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Reviews of World Square Hostel

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

82.4% Overall Rating

210 out of 271 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (25/03/2015)

Ben Williams thinks…

"Excellent location, friendly staff, great people staying here. Weekends are good fun with the club downstairs with very cheap drinks! Great value for money too!!"

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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 10.84
  • Towel USD 1.55

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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82.4%

Overall Rating

210 out of 271 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'World Square Hostel'

Atmosphere
79.2%
Location
96.8%
Facilities
75.2%
Cleanliness
72.0%
Staff
92.0%
Value
80.0%
Safety
81.6%
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74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location was good, price reflected facilities on offer

Disliked: The free wifi was only available on a few floors, one of which turned into a bar at moght, so not good for Skype

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Simon Belanger

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 July 2012 Simon would recommend this property

Liked: Free Wifi, location, cheap, fairly quiet at night

Disliked: Bad wifi, not always super clean, I can't say why but the ambiance lack of something to actually meet people

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Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

10 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good hostel.

Disliked: Nothing.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
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Evelien Jacobs

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture

30 June 2012 Evelien would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very friendly and happy to help, it's located in the middle of the city what is great. I had the opportunity to join an acitivity wich all who wanted could join to a local place where there was free pizza and other snacks for bigger groups + a drink. Later there was also a party. A good idea to bring guests together. Also the room I was in had an amazing view towards the city

Disliked: I wished it had a breakfast opportunity. Then the price probably would also rise but a very basic breakfast would've worked as well. Also the rooms lack curtains or any other type of shade and the windows are very thin so the busy street does get into your room

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FLAVIA CARNOT

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

29 June 2012 FLAVIA would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is very clean, the rooms have lockers under the beds, all the staff is friendly and they were very helpful with information because it was first time in Australia. The hostel also have free wi-fi which is good an i saved a lot money. I liked the location too because is close to metro station.

Disliked: FLAVIA left no negative feedback.

80.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

27 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place to hang out, good beds and its clean.

Disliked: The kitchen

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

19 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean rooms, comfy beds (for a hostel) Staff were really nice and helpful

Disliked: I really quite liked this hostel, however as far as atmosphere goes, if your looking for a party hostel, on a Monday night it wasn't really happening. They did offer a place to go out and have a drink, which had a good atmosphere. And I've been told the weekend bar is pretty busy and good.

60.0%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

15 June 2012

Liked: It had free wifi and cheap drinks downstairs if you're going out.The location is perfect and the staff are friendly.

Disliked: There is no common room from thursday to sunday because it turns into a night club.that was a big let down.not much atmosphere.

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Matt Irwin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 June 2012 Matt would recommend this property

Liked: The bars attached to the Hostels, the free WIFI and the lounge area with bean bag chairs. The people and friendly and seem to value the difference between working people and party types.

Disliked: Matt left no negative feedback.

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Jiwon Yoo

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 June 2012 Jiwon would recommend this property

Liked: Pretty nice hostel. Just like a home!

Disliked: Jiwon left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

26 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is very close to train station so it was easy to come from the airport, the staff were very friendly and it's in the middle of the city. The free wifi it was a good thing too.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

26 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent central location, and helpful staff. Hostel was clean and good value for money.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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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

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

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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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

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

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

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

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

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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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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.


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