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Reviews of Nomads Westend Backpackers

Hostel | 412 Pitt Street, Sydney, Australia 2000

71.7% Overall Rating

377 out of 544 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (02/03/2015)

"The staff were friendly and efficient, location central to everything like Sydney attractions and transport"

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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 9.39
  • Luggage Room USD 3.13
  • Towel USD 3.91

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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71.7%

Overall Rating

377 out of 544 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Nomads Westend Backpackers'

Atmosphere
77.6%
Location
89.6%
Facilities
67.2%
Cleanliness
48.8%
Staff
83.2%
Value
65.6%
Safety
69.6%
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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 ..

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

anna laskey

With friends / other travellers

City break

04 February 2013 anna would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Room was dirt and there were cockroaches everywhere in the kitchen!!

The property's response is...

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

Richard Thompson

Alone

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

31 January 2013 Richard would recommend this property

Liked: great location, good activities for people to socialize and meet new peeps.

Disliked: bathrooms were a little dicey, no smoking area except the street.

The property's response is...

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Bram Wijaya

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

22 January 2013

Liked: location (ONLY!)

Disliked: it has 13 floors but only one out of two lifts are working, they say they r working on it but during my 3 nights stay there, there's no evidence that they are fixing the lift! heard lot of complains from other ppl regarding the lift. there's lack of sockets in the room, I need to charge my phone near someone else bed and leave it there while charging. There's no or very little space between bunk beds and u can't sit straight if u choose the lower bed because u have to duck quite hardly to avoid hitting the upper bed with ur head. The shower is dirty and have some stains on the wall. The internet is free for the first 15 mins then u have to pay. No locker provided in the room, u only able to put ur goods in steel bucket and put it under ur bed.

The property's response is...

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

Valerie Garside

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 January 2013

Liked: Cheap, good location

Disliked: Full of kids drinking goon. Dirty. Broken lift. No free wifi.

The property's response is...

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

fernanda pompeu

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

10 January 2013 fernanda would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: dirty

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

10 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: They offered lots of activities. The staff was really friendly and fun. Free Pasta and rice. Quite clean.

Disliked: The lockers did not work. Very little space in our 6 bed room. We were not able to use some of the boxes under the beds. The kitchen was very busy during breakfast and dinner time. Not too many pots and cutlery. Most matresses were uncomfortable.

The property's response is...

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

Matthew Stroh

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

09 January 2013

Liked: It is a large property with lots of people and many organised activities

Disliked: 12 floors but only one very slow lift. It wasn't uncommon to wait 5 minutes for the lift, and then another 3-4 to actually get to your floor.

The property's response is...

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

Aidan Walsh

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Work / volunteering

07 January 2013 Aidan would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere. Loads going on each night!

Disliked: Only 1 lift working. Kitchen needs to be stocked a lot better, pots pans cups cutlery etc

The property's response is...

57.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 January 2013

Liked: location, people, atmosphere, party evenings, pasta and rice for free

Disliked: food was stolen, to long waiting for the elevator - because one was broken, to small kitchen

The property's response is...

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Claire Ashdown

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 December 2012 Claire would recommend this property

Liked: Large Kitchen area, lounge area. Staff were friendly. There was free pasta and rice available.

Disliked: That you had to pay for wifi and lockers.

The property's response is...


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