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“7.5 out of 10”
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Newtown Space
Ranked #156 of 177 Hotels in Sydney
Montreal
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“7.5 out of 10”
Reviewed 15 February 2014

When you arrive felt like you were being teleported back to old times especially with the rain.

The lady that helped me was great. Very helpful. The rooms were basic but nice and quiet. Perfect for stop overs when one is on a budget. The shared toilets/showers were clean and great for a quick freshen up.

When leaving the staff were friendly again and made you feel very welcome. I recommend the Wesley College for those on a budget.

The

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2014 via mobile

Where do I start .. Cockroaches all over the kitchen no cookers only toaster microwave paper cups plastic plates if ya lucky . Had $80 food stole over two days by thieving fridge rats got evacuated 2:30am only less than half could be bothered to get out tourned out some drunk backpacker wanted a fag in his room !! Lots of others were having food stole too . We complained got refunded and moved to the ibis hotel in darling harbour which was excellent . My advice do not stay at hotel space !! U've been warned

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

Stayed here with friends over the Australia Day weekend. An impressive old university building (former student accommodation?) located within tree lined avenues of the campus. My room was a single with shared bathroom. The room was basic but clean with comfortable bed and the common bathroom was clean with good hot water. Public transport is just out of the grounds. It is also an easy 20min walk to George Street, restaurants and China town. It's about a 30 minute walk to Darling harbour from the campus. A huge park is next to the campus. Be aware that hotel parking is limited and if not available you can use paid parking in the university grounds, Sat and Sun 6am-6am $6 per day, but week days it is expensive $24 per day, 6am-6am.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Manchester, UK
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Reviewed 28 January 2014 via mobile

We were in two 'family' rooms but so many beds were crammed into such a small space that there was practically no floor space. This is NOT a hotel......they do not provide meals. There is a (dirty) kitchen but nothing to cook with (no pans, knives etc) and (if you're lucky) there are sometimes paper plates, plastic cups, teabags and instant coffee. There was a fire alarm at 2am one night and the staff didn't know what to do. The place could do with a good clean. The only thing to do if you're unfortunate to find yourself staying here is to head off to King Street (a 5 min walk away) where there are loads of good restaurants.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

The level of accommodation is below that of a hostel/backpackers.

As guests, we walk around in a disgusted, sullen mood trying to make the best of a bad situation.

As a student dorm I'd guess it would be great.

As a place to stay on a visit to Sydney it's woefully inadequate.

How happier the place would be if the conditions raised the mood of the guests to that above toleration.

The good thing; the building is nice on the outside and the staff are friendly.

The bad things: beware the kitchen has no hotplates. Smart German tourists I saw bought their own gas burner. It's called a "kitchenette" and only has toasters, sandwich grills and microwave ovens. There are no towels with which to dry your hands on and nothing to wipe down the benches. (And there's no way of drying your hands in the toilets either!!!) Guests are meant to keep the place clean but there's only dish washing liquid and a sponge. The little spills converge and in the end you learn to accept the squalor.

They clean the kitchen with strong smelling disinfectant on the floor, spray and wipe down the benches in amongst your toast and cervical and vacuum the floor at 9am while guests are trying to have breakfast.

In the laundry, only half the washing machines work because the others are full of coins. The staff normally sell washing powder/liquid per wash but they were out of stock and didn't know when the new supply was due. The driers are free but there's no waste bin to put the lint from the filter in so everyone just throws it to the floor. It's the same race to the bottom in the kitchen.

There is a single hook on the back of the door in the shower cubicle and only broken or absent soap holders in the shower itself.

The room has no desk lamp. The only source of light is a fluorescent tube on the ceiling. I resorted to using the flashlight on my iPhone at night as I sat in my room in almost total darkness.

There are mosquitoes but no screens on the windows. No air conditioning means you have no choice in summer other that to sleep with the windows open. I slept with insect repellant on my exposed skin.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Longreach, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2014

It's nice to stay in the university dorm. but one thing has to be clear: it is a HOSTEL, NOT A HOTEL. The rooms are essential, a bit dirty under the bed which makes you think they only clean wher you can see. toilets are fine but they are unisex and a little smelly. Staff was very friendly and helpful at any time. The position is a bit far from center and we recommend you to get a TAXI from the airport (it will cost around $30) while the train tkt costs $16 + $2.5 for the bus and then you have to walk to the hotel and if you don't know where it is, it's NOT VERY easy to find.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Stayed early December 2013.
Staff were pleasant. Room was clean. Shared bathrooms were also very clean, beware though as they are unisex - this didn't bother us but may bother some people. Parking was just within the Uni grounds, and we didn't have to pay due to the time. Great access to King St Newtown, and therefore public transport to anywhere in the city.
Will stay again.
Oh, and it is very much like Hogwarts.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Newtown Space
Address: Wesley College, Western Ave | Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #156 of 177 Hotels in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Newtown Space 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Newtown Space is a 4min stroll from the hip and vibrant King St, and only a 10min bus ride away from Sydney CBD. Set in the the quiet leafy campus of Sydney University, it offers rooms and a shared kitchenette with microwave/fridge/dishwasher/sink. No cooking facilities are available. Guests can enjoy a communal lounge with a flat-screen TV, a roof-top terrace and pool table. A guest laundry room is also available. Complimentary Toiletries are also provided for all guests. No tour or ticket assistance is available. Most guest rooms feature Garden Views, and some rooms come with a private bathroom. Newtown Space is 3km from central Sydney. It is 7km from Sydney Opera House and 9km from Sydney Airport. " ... more   less 
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