This is the hotel for bargain hunters who want to be right on the city's doorstep, don't mind sharing bathrooms, and like the busy pub scene (meaning it could be noisy at night). The 1913-built pub is across the road from the BridgeClimb starting point, about a five-minute walk from the harbor. The bar and pizza bistro (meals around $25) gets crowded on a summer's night and on weekends, but can be peaceful in the off-season midweek. The rooms are basic, but it's the location
you are paying for. There are two guest lounges with TV and coffee and tea stations, a guests-only rooftop terrace with views of the Harbour Bridge and complimentary continental breakfast.