Nina's Place Sydney, Sydney

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Love this place

I have stayed at several hostels across NSW and Victoria over the past few months and this is by far the best one i have been lucky to find. The manager is very kind and always smiling. The reception and staff are very helpful. The people are all really nice and friendly. The kitchen is clean and full of cutlery. I love the free coffee in the morning. The rooms are always clean (as well as having a fridge/freezer which most hostels don't provide). So far this is the best hostel i have been at. Thank you City Resort.

Shalom Israel
Age 24 | Israel

Avoid at all costs

Awful place, awful location, awful staff and incredibly filthy. There's not one place you look at the does not have two fingers of mushed hairs/nails/dirt.

Age 29 | swedish

Worse than advertised

Four hour wait for airport pickup (although they did finally pay for my taxi). Very loud. Disrespectful roommates. No enforcement of rules. False advertising. (No free wifi). Cockroaches everywhere. Rooftop terrace disgusting. Unsafe (broken lock on first day). No lockers available. Just don't stay here. It's not worth the $2 savings.

Age 24 | Canadian

Never again!!

This hostel is awful! It's dirty, the building smells, there were cockroaches on the bed! The kitchen is dirty and the bathroom as well. The rooms have their own fridge and the view from the rooftop is great. But that does not balance the rest of that hostel!

Marleen Markert
Age 19 | Germany

Despite the bad reviews you find online, City Resort Hostel in Sydney offers clean and quiet accommodation for a good price and fits well for workers who need their eight hours of sleep and some space to work on a table quietly.

The Location

The hostel is close to the state library (about a seven-minute walk away), next to the Domain Park and unfortunately directly next to a highway, which makes the area around look a bit unpleasant. The building looks rundown but the inside is kept mostly clean. The next supermarket (Coles) and many restaurants, clubs, pubs, and fast-food chains are in Kings Cross Center and about ten minutes away on foot. To the sightseeing center (Harbor Bridge and Opera House), it's a twenty-minute walk or you can catch the tram at Kings Cross or St. James Station -- both about ten minutes away.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The dorms are equipped with an en suite mini-kitchen (six-bed dorm), a table, a chair, a fridge, TV, and a cupboard. The mattresses are pretty comfortable and there are clean white sheets on the beds when you check in. The shared bathrooms are ok -- they get cleaned frequently, but look a bit rundown. If the hostel is booked out, the small amount of showers and toilets might be a problem.

Common Spaces

There are two kitchens in the house -- both kept clean -- beside the basic equipment, they contain free bread, tea, coffee, and a table with free stuff all day. Beside the free bread, there is no other breakfast provided. When it gets hot inside the building, you can eat in the rooftop garden. There are a couple of laundry machines and dryers you can pay to use. On check-in, you get a thirty-minute internet coupon -- if you want to use the internet further, you can pay per hour (and there is a limit to the data you can use). The small living room (with TV) on the ground floor is a bit filthy.


This is a very quiet hostel -- mostly workers accommodate the flat-like rooms and there is no partying (at least not in the off-peak time); if you want to meet other young backpackers, you might not find that here, but if you need your eight hours of sleep you'll get good value for your money.

shared (male) shower Kitchen 1 Roof Top Garden The Building 6 bed Dorm Another Kitchen

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i am just after having one of the worst incidents with a manager here i have ever had. we had to move room and i put one piece of clothing on an empty bed. in a previous incident where a receptionist had gotten my booking wrong she had threatened me with the police. no apology when it was found out i was right. this time she spat in my face and screamed at me. other then that the hostel is obviously rundown. the kitchen is basic as in need of paint. only hot plates no oven. i mean if we can get a plane from europe we should be responsible enough to have an oven. avoid this place at all costs. worst place in the city and a psychopath manager. the only reason i stayed their as long as i did is i had good mates.



The only good thing about this hostel is the location, it is closer than other hostels at King Cross, to the Opera House, and to Darling Harbour but the place itself is really dirty and smelly. we stayed there for four nights in a double room with private shower. we had paid in advance and they did not offer a refund on it in case you wanted to check out earlier, otherwise we would have probably left and look for a different place to stay. the kitchen was really dirty all the time and smelly and the free breakfast they offer was free bread, tea, and coffee. The toilets were really dark, and the hair dryer they had it did not work, and they were quite dirty as well. I would not recommend that place at all.


Bulldoze it.

We stayed there a week, and in that time my wife and I were covered from head to toe with bedbug bites. The Staff in general were rude when approached about it and we really had to pressure them to get anything done about it -- they tried to treat the room themselves, but it did not work. We had to treat all of our clothes and bags with insecticide before we left. The kitchens are filthy, and the en-suite in our room had paint falling off the walls and ceiling. The beds were uncomfortable and dirty, and I will not even mention the rats in the sky garden. You have been warned! Do not stay here.


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Nina's Place Sydney Reviews from the Web

Disgusting human beings for staff. Not willing to help at all and downright bluntly rude.


Really nice and clean hostel! I would definitely recommend this to everyone :)


Good value for the price and the staffs are nice. Very clean hostel


Nasty place and the prices are nowhere comparable to what you get. The staff will treat you like an open wallet, they only care about money, nothing else.


Awful place, awful staff, awful common spaces, and worst of all, filthy. I was afraid of taking a shower.

Liked: Nothing. It was a disastrous stay.  Disliked: This property is so filthy, so old and the room was very cold. I never seen a place so dirty, i left the place within two hours of checkin. I do not recomment this hostel to anyone.
saba nasseri
Liked: People were quite nice  Disliked: the place was very dirty and noisy, no blanket
Customer review
Liked: The property was worth $18 per night & you also got free bread and tea and coffee  Disliked: The bathrooms were filthy, with only 2 working showers.The kitchens were too small and there was hardly any cutlery to use.
Customer review
Liked: It's hotel is dirty and there is not hot water in the bathroom.  Disliked: Yes is left no negative feedback.
Yes is Bedoya
Liked: Nothing  Disliked: Drug addicts. This place is known as a homeless shelter the taxi driver told me before. And its really dirty. Ive been in hundreds of hostels around The globe. Ive seen nothing like that.
Customer review
Liked: the size of the 3 bed dorm  Disliked: - kitchen was very dirty and didn't have enough facilites

- common room was dirty and small

- staff was a bit weird

Customer review
Liked: Absolutely nothing  Disliked: Room hadnt been cleaned in a very long time, visible dirt on the floor. Shower had paint peeling off the ceiling, door wasn't locked, beds smelt like cigarette smoke. Seemed to be long term housing for some people. Worst hostel I've been in, dont believe me, I have photos
Customer review
Liked: I like the fact that we has a nice big fridge.  Disliked: Dirty. Smells bad. The walls in bath room is covered with mould. Deffinately a heath hazard. My Bunkbed crashed in the middle of the night.
Customer review
Liked: Nothing, absolutely foul.  Disliked: Everything. Especially how dirty it was, the rooms didn't look like they'd been cleaned in months. The place is full of mould and the beds are hard and dirty. They don't supply blankets. There was rubbish in the halls the whole time we were here. The showers don't have doors. Do not stay here
Rachael Cleary
Liked: staff  Disliked: free shuttle bus made us wait 45 minutes and then rang us and told us we had to find our own way,a disgrace i booked this hostel for this reason alone and it cost is 48 dollars. there was no door for the toilets,the kichen was a kip,smokin in the building,i will never stay there again,chaos at night,fights and screaming.
Customer review
Liked: Location  Disliked: Everything else: hostel is a hot mess. Bathrooms are very dirty, with everything in desperate need of repair and leaking from all the over place. Everything seems very old and needs a lift. Staff members are not courteous at all.
Yves Wantou Deugoue
Liked: security  Disliked: Like it all
Customer review
Liked: The price?!  Disliked: Cleanliness, dodgy people, far out of the cbd, old and smelly rooms, shower and toilets are disgusting!
Grace White
Liked: Close to Kings Cross & Martin Place.  Disliked: The free shuttle bus took 2.5hrs to arrive at the airport then only had one seat left for two passengers waiting. No apologies.
Ward Randall
Liked: The location in the city was ok.  Disliked: Unclean. Blankets were hairy. Our room had a TV, didnt work and was very old. The en suite only had a shower that was bad and unkept, no toilet in the room. Tiny room with dirty walls, floor and fridge. Paint falling off and water stains in the celing. The bunk bed squeaked with minimal movement and the ladder was held together with plastic. The hallways are narrow and hard to get a big bag up the stairs. The common bathroom was moldy, mold stains on the walls. Very unclean door to the bathroom and one of the two toilet stalls wouldnt close. They advertise towels for rent, no towels on offer for the 3 days we stayed. All in all a very unclean place.
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City Resort is located less than 10 minutes walk from Town Hall, and 15 minutes walk to the Opera House. We're walking distance to everything the traveller needs - supermarkets, pubs, clubs, tourist attractions, restaurants etc. We offer very low weekly rates for people staying long term ($75 per week) as well as nightly rates from $16 per night. There's also free bread, rice, coffee, tea, linen, blankets & safety deposit boxes.
Check out our website:

City Resort Hostel has 40 rooms with a beautiful roof top with city and harbour views. Our hostel is better furnished than any other hostel you can find. What you are paying for is convenience and comfort at a lower rate! A typical room will have a double bed, shower, TV, fridge, wardrobe, table, chairs, mirrors, sink, cabinets and still have space to move. Take a peek at:

Location and Contact


City Resort Hostel is conveniently located less than 10 minutes walk to Town Hall and 15 minutes walk to the Opera House. We are in walking distance to everything the traveller needs: supermarkets, bars, clubs, parks, restaurants etc. When you arrive at the airport or coach terminal, call us from the free phone booths or dial 9357 3333 and we will arrange for a pick up. For further directions, please visit



Address: 103-105 Palmer St Woolloomooloo, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Facilities and Amenities

Solo Traveller



Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Airport Pickup

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage



BBQ Grill

Board Games

Cable TV

Clothes Dryer

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Evening Entertainment


Hair Dryers

Hot Showers



Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Themed Dinner Nights

Walking Tours

Max. Age: All Ages

Checkout: 10:00 (10 AM)

Curfew: No Curfew

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 7 AM - 10 PM (07:00-22:00)

Size: Very Large (100+ beds)


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