Sun lit dining or study areaMirrored wardrobe on left and small entry hallway on right
Entire home/apt
2 Guests
1 Bedroom
1 Bed
Per Night
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This is a budget accommodation option, better than a private room in a backpackers, and cheaper than a private room in a hotel. It is one of the best value studios for low cost that you will find in Sydney.

Sun lit dining or study area

Sun lit dining or study area

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Pull-out Sofa
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 11:00 AM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $16
Weekly discount: 6%
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

It is conveniently close to local hotspots in the heart of Sydney's gay community, surrounded by awesome cafe's, bars and nightclubs, and a short walk to the CBD.
The studio itself is small, but the nicely decorated furnishings make a practical use out of the compact space. This is suitable for a couple or singles, and is located in an older art deco style building with slightly deteriorated hallway and entrance to the building.
BEDROOM: Includes a small dining table with 2 chairs, side table, clean linen, heater and a comfortable bed which can be folded into a couch if required.
KITCHENETTE: Includes kettle, stove, fridge, microwave, some condiments, tea, and cutlery, plates, glasses, etc
BATHROOM: Includes toilet, shower, towels, body wash and toilet paper. This is a fully tiled wet room with space saving design to have shower behind the door. The shower does not have as strong/fast of a flow as usual, but it does have a full stream from the shower head which is adequate.
INTERNET: There is unlimited usage of super fast ADSL2+ wireless internet included. Browse or download as much as you like from your mobile devices or laptops at high speeds.
OTHER FACILITIES: The studio has buzzer intercom access and the building has communal laundry facilities available (EMAIL HIDDEN)PARISON: I have 5 studios, 1 block from each other, centrally located in Surry Hills. Main differences between them are:

***** Large modern studio 14th floor *****
- Unlimited ADSL2+ internet
- Air conditioner
- Modern bathroom
- Rooftop communal pool
- Full size modern kitchen and 2 seat bar bench

**** Large 14th floor studio Surry Hills ****
- Unlimited ADSL2+ internet and 37" TV
- Air conditioner
- Standard bathroom
- Rooftop communal pool
- Full size kitchen and 4 seat dining table

*** Modern studio with balcony 7th Floor ***
- Furnished balcony for 2
- Unimited ADSL2+ internet and 22" TV
- Air conditioner
- Modern bathroom
- Kitchenette

** Modern 7th Floor Studio **
- Unlimited ADSL2+ internet and 22" TV
- Air conditioner
- Modern bathroom
- Kitchenette

* Budget Studio Near Local Hotspots *
- Unlimited ADSL2+ internet
- Heater and portable air conditioner
- Basic bathroom
- Small Kitchen

Guest Access

Complete access to the private studio any time with your own set of keys.
CHECK IN: Usually from 11am onwards.
CHECK OUT: Usually by 10am.
I like to be very flexible with check in and check out which can be as early or as late as you like when availability of other reservations allow it.
Communal laundry facilities available in the building at $3 per wash and $3 per dry.

Interaction with Guests

I am in Sydney 9-10 months of the year and almost always meet guests for check in to explain transport options, potential tourist activities, and local hangouts. If I am out of town, a colleague will usually meet for check in.
After check in, I tend not to see most guests again, but I am on call any time for help, problem solving or local suggestions.

The Neighborhood

Located near the popular Crown Street, surrounded by loads of cafe's, bars and stores in the inner city village-like suburb of Surry Hills. This is very centrally located to most tourist activities and local hotspots, only a short walk to downtown.
3-5 minutes walk to Hyde Park.
5-10 minutes walk to Chinatown, Darling Harbour.
20-25 minutes walk to Circular Quay, Opera House, etc.
Located 1 block off the famous gay strip known as Oxford Street. It's fairly quiet inside the studio considering how close it is to nightlife options.

Getting Around

Very centrally located within walking distance to most tourist attractions. Lots of public transport options nearby including buses, trains, taxi, and trams.
From the airport you can get to the studio by train, shuttle bus or taxi:
1) Train costs about $17 per person one-way and takes about 15-20 minutes to "Museum" station on the same train line, followed by a 5 minute walk up Oxford Street.
2) Shuttle bus costs about $14 per person one-way and needs to be reserved at least 48 hours in advance on the website "(URL HIDDEN) and select the stop "city crown motel" which is only 2 small city blocks from the studio.
3) Taxi takes about 20 minutes and costs between $45-$65 depending on traffic.

Other Things to Note

Sydney is a very safe city and there are no security or safety concerns. This building does have security doors downstairs and is in a great location to enjoy some nightlife, which is safe even for a woman by herself at night.

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is after 11AM

1. Please smoke downstairs, no smoking inside the studio.
2. Wash any plates and glasses that you use.
3. Don't wipe make-up on the towels
4. Enjoy :-)

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3 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 13 - 15, 2016 the minimum stay is 1 night.

Mirrored wardrobe on left and small entry hallway on right

Mirrored wardrobe on left and small entry hallway on right

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Surry Hills, Australia · Member since December 2012

I'm Scott, very active guy from Sydney who loves traveling and exploring different cultures. Look forward to meeting you!

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