept clean. Not overly rowdy.

Disliked: Nothing comes to mind... very positive experience.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Zoe Lassen-Purser

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

05 November 2012 Zoe would recommend this property

Liked: We really liked the lounge/internet/tv rooms. There are good-sized lockers in rooms if you have a smallish backpack (carry-on size) and bring a lock (or buy one). Internet is only $1/hour. The staff is constantly cleaning, so everything is pretty clean. This is not a huge party hostel, which I really liked.

Disliked: There could be a few more cooking stations in the kitchen, it does get crowded around dinner time. Also, because so many people are living in the hostel and working in Sydney, there's not a lot of fridge/shelf room for food--you kind of have to squeeze in.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

01 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is fantastic.

Disliked: Having to use my room key to access the toilets

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Joanne Kmaid

Alone

Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

16 October 2012 Joanne would recommend this property

Liked: Loved the safe and friendly atomosphere. I would wake up in the morning, and feel inspired to go for a walk, whether it be to the local City Church or to Darling Harbour. Location is in the heart of the City, and transport is easily accessible, so there was no time for boredom. It was my first time staying in a Hostel, so it was lovely to meet and connect with people, I wouldn't have met otherwise. Thank you!

Disliked: Sometimes, dishes were left unwashed, so it made the kitchen area appear messy and unclean. It was humbling to witness staff come around and wash the dishes for us.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

YENCHUN CHEN

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 October 2012 YENCHUN would recommend this property

Liked: Good enough for the price.Friendly and helperful staff.The kitchen is small so you have to wait for cooking and even for a cup of hot coffee.I was attacked by some unknown bugs during the nights there and awaked by a group of drunk guys at 3:30.But it's not the hostel's fault anyway.Thus,if I'm still on the budget I'll get back again.

Disliked: It would be nice to have more than one kettle.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Mary T Delaney

With my spouse / partner

Work / volunteering

03 October 2012 Mary T would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent Location Clean rooms with large windows Fresh Bedlinen and matresses in good condition Pancakes on Monday night TV room good space to watch tv, use net, or read and good space to mix with other travellers

Disliked: Mary T left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 September 2012

Liked: All staff were friendly and helpful,moreover location was perfect.

Disliked: I stayed in a 6 female dom. One of girls is living there,not traveler,and she was so selfish. She used the room like own room. When I opened a curtain at 10:30am, she slammed it shut. I didn't have any light, because my bed light was broken. I will never sleep the bed any more because she makes me wake up many times by big body motions.they were like big earthquake!

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

20 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the backpacker is pretty good, all that you need to travelling, good accomodation for a good value, near to the central station so you can go anywhere, moreover the rooms are very clean instead of the bathroom that is a little bit dirty but nothing too bad

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

david --

Alone

Work / volunteering

01 August 2012 david would recommend this property

Liked: nice people, hotel like rooms

Disliked: lock out of communal areas at 12pm, have to be in the clubs until 6am, a little bit strange

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Katarina Resnik

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 July 2012 Katarina would recommend this property

Liked: great value for money!

Disliked: Katarina left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

24 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is awesome! such a perfect location in the centre of the city, really close to bars, shops etc etc and 1 minute walk to central station. Staff are really friendly and helpful, bedrooms were really clean, and beds are comfortable. Showers are good. Has an elevator which is good for luggage. I have stayed at this hostel 4 times, and I couldn'd reccomend it more - such good value for money.

Disliked: Can be a bit noisy.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Shenny Lee

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

10 July 2012 Shenny would recommend this property

Liked: The LOCATION!!! Very convient and worth the price! Beside that, bed is simple. Stuff is very friendly, as i went with 4 friends, its better to take a cab (about $30) than taking the train to the city as it cost $15 for a ride back. overall, its quite a good backpacker place to stay.

Disliked: At night it can get a little too noisy from those drunkard dude.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Brittany Boniface

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 June 2012 Brittany would recommend this property

Liked: LOCATION!!

Disliked: Wasn't a very social hostel

88.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

21 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were really nice and helpful, kitchen has a good vibe and plenty of kitchenware,cleaners cleaned kitchen also after lazy backpackers, was warm unlike a lot of hostels for the same price.

Disliked: window wouldnt close in our room and one of the sockets was dodgy but thats it

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: value for money, clean, friendly staff, good common area and atmosphere, lifts

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great space, the staff clean the hostel everyday, 24 hour reception. Really relaxed and a great base for long and short term travellers.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

16 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice hostel and great location in the city. Nothing really to complain about.

Disliked: Nothing really.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Aaron Vanderlip

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 April 2012 Aaron would recommend this property

Liked: Very central, about 400m from Central station so very easy to get to from the airport. Lockers for each bed and reading light were nice as well. Also liked that internet was fairly cheap ($1/hour for wifi). Front reception staff were very friendly.

Disliked: Common room was ok but could get crowded quickly for a hostel this size. Also, the place is almost half full of people who live there, so it would be nice if there were more actual travellers staying there.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Anna Estor

As a family with children

City break
Visiting friends or family

18 April 2012 Anna would recommend this property

Liked: Preis-Leistungsverhältnis ok. Nah an Central-Station.

Disliked: Anna left no negative feedback.


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