Hostel Review: 790 On George in Central Sydney, Australia

Australia, Hostels, Oceania

Sydney, Australia is one of biggest megacities in the world and its landmarks such as the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Bondi and Coogee beaches, and the Botanical Gardens attract millions of visitors annually. 

Indeed, there is literally an endless list of things to see and things to do in Sydney, and the only problem left for any would-be visitor is budget because God knows, this is a pricey city, and the location of his/her accommodation.

If you will be booking any hostel or hotel in the city, you must make sure that is is in the center of the city because the prices of buses, trains, and ferries are really high and can take away a big bulk of your travel budget. 
I booked my hostels in Sydney a little bit later due to last minute notices from several couchsurfing hosts. 
I stumbled upon 790 on George, and I booked it because of its central location. It is located along George St. (the main avenue in Sydney) and Rawson St. It is also three minutes away from the Sydney Central station via Eddy Avenue exit. It is also located just beside the Sydney Central YHA meaning you can have access to a lot of information should you need them. 


Since it was a last minute booking, I was pretty realistic and I didn’t have any background or expectation of the hostel but I knew that it was centrally located and that from the hostel, I can easily go to the city’s various districts such as Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, Wooloomooloo and of course the central business district. 

When I finally checked in, I was surprised that it was indeed a no-frills, good service hostel located at the heart of Sydney.

Near the place, there are a lot of restaurants ranging from cheap to a bit pricey, and several travel services, perfect for any backpacker. Travel Bugs located right beside it was totally awesome and helped me a lot for my tour needs. 
It was very reasonably priced at 26 to 31 AUD a night for a 4-bed male dorm. 

Each room has electrical sockets, clean sheets and linens, and lockers. The rooms have a very good AC system.
The building has a fully functioning elevator too.

The hostel has laundry (a bit pricey at 4AUD and dryer services at 4AUD, a kitchen and a common room at the second and 7th floor. It has cool activities for guests, mostly at nearby Scubar and Side Bar.

The staff was very accommodating too.The only thing I don’t like is that they charge for wi-fi at 1 AUD for 1 hour.
Otherwise, it was a perfect jump off point for your adventures in Sydney. Highly recommended!!!!

dining room

dining room
hallway to kitchen
common room
common room
Bulletin Board


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