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Reviews of Nomads Westend Backpackers

Hostel | 412 Pitt Street, Sydney, Australia 2000

73.8% Overall Rating

340 out of 491 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (01/03/2014)

harriet partington thinks…

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

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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 11.19
  • Luggage Room USD 3.73
  • Towel USD 4.66

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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73.8%

Overall Rating

340 out of 491 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Nomads Westend Backpackers'

Atmosphere
72.0%
Location
92.0%
Facilities
65.6%
Cleanliness
61.6%
Staff
84.8%
Value
66.4%
Safety
74.4%
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82.9%
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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 !

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: stained glass windows that open

Disliked: lack of designated smoking area

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

13 April 2013

Liked: He staff was friendly and the location is good.

Disliked: The building is old and dirty! It smells badly in the rooms and there are no real windows...only air conditioning (that doesnt work properly)

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really good location and nice staff.

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

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Want to meet people go here!!! Good times

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Adrian Steidle

Alone

Business / conference

07 April 2013 Adrian would recommend this property

Liked: Most staff were friendly, some were not. The bathroom was clean. The bedding was clean. The evening security at the door was a good idea.

Disliked: Having to miss out on bus transport from the airport because I arrived with a delayed flight and landed at 8. Then having to pay $12 to get the transport to the airport. I was under the impression that airport transport was included.

The property's response is...

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and friendly staff.

Disliked: The kitchen was dirty, small and did not have anything but frying pans. No cups or mugs.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

01 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: All the facilities, particularly the large kitchen, common living room to share experience with other backpackers and international working holidays/students.

Disliked: The waiting for the lift to reach the 10th floor (one was out of order at the moment)

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

13 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The most important facility for people in wheelchair is the toilet. It is not enough to have ramps and good access to the rooms if there it's not any good toilet for them

Disliked: toilets are not appropriated for wheelchair people

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 March 2013

Liked: They had a bed

Disliked: Check out at 10:00 but you are not allowed to store your bags there. Have fun walking around Sydney with 18kg on your back when your flight is at 19:00.

The property's response is...

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

nathan faulkner

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

10 March 2013 nathan would recommend this property

Liked: Close to everything and value for money

Disliked: nathan left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Tricia Bridge

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

10 March 2013 Tricia would recommend this property

Liked: The Location was great very central and good entertainment if you are unsure of what to do .

Disliked: Kitchen area gets far too hot !!!

The property's response is...

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

Stan McCauley

Alone

Work / volunteering

05 March 2013 Stan would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent service, awsome safe happy comfortable atmosphere, clean an tidy rooms excellent location me would recommend it to all my friendqqos and family, excellent lighting, love the flags online service excellent, xxoxxx

Disliked: No dislikes

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

28 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap and easy to book

Disliked: The bag room smelt real bad.

The property's response is...

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

Donghee Kim

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 February 2013 Donghee would recommend this property

Liked: It was alright.

Disliked: Donghee left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

22 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Communal area and location.

Disliked: Cleanliness and also attitude of some staff.

The property's response is...

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

WEI LI

Alone

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

20 February 2013

Liked: Location is pretty good!

Disliked: Lots of long term staying people.Bathroom in side,bloody smelly in the room.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

18 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: -

Disliked: -

The property's response is...

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

Robert Morrison

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 February 2013 Robert would recommend this property

Liked: Reasonably priced. Great location. I have stayed in more expensive hostels that are more or less to the same standard as this one

Disliked: Some of the staff were downright horrible. Rude, grumpy and very unhelpful. The bathrooms are quite poor, the taps were broken in our one. Honestly a bit run-down but that is reflected in the low price.

The property's response is...

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

Di Fang

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 February 2013 Di would recommend this property

Liked: The kitchen is wonderful ,they have lots of cookers,the room is good.the receptionists are very nice !

Disliked: Waiting for the lift is annoying ..

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