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Reviews of Nomads Westend Backpackers

Hostel | 412 Pitt Street, Sydney, Australia 2000

73.5% Overall Rating

362 out of 520 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (24/08/2014)

alison magill thinks…

"good vibe, lively, plenty of quizzes, nights out and movie night organised. good facilities and great central location"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fax
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 11.21
  • Luggage Room USD 3.74
  • Towel USD 4.67

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

Any bookings of 5 people or more are notified that they will be charged in full by the hostel once the booking is made. We will not accept bookings of 10 or more people. Please do not book if you are a large group over 9 people as your booking will not be accommodated and you will not receive a refund of your deposit. Important information: Reservations over the Christmas, New Years & Ashes Test period (22nd Dec 2013 - 07th Jan 2014) Cancellation: * No charge by Westend Backpackers will be made to guests if cancellation occurs 48 hours prior to their arrival date, except during peak periods (see below - Peak Periods)) * Cancellations that occur with less than 48 hours notice will incur a fee of the first night of the total booking. * Credit card payment will incur a surcharge of 2.5%* Peak Periods: * If you plan to arrive between the 22nd December 2013 and 7th January 2014 please note that we will charge your credit card in full on the 1st of December. * Credit Cards which decline will have their reservations cancelled. * Cancellations after the 1st December 2013 and before arrival date will incur a penalty equal to that of your accommodation. No Refunds will be given. * Failure to arrive on the reserved day will incur a full charge and cancellation of the said reservation.

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73.5%

Overall Rating

362 out of 520 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Nomads Westend Backpackers'

Atmosphere
72.8%
Location
89.6%
Facilities
68.0%
Cleanliness
61.6%
Staff
78.4%
Value
74.4%
Safety
69.6%
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68.6%
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Customer review

06 March 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We had booked a night in the "church" room with 28 beds but got upgraded to a 6 bed dorm for the same price because of a leak which was nice. Not a bad hostel but very commercial. Its part of a large chain and it really shows-stuff a lot of hostels give away for free incurs a charge here-towels,wifi,internet,lockers, there are ads everywhere and their tours were heavily promoted (an intercom comes on in your room a couple of times to tell you when the pub crawl is leaving). The room itself was fine but our air con unit was dripping loudly for ages until someone else in the room fixed it. Also there was a bit of a funky smell in there. Nice staff. Okay to stay a night but wouldnt like a longer stay-probably more suitable for younger backpackers.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Helen Thurlwell

01 March 2010 Helen would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere! Fun people, the best place I stayed in Oz

Disliked: Helen left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

24 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very central, you can walk to all the attraktions and do not have to pay for an expensive bus ticket.I liked the kitchen and the TV room.The nightly offers were good and they had a great beach BBQ.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

24 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location is very good , you can get whatever you want within walking distance

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

20 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fairly central,

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Beth Campbell

19 February 2010 Beth would recommend this property

Liked: Fun, with many activities planned. Comfy beds, made for you! ;) Ensuite dorms. AWESOME kitchen/lounge area to meet people and hang out. Pool table always going, and many a fun person to be met. Will defo stay there next time I'm in Sydney! GOOOOOO Nomads!

Disliked: Beth left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

15 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it was alright!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

13 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: no

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

12 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Well located

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

08 February 2010

Liked: pay for internet is expensive/ (4$ in 1 hour) , didn't have a cupboard in the room you must pay a hour every day ( 4$ for 12 hour ) recharge mobile phone in secure locck ( 2$ - 30 min )

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Robert Gibson Jones

06 February 2010 Robert would recommend this property

Liked: Westend Backpackers has been the back bone of my travels. I have met so many great people through the hostel as a result of the variety of entertainment organised on a daily basis by Lloyd the best entertainment manager ever! All staff are very polite, enthusiastic, welcoming and always go the extra mile to ensure everyone staying at the hostel have an enjoyable stay. The hostel is run excellently by all the managers, but I must point out that Kat is an absolute diamond. There is no better hostel anywhere in Australia, so look no further and book in!!! Be sure to get a spot in the church (32 bed dorm) it’s were dreams are made!

Disliked: Robert left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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samantha hawkins

04 February 2010 samantha would recommend this property

Liked: Fab hostel to stay at - easy to get to all main sights and great for travellers on a budget as they offer loads of freebies and take you on great days out and nights out!! And importantly it has air conditioned rooms and a clean, spacious kitchen. Would stay there again and recommend to any traveller.

Disliked: samantha left no negative feedback.

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

nika maack

03 February 2010 nika would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing.. i was only 1 night there, could check in 2h earlier than the normal time. just arrived went with all the others to the beach for FREE BBQ. In the night we were at the very NICE BAR in Kingscross and had 2 driks for free. The people and the staff were awesome. Sorry sounds like good commercial for this Hostel.. =) but it was much fun. Very safe.. you have e-cards for your dorms, dorms were very clean (for a hostel), my bed was amazing (maybe the mattress was new) and 24h open reception!Would stay there again and again and again.. :)ThanksThe only thing what i found.. internet was a bit expensive 4AUD for 1h.

Disliked: nika left no negative feedback.

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

Helena Murray

30 January 2010 Helena would recommend this property

Liked: Good kitchen and common room. Also free breakfast was pretty good too.Room was a little squashed and needed some natural ventalation, ie a window that could be opened. Besides that fine.

Disliked: Helena left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

29 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The Good: Nice common area on the first floor - a tv area where you could watch tv, a kitchen, and a a sort of lounge area - all were a nice place to hang out. The 28-person dorm was very good to stay in. It had good air conditining and it was much more quiet than you would expect for a 28-person room. The staff was great, all very friendly people.The Bad: You have to pay for lockers. The kitchen was short on pans and cutlery - you could get pans for a deposit at reception though. Only thing was that the lines at reception were very long as it was understaffed, so it took a long time. Also there were long waiting times for the elevator, and it wasn't functioning very well.All in all this hostel was good value for money though.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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kelly malek

28 January 2010 kelly would recommend this property

Liked: LOTS of free wine and nights out most nights, also free breakfast and beach bbq! Friendly people and great atmosphere, would definately recommend :-) x

Disliked: kelly left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

25 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Its a really nice hostel right in the heart of Sydney, the facilities and staff are really good with the possible exception of long waits for the lift! not a major problem. By far the best of the the two nomad hostels if alittle on the expensive side.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

shareen dosanjh

20 January 2010 shareen would recommend this property

Liked: It is a really good central location. the rooms are basic but everythign you need and the staff are very friendly and helpful

Disliked: shareen left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

11 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and nights out organized by the hostel

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

07 January 2010

Liked: the rooms were small and dark the internet was good value and the staff were helpfulwouldnt staqy there again, you can get alot nicer and cheaper

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

05 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: was ok not great....i was in an all female 6 bed dorm and to be honest it was so small there wasnt anywhere to put my bag. my bed was also right next to the air con machine which was at the end of my bed so my feet where freezing all night. also the activities in the evening sounded great but not over the intercom in the room when your jetlagged and want to sleep at night. the location was good for attractions as it was within walking distance but the actual area was pretty poor. staff where helpful and friendly.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Ines Kehl

02 January 2010

Liked: die lage war super...vor allem wenn man gerne feiern geht!!!

Disliked: Ines left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

22 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: locastion

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Robert Schweckendieck

22 December 2009

Liked: Free pool table and music the whole time. (mostly the same cd though)

Disliked: Robert left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

15 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very securehowever the minimum 5 dollar top up for internet is ridiculous and made me go elsewhere

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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