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790 On George Backpackers - Sydney

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking
Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry
TV

Leisure/ TV room

Elevator

Lift

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

Overview

790 On George Backpackers Hostel is a 3-star popular property, set close to the beachfront. 790 On George Backpackers Hostel is distinguished by a welcoming atmosphere.

A convenient location offers quick access to Allianz Stadium, which is only 25 minutes walk away. Mamak treats guests with Malaysian, Thai and Asian meals and lies within 450 meters from the property.

The hostel is conveniently located in the vicinity of Kingsford Smith airport.

Rooms

790 On George Backpackers Hostel comprises 60 rooms fitted with individual climate control, a laptop safe, a dressing room, a personal computer and an iron with ironing board. There are beds with lockers, reading lamps and linens in the rooms including Double Room, Twin Room, 6-bed male Dorm and 4-bed Dorm. Guestrooms feature access to shared bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

Guests will find a shared kitchen at the property.

Services

The hostel offers a designated area for smoking and an elevator as well as friendly staff.

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
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Lift
  • Vending machines

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning

Spa & Leisure

  • Leisure/ TV room

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

790 George Street, Sydney, Australia, 2000

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Airports
Train
  • Central Station Sydney
    1400 ft
Underground
  • Wynyard Station
    1.1 mi
Restaurants
  • Mamak (cuisine: Malaysian)
    1500 ft
  • Longrain (cuisine: Thai, Asian)
    2000 ft
Parks
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship
    2000 ft
Beaches
  • iVenture Card Australia
    4400 ft
  • Shark Island
    1.2 mi
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    60

Rooms and availability

790 On George Backpackers photos Room
Bed 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
  • Room size:

    110 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Media:Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
Room Description:

This bed in dormitory features air conditioning. Please note that the property cannot accommodate guests under the age of 18 and over the age of 35 years in shared dormitory rooms.

790 On George Backpackers photos Room
Twin Room
  • Room size:

    55 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Media:Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
Room Description:

Private room featuring secure lockers with individual electric power points, reading lamps and access to shared bathroom facilities. This room has no capacity for additional guests.

790 On George Backpackers photos Room
Bed 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
  • Room size:

    80 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Bunk bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Media:Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
Room Description:

Female-only dormitory room, featuring lockers with individual electric power points, reading lamps and access to shared bathroom facilities. Please note that the property cannot accommodate guests under the age of 18 and over the age of 35 years in shared dormitory rooms.

790 On George Backpackers photos Room
Bed 6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
  • Room size:

    110 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Bunk bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Media:Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
Room Description:

Female-only dormitory room, featuring lockers with individual electric power points, reading lamps and access to shared bathroom facilities. Please note that the property cannot accommodate guests under the age of 18 and over the age of 35 years in shared dormitory rooms.

790 On George Backpackers photos Room
Bed 6-Bed Male Dormitory Room
  • Room size:

    110 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Bunk bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Media:Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
Room Description:

Male-only dormitory room, featuring lockers with individual electric power points, reading lamps and access to shared bathroom facilities. Please note that the property cannot accommodate guests under the age of 18 and over the age of 35 years in shared dormitory rooms.

790 On George Backpackers photos Room
Double Room
  • Room size:

    80 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Media:Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
Room Description:

Private room featuring secure lockers with individual electric power points, reading lamps and access to shared bathroom facilities. Please note that the price is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 3 (see Hotel Policies).

790 On George Backpackers photos Room
Bed 8-Bed Dormitory Room
  • Room size:

    65 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Bunk bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Media:Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
Room Description:

This bed in dormitory features air conditioning. Please note that the property cannot accommodate guests under the age of 18 and over the age of 35 years in shared dormitory rooms.

790 On George Backpackers photos Exterior Hotel information
Bed 4-Bed Dormitory Room
  • Room size:

    110 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Shared toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Media:Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
Room Description:

This bed in dormitory has air conditioning. Please note that the property cannot accommodate guests under the age of 18 and over the age of 35 years in shared dormitory rooms.

790 On George Backpackers Location

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Local attractions

  • Metro Theatre2200 ft
    624 George St, Sydney
  • Opera Australia2700 ft
    480 Elizabeth St, Sydney
  • Sydney Town Hall3100 ft
    Sydney Town Hall 483 George St
  • White Rabbit Gallery2400 ft
    30 Balfour Street Chippendale
  • Belvoir Street Theatre3000 ft
    25 Belvoir St, Sydney

Near the hostel

  • Paddy\'s Market800 ft
    9-13 Hay Street, Haymarket, Nsw, 2000, Australia
  • Capitol Theatre900 ft
    13 Campbell Street, Sydney
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship2000 ft
    Darling Harbour
  • Central Railway Station800 ft
    Eddy Ave Haymarket
  • Chinatown1000 ft
    George St
  • Powerhouse Museum2100 ft
    500 Harris St Ultimo Haymarket

Restaurants nearby

  • Mamak1500 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's2400 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 Social3300 ft

    Address: 135 Oxford Street
    Phone: 0293310557

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

  • Longrain2000 ft

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

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

  • Workshop Espresso3200 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

7.0
Very goodBased on36 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 - Sydney Sydney location
Show big map »

Hostel Address:

790 George Street, Sydney, Australia, 2000

Get directions
Airports
Train
  • Central Station Sydney
    1400 ft
Underground
  • Wynyard Station
    1.1 mi
Restaurants
  • Mamak (cuisine: Malaysian)
    1500 ft
  • Longrain (cuisine: Thai, Asian)
    2000 ft
Parks
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship
    2000 ft
Beaches
  • iVenture Card Australia
    4400 ft
  • Shark Island
    1.2 mi
Hostel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    60