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Budget studio near local hotspots

Entire home/apt

2 guests


1 bed
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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, but it can be a bit noisy on Friday and Saturday nights from 10pm until midnight or 1am while people line up outside to enter the bar across the street.

The space

The studio itself is small at 15m2 (161 sq.ft), 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.
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.

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 broadband wireless internet included with speeds of 20-40 Mb per second. Browse or download as much as you like from your mobile devices or laptops.
OTHER FACILITIES: The studio has buzzer intercom access and the building has communal laundry facilities available in the back garden on the ground level accessed through the door before the escalators and costs $3 per wash and $3 per dry.

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 on the ground level. Take the door before the escalators and exit the hallway into the back garden. The communal laundry are the 3 doors on the left side and costs $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.

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.

Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 double bed

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 11AM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee $16
Weekly Discount: 3%
Weekend Price $86 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime 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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No parking on property - Paid meters for street side parking


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295 Reviews

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Ruth User Profile
September 2017
Scott was really helpful. It's a great place, best if you're staying for a shorter amount of time or planning to eat out a lot. Super central!! In a really amazing location with lots of restaurants and cafes around.

Lisa User Profile
September 2017
Great stay, perfect location right on Oxford Street, very clean and tidy little studio, awesome communication from Scott. Just what I needed, I will definitely stay here again when I need an overnighter in the city.

Gill User Profile
September 2017
This is a compact studio with everything you need, including a laundry. It's in a great location, very easy to get to from the airport by train. Surrey Hills has a great vibe, with lots of independent cafés, restaurants and vintage stores. There's a farmers market on Saturdays. We walked right down to the harbourside easily in no longer than 30 minutes. Scott is very reliable and communication was never a problem. Very good value for location.

Leo User Profile
September 2017
Great location!

Yuen User Profile
August 2017
Friendly and responsive host, Scott do everything to make sure we can check in smoothly. His place is quite good, easy to access the airport train line but a bit far from main destinations.

Martin User Profile
August 2017
Host and stand in host unreachable at key times. They were late to our check in time even though communicated day's before of our arrival time. Dirty kitchen and fridge not cleaned out so smelt quite bad. Would advise to look for other accommodation
Scott User Profile
Response from Scott:
Hi Martin, I had provided thorough info and contact details of my colleague to take care of the guests while I was on a cruise during your stay, but unfortunately she has lost the quality of cleaning and communication since I left Sydney. I have shortened my holiday to return and replace her immediately.
August 2017

Georgi User Profile
August 2017
Scott was friendly and informative from the get go. He's place was small, but perfect for what we wanted!

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Scott User Profile

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

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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