I love the Southern. I stay here when I come to Sydney.
You can get a great deal online. Reasonably priced.
Rooms aren't huge but clean.
For smokers there's an outdoor bridge on each floor so you don't need to go downstairs.
Staff are always friendly ask if you run out of tea/coffee or anything and they happily oblige.
Downstairs at the bottom of the hotel is a great little bar and restaurant. Nice meals and atmosphere meals were reasonably priced and yummy too.
It's only a few minutes walk from Central station and busses outside. Near Paddy Markets and Chinatown so heaps of food around.
Worth checking out. My home away from home when I'm in Sydney.More