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There are 10 bedrooms in total, two kitchens, three bathrooms and some rooms have their own showers. The smallest rooms can sleep two and the largest rooms can take six in dorm style, or a small family. There is a coin operated washing machine and dryer on site.
Room 9 Is an extremely large room that is set up with one set of bunks and one double bed. Up to four people can fit with some spare space and a nice room setup including fridges, seating area and dining table. Larger group have slept in the room – up to six is probably the most without it being too crowded.
The guesthouse is above a shop in the warehouse/industrial area close to Sydney Airport and it is on the corner of some very busy streets. If you find noise in the house is an issue you can ask for free earplugs but most people get used to it very quickly. There is street parking behind the building.
Although the actual block the guesthouse is on is very ugly and so is the immediate area, it is a fantastic location if you are adventurous and prepared to walk a bit, or use public transport. It's less than 5kms from the airport - a taxi is very cheap to the house.
Rooms do not have TVs and there is no common lounge or dining area. We do provide free fast wifi Internet across the house. We are best suited to be either a “crash pad” for travellers who are out most of the day and don't need common areas or for students who will be spending a lot of time in their rooms studying or working.
There is no reception desk so this guesthouse is suitable for independent travellers who do not need much assistance. This is by no means a party place – if you would like a more social atmosphere with common areas and a backyard look at my other listings for Scruffy Old Campsie Guesthouse.
We are child friendly and can provide cots, highchairs, stroller/pram and toys for most ages of children. Families are best in Room 6 or Room 9 which are larger with their own dining tables and a bit more space.
I do not live in the guesthouse but can be contacted if there are problems. I (email hidden) in house manager, along with all bills paid, all kitchen and bathroom supplies and hotel quality linen which is washed for you every week. Think of it like a giant share house but with less hassle and a few more perks.
This is a great opportunity for backpackers, workers, families and students who want private lockable rooms in the Inner West with free use of multiple kitchens and bathrooms and who understand that the rundown nature of the guesthouse means cheap rooms!
t's is also only 5kms from University of Sydney and UTS. It's 8kms from University of New South Wales and buses to both places take less than half an hour. We are fifteen minutes walk from St Peters or Sydenham train stations (1.5kms) but the buses are directly outside the door so you should experiment to see what you prefer – you can buy a weekly ticket that works on buses and trains. It's about 6kms to Central Station in the city. We are also only about 4kms from RPA Hospital.
You are less than five minutes walk to a small shop, a Hungry Jacks(Burger King), a KFC and a McDonalds. Opposite the house is a pub with restaurant, events,music and cheap drinks. Fifteen minutes walk takes to you a beautiful big parkland area with a cafe, or to the local shopping centre of Marrickville with the nearest big supermarket.
Thirty minutes walk or a short bus ride takes you to some very cool shops and bars in Marrickville(Marrickville Rd) or Newtown(King St). It would take you 20 minutes to drive to the beaches or an hour by public transport. And if that's not enough you can take a 20 min walk (2 minute bus) trip to the biggest IKEA in the Southern Hemisphere just down the road from us.
I was changed to Room #3, which was fine with me. It ain't the Ritz, but it was just what I needed for my 10 day visit to Australia. The room was large and clean. The bed was firm and comfortable. I loved having my own little fridge! Plenty of hot water for showers. Helen & Megan welcomed me, with plenty of written & in person info. John was helpful. I was told the intenet could get 'iffy' but I had no problems at any time. I was glad to be downstairs where I understand it works better. Their system for accommodating a bunch of people worked well for me. Everything I needed was within walking distance. I'll return in August if it's available.
Room was spacious and the toilets were clean. However, there were a lot of cockroaches in the room and the kitchen. Overall I felt that the place was alright, i.e. if you dont have anywhere else to go.
Zeeshan did ask to extend his stay with us, which we couldn't accommodate, so even he doesn't really believe we are only somewhere to stay if you have nowhere else! But we do understand our style of accommodation doesn't suit everyone and we ask all guests to read our detailed description before booking. I'm sorry about the cockroaches. They are a constant battle in most properties in Sydney and we have a professional treatment of the entire property every three months. It seems we have have to increase the frequency of this. Thanks for alerting us and we will fix this quickly.
Jody runs an efficient place and although it is somewhat old, it is still functional and enjoyable. It is a walking distance to pulsing Newtown and proximity to the Sydney transport rail hub which makes this place an ideal base for exploring the city, particularly for prolonged stays and if constrained budget-wise.
Housemates are very friendly, easy to get along and helped me get familiar with the city.
Very big rooms and in a good location. Pretty close to the Campsie train station, lots of good restaurants and the other guests were friendly.
J'ai passé un mois ici, et c'était super ! Elyce, l'intendante, était très sympa et patiente et a répondu à toutes mes questions. La chambre était propre et rien ne manquait pour un super séjour. Merci !
"I spent a month there and it was great ! Elyce the caretaker of the building was very nice and patient and answered all my questions. The room was clean and nothing was missing. Thank you !"
Was a great stay. Exactly as described, with nice fellows to talk to. I smoothly changed to Campsie after the first week, as it was indeed much closer to my work. Thanks Jody for offering this.
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My sister and I arrived after 9pm in Tamworth to be warmly greeted by Jody and her father at The Rex. We found the accommodation perfect for the budget traveller/family. Beautiful old building, no doubt full of history with rooms freshly painted and very clean, close to main shopping drag, all the facilities you need and very well organised. We wished we could of stayed longer to explore Tamworth. Thank you Jody I will definitely be back.
That's really good person, the room very comfortable
Lovely place to stay! Economic and cheap! Have everything you need :)
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