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The George Sydney

2.0 star property
Victorian hostel connected to a shopping centre, within easy reach of Circular Quay

8.6/10 Fabulous

3 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Shared kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
700A George Street, Haymarket, NSW, 2000

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Haymarket
  • Circular Quay - 23 min walk
  • Sydney Opera House - 35 min walk
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - 35 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 2 min drive
  • Star Casino - 7 min drive
  • University of Sydney - 7 min drive
  • Luna Park - 10 min drive
  • White Bay Cruise Terminal - 14 min drive
  • Bondi Beach - 21 min drive
  • Taronga Zoo - 23 min drive

Getting around

  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 26 min drive
  • Sydney Central Station - 7 min walk
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 11 min walk
  • Sydney Redfern Station - 22 min walk
  • Capitol Square Light Rail Station - 2 min walk
  • Paddy's Markets Light Rail Station - 5 min walk
  • Museum Station - 5 min walk


  • Taste of Shanghai - 2 min walk
  • Burger Project - 2 min walk
  • Mamak - 2 min walk
  • Din Tai Fung - 2 min walk
  • Golden Century Seafood Restaurant - 2 min walk

About this property

The George Sydney

The George Sydney puts you 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Circular Quay and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Sydney Opera House. This Victorian hostel is also 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Sydney Harbour Bridge and 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from Bondi Beach. Fellow travellers like the comfortable beds and helpful staff. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Capitol Square Light Rail Station is 2 minutes and Paddy's Markets Light Rail Station is 5 minutes.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 55 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from noon until 4:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served on site

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Built in 1888
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Communal living room


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Portable fan

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: AUD 350 per accommodation, per stay

Optional extras

  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of AUD 50
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.80 per cent

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

George Street Hotel Hostel Haymarket
George Street Hotel Hostel
George Street Haymarket
The George Sydney Haymarket
The George Street Hotel Hostel
The George Sydney Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
The George Sydney Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Haymarket

Frequently asked questions

Does The George Sydney offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The George Sydney does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The George Sydney?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The George Sydney?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The George Sydney?
You can check in from noon - 4:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of AUD 50. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at The George Sydney?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Star Casino (7-min drive) is nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near The George Sydney?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Boon Cafe (3-min walk), Ramen Ikkyu (3-min walk) and Dixon House Food Court (4-min walk).
What's the area around The George Sydney like?
The George Sydney is in Haymarket, a short 2-minute walk from Capitol Square Light Rail Station and 15 minutes' walk from SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Travellers say that the hostel is in a great location.







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8/10 Very good

the location is perfect just in the city and accessible to any public transport.
Noel, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice old building in a great location
Geoffrey, 5-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

the place is in the middle of the city
Niken, 1-night business trip
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