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Review of The Village Surry Hills

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The Village Surry Hills
Ranked #77 of 133 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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60 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Weekend away”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2011

We spent 4 nights at Alfred Park Accommodation. We, two adults and a 13 and 14 year old, arrived by taxi just before 10pm and Alfred Park refunded us $35 which was great. The Friday night was a little noisy, but once people got told to be quite by somebody it was very quiet. Our quad room with shared facilities did face a court (locked window) and the door faced the court/patio/dining area. The room was pretty small and dark, but had a fan and a/c. The shower and toilet was handy but a bit run down. Kitchen was ok and clean. We had a very good size fridge in our room which was great, there was also a little TV which the kids liked. Overall pretty good for a city stay accommodation when you don't spend much time in your room. Free internet was fantastic, didn't manage to even use up one hour.... and use of printer was great.
Staff was very helpful and friendly. One thing which would have been helpful, a line somewhere to hang up some wet towels. The room got really stuffy, as there was no window to open, with wet towels there. Overall probably would stay again for that price - good location and pretty quiet.

Room Tip: Our room was facing the patio/dining area which is probably a bit noisier than some other rooms.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank PiaE
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2011

Overall my experience at Alfred Park was good. The office staff were friendly, and the free 4 hours of internet (500MB) was great; I made that last the first 3 days of my week long stay. It was only $3 for each additional 500MB of internet.

The room was clean, though a bit dingy and drab. Not unexpected though, considering it was the cheapest accommodation I could find in central Sydney. The bathroom was clean enough too. Kitchen space was good and the other travelers were friendly. However, only 1 slot in the toaster was working... which was annoying during breakfast hours. And one weeknight some of the burners weren't turning on.

The location of the place is pretty good. Away from the downtown, but about a 10 minute walk to Central Station. Sydney's train system was great, so being close to central was a good spot to be. Plus, the Surry Hills shopping centre - with Coles grocery store - was a 10 minute walk down the street, which made grocery shopping easy enough.

A bit noisy; my room was near the kitchen and on the bottom floor. I could hear footsteps above me and people in the kitchen until 10-10:30 each night, but things seemed to quiet down after that.

Great spot for people looking for reasonable prices and a good central spot in Sydney :)

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank erin888899
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2011

A truly great experience here. Staff were wonderful and kind and accommodating. Our room was warm and clean as was the bathroom. Common area was friendly and tidy. Really recommend this place. Perfect location and an all-round fantastic stay!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank TravelBugBelle
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Meerane, Germany
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2011

I stayed in this hostel for 4 months and really felt like home. The owners are extremely nice and very helpful, the location is amazing and all the facilities were well maintained. In comparison with other hostels the price was super cheap and it's definitely worth it. Thank you guys from Alfred Park, I'll be back :)

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank MissCooper92
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Canberra, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2011

We arrived early in the morning around 10.30 am. Just a quick walk from central station (cut through the park), in terms of location it is pretty ideal. However, the accomodation itself was disguting.
Crumbling, weathered and dirty exterior makes this look more like a sharehouse then budget accommodation. There was moisture stains all over the carpet in the entrance, peeling back from the walls. The lady at reception was nice enough, and said that we we could go and put our things up in the room which we had reserved.

Turns out, that the room had yet to be cleaned from the previous guests. Paying 40+ a night for a twin (worked out at around 90 bucks for the two of us) I would expect something clean and neat.
What we got was disgusting. After you navigate your way around the dipalidated corridors (mind thepeeling carpet again - and watch the leaking bathroom which were supposedly renovated recently), the room was roughly 3x3, with beds that were neither made up, nor had been cleaned after the previous occupants had left. Combined with the condoms in the bin (again, not cleaned) this was not what we expected. The curtains were filthy, and the room smelled of old cigarette smoke along with something something which I would rather not identify.
We had booked into a room which supposedly had shared facilities. However, the room we received actually did have an en suite attatched. However, a quick glance in showed that the toilet had been blocked and the mold growing here would soon be approaching sentience.
We decided that we would try and find someplace else, so we went to explore other options in the area, letting the lady at the desk know that the room hadn't been cleaned. (not mentioning that we weren't planning to stay in case there was no other accomodation available). Two hours later, we returned to grab our bags. There was what looked like a mother and two daughters smoking in the reception area when we quickly dashed inside to run to the room. The room still hadn't been cleaned. So we picked up our bags, carried them down the stairs (no elevators here!) and ran out. The receptionist was on the phone at the time, so I simply deposited the keys on the bench and left.

Never, ever, EVER again.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank dirtybluebird
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Additional Information about The Village Surry Hills

Property: The Village Surry Hills
Address: 207 Cleveland St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2016, Australia (Formerly Alfred Park Accommodation)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #77 of 133 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,988 - ₹ 7,471
Hotel Class:2 star — The Village Surry Hills 2*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Village Surry Hills is located smack-bang in vibrant Surry Hills. We're just a 5 minute walk to the city and Central Station, and a quick train or bus ride to the beach. Experience living like a local in a popular and trendy neighbourhood, while having Sydney's most iconic sights at your fingertips! Our quality accommodation is in a heritage building with modern renovations and a touch of industrial style. We've got a range of dorm and private rooms to suit every guest and budget, and a friendly vibe that will have you feeling right at home! Our modern and comfortable communal areas are the perfect place to meet fellow travelers. Cook up a storm with new friends in our communal kitchen and eat alfresco in our dining area. Sit in the courtyard and soak up the sunshine, or chill out and watch a movie in our comfy TV lounge while you plan your next adventure! We offer weekly hostel events including BBQ's, Movie Nights and more, as well as a free breakfast provided daily to start your day the right way. Our friendly staff will ensure that you enjoy your stay, and will happily their local knowledge and tips about the best places to see! ... more   less 
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