3.9 out of 5

"I wanted a cheap and central location for 3 nights so I could spend most of my time out and about - exploring Sydney - getting to easter shkw was fast ... " More

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Hotel Description

At 790 on George Backpackers you'll be within a short 5-minute stroll of popular places like Capitol Theatre and Paddy's Market.

All 282 rooms feature WiFi. Bathrooms are shared.

This smoke-free hostel offers a 24-hour front desk, dry cleaning/laundry services and luggage storage. Other amenities include WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this Sydney Central Business District hostel include World Square Shopping Centre and Powerhouse Museum.

Private Twin with Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$82 per night

6 Share Mix Dorm

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

6 Share Male Dorm

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

4 Share Female Dorm

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Private Double with Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

6 Share Female Dorm

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

790 on George Backpackers ratings based on 85 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for 790 on George Backpackers

Everyone (64) Couples (13) Students (1) Family (5) Other (1)
2 out of 5
The room was so smelly, got me sick for first 15mins, elevator was out of service. Staff was nice and helpful. The owner should spend some money to fix the place...

Posted by on 5 Jul. 2019

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5 out of 5
good location ......................................

Posted by on 18 Jun. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 23 Mar. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Apr. 2019 by Lewis - Assistant Manager

Thanks so much for your review. We're glad we met your expectations and look forward to welcoming you again.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 5 Feb. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Dec. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Jan. 2019 by anshul

Thank you for leaving us a review :)

4 out of 5

Top central Sydney location with best price

I wanted a cheap and central location for 3 nights so I could spend most of my time out and about - exploring Sydney - getting to easter shkw was fast and easy from this location - all sydney attractions were- including day trips organised through location.

Posted by , from newcastle nsw on 14 Apr. 2017

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4 out of 5

Great location and great value

Very friendly staff and clean room and bathroom. The only thing is that the kitchen utensils could be a bit improved. Still all useable. Great location and enjoyed our stay

Posted by , from Sydney on 23 Mar. 2017

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2 out of 5

Basic backpackers

Pros: The location next to Central Station.
Cons: Cleanliness & the chair in the room, which only just keeps you off the floor.
Location: You're in the CBD so heaps.
It's well located & whilst they changed the sheets & emptied the bin before we settled in that appears to be the only 'cleaning' of the room. I thought there was a caterpillar asleep on the power point but it turned out it was just (years of?) dust.

Posted by , from Kiama on 25 Apr. 2016

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4 out of 5

Great location

Everything about this hotel is reasonable; good rates, clean, close to Central and all public transport, etc

Posted by , from Newcastle on 12 Apr. 2016

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3 out of 5

Handy to trains, markets and darling harbour

It was pretty good for money paid. Unfortunately common room was not a desirable place to relax needs a definite clean up and clean out. . It was more clean and comfy in the kitchen.

Posted by , from new zealand on 14 Mar. 2016

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About the 790 on George Backpackers

Location 790 George Street, Haymarket, NSW 2000

Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from 17 June 2019 until 09 July 2019 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Lift

During renovations, the hostel will make every effort to minimise noise and disturbance.

Property Features

790 on George Backpackers offers its guests laundry facilities, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a lift. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. A round-trip airport shuttle (available at scheduled times) is available for a fee. This Haymarket hostel is smoke free.

  • 282 guestrooms or units
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) (9.7 km / 6 mi)
  • Train station: Sydney Central Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Metro station: Capitol Square Light Rail Station (0.2 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

790 on George Backpackers offers 282 forms of accommodation with air conditioning. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower.

  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Shower
  • Air conditioning

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Airport transport is offered at scheduled times. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

This property's shared dorm room types are available to guests 18-35 years of age. Private room types are available to all guests. Minors under 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian during their stay. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 10.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 6 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: AUD 6 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 12 per person (one way)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • 790 George Backpackers Hostel Haymarket
  • 790 George Backpackers Haymarket
  • 790 George Backpackers
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.