Just to be clear, this is YWCA accommodation. The hotel is good for the budget traveller who isn't interested in luxury and just wants a private space to sleep.
The hotel is located a fair distance from the main tourist drag of sydney, if you're not a keen walker then you're definitely looking at travelling by bus to the pciture postcard areas. There are a few food outlets around but this area is mostly residential and offices. The hotel is right next to a railway line, which was okay for us but I imagine if your room was next to it this would be quite loud. There is a large park between the hotel and the main station, which feels safe but occassionally seemed to be frequented by some locals asking for money.
Breakfast is okay but there isn't a great selection and you can't be afraid of sitting with strangers at busy times! The staff are all okay and efficient but don't expect anything more than what you'd expect for this kind of price. The rooms are VERY small and the bathrooms are separated from the rooms by a sort of cupboard door.
GOOD POINTS - clean, excellent value, would definitely visit again if travelling to sydney on a small budget.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Song Hotel Redfern is located on the corner of Cleveland and Regent Streets a short stroll from Prince Alfred Park. Central Station is just 15 to 20 minutes' walk away and is close to Sydney university and other education organisations. Private Bus Company called "AirBus, costs approximately $15 per person can be used to transport you to and from Hotel and Airport. Please Note: Hotel can only organise transportation From Hotel to Airport. Light breakfast is included in room rate. Breakfast is served between 6:30am to 9:30am DUE TO EXTREMELY LIMITED PARKING SPACES, PARKING MUST TO BE PRE BOOKED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. ALL CAR SPOTS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. COST APPLIES. (Note: FREE wifi) Darling Harbour is 2.5 klm or approximately 30 minutes walking distance Sydney University is approximately 800 metres or 30 minutes' walk Central Railway station is approximately 900 metres or 15 - 20 minutes' walk Redfern Stations is approximately 500 metres or 10 minutes' walk China Town is approximately 1 klm or 20 minutes' walk Sydney Airport is approximately 7.6 klms or 12 minutes' drive Please Note: Song Hotel Redfern building is located close to the railway lines. All rooms have double glazed windows. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- y Hotel Sydney