A historic backpacker hostel in the Sydney CBD is set to be revamped into a 95-room ibis Budget hotel early next year.
The West End Hotel at 412 Pitt Street is currently going through a major refurbishment before it opens its doors as the AccorHotels-operated ibis Budget Sydney Central.
Built in 1929, the West End Hotel is currently operating as a backpacker hostel with 359 beds across 86 rooms.
The removal of the common kitchen, lounge, common amenities and dormitory rooms on each level will make way for single and double hotel rooms, as well as a breakfast room on level one.
“Noticing the escalating demand for high-quality, affordable hotel rooms in the Sydney CBD with close proximity to Central Station and Sydney’s Chinatown, we see great potential in the anticipated transition of the existing West End Hotel at 412 Pitt Street, Haymarket, to opening as ibis Budget Sydney Central,” said the building’s owner, Christopher Donohue of Donohue Tourism Holdings.
“As properties like the ibis Budget Sydney Central and voco Sydney Central open, we will see the amenities in the area also revitalise and upscale.
“The positioning is great, the ibis Budget Sydney Central is so close to Central Station – from there, visitors can explore greater Sydney with ease.”