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“decently priced guesthouse with super convenient transport” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alishan International Guest House

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Alishan International Guest House
Ranked #36 of 64 Sydney B&B and Inns
1 review
“decently priced guesthouse with super convenient transport”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

restaurants, supermarkets, chemists, laundry and all shops necessary foe daily living are at walkable distance from the guess house. The bus stop to downtown is right opposite to the guest house and the whole journey takes about 5 to 10 minutes only.

Although most of the rooms needs to share accomodation, they are all very neat and clean with individual fridges in each room. come on, what can one ask for at such reasonable price!

the securties are good and the housekeeper is a very kind and helpful person who left me a wonderful impression!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013

I have stayed at the Alishan many times over the past year or so, in some instances for a month or more at a time. The quaint property's entrance is framed by frangipanis and a beautiful garden and inside you'll find everything you might need on your stay. Common areas house a gas kitchen, laundry facilities (extra cost) and wifi (extra cost). I had my own internet and did my own laundry so I can't comment on those services but the kitchen is fantastic for all your meals (no oven though) there are two large fridges to share with other guests (in addition to the little one in your room). Rooms are basic and are cleaned weekly or in between stays. I have always found the place to be clean and tidy and if I felt like I needed anything the manager (Shiban) was very helpful during my many stays. I would not hesitate to recommend the Guesthouse to anyone looking for decent basic accommodation. Glebe is a wonderfully vibrant community very close to the CBD and handy to the Uni and full of restaurants and cafes. There is also a great market on Saturdays a short walk down Glebe Point Road. Broadway is also a short walk with a great fresh food market downstairs from Coles. Worth the stay for the location alone. I will be back.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tamworth, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

Spent the last 2 nights here. Bed was comfortable, clean room and ensuite. Linen in good order. Good price. Close to bus stop and plenty of places to eat or you can self cater which is great. Have booked again later in the year. Thanks for your hospitality. The street was noisy Saturday night but that is easily fixed with a pair of ear plugs. One of those things you can't control.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2013

Convenient location for Sydney central and regular bus services up and down Glebe Point Road. However, the rooms at the Alishan are not cleaned well or regularly and there are often cockroaches in the bathrooms and kitchen. Fridges in bedrooms need to be cleaned properly otherwise they smell. The tatami room leaves a lot to be desired, the matting is ragged and worn, the mattresses on the floor are old and stained and one is pushed right up against an electrical socket which I think does not conform with health and safety. The kitchen cupboards are not cleaned thoroughly and there is very old food hanging around in the 'free food' cupboard.

Dogs out the back bark through the night, and there is a children's play centre next door which starts up early.

Manager can be helpful when asked.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Sophie Y
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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

with having to get up at 4am to go to work we didn't appreciated the noise of other guests all night in and out the back door and in the carpark. The linen was very old the quilts quite stained, this is more of a backpacker hotel and as Aussies staying there overnight for work we felt unwelcome and not terribly safe.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank LingaLongafarm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

Near to UniSyd and Broadway shopping centre. All within short walks and very convenient. Glebe is a safe place even at night when walking home at 11pm. Plenty of good restaurants and bus stops are nearby.

Room is small but okay since we only come back to sleep. This is a guesthouse so don't expect hotel kind of service. Noise is unavoidable because this is an old house with many rooms inside, and is only noticeable when people open and shut the doors. Kitchen is very convenient especially those that cook. All kitchen utensils and basic cooking ingredients are provided.

The manager is a busy man since he's helping also with the cleaning works but he's very helpful when asked.

Room Tip: Second floor to the back of the house is quiter
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank A H
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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013

Quite disappointed. Ok Im going to complain sorry....... Other quests were quite loud later in the evening most nights which was a bit annoying as we were all so tired. The beds are not comfy & the sheets on two beds in the room had big brown stains on them Yuck !. Huge cockroaches in the main bed room & small ones in the bathroom and some more large ones running around the kitchen bench downstairs. To open the windows their was big blocks of wood to put in to hold it open. It was annoying paying for internet for the day and having to keep getting the code of the manager to keep using it and when he went home for the night no internet till the next day. The washing machines had the price per load taken off so without anyone to help its hard to understand when you put in $ 1 that it said to it wont go it should have said 5 x $1 how was i supposed to know. Initially the manager was not a very good host but did improve a bit towards the end of our stay and did not dislike him so much. If you are staying towards the back of the guest house their is some sort of kids play centre out the back which can be noisy + the big dog. Would not stay here again unless they fix the issues. Great location other than the problems.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hyjinx84
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Property: Alishan International Guest House
Address: 100 Glebe Point Rd | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Glebe
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 64 B&Bs / Inns in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Alishan International Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alishan International Guest House offers hotel accommodation in a renovated 110 year old Victorian Mansion. The Guesthouse has a friendly, charming and relaxed atmosphere, and is perfect for the discerning traveller who wants something more than just a place to sleep. We are located in the historic inner-city suburb of Glebe, close to sidewalk cafes, coffee shops, pubs, art galleries, book shops, library, cinemas and Saturday markets.The centre of Sydney is only a 10 minute bus ride away or a leisurely 25 minute walk via Sydney's fish markets and the Darling Harbour complex. ... more   less 
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