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The Pod Sydney

2-star2 stars
Level 6, 396 Pitt Street, Haymarket, NSW, 2000, Australia

Located steps from Capitol Theatre
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
  • Good location easy to walk around. Handy to Chinatown, street food, train stations.Sep. 19, 2019
  • Good location, not far from train stations and close to nice cheap eats and a supermarket…Sep. 18, 2019

The Pod Sydney

from A$107
  • Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory
  • Single Bed in Female Dormitory
  • 6 Pax Family Room with Shared Bathroom
  • Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room with Shared Bathroom

What’s around The Pod Sydney


  • In Sydney Central Business District
  • Capitol Theatre - 2 min walk
  • Sydney Town Hall - 8 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 10 min walk
  • Sydney Tower - 11 min walk
  • International Convention Centre Sydney - 16 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 17 min walk
  • Circular Quay - 23 min walk

Getting around

  • Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) - 22 min drive
  • Sydney Central Station - 6 min walk
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 14 min walk
  • Sydney Redfern Station - 22 min walk
  • Capitol Square Light Rail Station - 4 min walk
  • Museum Station - 5 min walk
  • Paddy's Markets Light Rail Station - 7 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 10 rooms

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in time 2 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 11 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance 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 required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

At the hostel

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Year Built – 2016
  • Lift
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 306 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Unbeatable location and value
Often stay at The Pod due to the convenient location and excellent value. This time had a family member join me who was extremely impressed by the fantastic value for super clean facilities and central location.
Cathie, au1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Everythink is so good here and above my expectation.
Wachirathinee, au3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Comfort and convenience
The Pod is excellent value for money! Opposite World Square and minutes to transport, it is an extremely convenient location. The facilities are basically new and spotlessly cleaned and well maintained. The bunks are roomy (although I find as a mature-aged person the ladders to top bunks a little difficult to get down) with lovely clean sheets, towel and soap/shampoo provided. Free Wifi and tea/coffee are an added bonus. Staff are always very friendly and helpful. I frequently use The Pod for overnights stays in the city and would highly recommend.
Cathie, au1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Nice hotel with a good location
The Pod is a nice Hostel with a great location. Most of the customers are adults, no one talks to each other and the hotel has strict rules. I stayed there 12 days and heard about how the cleaning stuff sometimes yelled to the customers and I think that's not a good service. If you were in the shower after 22pm they just put the "do not enter" signs in front of the door and yelled at you to go away even if they weren't cleaning and you were there before hand. Same thing in the morning if you went to the kitchen too late, around 12pm. Silence started at 22pm but the staff was still noisy. Depending on the cleaner for example toilets and showers were quite dirty after "cleaning". People at the reception were mostly nice and gave a change since the waching machine and dryer work only with 1 dollar coins. The Wi-Fi was quite ok!
au10 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Will definitely come stay here again!
Although the experience is not as great as the experience I had staying at a pod style hostel in Tokyo, it's very close! Definitely way better than staying at the usual backpacker hostels. Location is very central: opposite World Square; under 10 mins walk to either Town Hall or Central stations; under 10 mins walk to Chinatown; 10-15 mins walk to Pitt St Mall; 25-30 mins to Circular Quay. The property is very new and is kept very clean. The pod is very spacious and sturdy. You can hardly feel a thing when your neighbour moves. The curtain is great for privacy but can make the pod stuffy too. For me, the central cooling is not strong enough so when I closed the curtain I felt very warm inside the pod. There's a kitchenette that everyone can use (I didn't use it) and is kept very clean too. There is a lounge too but there are only one 3-seater sofa and two 1-seater sofas. Check in check out process is straight forward. You can store your luggage there when you check out. Staff is very friendly and helpful.
Dilys D, auOther trip

The Pod Sydney

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