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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 10.91
  • Towel USD 1.56

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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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%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

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

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

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 ;-)

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

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

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%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

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

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

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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
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

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

Abi Gillard

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Work / volunteering

28 September 2011 Abi would recommend this property

Liked: The staff here were really friendly and helpful, going out of their way to make sure you were fully satisfied and enjoying your stay! The rooms and bathrooms were nice and clean, and plenty of room in the kitchen to make it easy to stay and live here.

Disliked: Nothing!

28.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 September 2011

Liked: Good location, nothing

Disliked: Is said that there are lockers, but are there, but not all. Rooms are not clean are not cleaned. Bathrooms are small and not clean. There are even cockroaches. In the weekend you can not sleep because of what the music is turned into the cafe.

28.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

09 September 2011

Liked: Location.

Disliked: The place was filthy and run down, the staff were rude, the beds weren't even made! They couldn't store our bags overnight despite advertising baggage storage. People were drinking and smoking in our dorm. We booked an airport shuttle with the hostel and paid good money for it and it turned out we were never booked on one! The staff member was then really rude and proceeded to try and convince us that we'd never booked it with them in the first place!!!

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

21 August 2011

Liked: FREE WIFI, yes that is correct, first time in Oz, I couldn't believe it

Disliked: This place is really a bar with some rooms upstairs, if this appeals to you then go for it. If this doesn't appeal to you then expect the walls to be shaking and noise from the street to keep you awake. Also the lift isn't working, not sure if its terribly safe for people to be bringing big bags up and down a spiral staircase.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

15 August 2011

Liked: It was very central

Disliked: it was very loud in the 18 dorm which is right above the nightclub and also the main street so the noise of the traffic is bad too.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

04 August 2011

Liked: The people was nice, the location was very convenient.

Disliked: The only thing that I really disliked there, was a very dirty lavatory.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The best location out of the hostels i've foud in sydney so far, as well as helpful staff who want to make sure you enjoy your stay. Plus hot cleaner

Disliked: Not alot

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

Hilary Karry

Alone

Partying / nightlife

11 July 2011 Hilary would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere, close to everything. Secure swipe-entry. Super cheap drinks at the hostel bar

Disliked: Only one toilet per floor

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

micah florisson

Alone

Business / conference
Events / festivals

10 July 2011 micah would recommend this property

Liked: location! its great!!

Disliked: a bit cold and staff werent overly helpful.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Celia Demarchi

With friends / other travellers

City break

27 June 2011 Celia would recommend this property

Liked: Too cold. Not heated at all.

Disliked: Far too cold. No heating which was apaling.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: really central location, their keys are in the form of plastic watches...easy to hold on to and find

Disliked: their free wifi didnt work anywhere in building, it was quite cold at night - i had to take the duvet from an empty bed, i was on the 5th (top) floor and when it rained at night the roof seemed to leak into the toilet area as there was always alot of water in that area after rain

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

13 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Not to far from train station.

Disliked: It smelled like beer and the bathrooms were not that clean.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms were pretty gd, nice blankets, nice hit showers but took like 5-10 mins to warm up sometimes, great location and just across the road from a supermarket. They offer great nights out and free drinks for most of the night. The kitchen is gd and has everything you need. Overall a great place to stay, and also there are some hot girls working there, spesh the English red haired one :p

Disliked: Nothing really, it was in whole very nice place to stay.


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