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4.1 out of 5

"location, rooms and pods were surprisingly private " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 10 Jan 2020

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Double Room with Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$84* Per night/room 23 Aug. - 24 Aug.

6 Pax Family Room with Shared Bathroom

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Single Bed in Female Dormitory

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Hotel Description

At The Pod Sydney you'll be within steps of popular attractions like Capitol Theatre and World Square Shopping Centre. Highlights at this hostel include free in-room WiFi.

All 10 rooms feature coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms are shared.

This smoke-free hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, tour/ticket assistance, and luggage storage. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, an elevator, and a reception hall.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this Sydney Central Business District hostel include Paddy's Market and Sydney Town Hall.

The Pod Sydney ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Pod Sydney

Everyone (13)
5 out of 5
location, rooms and pods were surprisingly private

Posted by on 10 Jan. 2020

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4 out of 5
I love the concept and it was overall clean, safe and comfortable. My only complaint, and it was a major one for me, is structural problems with the mens’ showers. When you are in one shower waste water floods in across the floor from the other showers. This is quite unhygienic and unpleasant. A cheap fix would be to put individual tubs in the cubicles, which is how capsule hotels in Japan do it.

Posted by on 3 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 1 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Dec. 2018

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3 out of 5

Selfish People Spoil The Pod

My stay was ruined by one selfish noisy person who had the room lights on for half an hour at 5am while he packed his bag and dressed after returning from the shower. It should be House Rules no overhead lights on before 7am! Or maybe put the disruptive early risers in one dorm.

Posted by , from Samford Valley on 17 Mar. 2018

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2 out of 5

Very uncomfortable

There is just one inlet for aircondition air to come in no seperate AC in each room...I was feeling suffocated. No fan also so that atleast it can circulate the AC inlet air in whole room. They not even turn on AC in day time. I will not stay again.

Posted by on 9 Dec. 2017

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5 out of 5

Great location and clean and tidy

Was in on a Sunday night and was very happy especially for the price. Single bed in a 6 dorm room and bed was comfy and big, room for luggage, big sized locker (bring your own lock); helpful if perfunctory staff, nice kitchen. Only possible negatives - the toilet room was a bit stuffy (very minor - showers were nice, only the toilet room) and that I could hear the bar downstairs at midnight, but it was very distant and I had absolutely no trouble sleeping. Pod is on the 6th floor, so it's a long way away from the noise. Definitely recommend!

Posted by on 27 Nov. 2017

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5 out of 5

Value for money

Hotel is great. Great location and comfortable and clean . Only disappointing factor is one of the lady staff is not welcoming and warm and was late to open the reception door. And it was my first impression of the hotel. But over all other staff was fair. I would recommend everyone to go there. If they are on a budget. :)

Posted by , from perth on 5 Nov. 2017

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1 out of 5

Ok if you are looking for YMCA style accommodation

Pros: Central location and cheap price only redeeming features.
Cons: Ensure that advertising accurately reflects that this is YMCA or student group style accommodation and that it is not suited to disabled or elderly
Shared bathroom and toilets = pretty clean but quite a walk in the middle of the night and up stairs if elderly or disability. Heating/air conditioning not able to be switched on till 7 pm at night centrally Have to make bed initially - nil extra pillow or blanket (2 light blankets). Nil furniture in room except bed .e.g. nil bedside tables or wardrobe etc Overhead bed light a twisted piece of cord dangling from ceiling beams Group common room and kitchen - rely on those in group room to have TV down low and switch off at 10 pm and be quiet in am Smells from dinner/instant soups etc waft into bedrooms Group rooms/bathrooms are cleaned late at night by some of those staying there Group reception seems to run by some staying there Lifts and entrance a bit tricky to find initially and cramped Read the fine print before booking!!

Posted by , from Western NSW on 23 Aug. 2017

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5 out of 5
Ideal for solo travellers wanting peace and quiet when they get back to the Pod Sydney. Each person had their own space and facilities were in great condition and cleaned often.

Posted by on 21 Jul. 2017

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Property Features

As a guest of The Pod Sydney, you'll find tour/ticket assistance, laundry facilities, and an elevator. Public spaces have free WiFi. This Sydney hostel is smoke free.

  • 10 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 2016
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Kingsford Smith Intl. Airport (SYD) (10 km / 6.2 mi)
  • Train station: Sydney Central Station (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Metro station: Capitol Square Light Rail Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)

Room Amenities

The Pod Sydney offers 10 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Communal kitchen access
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Air conditioning

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

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. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9 AM - 11 PM.
Guests arriving after 11 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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 may be 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 onsite parking is available.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards

Hotel Names

  • Pod Sydney Hostel
  • Pod Sydney
  • The Pod Sydney Haymarket
  • The Pod Sydney Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • The Pod Sydney Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Haymarket
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*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.