World Square Hostel

World Square Hostel

2/640 George Street, Sydney CBD, Sydney, Australia
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    6.8
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    Things you’ll love about World Square Hostel

    Things you'll love

    • 320 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Sydney

    • Bar

    • Nightclub

    Excellent
    Location
    8.9
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    Excellent location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Nearby
    Popular
  • World Square40 m
  • Metro Theatre90 m
  • World Square Shopping Centre120 m
  • Mission Room Escape Sydney130 m
  • Event Cinemas - George Street140 m
  • HSBC Building160 m
  • Consulate General of India220 m
  • Consulate General of Greece220 m
  • Downing Centre Local Court260 m
  • St Andrew’s Cathedral260 m
  • This property is in high demand!

    Last booked a few minutes ago

    Value for money6.8
    Location rating8.9
    Nearest airportSydney Airport (SYD)
    Distance to airport7.6 km

    Rooms available at World Square Hostel

    Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 9 m²/97 ft²
    • Shower
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    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
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    Bed in 18-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 18-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 67 m²/721 ft²
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    Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
    • Shower
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    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
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    Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
    Bed in 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
    • Shower
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    What to eat nearby

    Australian cuisine
    Australian cuisine
    3 Wise Monkeys
    40 m Australian, Bar, Pub
    Palate World Square
    100 m Australian, Cafe, International
    Cafe La Rosa
    110 m Australian, Cafe
    American cuisine
    American cuisine
    Lord of the Fries
    50 m American, Fast food, Vegetarian
    Star Bar
    100 m American, Australian, Bar
    Sanctuary Hotel
    100 m American, Australian, Bar
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    Hot Star Large Fried Chicken
    20 m Asian, Fast food, Taiwanese
    ZoZo Korean Restaurant
    30 m Asian, Korean
    Pepper Lunch
    70 m Asian, Fast food, Japanese

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of World Square Hostel from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (104)Booking.com Reviews (2)
    Cleanliness6.3
    Facilities2.0
    Location8.9
    Room comfort and quality6.8
    Service6.8
    Value for money6.8
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    8.3
    Excellent
    HAMDAN from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2014

    no frill hostel, smack right in the middle of the ”

    bed, location, price

    the hotel staff were excellent in delivering their service. my room is next to the kitchen and in the morning I saw many little crawlies. its probably not the hostel fault but the guests'as some of them did not clean up after eating and there creatures will be attracted to left over food. not big issues. it happen to all hostels in summer. all they need to do is to fumigate the place from time to time

    Reviewed January 21, 2014
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Chanzi from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in December 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.

    Reviewed December 11, 2014
    3.0
    Tao-Yuan from Taiwan
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in October 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!

    Reviewed October 08, 2014
    5.3
    Liselott from Sweden
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in April 2014

    good location close to "everything"”

    location, location, location

    Sorry but this backpackers hostel is not as good as other in Sydney. We stayed in a small room with just to bunk beds - it was not even a single chair in there. The bedlinnen was clean but the curtins were just hanging in one clips so you could not cover them in front of the window to have some privacy from outside and to lock out the morning light. The staff was very friendly and nice.

    Reviewed May 01, 2014
    8.7
    Excellent
    Chris from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

    Far better than expected.”

    Location, Staff, Atmosphere.

    this hostel was far better than other reviews suggest. the room (16bed dorm) was clean and an adequate size. Huge windows, high ceilings and lockers under every bed. The kitchen was small but cleanish and had everything we needed. the same goes for the bathroom. There is a nice telly room with soft seating and bean bags which is where the wifi works well. there is a club on the first floor. we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and i think anyone who knows what hostels are all about should have no fear booking this place.

    Reviewed December 11, 2013
    8.3
    Excellent
    Marcel from Netherlands
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in April 2013

    Great location, very friendly staff”

    Great location, very friendly staff, budget

    We loved our stay at World Square Hotel, located close to Chinatown and on walking distance from the train to the airport. I would recommend everybody to go there! Clean bathrooms, and great kitchen to cook for yourself.

    Reviewed April 09, 2013
    8.3
    Excellent
    Graeme from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in October 2012

    incredibly helpful&friendly youngwoman@reception”

    Very cheap and easy to get to.

    Very basic. Noisy location on a Saturday night. I just needed a bed so very grateful for something very inexpensive and convenient. Other hostels were full so glad this had a bed available. Receptionist very friendly and helpful. Lock up lockers (with your own padlock available in the room for each bed - except I was the last one in and the locking "bars" were broken and someone else was already using the space. So had to take any thing precious or semi-precious with me everywhere. That was a nuisance.

    Reviewed October 24, 2012
    8.3
    Excellent
    Yingchen from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2012

    Great Location”

    Clean, Accessible, Friendly Staff

    great location, at the junction of liverpool street and george street. walking along george street from hostel to circular quay, only takes 20 mins walk or hop on the free shuttle bus 555 along george street. 5 mins walk to museum station, takes only 12 mins from international airport to museum station at aud$16.20 (one-way). the 6 female dorm, clean room, comfortable 3 nights stay. female toilet is clean, two bathroom rooms with hot shower, like the huge hair dryer and hair straighterner available. two basins, sufficient for use. free wifi at level 2 reception area and level 3 kitchen area. four doors fridge available for use, to store our food, marker available for labelling our food bags. great stay!!

    Reviewed October 04, 2012
    4.7
    Xin from Malaysia
    Group
    Stayed 3 nights in June 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.

    Reviewed June 08, 2015
    4.0
    Anthony from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in December 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.

    Reviewed December 23, 2014
    6.0
    Lawrence from United States
    Business traveler
    Stayed 1 night in April 2014

    Downtown hostel with sticky floors”

    location, price, and security

    First, it must be mentioned that the common space is becomes a nightclub at night, two levels no less. By day it looks like a bar/nightclub during off hours. The floor is stick, the place reeks of beer. But if you just need a room, it is quite nice, clean and secure. The sleeping areas, depending upon which floor located, may be far enough away from the disco to give some peace, and new NSW regulations have bars and such closing down early enough. Great place if you want to be in a central Sydney location. Good price. Just beware of the sticky floors.

    Reviewed May 20, 2014
    5.3
    GA-EUN from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in January 2014

    do not use air port shuttle bus via this hostel”

    only central located.

    do not use air port shuttle bus via this hostel i made reservation with 14 dollars the driver stood me up and i had to waited more than 1 hour and the hotel never resolve this problem as like they are no any responsible for this situation. very very sad and disappointed. i just want to sue this hostel and the air port shiuule bus company!!

    Reviewed March 21, 2014
    6.7
    Good
    chih-yu from Taiwan
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

    really enjoy”

    larger room, without noise, sexy roommate

    it is still quiet and peaceful even if there is a bar downstairs. Also, the bathroom has a large room for me to put my stuffs there but the faucet has some problems with hot water. Sometimes it would change into cold water and it is a bit annoying. Besides, the room is very huge enough for me to put all my luggage on the floor. Wifi is not strong in room so u should go to lobby. And the girl responsible for reception is very nice and beautiful. She lets me keep my luggage here for one day though I did not live here anymore....

    Reviewed March 19, 2014
    4.7
    Slobodan from Serbia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

    you get what you pay”

    location

    dirty, looks like there was no investments since hostel was opened, wifi don't work half of the time, beds are shaking badly, so when you move you move a person below you and vice-verse. i took it 'cause was the cheapest, but i regret, should have paid more money and be comfy.

    Reviewed November 16, 2013
    7.0
    Very good
    PIK from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 7 nights in June 2013

    convenience for sight seeing but noisy”

    Good location; easy attach to public transport; many shops at surrounding

    At 1/f floor, it was a pub area, therefore would be noisy at night time. Suppose 2/f floor is the reception, but don't why sometimes i would become the pub also. Because 2/f is the only place as wifi provided, so it is not convenience for the guest.

    Reviewed June 12, 2013
    7.0
    Very good
    Lai from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in November 2012

    Convenient place but very nosiy during weekend”

    Very conenvenient place for drinking and party

    I stayed for one night during weekend. The location is very convenient and there are a lot of clubs nearby. It is good for those people who like drinking and party. But it is too noisy to sleep in a big dorm with window opened. Friendly staff.

    Reviewed February 17, 2013
    7.7
    Very good
    Wang from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2012

    NIce ”

    Convenient location

    this hotel is located in a convenient location with ppl from different backgrounds and nationalities. it is value for money and good for single traveller. highly rememend it to those who hv a limited budget and would need a convenient location to travel around.most of the shopping and sightseeing areas are around and you will never get bored !

    Reviewed September 28, 2012
    6.7
    Good
    Mary from Ireland
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in July 2012

    Excellent Location ”

    Large Dorm Rooms with windows!!

    Great Location, especially for someone travelling on their own. I was only staying one night so wanted something central near where my friend was staying so only a short walk from museum station. Large room with large windows, slightly cold but blankets were provided.

    Reviewed July 23, 2012
    5.0
    NUR from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in May 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.

    Reviewed June 10, 2014
    7.3
    Very good
    tsang from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Stayed 5 nights in September 2013

    comfortable”

    service. security. neat

    Good

    Reviewed April 06, 2014
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