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You’ll find this friendly circa-1886 heritage building on the far side of Darling Harbour, next to the prominent Novotel hotel and hidden behind a monstrous above-ground parking garage. It’s on a noisy road, so unless you’re used to traffic, avoid the rooms at the front. Rooms are simply furnished, with a fridge and TV, and by the time you read this, phones and Internet access should be installed. Room no. 3 is one of the nicer ones. Family rooms have a king-size bed, bunks, and two singles through an open doorway. The hotel has 19 shared bathrooms. Check the website for a range of discounts.