Welcome to the NEWLY RENOVATED (September 2016) Strand Hostel, situated above the Strand hotel. Situated only a short walk from the city centre as well as Sydney's world class tourist attractions including the Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Harbour. Train stations and bus stops that will carry you to popular destinations like Bondi Beach and Darling Harbour as well as transport hubs like Central Station and Circular Quay are just a few minutes from our door. The hostel offers a selection of room types including 3, 4, and 6 bed shared dorm rooms as well as some private rooms. All our rooms feature beds with brand new mattresses (September 2016) and come with fresh laundered linen and storage lockers (locks not provided). Towel hire is available for a small refundable deposit. We have a brand new roof top sundeck area with a fully equipped kitchen featuring brand new large fridges, a microwave, stove top, oven, toaster and kettle. There is also a laundry with coin operated washers and dryers, as well as an iron and ironing board. Sit and relax in the warm Australian sun (don't forget your sunscreen and hat) or in the shade if you prefer on our sundeck. In the evening the lights of the Sydney city skyline provide a great backdrop as you mingle with other guests and make new friends. The warm and friendly pub down stairs has one of the best bistros in East Sydney. Open from 10am until late everyday, we have 14 different beers and ciders on tap and a great selection of wines and spirits. Our big screen TV's show most major live sports from around the world . Please note we are only able to provide accommodation for people between the ages of 18 and 35. We do not accept guests under the age of 18, even when they are travelling with their parents or guardians. Our rooms are all non-smoking. Smoking is permitted on the roof top sundeck, but not in the kitchen or laundry. Sorry but no pets are allowed. Also we can not guarantee that guests staying in mixed dorm rooms will be in the same room. Especially during busy periods such as Christmas and New Year.