The Accor Group budget hotel with a chequered flag logo – the idea is you’re having a pitstop, get it? – is basic, but clean and very functional with bunk, twin or double beds, en suite bathroom and in-room TVs. Set on the busy part of William Street, it can feel like you’re on a race track at times, and don’t expect any special comforts, but everything you need is here. There’s no restaurant, but with Kings Cross and Darlinghurst on your doorstep you won’t starve. Disabled-adapted rooms. No smoking. Internet (shared terminal). Parking ($20). TV (pay movies). Rates $89 double. Rooms 115. Credit AmEx, DC, MC, V.