• Accommodates
    3
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Size
    15 m²
  • Floor No.
    2
  • Family/child friendly
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Washer/dryer
  • Parking available
  • Lockable room
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Towels
Property summary
Address: Princes Hwy, 2044 Sydney, Australia
Property type: Apartment
Property ID: 1XRBI7NM
Description
Description
****Please read the description below and contact me before booking so I can confirm prices and dates. ****

Room 8 is slightly smaller than room 7 but still has room for a couple or even three people on a trio bunk (double underneath, single on top). It has a private shower, full sized fridge, dining table and a few arm chairs.

The guesthouse is above a shop in the warehouse/industrial area close to Sydney Airport and it is on the corner of some very busy streets. If you find noise in the house is an issue you can ask for free earplugs but most people get used to it very quickly. There is street parking behind the building.

Rooms do not have TVs and there is no common lounge or dining area. We do provide free fast wifi Internet across the house. We are best suited to be either a “crash pad” for travellers who are out most of the day and don't need common areas or for students who will be spending a lot of time in
their rooms studying or working.

It's is also only 5kms from University of Sydney and UTS. It's 8kms from University of New South Wales and buses to both places take less than half an hour.

You are less than five minutes walk to a small shop, a Hungry Jacks(Burger King), a KFC and a McDonalds. Opposite the house is a pub with restaurant, events,music and cheap drinks.

Fifteen minutes walk takes to you a beautiful big parkland area with a cafe, or to the local shopping centre of Marrickville with the nearest big supermarket.

This is a great opportunity for backpackers, workers, families and students who want private lockable rooms in the Inner West with free use of multiple kitchens and bathrooms and who understand that the rundown nature of the guesthouse means cheap rooms!

Guest Access

There are 10 bedrooms in total, two kitchens, three bathrooms and some rooms have their own showers. The smallest rooms can sleep two and the largest rooms can take six in dorm style, or a small family. There is a coin operated washing machine and dryer on site. There may be up to 20
people in the guesthouse sharing all facilities and everybody is expected to help keep kitchens and bathrooms clean.

Interaction with Guests

There is no reception desk so this guesthouse is suitable for independent travellers who do not need much assistance.
I do not live in the guesthouse but can be contacted if there are problems. I provide a professional cleaning company once a week to clean common areas, along with all bills paid, all kitchen and bathroom supplies including free linen. Think of it like a giant share house but with less hassle and a
few more perks.

The Neighbourhood

Although the actual block the guesthouse is on is very ugly and so is the immediate area, it is a fantastic location if you are adventurous and prepared to walk a bit, or use public transport. It's less than 5kms from the airport - a taxi is very cheap to the house. Thirty minutes walk or a short bus ride takes you to some very cool shops and bars in Marrickville(Marrickville Rd) or Newtown(King St).

Getting around

We are fifteen minutes walk from St Peters or Sydenham train stations (1.5kms) but the buses are directly outside the door so you should experiment to see what you prefer – you can buy a weekly ticket that works on buses and trains. It's about 6kms to Central Station in the city. We are also only about 4kms from RPA Hospital.

It would take you 20 minutes to drive to the beaches or an hour by public transport. And if that's not enough you can take a 20 min walk (2 minute bus) trip to the biggest IKEA in the Southern Hemisphere just down the road from us.

Other Things to Note

To show that you have read and understood my description please include the magic word "Unicorn" in your email to me when enquiring.

Directions.

A taxi is the cheapest and easiest way from the airport and should cost around $15. Tell the taxi driver to park in Robert Lane for safety. We are 15 mins walk from trains which is too far with heavy bags. Buses do stop at the door from every direction but no direct buses from the Airport.
House rules
House Rules

This is by no means a party place – if you would like a more social atmosphere with common areas and a backyard look at my other listings for Scruffy Old Campsie Guesthouse.

We are a strictly NON-SMOKING guesthouse. The nearest area to smoke is out on the street or laneway.

No extra guests without permission, no drugs and no drunken behaviour.
Map
Conditions
Prices
Price for > 1 guests: $ 10 US per guest/night extra
Details
Check-in after: On arrangement
Check-in before: On arrangement
Check-out before: On arrangement
Cancellation Policy: Strict
Availability
31
Available for check–in
31
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Reviews of this property
6

Room nice and spacious for a family of four. The avenue is against very noisy, fortunately Jody provides earplugs! The proximity of Sydney Park is appreciable.

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September 2013
Reviews for this host's other properties
8 Very good
#10 Crossroads Rundown Guesthouse

We had a very pleseant and happy stay at The Crossroiads. Jody is very sweet and always willing to help you with everything. The Guesthouse is very easy to reach by bus, and there is a shopping mall close by. There is plenty of room to cook your own dinner /lunch /breakfast included all material you need to. Jody, thanks for having us over and thanks for your hospitality.

May 2013
10 Excellent
#1 Upstairs Campsie Room

Nice room, tiny but cozy, nice neighbours. Jody and her dad are very cheerful and welcoming hosts. We thank them for having us at their house for two weeks!

April 2013
10 Excellent
#1 Crossroads Rundown Guesthouse

Jody is friendly host, this is our 1st stay at the private room and the facilities it was like a hotel with the cheap rate you can't beat it anywhere we use kitchen,fridge and laundry facilities,the bed very comfortable, we enjoy our stay during visited Sydney. PS: for first time ppl visit Sydney there are green free shuttle bus take you around CBD and the are cheap fare for a family for sunday only $2.50/person so my tip: explore CBD with free shuttle and use a family funday on sunday,from Jody's place is easy to use a bus or train to CBD .thanks Jody to let us stay in your place, Helen

November 2012
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