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Budget studio near local hotspots
Budget studio near local hotspots
2 guests
Studio
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
Studio
1 bed
1 bath
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This is a budget accommodation option, better than a private room in a backpackers and cheaper than a private room in a hotel. It is one of the best value studios for low cost that you will find in Sydney, but it can be a bit noisy on Friday and Saturday nights from 10pm until midnight or 1am while people line up outside to enter the bar across the street.

The space

The studio itself is small at 15m2 (161 sq.ft), but the nicely decorated furnishings make a practical use out of the compact space. This is suitable for a couple or singles, and is located in an older art deco style building with slightly deteriorated hallway and entrance to the building.
It is conveniently close to local hotspots in the heart of Sydney's gay community, surrounded by awesome cafe's, bars and nightclubs, and a short walk to the CBD.

BEDROOM: Includes a small dining table with 2 chairs, side table, clean linen, heater and a comfortable bed which can be folded into a couch if required.
KITCHENETTE: Includes kettle, stove, fridge, microwave, some condiments, tea, and cutlery, plates, glasses, etc
BATHROOM: Includes toilet, shower, towels, body wash and toilet paper. This is a fully tiled wet room with space saving design to have shower behind the door. The shower does not have as strong/fast of a flow as usual, but it does have a full stream from the shower head which is adequate.
INTERNET: There is unlimited usage of broadband wireless internet included with speeds of 20-40 Mb per second. Browse or download as much as you like from your mobile devices or laptops.
OTHER FACILITIES: The studio has buzzer intercom access and the building has communal laundry facilities available in the back garden on the ground level accessed through the door before the escalators and costs $3 per wash and $3 per dry.

Guest access

Complete access to the private studio any time with your own set of keys.
CHECK IN: Usually from 11am onwards.
CHECK OUT: Usually by 10am.
I like to be very flexible with check in and check out which can be as early or as late as you like when availability of other reservations allow it.
Communal laundry facilities available on the ground level. Take the door before the escalators and exit the hallway into the back garden. The communal laundry are the 3 doors on the left side and costs $3 per wash and $3 per dry.

Interaction with guests

I am in Sydney 9-10 months of the year and almost always meet guests for check in to explain transport options, potential tourist activities, and local hangouts. If I am out of town, a colleague will usually meet for check in.
After check in, I tend not to see most guests again, but I am on call any time for help, problem solving or local suggestions.

Other things to note

Sydney is a very safe city and there are no security or safety concerns. This building does have security doors downstairs and is in a great location to enjoy some nightlife, which is safe even for a woman by herself at night.

Amenities
Lift
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Kitchen
Prices
Cleaning Fee $22 NZD
Weekend Price $118 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 double bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 11AM
Check out by 10AM

1. Please smoke downstairs, no smoking inside the studio.
2. Wash any plates and glasses that you use.
3. Don't wipe make-up on the towels
4. Enjoy :-)

You must also acknowledge
No parking on property - Paid meters for street side parking
Cancellations
Availability
The minimum night stay for this listing varies.

309 Reviews

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Ruth User Profile
September 2017
Scott was really helpful. It's a great place, best if you're staying for a shorter amount of time or planning to eat out a lot. Super central!! In a really amazing location with lots of restaurants and cafes around.

Emma & Brendan User Profile
February 2017
This is such as great location, and Scott is a top host with superb communication including great local advice, instruction and travel options. I would very much recommend. The room is accurately described and it's locale is great, as is it's easy walks to Stadium, city and the Cross

Paul User Profile
November 2015
Scott was welcoming and helpful. The place was exactly as described. The neighbourhood had a low key buzz and good night's rest was had. Would stay again.

Corina User Profile
April 2015
Even though we didn't meet Scott, we dealt with his friend who was very kind and accommodating. Scott was very cool with us leaving our luggage past the check out time. The location of the studio is great, walking distance to the CBD and Kings Cross. There are heaps of bars and places to eat around and a lot of transport options. The studio is extremely small, ideally for one person. We were two friends and it was OK, but I guess because we were only staying for a few nights. The toilet is tiny too: in order to wash your face and teeth you have to use the kitchen, which to me was a big drawback. I would recommend this studio to anyone who is looking for a budget option and isn't planning to stay in much. After all, you go to Sydney to walk around, so our experience was good.

Chris User Profile
April 2015
Small but clean and had everything you could want and the location was absolutely amazing. Scott made us feel welcome: would recommend for anyone wanting a city break near some great nightlife (and still walkable to the harbour).

Ke Hin User Profile
December 2017
Great for the no-frills traveller. In my opinion, the space is just right for 1. I think Scott has made clever use of the space in the studio. Many bus stops around to travel to different places. Walkable distance to the train station and supermarket (about 1km).

Chelsea User Profile
November 2017
Very accurate to the description and great hospitality!

Surry Hills, AustraliaJoined in December 2012
Scott User Profile

I'm Scott, very active guy from Sydney who loves traveling and exploring different cultures. Look forward to meeting you!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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