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Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Great value for money and good location. Easy access to bars, clubs, restaurant and public transport!

Great in house entertainment. If you're looking for somewhere fun and inexpensive to stay definitely look at booking here.

Stayed: September 2015, travelled with friends
Thank Victor A
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Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

Good location and the staff is nice and common bathroom are functionnal. But the hotel is pretty noisy, doors slammed all night long, and the kitchen was dirty. Rooms are average impossible to open the windows to get fresh air in! You have to pay to keep your lugage one day

Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
Thank Fa B
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prasanna790, Guest Relations Manager at 790 on George, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2015

Hi there,

Thank you for the kind words about our staff, they are always trying there bes to help!

We do apologise about the slamming doors. Each door does have a door closer fixed to it to minimise the noise. I will investigate as to which room you stayed in, it may be the door closers just need some adjusting.

With the luggage we do suggest that you use the coin operated lockers in our basement, however if you do not wish to pay for this you can leave the bags downstairs but it wouldn't be secure.

We thank you for your feedback and will use it to better our hostel :)

We hope you come stay again soon.

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Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

The staff were really helpful and the hostel is clean and has a large kitchen, comfortable beds. Great location near central station and walking distance to major attractions. Stayed there twice and would recommend.

Stayed: August 2015, travelled solo
Thank Sharpeletta
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prasanna790, Guest Relations Manager at 790 on George, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2015

Hi there,

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. We all try our best to make sure your stay in Sydney is a pleasant as possible and we are always so happy to see returning guests.

We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

If you dont care where you lay your head for the night (i guess you don't read reviews) this hostel would be fine. If you do try and find a good place to stay this hostel probably wouldn't fit the bill.

Its basic. Its boring. Its old. Its not the cleanest.

Me and my partner and his sister stayed in a triple room for three nights and the room wasn't serviced once. Meaning the tiny bin in the corner was overflowing and half the carpet was covered in rubbish by the end of our stay. We left the room tidy hoping they would come in and give it a once over like hostels usually do but nope.

Other than the random painted decor on each level the place is plain and old. It needs some money putting in to it. Some colour, some life, something.

The staff were friendly enough. Nothing exciting.

Its a good location if you like a walk. George street is a very long street! But its right by central station.

We didnt look in the kitchen. We didnt dare.

Our room had a flimsy curtain that was falling apart and didnt keep the sun out, the room was so hot and the air con didnt work. We couldnt open windows. I dread to think what summer would be like.

All in all if youre a backpacker looking for a bed, this place has a bed.

Stayed: August 2015, travelled with friends
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prasanna790, Guest Relations Manager at 790 on George, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2015

Hi there,

Thanks for your feedback. We appreciate all feedback so we are able to better our hostel.

We used to go into all rooms in the mornings to replace the bins and vacuum the carpet, we found we were getting a lot of feedback from guests asking us not to go in there as it was a private room and they wish not to be disturbed so we stopped. I understand that three days without the bin being changed is an issue and to rectify this we have placed signs on the back of each double room explaining to guests if they wish the room to be cleaned they can simply ask reception. We did already have this policy in place but you had no way of knowing.

I'm glad to see you found our staff friendly, we are in the process of teaching them acrobatics to make them more exciting but it’s a long process :)

The location is great we love it. Being so close to central really does help you get everywhere you need to go!

I would say the A/C was just on heat hence the hot room. There is a control panel in the room so you can alter the temperature. I would love if you could get in contact with us to let us know which room you stayed in so we could fix any issues for future guests.

Again we appreciate the feedback provided and will use it to make the hostel a more hospitable place to stay.

We hope you come back and stay with us in the future.

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Reviewed 11 August 2015

I was absolutely suprised by this hostel.
The 3 main positive things are position (absolutely central), prices and staff: they have been so kind and helpful, i had to reach Sydney airport and they also checked if i could go on foot! Always smiling and willing to help you.
The hostel is also pretty clean, has a big common kitchen and common living room.
I would totally recommend it.

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled with friends
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Thank Valeria G
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prasanna790, Manager at 790 on George, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2015

Valeria,

you are too kind! :) Thank you very much for all your positive feedback. We all still can't believe you actually walked to the aiport! At least we know its possible now. Make sure you let us know when you are coming back to the hostel so we can organise something for you!!

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