I highly recommend anyone who expects a hostel to be of living standard to reconsider booking here. I stayed here (or was to stay here) in January '14.
Here are the reasons I STRONGLY advise you to reconsider:
-The backyard area is where everyone drinks and plays music at night time, the problem is, the rooms are closely SURROUNDING this area, making sleep impossible.
-The kitchen had cockroaches crawling all through it
-The place is incredibly run down. There are holes in the roof; the shower lights don't work at all (so enjoy having a shower in the dark); the showers leak, making a safety hazard as the water puddles on to tiles that are not slip proof; there is no ventilation in the showers and the toilets, leaving mould and germs to prosper.
-The bunk beds are very unstable. They are so close to being on the verge to collapsing.
-The rooms smell like rotten B.O, the kind that has been there for months.
I was honestly so desperate to get out of this place that I had contacted all 24-hour reception hotels in the Wollongong area to take me out.
Please, if you have decent living standards then please reconsider booking this hostel as you will regret it.