This is great 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!
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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.
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.
It'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.
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.
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!
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. There may be up to 20 people in the guesthouse sharing all facilities and everybody is expected to help keep kitchens and bathrooms clean.
Interaction with Guests
There is no reception desk so this guesthouse is suitable for independent travellers who do not need much assistance.
I do not live in the guesthouse but can be contacted if there are problems. I provide a professional cleaning company once a week to clean common areas, along with all bills paid, all kitchen and bathroom supplies including free linen. Think of it like a giant share house but with less hassle and a few more perks.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Other Things to Note
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PLEASE NOTE: We try our best to give you the room you booked but due to the unpredictable nature of juggling multiple guests who extend alongside upcoming new bookings you may be given a different room in the same guesthouse. If this would cause issues for you please consider other AirBnB properties. In trying to be fair we do not ask existing guests who love us to move out of rooms for new guests if a similar room in the house is instead empty
"Photos on the site may differ slightly from the actual room as we replace furniture and bedding as needed and have fun rearranging at times."
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 a strictly NON-SMOKING guesthouse. The nearest area to smoke is out on the street or
No extra guests without permission, no drugs and no drunken behaviour.
When my friends and I arrived at the guest house, to be completely honest, it wasn't the prettiest place we've ever been to. However, the overall stay was very satisfying. People there were nice to us, and place despite the look, was very neat and good place to stay. We didn't regret choosing this place after few days of stay in the house. The fact that there's a bus that get us to Sydney city stops right in front of the house really made us happy too. I would recommend this place to everyone if you are poor travelers that can't afford to buy a car or taxi. If you are a light sleeper, and need a good wifi, avoid room #10 and get another room. The couch could be fixed though.
2 andre, min 6-årige søn og jeg selv boede i Crossroads Rundown Guesthouse i 16 dage, hvor vi overordnet egentlig synes det var udmærket.
Beskrivelsen er ret præcis og ærlig, det ER et gammelt og ret nedslidt hus, og til prisen er det forholdsvist billigt - og værelset er ret stort.
Det kunne til tider støje utrolig meget ude fra vejen - lydniveauet er altså ligesom hvis der slet ikke er vinduer, og det vi boede lige ud til et høj-trafik kryds. Heldigvis sover vi alle meget tungt, så når først vi sov var det intet problem, men støjen forinden kunne altså være meget forstyrrende. Jeg ville ikke anbefale det til folk der sover let.
Jeg er dog en anelse ked af noget;
Jeg skal nok starte med at sige, min 6-årige søn var Ikke en uskyldig engel; Ja, han gjorde nogle dumme ting, men jeg er ked af Jody's beslutning om ikke at lade os forlænge vores ophold på trods der af og efter kun én henvendelse.
I husreglerne stod der at man ville kunne få 3 advarsler hvorefter man blev smidt ud, det gjorde vi ikke, kun 1.
Der er ikke noget fælles opholdsrum, så det meste af tiden var min søn inde på vores eget værelse. Men engang i mellem, når han f.eks. gik på toilet kunne han godt tage lidt længere tid, hvor vi ikke tænkte så meget over det i starten, men så kom han bagefter tilbage med nogle tegninger og sagde han havde leget lidt med nogle forskellige andre beboer.
Jeg fik senere fortalt at han havde forstyrret house manageren ved f.eks. at banke på døren på forskellige tidpunkter, og klager fra andre beboere som synes han har været lidt for forstyrrende og vild, samt sat ild til nogle stearinlys, og til slut låst nogle ude på altanen.
Jeg vil gladelig indrømme at det selvfølgelig IKKE er okay, jeg blev også rigtig gal på ham da jeg fandt ud af det; men jeg var ikke klar over de ting foregik.
Jeg er ked af at der har været klager over ham, men efter jeg fik det at vide lod vi ham heller ikke lege uden for værelset længere.
Men alligevel ville Jody ikke lade os bo der en uge længere, så jeg synes det er lidt uretfærdigt vi kun fik én klage/advarsel hvorefter vi ikke måtte være der mere. Det skulle ha talt som vores første afvarsel hvorefter hun kunne give os en chance til at rette op på det - hvilket vi også gjorde.
Derudover synes jeg måske også Jody ikke var helt så god til at svare på ting. Lige inden jeg bookede skrev jeg en lang besked med nogle spørgsmål som hun aldrig svarede på.
Der var desuden også lidt problemer med tørretumbleren, som aldrig tørrede ordentlig første gang, så man blev nødt til at betale 2 gange.
Men alt i alt, jep, det ER pris-billigt, men man skal lige være opmærksom på at støjen kan være lidt uudholdelig høj :)
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I'm a 37 year old solo mama of one boy, Elliott, who is five years old. I was looking for some way to stay home and raise my son without working long hours so I started renting out rooms in my personal house. That grew so busy I found an old guesthouse, and then another one, and now I have over 55 rooms for rent!
I live at The Rex with my son and our dogs currently. We also have a live in house manager couple, Helen and Megan who manage the Sydney business.
We're a friendly bunch and happy to help you get settled in Sydney or Tamworth and give you some local knowledge. If we are busy then we have instructions on how to check yourself in without our help and we will try and say hi during your first few days!
We love independent travellers, students and families who aren't looking for "the party scene" but want more a friendly, home like vibe. We're very LGBT friendly, love people from all backgrounds and children of all ages. The guesthouses are older style, very basic and clean with a bit of character. Most importantly the guesthouses are safe and in local areas!