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    Nearest transport:
  • Museum Railway Station (0.3 Km / 4 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • shopping
  • sightseeing
  • restaurants
    Distance to airport:
  • Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (7.3 Km)
  • Bankstown Airport (20.2 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Friendly staff", "Great location", "Value for money"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Qantas Credit Union Arena (0.4 Km / 5 min walk)
  • Chinatown Night Market (0.4 Km / 5 min walk)
  • Paddy’s Markets (0.4 Km / 5 min walk)
  • Market City (0.5 Km / 6 min walk)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

World Square Hostel

2/640 George Street, Sydney CBD, Sydney, Australia

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Features of World Square Hostel

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • bar
  • elevator
  • laundry service
  • lockers
  • luggage storage
  • nightclub
  • shared kitchen
  • shared lounge/TV area
  • tours
  • vending machine


  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Hostel description
World Square Hostel is the number one place to stay in Sydney for the very best in convenience, facilities,...see more World Square Hostel is the number one place to stay in Sydney for the very best in convenience, facilities, cleanliness, and entertainment! Fresh, friendly, and fun, this property offers an excellent location as a base to enjoy the amazing sights and experiences that the city has to offer at an excellent price. The secure key card system and free Wi-Fi ensures you can feel comfortable and safe while relaxing, partying, and enjoying the cheapest bar in the city.

One of the city's best-positioned hostels, World Square Hostel is only minutes from Sydney's biggest attractions, including The Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Sydney Tower, and Darling Harbour. The staff is a mix of locals and people from around the world with the knowledge and enthusiasm to assist you in squeezing every drop of enjoyment from your stay. Awesome events provided include live music, DJs, movie nights, pizza nights, and free tours.
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Xin C. Groups
Malaysia, June 08, 2015
Very Unpleasant Stay

Friendly Staff & Good location
Overall our stay at World Square Hostel was very unpleasant. We had stayed in a private room in the hostel for 3 nights not knowing what was coming our way. The toilet amenities were unsatisfactory. Toilet towels were not provided at all. We were told that they would be replenished but never did. We would expect basic necessity like this to be provided given the $100/ night rate. The mattresses in the room were extremely uncomfortable. The mattresses were no longer in a good condition & it felt like the spring were coming off the mattress. This has caused us backache waking up every morning. The hostel gets very noisy at night with the loud music coming from the bar downstairs. Our worst nightmare happened on our last night stay (6th June) when the fire alarm went off at 5am! We had to evacuate the building only to find out that some drunk people had deliberately set off the alarm! How annoying! The only good thing about the hostel is its friendly staff members, the staff were helpful and gave us good tips on places to visit in Sydney. Overall the stay at World Square Hostel was disappointing and not value for money at all. We will not be coming back nor recommending it to others.
Anthony F. Solo travelers
United Kingdom, December 23, 2014
Dirty, noisy, smelly

Location. Location. Price.
This hostel is one of the dirtiest hostels I have had the 'pleasure' of staying at - the carpet is discoloured and noticeably odourous - allegedly from the nausea of other guests. The room is uncomfortably warm and the noise levels and vibrations are excessive (definitely bring earplugs). I have stayed in hostels in eight countries this year, some of which are among the poorest in the world; this was the dirtiest accomodation yet. I had no choice when I stayed here due to low availability, but I would avoid this place at all costs unless you're impartial to the smell of fresh vomit.
Chanzi B. Solo travelers
United Kingdom, December 11, 2014
Yes. I recommand this place.

Free wifi, location, friendly staff
It was beautiful because of the location, free wifi and value for money. Reception staff was very friendly and helpful. They are the best of this hostel. I would come back just for them. However, it was very noise as the hostel was above a bar, and its own reception area turned to a bar in the night as well. I am not a big drinker, so I found that was very disturbing, other than, go and stay, you will like it.
Minyoung K. Solo travelers
South Korea, December 03, 2014
nice staffs, smelly room, uncomfortable bed

kind staffs, great location
Bed was bumpy so it was uncomfortable. It was very noisy outside because of clubs and parties. However the toilet was nice and clean.
Tao-Yuan H. Couples
Taiwan, October 08, 2014
Not worth the price

Location, that's all I can say about this place.
Paid for 3 nights, but bailed after the first night we were there. The room was small, equipped with nothing but a squeaky lousy bed. Under the hostel there's a pub, which means you will be stay up all night listening to loud music. And the worst part is the public bathroom, I'm a hotel housekeeper myself, by far this is the dirtiest, most disgusting toilet I've ever seen. I'm pretty sure it's not cleaned on a regular basis, and people do trash this place as well. I will never ever consider this hostel again, not even if I'm only paying per night, it's just not worth it!
fai C. Solo travelers
Hong Kong, October 04, 2014
duty and comfort

staff and location only
Ly H. Solo travelers
Vietnam, September 05, 2014
The location is ok

location, cheap
YESEUL L. Groups
South Korea, November 04, 2014
suitable for budget traveler

location, room size, kind reception
Good location and female dorm room is bigger than that I expected. But, there's problem with hot water so quite cold at that time.
Matthew M. Couples
Australia, August 15, 2014
Stay here only if you are prepared to rough it

Location, cheap drinks, near to train station
The shower had no hot water, towels are an extra charge, the room was a mess, and the building is in a state of disrepair. I have stayed at many hostels but I would not recommend this one.
NUR M. Solo travelers
Malaysia, June 10, 2014
Centrally Located At World Square

LIvely.Fully Equipped.Nightlife
A nice place for backpacker travelers. At night, the place turned into a nightclub, thus, the noise might disturb the residents till wee hours.

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