by web-administrator (January, 2014)
(email submission from Quentin and Melinda) We just spend a night in Sydney airport, and after finding the spot easily thanks to your website, (arrivals level, near the access to the trains), we put our sleeping bags and mattresses on the ground for a few hours sleep. It is quite impossible to sleep on the chairs, and there are fresh 'winds'. We have been awaken by nice security agents around midnight to show our passports, and could go back to sleep again.
There is an easy access to toilets, drinking water, power, wi-fi, and even hot showers for the morning! (check that the door is really closed on the men side...).
A quite good night, compare to what we expected in an airport!
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Review for Sydney Airport
by web-administrator (March, 2014)
(email submission) I spent the night at Sydney Airport recently. Before that I read a lot of the reviews that are up on your website. After reading them I was quite worried about staying there to say the least.
So the first good news for everyone who is thinking about spending the night. Its not as bad as some of the reviews make it seem!
It is true though, that you get kind of locked in between two gates. But its not too bad. There are toilets (that are being renovated right now March 2014), sockets, free wifi and two machines selling snacks and drinks.
I came to the airport around 8pm on Saturday. My flight was scheduled for 6 a.m. the next morning. First I was looking for the designated area where you can spend the night to save my seat. It is located as described in other reviews. Between the international terminal and where you continued >>
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Not the best place
by diegosoria (December, 2013)
Reason for Stay: Early flight departure
Pros: Somehow I could stay there overnight, it was the objective.
Cons: Small crowded main lobby. Insifficient benches. Cold.
At the very beginning I was sleeping at the domestic terminal (I had an early flight departure to Melbourne next day) but it closes at midnight so I went to the international terminal (by bus).
When I arrived to the international terminal, there were no available benches so I slept on the floor. There are just a few benches and there is no carpet, there is a small area with rubber floor close to the restrooms. It is not a comfortable place to rest at all, it is cold and crowded. There is a quiet hall in front of the lifts, I slept there on the floor. The security staff allow you to be there just if you show your passport, if you are taking a domestic flight as me, don't forget to carry it with you. The cleaning staff is friendly, they just do their job.
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Not as bad as everyone thinks
by cello_2006 (October, 2013)
Reason for Stay: No Money
Pros: Stay inside, Quiet,
Cons: Hard Seats, Small Area to rest
The Airport is not as bad as everyone thinks. Yes, u have to sleep in a special area downstairs, which is not very big. But the Seats don't have armrest, so u can use the whole bench to sleep. U have to stay there from 10pm till 4am. Security is just there to check passprts, that's it. I had a sleeping bag and slept on the floor, it was very comfi and the noise started at 4 because the gate to the trainstation is right next to the area. But had a good sleep, so I can't understand the negative comments on the airport. Still better then Cainrs, where u really get kicked out
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Crap, but hope is only a short walk away
by olij86 (January, 2013)
Reason for Stay: Too cheap for a hotel room
Cons: The Airport
So arrived back in Sydney after a month away to catch a connecting domestic flight. Having read the other reviews I wasn't particularly keen on the option of being gradually herded into small section to sleep on the floor. But nonetheless I needed somewhere to settle down for the night so I started off by trying to find this spot, but no luck.
Instead I took a brief walk down to the Mascot Mcdonalds (around 10 minutes), just follow the road out from the area in front of the international terminal. So yes it's Mcdonalds, pretty comfy chairs, free wifi, refillable drinks for free once uve bought one, clean toilets and staff pretty friendly. Certainly preferable to the tales I've heard from those who stay at the airport overnight.
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