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Strattons Hostel

249 Castlereagh StreetView Map
2.5/5 - Poor
(25 reviews)

Why This Hotel?

Good Location
Free Wifi

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Review and Rating of Strattons Hostel

#99 of 133 Specialty lodging in Sydney (25 reviews)

Overall Rating (2.5)

Cleanliness (2.5)

Sleep Quality (2)

Value (2.5)

Service (2.5)

Location (4)

Rooms (2)

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Don't go!

by PaulBejczy on 20 Aug 2016 (Solo Traveller)

This hostel made my stay in Sydney a bad one. Overall the only good thing about this place is the location, which is convenient if it suits your lifestyle, for example if you're working around the area. If not, don't stay here. There is no vibe, you're not going to make friends for life here. The rooms are way too small, dirty, and there's only 2 plugs for the entire room. The cleaners are really annoying. Their list if check-outs is never correct, meaning that every day they came to our ro...
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Okay if you have nowhere else to go

by MrDavetheSarks on 28 Jun 2016 (Solo Traveller)

Well, the second time I came here, which was basically so write a review of the place, did impress me a little more, but since it has gone from one star to two stars that probably doesn't say all that much. At first I thought it was just a pokies room and a sports bar, however when I came here a second time they did have a band playing, which did add to the ambience of the place. Mind you, it was pretty quiet, and quite dark, and there are much better places near by to spend a night, but it is o...
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by Cat M on 28 Mar 2016 (Business Traveller)

The former Strattons Hotel now known as Dowling is starting to improve. Recently renovated, it is looking better and the staff are friendly enough. There is a brief bar menu which is adequate for lunch. The lack of air conditioning makes it extremely uncomfortable on warmer days or during peak periods. The meals are usually prompt and of standard pub food quality. I would not recommend eating the wings as they are quite messy. The burgers and steak are good. Ok for an after work drink o...
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Pathetic, unhygenic, noisy, foul

by Dave L on 18 Sep 2015

Above are just some of the adjectives Id use to describe this place. Certainly NOT a place you'd want to stay when visiting Sydney. The pub is grubby. Try's but fails to match the traditional Sydney pubs. Go to the many other pubs in Park and Elizabeth Streets only 200 metres away. Leave this pub for the many "tradies" or local office workers who cant be bothered to walk the extra 200 metres. This match match the tight budgets required for backpackers, but even Asylum seeker families would hea...
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by Jai211 on 26 Jun 2015 (Couple Traveller)

The only good thing about this hostel is the location. There is no wi-fi on this location, you have to walk to another hostel where they only have wifi in the lobby. It smells horrible, I saw a couple of roaches in my room, no toilet paper, dirty carpet, dirty bathroom. You really do get what you paid for. If I go back to Sydney I will not hesitate to pay more money and stay in a better place. I will never stay in this hostel again.

Hotel Location


249 Castlereagh Street

sydney, new south wales, australia

About Strattons Hostel



Bar and lounge
Business center
Airport shuttle
Valet parking
Tour desk
Elevator lift
Reception 24 Hrs
Dry cleaning
Baby sitting
Air conditioner
Conference room
Currency exchange
Safe deposit box
News stand
Mini bar
Cable satellite tv
Coffee maker
Hair dryer
Complimentary toiletries