790 On George Backpackers - Sydney

790 George Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2000show map
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Very goodBased on  36 reviews
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.

Wireless internet is available in the entire hostel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   60.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Kitchen facilities

Shared kitchen

Air conditioning
Laundry
TV

Leisure/ TV room

Elevator

Lift

Sports activities

Billiard tables

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiard tables

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning

Children

  • Board games
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:30FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Museum StationMuseum Station2300 ft
Town Hall stationTown Hall station2700 ft
Town Hall stationTown Hall station2700 ft
Sydney Exhibition CentreSydney Exhibition Centre2300 ft
Queen Victoria BuildingQueen Victoria Building3300 ft
Qantas Credit Union ArenaQantas Credit Union Arena1000 ft
Powerhouse MuseumPowerhouse Museum2000 ft
Australian MuseumAustralian Museum3300 ft
Chinese Friendship GardenChinese Friendship Garden2000 ft
ChinatownChinatown1000 ftGeorge St
Sydney Town HallSydney Town Hall3100 ftSydney Town Hall 483 George St
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MamakMamak1500 ft15 Goulburn Street
LongrainLongrain2000 ft85 Commonwealth St.
Tetsuya'sTetsuya's2400 ft529 Kent Street
Workshop EspressoWorkshop Espresso3200 ft500 George Street
Oxford SocialOxford Social3300 ft135 Oxford Street
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Sydney AquariumSydney Aquarium4300 ft
St Mary's cathedralSt Mary's cathedral4600 ft
Circular Quay StationCircular Quay Station1.4 mi
Pitt Street MallPitt Street Mall4300 ft
Paddington MarketsPaddington Markets1.4 mi
Museum of SydneyMuseum of Sydney1.2 mi
Museum of Contemporary ArtMuseum of Contemporary Art1.4 mi
Sydney ObservatorySydney Observatory1.5 mi
Centennial ParkCentennial Park2.0 mi
Sydney Fish MarketSydney Fish Market5000 ftBank St Pyrmont
Parliament HouseParliament House1.1 miParliament House 6 Macquarie St
Kings CrossKings Cross1.1 mi Sydney, New South Wales 2011Australia
Woolloomooloo WharfWoolloomooloo Wharf1.3 mi Sydney, New South WalesAustralia
The RocksThe Rocks1.6 mi Sydney, New South Wales 2000Australia
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Getting around
Airports
Kingsford Smith (SYD)4.5 mi
Sydney Bankstown (BWU)12.8 mi
Train
Central Station Sydney1400 ft
Underground
Wynyard Station1.1 mi
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Reviews
7.0
Very goodBased on  36  reviews
  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 6.2
    Good

    The location is in central Sydney

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

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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!!!

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    staff were friendly

    Internet was unreliable and room was dirty

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    The location to the central railway station.

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

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

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

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

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

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    location is good, quiet.

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

  • 6.2
    Good

    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

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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.

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  36 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:30FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Kingsford Smith (SYD)4.5 mi
Sydney Bankstown (BWU)12.8 mi
Train
Central Station Sydney1400 ft
Underground
Wynyard Station1.1 mi
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