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Reviews of Sydney G'Day Backpackers

Hostel | 153 Forbes St., NSW 2011, Sydney, Australia 2011

65.6% Overall Rating

145 out of 239 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (02/03/2014)

"King's Cross Station is a walking distance away. With a GPS or map you should be able to find your way here. Apart from that, its values for money for a short stays."

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Airport Pickup
  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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65.6%

Overall Rating

145 out of 239 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Sydney G'Day Backpackers'

Atmosphere
60.8%
Location
80.0%
Facilities
56.8%
Cleanliness
52.0%
Staff
74.4%
Value
69.6%
Safety
65.6%
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68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 March 2014

Liked: King's Cross Station is a walking distance away. With a GPS or map you should be able to find your way here. Apart from that, its values for money for a short stays.

Disliked: It's abit rundown, my roomsmates in a 4Bed Dorms seem like long term and wouldn't care about cleaniness, clothes lying all over the place, once you enter the room, you will smell of sweats, fans are not working and even with the windows open the smell won't go away. Sure its values for money perhaps for a night, would rather pay a couple more dollars elsewhere, definitely agreed with the review earlier. On a good day you have clean toilets otherwise if you cant stand it you have to bear with it. Depends on the rest who bothers to maintain it and others can use it not feeling disgusted. Water heater are not balance, either too hot or cold. The laundry are AUD 3 for wash and another for dry. If you dont know how to use it just try to ask around and check before inserting the coins else.. its gone with no wash! Or you can head down to potts pt self laundry before heading back home price are affordable. At nights it gets really noisy, with people blasting music, chattting, smoking and drinking. if you arent sociable you gonna need to do smth about that till abt midnight. Its not a bad thing but doesnt cater to some who need some peace.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location

Disliked: Not enough showers and bad smell and the vacuum too early in the room in the morning

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

05 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cheap for sydney, nice athmosphere

Disliked: location

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Hostel was really clean, you will find several cleaners cleaning the entire hostel during the day. Staff was very helpfull. The sitting area outside was very nice. They offer free lockers, free breakfast and free BBQ!! I loved the pancake breakfast on mondays. Close to KIngs Cross & City Centre.

Disliked: Nothing

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Maaike de Ruijter

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 March 2013 Maaike would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, nice outside area, clean, good location

Disliked: Kings Cross is a little dodge. It's very hot in the room. Only a fan, no aircon and only a very thick blanket to sleep under. No 'stairs' to get on the the topbed of the bunkbed.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Oliver Curtis

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

05 July 2012 Oliver would recommend this property

Liked: The kitchen had alot of equipment and there was never a problem with walking in to find everything dirty. Everyone after their meal would wash up. Also a good selection of movies for those rainy days. The location is good right next to kings cross but not where you hear all the noise. I heard bad stories but it was very clean I saw no cockroaches or anything like that I paid 16 dollas a night and I was pleasently suprised!

Disliked: The housekeepers!! They would come in loud (even without the hoover!!) One guy who was obviously head housekeeper was talking so loud though I was cleary sleeping and he started talking about moving my bag (which he referred to as "that shit") They also today took my water bottle and binned it and we all know a water bottle is NOT rubbish!! Mattresses are thin..

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Visiting friends or family

12 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free breakfast and lovely atmosphere in the girls only dorm

Disliked: Noisy, reception shut between 12 and 4, no mugs in the shared kitchen, not enough bathrooms

42.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

06 March 2012

Liked: Only the access to the city

Disliked: Guys please clean up time to time at least...

42.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 February 2012

Liked: the rooms are very small. my room has no window to let fresh air in. and no air condition!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

26 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was a cheap place to stay, rooms were good, staff was friendly and it is near to the city.

Disliked: It is a little bit dirty and there is definetely more space in the fridges needed!

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

SUMIT KOHLI

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

23 February 2012 SUMIT would recommend this property

Liked: Cooperative staff, flexible timings, international community, but best of all its location. Its very good and an ideal place for travelers who wish to start off with a low budget.

Disliked: Just my roommates, since they had been living there for few weeks and even the owner-manager said, that they made the room unclean and unkempt. That was my only concern with the prperty

31.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

CHIA-CHI CHUNG

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 December 2011

Liked: No comment.

Disliked: Dirty room, common area and bathroom. KitchThey don't provide central station pick up.en is tiny and dirty. Facilities are broken ex the tab and the light in our room, we had told the staff that they didn't come to fix it.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

04 December 2011

Liked: My room mates are pretty friendly. Location is quite accessible from anywhere. This hostel would be a really good option for people who crave for craziness, party goers and at the same time need no privacy.

Disliked: 1. The most dirty backpacker hostel I've ever been. Come on... who wants to see other people's pubic hair in the bathroom?? Euwww.. 2. No privacy at all. I know shared bedroom won't provide you any privacy, but here strangers easily came in to the room, even guys (I was in the female dorm).

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

11 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location

Disliked: It wasn't cleaned often enough, too little showers for the whole hostel, which also aren't clean, one of the showers did not have any mirror and shelf to put your things while bathing. Hostel shouldn't say they provide breakfast - it's just a tea and coffee. Also no air conditioning/ cooler in the room.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel! It's a small hostel and the rooms are not too big, but good opportunity to meet other people. They organize a lot, every night they bring you for free with a bus to a place or party with cheap drinks and they provide a free breakfast.

Disliked: Small rooms, but ok.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

17 May 2011

Liked: It was a good location

Disliked: Poor management, people we were with ended up sleeping without pillows and blankets. Not enough bathrooms.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

richard willoughby

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 March 2011 richard would recommend this property

Liked: good place to meet people, lockers and having a kitchen of a good size

Disliked: locks could work a little better on the toilets but nothing else wrong had a great time

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the character of the building and the courtyard at the rear.

Disliked: I was in the top room and it was so hot - only 1 fan for 6 people. If no a/c then should definitely invest in some more fans for hot days.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Work / volunteering

30 January 2011

Liked: nothing

Disliked: dirty property, no air-con so very hot in summer, mold on the matress and super thin sheets with dirty pillows.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

30 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the city and the friendly staff were very helpful and had some great discounts for tours. I highly reccommend the trip to the Blue Mountains. There were some very good work opportunities available too.

Disliked: The kitchen was not always kept clean as people didn't tidy up. Toilet roll had usually run out!

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

29 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: better than i thought. one of the best hostels i've stayed at!

Disliked: stairs and narrow hallways hard for moving in and out with luggage and bags, but other than that it was awesome!

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: free breakfast, friendly staff

Disliked: too cold

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

29 January 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: freindlinessof staff ,facilities

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

18 October 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: people is really interested in make of your stay a god experience

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

26 September 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice backyard for parties

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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