sydney hostel for 60 year olds!!!

Mar 30th, 2008, 11:11 PM
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sydney hostel for 60 year olds!!!

Please recommend hotel or hostel for myself and husband plus single female friend for about 5 days-she wants something cheap as it can be expensive if paying for a room alone. We like cheap but quiet, clean and interesting arty if possible. Prefer hostel or apartment to souless hotel. Recommendations on here are not very recent. Thanks!
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Mar 31st, 2008, 02:27 AM
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Have a look at this one. Fabulous location and very cheap for Sydney!
http://www.glenferrielodge.com/
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Mar 31st, 2008, 03:37 AM
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Have you stayed there yourself, Downunder?
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Mar 31st, 2008, 04:20 AM
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Friends stayed at the McLaren in North Sydney last weekend and were very impressed. It's not a hostel, but may suit you.
http://www.mclarenhotel.com.au/site/location/

If you have a look on www.wotif.com.au, for areas like inner west, east Sydney; you may find something in your price range.
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Mar 31st, 2008, 06:48 PM
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What is your price limit?
The Oaks Goldsborough Apartments at Darling Harbour have 1 bedroom apartments with sofa bed in the living room and a small kitchen or 2 bedroom apartments. It is a big block but nice rooms in a good area.
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Mar 31st, 2008, 08:27 PM
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Try yha.com.au
There are about 10 yha hostels in Sydney, 4 of which are at beach side locations.
At 4* hostels you can get ensuite accomodation but they can get a bit noisy.
Sydney Central hostel and Railway Square hostel are very good.
And if you want to go further afield, Newcastle yha has a ballroom complete with a crystal chandelier. Also the Blue Mountains hostel at Katoomba is a great place to stay for Christmas in July.
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Mar 31st, 2008, 10:39 PM
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Thanks to all-I like the look of Glenferrie esp as my friend used to live in that street 30 years ago!! It looks nice but has mixed reviews on Tripadvisor. That would be $89 for single and $109 double room. That is as much as we would like to pay really. Any others please-I am put off hostels for the noise factor tho I enjoy meeting other travellers as opposed to hotels.
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Apr 1st, 2008, 03:18 AM
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The Glenferrie is somewhere I spotted a long time ago when I was living just down the road ten years ago. That's why I asked Downunder if he/she had stayed there. He/she has not replied. But if you are going to, bevzy, good for you. And please tell us how it was.

I suspect it is a good choice.

Cheers.
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Apr 1st, 2008, 06:32 PM
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Bokhara2's tip for the McLaren in North Sydney is a spot on. It's a lovely hotel and in a quiet location, just off the highway with good access to the city.
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Apr 1st, 2008, 06:34 PM
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Just checked out Glenferrie Lodge - I want to stay there too!
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