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Reviews of Westend Backpackers Sydney Hostel

412 Pitt Street, Sydney, Australia

Atmosphere 70%

Cleanliness 54%

Facilities 62%

Location 93%

Safety 58%

Staff 77%

Value 71%

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Steam room
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Important Information

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.

Please note all guests international and Australian, need to present a valid passport upon check in. For further information please contact the property in advance, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation. Also note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

***This property will be undergoing renovations from early February 2017 until further notice. During this period, guests may experience some noise or light disturbances, and some hotel facilities and services may not be available. The elevator will not be accessible from the Ground Floor from 23 February, 2017 until further notice. It will still be accessible from Levels 1-13.

This unfortunately means that we are no longer wheelchair accessible.

Please contact the hostel directly if you would like any further information.***

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

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Atmosphere 70%

Cleanliness 54%

Facilities 62%

Location 93%

Safety 58%

Staff 77%

Value 71%

Showing 11-20 of 239 reviews

80% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: excellent in every aspect.

Disliked: nothing to dislike.

Customer would recommend this property

46% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
46% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Work / volunteering

Liked: Only the location had been good, no far wlks to the city centre

Disliked: Dirty rooms, the staff wasn't really friendly, no lockers in the room, no clean linen and pillowcase on the bed

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

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

Liked: Lovely guests. Kitchen was probably the best I've seen so far. The room we had was fine too. Loved that there was a free ride from the airport to the location and that the hostel itself had special offers on touristic activities.

Disliked: Didn't feel like the lockers were safe enough. The staff member that was selling deals really seemed like he didn't care at all.

Customer would recommend this property

43% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 20%
43% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The price

Disliked: Room was dirtySliding door to bathroom would not shut so no privacy fro shower or using toiletShower flor quite broken up ie not hygenicLots of old clothes from previous occupants - was room ever cleaned?Only one public toilet for whole building with just 3 loos and that for both sexesSorage of luggage is too expensive. + the cheaper way is impossible to get yours out

100% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Liked: The staff were super friendly and the main reception area had good vibes! The cost was extremely cheap value for money I would definitely recommend and stay there again had a con and the bed was comfortable and the recommend and stay there again had aircon, the bed was comfortable and the pillows were clean

Disliked: When checking inn the music was too loud at reception which made it hard for me to hear, the lift took far to long and was extremely slow, there is no ground bottom in one of the lifts yet 2 level 3 buttons which make confusing.No towels an only half a roll of toilet paper and soap extremely old the paper rapper was disintegrated into the soap and the toilet didint stop running which made it hard to sleep

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Oct 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: very central location and friendly staff

Disliked: I stayed a week and they never changed the bed linens after people moved out

Customer would recommend this property

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities, Visiting friends or family

Liked: I loved the atmosphere at the hostel, the hanging out floor was amazing for meeting new people and having pre drinks, cooking etc. The location was very very good as well.

Disliked: Basically nothing worked... The elevators were broken all the time, our bathroom door didn't close, there were no lights in the bathroom, half of the stoves didn't work.. :D To be honest, I didn't mind cause I was only staying for a week, but that would probably be quite a problem for someone actually staying for a long time.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife

Liked: Lots of young social people and friendly helpful staff. Great location and clean budget accommodation.

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Loved the helpful and friendly attitude of the check in staff and the hostel is in close proximity of all transport types and also shops and supermarkets.

Disliked: Wasnt there long enough to dislike anything about this property.

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: big kitchen, great location

Disliked: Unlucky to be in a room with less clean people, but that can happen anywhere. Only issue i had was that there was only free wifi in the common areas and even that didnt work very well. Also i had to pay to store my luggage for a day after checkout

Customer would recommend this property

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