790 On George Backpackers Hostel - Sydney

790 George Street, Haymarket, Sydney, Australia, 2000  show map
 3 stars
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790 On George Backpackers Hostel - Sydney

Paid Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning

In-room air conditioning

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Elevator
Check-in/ Check-out

Express check-in/ -out

Overview

The comfortable 790 On George Backpackers Hostel is a decent example of a 3-star hostel in Sydney. All the necessary facilities, including a safety deposit box, a luggage storage, an elevator and a designated area for smoking are available.

Staying at 790 On George Backpackers Hostel in Sydney, guests will be minutes away from Royal Botanic Gardens, Mrs Macquarie's Chair and The Cenotaph. Guests can share a meal in Mamak and Longrain, located about 450 meters away.

10 km to Kingsford Smith airport.

Rooms

Aside from a laptop safe, individual climate control, a dressing area, a personal computer and an iron with ironing board, rooms have beds with lockers, reading lamps and linens. The rooms also have a carpet floor. This property has shared bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

There is a shared kitchen provided.

Services

The hostel offers bicycles for rent.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   60.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Elevator
  • Vending machines

Sports & Fitness

  • Cycling

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Children's facilities

  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Bedroom

  • Foam mattress

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

hostel 790 On George Backpackers Hostel - Sydney Sydney location
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Hostel Address:

790 George Street, Haymarket, Sydney, Australia, 2000

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City Center
  • Sydney
    2000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Sydney Central Railway Station
    1000 ft
  • Central Station Sydney
    1400 ft
Underground stations
  • Wynyard Station
    1.1 mi
Restaurants
  • Mamak (cuisine: Malaysian)
    1500 ft
  • Longrain (cuisine: Thai, Asian)
    2000 ft
Parks
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship
    1800 ft
Beaches
  • Queen Victoria Building
    2100 ft
  • iVenture Card Australia
    4400 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    60

Rooms and availability

Shared Bathroom Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds
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How to reach hostel

hostel 790 On George Backpackers Hostel - Sydney Sydney location
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Hostel Address:

790 George Street, Haymarket, Sydney, Australia, 2000

Get directions
City Center
  • Sydney
    2000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Sydney Central Railway Station
    1000 ft
  • Central Station Sydney
    1400 ft
Underground stations
  • Wynyard Station
    1.1 mi
Restaurants
  • Mamak (cuisine: Malaysian)
    1500 ft
  • Longrain (cuisine: Thai, Asian)
    2000 ft
Parks
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship
    1800 ft
Beaches
  • Queen Victoria Building
    2100 ft
  • iVenture Card Australia
    4400 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    60

790 On George Backpackers Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

Places of interest

Train stations

Convention centers

  • Sydney Exhibition Centre - 2300 ft

Shopping areas

Stadiums

Museums

  • Powerhouse Museum - 2000 ft

Parks

  • Chinese Friendship Garden - 2000 ft
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship - 2000 ft
  • Tumbalong Park - 2300 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • University of Technology Sydney (UTS) - 1400 ft

Theaters

Public parking

Local attractions

  • Nicholson Museum - 5200 ft
    Southern entrance of the Quadrangle at the University of Sydney, Sydney
  • Victoria Barracks - 1.0 mi
    Oxford St., Sydney
  • Art Gallery of NSW - 1.1 mi
    Art Gallery Rd, Sydney
  • Museum of Sydney - 1.0 mi
    37 Phillip Street, Sydney
  • Museum of Australian Currency Notes - 1.0 mi
    65 Martin Place, Ground Floor, Sydney

Near the hostel

  • Chinatown - 1100 ft
    Sydney, New South WalesAustralia
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship - 1800 ft
    Darling Harbour, Sydney
  • Queen Victoria Building - 2100 ft
    455 George Street, Sydney
  • Opera Australia - 2700 ft
    480 Elizabeth St, Sydney
  • Hyde Park Barracks Museum - 1600 ft
    Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • Powerhouse Museum - 1900 ft
    500 Harris St Ultimo, Sydney
  • Woolloomooloo Wharf - 2500 ft
    Sydney, New South WalesAustralia

Restaurants nearby

  • Mamak - 1500 ft

    Address: 15 Goulburn Street
    Phone: (02) 9211 1668

    76% likes this, based on 377 reviews
    Cuisine: Malaysian
    Price Range: USD 10 - USD 14

  • Tetsuya's - 2400 ft

    Address: 529 Kent Street
    Phone: 61 2 9267 2900

    73% likes this, based on 533 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian fusion
    Price Range: USD 0 - USD 440

  • Oxford Social - 3300 ft

    Address: 135 Oxford Street
    Phone: 0293310557

    82% likes this, based on 157 reviews
    Cuisine: Australian
    Price Range: USD 11 - USD 30

  • Longrain - 2000 ft

    Address: 85 Commonwealth St.
    Phone: 02-9280-2888

    70% likes this, based on 332 reviews
    Cuisine: Thai, Asian

  • Workshop Espresso - 3200 ft

    Address: 500 George Street
    Phone: 02 9264 8836

    94% likes this, based on 56 reviews

Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    60
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790 On George Backpackers Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at 790 On George Backpackers

Average guest rating

7.2out of 10
Very good
Based on 30 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Couple
    5.0

    It is very much a young persons hangout (18-19 yr olds) and reminded us very much of freshers halls at university both in atmosphere and quality of accomodation. If you are of this age and backpacking with a group of friends then it is probably best for you. AVOID if you are a couple, family or older than this agegroup as you may not enjoy it. Bathrooms were old and grotty, not sure how often they were cleaned but the shower had mould and a dirty shower curtain. All in all australia is very expensive at the moment (2012) and so with regards accomodation you dont really get what you pay for.

  • Single
    6.2

    The location is in central Sydney

    The toilets were smelly, the room smellt of damp, no facilities, everything was very small and cramped.

  • Single
    8.8

    790 on george st is really a nice backpack! not expensive, quiet, clean... and so friendly atmosphere! Near to central buses and trains stations perfect to backpackers who want visit this really attractive city. Again thanks so much to the friendly team!!!

  • Single
    8.8

    I liked being able to meet so many new people from all over the world, and the proximity to central station was ideal.

    The bathrooms were a little gross, and the elevator scared me with how slow and rickety it was.

  • Family with children
    7.0

    staff were friendly

    Internet was unreliable and room was dirty

  • Single
    3.8

    The location to the central railway station.

    The lack of cleanliness, but most of them due to unrespectul travellers.

  • Single
    7.4

    Clean, we'll located. Friendly and helpful staff. 2 minutes walk from Central Station.

    Wifi wasn't free. Cost $1AUS per hour. The pub Scubar next door could be very noisy towards the weekend. Laundry was expensive $4AUS per wash and the same again to tumble dry

  • Single
    7.8

    Great location, good price, helpful staff, good facilities (kitchen and TV room library).

    I arrived early (9.00am) and left late (2.00pm) and so had to store my bag twice at $6 each time = $12 on top of the accommodation cost, bit disappointing as I had expected there to be 'free' storage facilities like most hotels.

  • Single
    8.8

    There was a lift service, even though its slow, if you got one bag, just walk up yourself, but its good when you have a lot of baggage! Saves walking up the flight of stairs!. The other good thing about this place is the location, very quick less then a few minutes walk to central station and all the food places around.

    I didnt like the use of the card to get in out of the rooms, mine didnt work properly and it was very annoying. I thought the staff who checked me in was quite rude, he was very snatchy and didnt tell me anything about the room or where anything was. But the day staff was a lot nicer and friendly. Apart from everything else, a great budget stay for a few nights, i would stay there again though.

  • Couple
    7.8

    Location is perfect, right next to central trainstation and Chinatown (cheap food). Nice common area in basement.

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    790 on George was very clean, and the private twin room was very comfortable for a backpackers'. The shared bathroom was clean and convenient, and the 2nd floor lounge with computers and the lockers in the basement level were great. The location is fantastic, and although I had to sleep with earplugs to cut the sound of other people on the same floor opening and closing doors and talking on mobile phones, it was a really enjoyable place to stay. I loved that our room had a view over the street and towards the city and Central Station. I would consider choosing this backpackers' over the nearby budget hotels.

    The airport shuttle service seemed dodgy -- we booked a shuttle and it arrived half an hour late; when we asked staff to check the booking just before it eventually arrived, we were told the shuttle had actually failed to pick passengers up frequently in the recent past. It would have been helpful to be told this before booking our tickets. Luckily, we had time to spare before our flight, but I'm sure other clients haven't been so lucky. Up to this time, all the counter staff we'd dealt with had been very friendly and helpful, but the staff we spoke to after booking the shuttle were terse and unhelpful.

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    The location is near the train station, which is convenient for travellers to visit other places.

  • Group of friends
    5.4

    location is good, quiet.

    services is not good enough, room is small, not clean enough.

  • Group of friends
    6.2

    I slept 8 hours and took 2 showers in this hostel, I was all the time around Sydney so I can't make a response. It has a good quality/price

  • Couple
    7.0

    Basic hostel without luxury, but comfortable enough.

    The hostel is fairly clean, but maintenance could be better, it looks a little run down (carpets in the hallways were not great, bit of mould in the showers, the usual). You need a key to get into your room, but everyone can just walk into the hostel, step into the elevator and wander around until they find an open door, so I wasn't too sure if it is safe. Nothing happened to us though.

How to reach hostel

hostel 790 On George Backpackers Hostel - Sydney Sydney location
Show big map »

Hostel Address:

790 George Street, Haymarket, Sydney, Australia, 2000

Get directions
City Center
  • Sydney
    2000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Sydney Central Railway Station
    1000 ft
  • Central Station Sydney
    1400 ft
Underground stations
  • Wynyard Station
    1.1 mi
Restaurants
  • Mamak (cuisine: Malaysian)
    1500 ft
  • Longrain (cuisine: Thai, Asian)
    2000 ft
Parks
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship
    1800 ft
Beaches
  • Queen Victoria Building
    2100 ft
  • iVenture Card Australia
    4400 ft
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    60