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Reviews of Nomads Westend Backpackers

Hostel | 412 Pitt Street, Sydney, Australia 2000

72.2% Overall Rating

358 out of 514 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 11.26
  • Luggage Room USD 3.75
  • Towel USD 4.69

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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72.2%

Overall Rating

358 out of 514 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Nomads Westend Backpackers'

Atmosphere
69.6%
Location
87.2%
Facilities
66.4%
Cleanliness
59.2%
Staff
80.8%
Value
74.4%
Safety
68.0%
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77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: its easy to find and around alot of shops

Disliked: its bathrooms

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and staff

Disliked: The elevator is a cruel joke

The property's response is...

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

Richard Styles

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 November 2013

Liked: Great location

Disliked: Cramped dorm with no storage and few working outlets. Half of kitchen not functional. Fire alarm going off regularly. Lifts broken, again (12+ floors!)

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

04 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff made it amazing! Room was basic but clean so no complaints. Great place to meet people.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Park jeongoh

With friends / other travellers

City break
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

28 September 2013 Park would recommend this property

Liked: i stayed this backpackers for 3night bacause i got to transfer from airport to backpackers so i saved some money^^

Disliked: no refragerater, no cabinet they have a big building so many people and busy elevater~~

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

25 September 2013

Liked: This hostel was very clean. It would be excellent for someone looking for a party hostel.

Disliked: There were no quiet areas, with very loud music being continually played in the kitchen/common room. The kitchen was also very crowded.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

18 September 2013

Liked: Great Location

Disliked: Very Dirty, unfriendly Staff, you have to pay for the Internet. Shitty Card System..we had to go to the reception every day because our room Card wasn't working properly. they told us we had it too close to our credit card...LOL!Its a Party hostel and thats ok, but the People were vomiting in the Elevator....

The property's response is...

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

Elisabeth Wildbichler

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

22 August 2013 Elisabeth would recommend this property

Liked: the atmosphere and the staff

Disliked: -

The property's response is...

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

nitin chandra

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

18 August 2013

Liked: Location

Disliked: Lifts not working. The one lift that is there is tempramental. Bathroom sliding Dr off the runners, shower has no wtr pressure. messy outside

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

01 August 2013

Liked: location, and some of the people

Disliked: pooe security for belongs and lack of cleaniliness

The property's response is...

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location. Walking distance to Sydney harbour and darling harbour. On edge of Chinatown.

Disliked: Party hostel Clean room but communal areas are not great. Ppl are always drinking in hostel. If u want this atmosphere then this is a great hostel, but we just used it to sleep

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

21 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really good atmosphere and loadsof free events was great as I had just arrived and was nice to get the trip started!

Disliked: Questions around bed bugs and stuff and no free wifi but that was it.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

15 June 2013

Liked: location

Disliked: dirty, unsafe, unfriendly staff

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

13 June 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing atmosphere, everyone's so friendly. Definitely a good place to meet people.

Disliked: You had to pay for lots of additional extras, such as internet, lockers etc, but it was probably made up for by the discounted rate i booked for

The property's response is...

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

Hester Poelman

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 June 2013 Hester would recommend this property

Liked: Close to central station, 24 hour reception, friendly people, ensuite bathrooms

Disliked: Wifi only works in the hallway

The property's response is...

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

Matthew Young

With a large group / tour

Partying / nightlife
Work / volunteering

10 June 2013 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, tidy and central location

Disliked: Nothing it was great

The property's response is...

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

09 June 2013

Liked: The staff were very friendly and super nice.

Disliked: The lack of cleanliness. The room I was in was not clean/fresh and the bed sheets felt dirty and I was itchy. Also, we did not have access to open a window/fresh air. Feels like a fire hazard.

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

Yee Wei Wong

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 May 2013 Yee Wei would recommend this property

Liked: Staffs are really friendly even they change everyday. I stayed there for 4 days, i've seen 4 difference batches of staffs at reception but all are friendly. Convenient and close to train stations, easy reach to cheap eats

Disliked: Yee Wei left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Andrea Ceruti

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

15 May 2013 Andrea would recommend this property

Liked: It's located near to the train station and quite near the center, walking or with the train. The staff is frendly and there was the aircond in my room, the room are cleaned from the garbage everyday. The ostel remains open even during the night, with 24h reception.

Disliked: The building is quite old. The bedsheets wasn't really clean.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing

29 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: convinient and cheap

Disliked: The bunk beds are quite instable and move a lot

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

28 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean, had pretty nice staff and central. the best bonus!

Disliked: The room was double booked - but staff cleared situation politely and without trouble.

The property's response is...

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

Jeffrey Tobias

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

23 April 2013 Jeffrey would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent people, staff and atmosphere, inviting, but more on the loud social level if that's what you're looking for, the communal area gets somewhat rowdy when preparing to go out for the night, which is 5-6 nights a week. I was upgraded from the Church when I arrived and was moved to a six-bedroom, so I was able to stay for the discounted online price of the already cheaper Church but in a better, more secure room, saved 70$ right there, plus feeling comfortable with roommates saved me the money and tedium of having to use a locker for my valuables. Wi-fi is 12$/wk, works adequately for necessities, can be spotty. I personally never had an issue with cleanliness either in the rooms or in kitchen area and communal area, most people seemed fairly respectful. Location is close to everything; pubs/clubs, attractions, ammenities, I walked everywhere, but Central station is five minutes away and it's on a street with a few bus routes as well. All in all great value and experience.

Disliked: Some facilities (that I used) were a bit lacking; majority of the stovetops didn't work, so finding space during dinner could be a hassle, I ate late so it wasn't really an issue for me, need more cups! I ended up just buying a cheap one and keeping it in my room. Had a couple issues with my card not working, but that was fixed quickly at the front desk, only downside was taking the slow-as-balls elevator again but that's far from the end of the world. Nothing deal-breaking whatsoever though, small issues.

The property's response is...

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

Cole Pedersen

Alone

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

19 April 2013 Cole would recommend this property

Liked: I booked the 32 bed dorm and got a free upgrade to a six share. good party atmosphere.

Disliked: Cole left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

18 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The communal area on level one was great for meeting people, and hanging out

Disliked: The kitchen really REALLY needs an update... currently only 2 working burners for all the guests!

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good place in Sydney, easy to move around the city. In the 4 bed dorm for female, the shower was inside the room, very convenient.

Disliked: No locker in the room !! You can rent some lockers downstairs !


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