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Reviews of World Square Hostel

Hostel | 640 George Street, Cnr Liverpool and Goerge, Entrance on Liverpool Sydney, Australia 2000

81.1% Overall Rating

196 out of 255 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (05/08/2014)

"Enjoyed my stay at this hostel. Friendly staff, they were very helpful on check in and with general knowledge of events happening in the city. Free wifi in the common area, maybe it could be made available in the whole…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Nightclub
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Laundry service
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 13.06
  • Towel USD 1.87

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

PLEASE NOTE 1. We are an 18+ only hostel 2. All guests must present either a passport, drivers license or national ID card on check-in. 3.***NYE BOOKINGS POLICY*** 22/12/12 - 05/01/13. Bookings will be charged for the first night in the weeks following the booking. The remainder of the balance will be charged on November 1st. In the event that the card details are invalid on either date the booking will be cancelled. Each of these charges is non refundable and non transferable.

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81.1%

Overall Rating

196 out of 255 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'World Square Hostel'

Atmosphere
76.0%
Location
96.8%
Facilities
76.0%
Cleanliness
68.0%
Staff
92.0%
Value
79.2%
Safety
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Daisy Williams

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

16 May 2012 Daisy would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, right in between two major train station in the CBD, really friendly staff on reception and free WiFi. The places looks like it has been freshly painted making it seem really warm and welcoming, love the colour scheme picked, my room had a yellow feature wall.

Disliked: Daisy left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

15 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The free Wi-Fi is a must for any backpacker - few hostels in Sydney offer this service, which pretty much made up my mind for me! The rooms and kitchen have recently been painted, which really adds to the warm atmosphere of the place. The staff seem genuinely interested in you as a person, not just another number to check in, which is great! The common room is comfortable and spacious, not to mention the seriously cheap bar on the first level. Can't go wrong with $3 drinks!

Disliked: That I couldn't stay longer!

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xiao holder

Alone

Visiting friends or family

03 May 2012 xiao would recommend this property

Liked: Everything... fantastic place, Free WIFI & Right in the middle of the city. Not to mention good staff!!!!

Disliked: Nothing

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Candice Anderson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Business / conference
Visiting friends or family

28 April 2012 Candice would recommend this property

Liked: Good location. Beds were clean.

Disliked: Room of 18 beds smelled like beer, carpet was wet. Bed was clean though.Good value for money if you just need a place to stay. The hostel also has two bars so it's probably a good time on that note.

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Tom Partridge

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break

28 March 2012 Tom would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place, free wi-fi, friendly staff and cheap beer!

Disliked: Tom left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I had fun here. Location was actually pretty perfect. Theres the shopping centre across the road and didn't realise it but the bar downstairs was the cheapest bar I came across in Sydney. All in all had a really good time. cheers :)

Disliked: nothing

71.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

05 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location

Disliked: Room no WiFi signal

71.4%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

02 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Superb location, new bathroom, lively bar below with cheap drinks

Disliked: Kitchen in very poor condition, awful selection of cutlery/ crockery and equipment, 2 toilets for 24 people on our floor, no communal area after bar open.

65.7%
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Rebecca Ramos

Alone

Business / conference
Events / festivals

28 February 2012 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: centrally located, proximous to my businesses and errands, plenty of eateries downstairs, has a lift (elevator), hot-cold shower, spacious kitchen

Disliked: Guests are so untidy, guest's receiving non-guests in dorm rooms partying till midnight, traffic noise, no aircon nor fan, there were couples snogging oblivious to other dorm mates, I've been bitten by mosquitoes

94.3%
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Regina van Zanten

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 January 2012 Regina would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, big rooms, bar in the same building but we could not hear the music!

Disliked: only 1 toilet on our level

60.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 January 2012

Liked: Staff were friendly and people living were friendly as well!! Also it was close by to everything & the kitchen had a cooker which is a bonus!!

Disliked: V. noisy, you could here the bar music even on the third floor and you could feel the vibrations through the beds!! plus as its on a main street you can hear the people and cars which can get very noisy at night time. Also the kitchen was not clean, there were cockroaches, dirty floor and the fridge smelt horrible. Plus there was hardly any cutlery. The 3rd floor showers/ toilet were pretty dirty and the light in another toilet didn't work so we only had one toilet at night. The green duvets weren't changed when someone new came in which is pretty unhygienic.

94.3%
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Marieke Cuijpers

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 January 2012 Marieke would recommend this property

Liked: The location is perfect! In 5 minutes by train (really cheap) at Circular Quay and in 3 minutes walk at Darling Harbour, :)

Disliked: It's on a really busy street so really much noise at night!

91.4%
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WILFRED LIAUW

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

12 December 2011 WILFRED would recommend this property

Liked: the toilet is clean, and they have a bar and open pub in the weekend; cheap drinks! awesome atmostphere. Also, located just right in the city, near to food chains and other clubs and pubs, bus and train station. what more do you expect?

Disliked: maybe they should have lockers for guests.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Visiting friends or family

12 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was cheap, provided a bed + locker (which is all I needed).

Disliked: Outside door key is broken; had to call the hostel to get the door opened each time when entering after hours - bad if you don't have a phone! A bit dirty; saw two cockroaches (one squished on the carpet). "24 hour hot showers" isn't really that true... a bit cold at night.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
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Sandra Ryder

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

11 December 2011 Sandra would recommend this property

Liked: The location is fantastic

Disliked: It looks nothing like the pictures. Needs new carpets, a coat of paint, helpful staff, a brighter more cheerful bar area and communal areas to sit. Signage in the elevator and stairs to tell you what is on each floor. Bathrooms need renovating and need more shower and toilet stalls on each floor

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

05 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: BESt beds in australia !!! Nightly activities, Free Drinks, Cant be any more Central. Really liked the vibe from Management & Staff, Like a home away from Home.. Would definatly reccommend it to other travellers for when they stay in Sydney. Free internet which is always a Major Bonus ;-)

Disliked: Didnt stay long enough ;-)

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Ciaran Murphy

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 December 2011 Ciaran would recommend this property

Liked: very good location,friendly staff. comfy beds and clean and modern accommodation, jam packed entreatment schedule,fun fun fun..

Disliked: Nothing

65.7%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 November 2011

Liked: Good location, staff friendly

Disliked: State of room- paint peeling off, very hot and stuffy room.

88.6%
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Van Khai Ngo

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

22 November 2011 Van Khai would recommend this property

Liked: Everything. I would recommend it for any backpackers.

Disliked: Nothing to complain about.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

17 October 2011

Liked: The location

Disliked: There were not enough clean beds, with which we had booked ahead of time, the rooms were not clean, the front desk was not helpful and did not complete things in a timely manor, and it was a very noisy location.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 October 2011

Liked: the 18 share room is ok, spacious!

Disliked: small kitchen, 1/2 toilet max a floor.. living room not confortable

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, cheap night club and bar downstairs, clean and value for money... the staff was also very helpful!

Disliked: Nothing!

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 100%

Zachary Hansel

Alone

Visiting friends or family

03 October 2011 Zachary would recommend this property

Liked: The location is amazing if you are looking for a party or social atmosphere. There is a club located on the 1st and 2nd floor of this hostel, which goes until about 1:30 am on the weekends.

Disliked: Some of the same as above, the floors are sticky (where shoes at all times). The bathroom is filthy. If you are a light sleeper you will have trouble sleeping here.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

02 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice located next to a lot of attractions. The railway station is also only 3 minuites to walk. The staff was helpful und friendly. Furthermore the rooms were clean and warm. Best of all is the bar in the building, which is probably the cheapest one in whole sydney.

Disliked: Because of the bar it was loud in the rooms, but it was ok. The rooms are very small and you have nearly no space for your luggage. On my floor was only one bathroom for girls and one for boys. Also the kitchen is very small and there is no living room.

91.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

28 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location is great

Disliked: noise of next building's vent


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