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Reviews of Nomads Westend Backpackers

Hostel | 412 Pitt Street, Sydney, Australia 2000

72.5% Overall Rating

376 out of 543 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (08/02/2015)

damien webber thinks…

"The location is great nice clean rooms the best backpackers compared to the others in the area"

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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 9.45
  • Luggage Room USD 3.15
  • Towel USD 3.94

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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72.5%

Overall Rating

376 out of 543 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Nomads Westend Backpackers'

Atmosphere
79.2%
Location
89.6%
Facilities
68.8%
Cleanliness
48.0%
Staff
84.0%
Value
67.2%
Safety
70.4%
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Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Business / conference
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

11 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly stuff, location, incredible experience in the 30 people bedroom, Beds are cleaner in the Big 30 people room, ( plastic mattresses)

Disliked: Not very clean, the hole accommodation is not in a good shape, airflow not sufficient in 6 bedroom and was moist,

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 June 2014

Liked: Good location

Disliked: Rooms were very crowded, bathrooms were dirty, beds uncomfortable

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

Kalpna Barber

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 June 2014 Kalpna would recommend this property

Liked: Great central location and great value for money.

Disliked: The bathroom could have been a bit more nice

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean rooms, helpful staff, close to centre

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Candice Spendelow

Alone

Work / volunteering

29 May 2014 Candice would recommend this property

Liked: Booked the massive dorm and they upgraded me to a mix 6 dorm without me even askiing. Staff were really friendly It wasn't impeccably clean but it wasn't disgusting. Good hostel to meet people and great central location

Disliked: One of the elevators wasn't working and the one that did work was sooo slow. Fire alarms went off one morning at 3 am. Cockroaches in the bathroom but thy are super common in Australia. Not ideal if you've come to Sydney to work.

The property's response is...

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

caroline brennan

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 May 2014 caroline would recommend this property

Liked: Location is great, staff are great, rooms exceeded expectations considering the cheap price

Disliked: Slow elevator but it's not enough to deter from staying again

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A bit rough but close to the train station.

Disliked: Customer 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%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals

13 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location, friendly and helpful staff, and the cleaniness

Disliked: Nothing

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

10 May 2014

Liked: Location

Disliked: When we arrived we had to wait for the staff to be told off my fireman for an alarm going off. Dirty, mouldy room, gave us bad chests, really bad in general to be honest.

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

10 May 2014

Liked: Friendly staff and people, close to the train station, promotional event and beer pong.

Disliked: Elevator took forever and is probably haunted.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to central and others good spot. Cheap. Beds are ok

Disliked: Lift sooooooooo slow.. Toilets and showers not really clean

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Patrick Rushton

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 April 2014 Patrick would recommend this property

Liked: Great as usual. Close to everywhere - very short walk to 3 major train stations, including central which goes to the airport. Cheap airport shuttle available too. Huge hostel, always lots of people around. good kitchen (gas cookers could do with some attention though!), TV/chill area. Lots of nice people, especially Germans it seems! :) hostel runs events every night, generally starting with drinking games (!), as well as some daytime activities (beach trips, walks etc)

Disliked: Kitchen needs some TLC, especially gas cook tops which are a bit hit and miss. You need to use the lift to get to any room in the hostel... It's very slow and occasionally doesn't stop at the floor you ask it to!

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good services, friendly personal

Disliked: Old rooms and bathrooms

The property's response is...

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

Christian Schiller

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 April 2014 Christian would recommend this property

Liked: The huge and cheap 28 bed dorm.

Disliked: The stairway was closed from ground level, so you had to take the elevator, for even 1 storie and that took quite a long time.

The property's response is...

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

Sandra Sundelin

Alone

Business / conference

09 April 2014

Liked: Big kitchen and common area to sit down at.

Disliked: The bed was horrible, I could feel very metal spring. Not enough storage in the room, not very clean.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean sheets, no bedbugs. Good airconditioning.

Disliked: Room full of smelly men (their workingclothes were smelling) and me. I was the only girl in the room, which wasn't that pleasant.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

28 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was central to the activities I was interested in.

Disliked: Only one elevator was working and it would take a few minutes to get to your level.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

23 March 2014

Liked: Location

Disliked: Dirty Bathrooms, small rooms, the beds, the kitchen is too small

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

michael castellino

With friends / other travellers

Romantic getaway

19 March 2014 michael would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: slow elevators/ small kitchen

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.

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