Was a little concerned that we wouldn't be able to sleep above a pub. But I can honestly say this is was of the best hotels I've ever stayed in my life....beds were amazing,breakfast was basic but good,staff were helpful (made us food even after the kitchen had closed when we first arrived and the feel and style of the hotel if so homely,location doesn't get better and the beer and pizza...wow. Will stay again!!!! You could hear people downstairs till about 11ish...but really people it's a pub...go have a beer yourself.
Set just inside the university grounds, Newtown Space provides an excellent alternative to staying in a hostel.
Overall this place is excellent, all that you need and VERY CLEAN and secure with newly renovated communal bathrooms.
The only thing I could pick on was we had booked and paid for a "deluxe room" which was supposed to have a flatscreen tv. The room we were booked into room "334", did not have one and I suspect was just a "standard double".
"Great location, Spartan accommodation, good value."
The Hotel's location is amazing, you are a short stroll from the debauchery of Kings Cross and the usual tourist attractions (opera house, botanical gardens, etc). The rooms are functional, nothing special but just what you need. Some rooms are a bit noisy due to businesses in the buildings next door so bring earplugs and you'll be fine. Overall, the hotel is a great value and the staff is accommodating.