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Reviews of Nomads Westend Backpackers

Hostel | 412 Pitt Street, Sydney, Australia 2000

72.6% Overall Rating

359 out of 515 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (02/07/2014)

Laura Humphrys thinks…

"The staff were very friendly and the atmosphere was great from all the other backpackers. The 32 bed dorm seemed daunting at first but everyone was friendly and considerate to those who were sleeping."

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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 11.23
  • Luggage Room USD 3.74
  • Towel USD 4.68

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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72.6%

Overall Rating

359 out of 515 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Nomads Westend Backpackers'

Atmosphere
70.4%
Location
87.2%
Facilities
66.4%
Cleanliness
59.2%
Staff
80.0%
Value
76.0%
Safety
68.8%
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54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, everything within a 5-10 minute walk, friendly and helpful staff.

Disliked: $20 deposit for dorm key card, not enough showers and slow lift.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 March 2014

Liked: good location

Disliked: lift wasnt working only way to get to my room

The property's response is...

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

Clint Lazarus

Alone

Events / festivals
Work / volunteering

10 March 2014 Clint would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic all the above. Cheers will stay again!

Disliked: Nil

The property's response is...

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

Cara House

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 March 2014

Liked: Atmosphere was great!

Disliked: Toilets and Showers did not feel clean.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

harriet partington

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

01 March 2014 harriet would recommend this property

Liked: Nice spacious room. Free pasta Andrew ice on offer. Lockable storage facilities. Nice private shower.

Disliked: harriet left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Shauna McVey

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

28 February 2014 Shauna would recommend this property

Liked: liked the closeness to all city activities. Really enjoyed the friendly atmosphere. My first time staying at a backpackers and i loved it will definitely be back

Disliked: I couldn't fault the property, everyone was very helpful.

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Locatie, bedden, aardig personeel

Disliked: Kleine kamer, geen ramen dus altijd donker, geen gezellige commonroom (keuken is commonroom)

The property's response is...

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

Henry Jarvis

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 February 2014 Henry would recommend this property

Liked: I enjoyed the location close to the central station and obviously in the center of town near the mall and lots of travel agencies and banks. i also enjoyed the help at the front desk in booking tours and other activities. the atmosphere was also very positive.

Disliked: i didn't like having to pay for wifi or laundry. also the lift was slow and the stairs are only an option on the way down

The property's response is...

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

noreen smith

As a family with children

Sightseeing & culture

24 February 2014 noreen would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: The lift was hopeless

The property's response is...

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

Dwayne Smith

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break

21 February 2014

Liked: The location was alright.

Disliked: The hostel is in a really old, dirty building. The rooms were dirty and smelled like mold. The bathrooms were really bad and never got cleaned. There's not much of a common area other than the kitchen. The elevator is extremely slow with 13 floors. One morning someone came into the room to fix a speaker at 8:00am, woke everyone up and actually kicked people out of bed to do so. That could have definitely been done at a more appropriate time.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Lilliam Castellon

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

16 February 2014 Lilliam would recommend this property

Liked: The location is the best

Disliked: The lift takes too long and made me dizzy

The property's response is...

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

Chris Hamby

With a large group / tour

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Business / conference
City break
Romantic getaway
Shopping

21 January 2014 Chris would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, Great atmosphere, Big Rooms.

Disliked: Hopefully you get good room mates!

The property's response is...

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

MAXIMILLAN JONES

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals

21 January 2014 MAXIMILLAN would recommend this property

Liked: Unreal location and really friendly staff

Disliked: More day events would be good

The property's response is...

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

MAXIMILLAN JONES

Alone

City break
Events / festivals
Family Holiday

21 January 2014 MAXIMILLAN would recommend this property

Liked: I had a good time here

Disliked: MAXIMILLAN left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Adam Dean

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

21 January 2014 Adam would recommend this property

Liked: Good place to meet people and all rooms have their own bathrooms was really good. Cleaned everyday

Disliked: Adam left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Ayame Ochi

With my spouse / partner

City break
Shopping
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 January 2014 Ayame would recommend this property

Liked: Good, convenient location for most things; free pasta and rice was very helpful; cheap and good value for money; room service came and removed garbage everyday

Disliked: Was a bit mouldy, didn't feel as clean as it could have been

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

18 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: no free wifi room without windows no free baggage storage

The property's response is...

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

TINA RAISIN

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

17 January 2014 TINA would recommend this property

Liked: Staff are really friendly

Disliked: TINA left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Marian Molloy

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 January 2014 Marian would recommend this property

Liked: Everything!! Its a little old but that gave it character! Staff are brill!

Disliked: Marian left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location basic accomodation helpful staff

Disliked: Bad smell in reception area

The property's response is...

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Jason Wilson

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

10 January 2014 Jason would recommend this property

Liked: Air conditioning.

Disliked: The lift up to the rooms was so bad.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

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

06 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The other backpackers were friendly. We had a lot of fun.

Disliked: The staff were really grumpy and rude, throughout the two weeks I stayed there. The facilities are poor and it's filthy.

The property's response is...

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

02 January 2014

Liked: In Sydney

Disliked: The room, the kitchen, the bathroom. It needs renovation!!!!

The property's response is...

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

Tristan Griffiths

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

02 January 2014 Tristan would recommend this property

Liked: We stayed in the infamous 'CHURCH' 32 bed dorm on the second floor, which was not as hectic as you might think, though still had a great level of fun to be had!! With social get togethers with lots of the guests it was alot of fun staying here and we made lots of friends so were sad to leave before NYE!

Disliked: Unfortunately the lift is SLOW, and with 1 lift and 13 floors you often had to wait a while for this, however you could use the stairs if there was more than one person on reception to let you in... Not great if you are on the 10th floor though!! On NYD when we came back, everyone seemed a little stressed, understandably, but what was worse was the fact the lift had completely stopped working, so everyone returning from NYE somewhat inebriated had to walk to their rooms!! Some people also had issues with keycards not working NYD, which when you just walked to 10th floor is not going to put you in a great mood!!

The property's response is...

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

Jed Le Page

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

16 December 2013 Jed would recommend this property

Liked: When you first check in your greeted with a smile algorithm with a welcome packet of coupons wearth $10. There was a really happy vibe to this place, Its kept clean by all the staff members and everyone that stays here that I've met is very social and like to get to know one another. There are also events more or less every other day in which you can take part in.

Disliked: There was always a shortage of folks and spoons in the kitchen, A few cockroaches running around at some points of my stay here, And you have to pay for the wifi at the building.

The property's response is...


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