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Reviews of Nomads Westend Backpackers

Hostel | 412 Pitt Street, Sydney, Australia 2000

74.9% Overall Rating

372 out of 534 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/01/2015)

"I liked the atmosphere. If you wanna do something you can join the group, if not not. If you like to go shopping, you are not far away from all the shopping malls. The central station and the hyde park isn`t far as well."

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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 10.48
  • Luggage Room USD 3.49
  • Towel USD 4.37

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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74.9%

Overall Rating

372 out of 534 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Nomads Westend Backpackers'

Atmosphere
80.8%
Location
91.2%
Facilities
68.0%
Cleanliness
55.2%
Staff
84.0%
Value
70.4%
Safety
74.4%
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25.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

21 October 2012

Liked: nothing!

Disliked: it´s the badest hostel ever!!!!

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

Chin-Der Wang

With friends / other travellers

City break
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

08 October 2012 Chin-Der would recommend this property

Liked: Convenient and good location - near the free shuttle bus and China Town... Very good manner staff, very helpful Provide good maps and other travel information. Good TV

Disliked: The security might be too loose... the smell of the room

The property's response is...

34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

andrew newman

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 October 2012

Liked: The only good thing is the location

Disliked: There is only 1 lift for 13 floors of people, terrible. takes half hour to get into the room. The key system always breaks down and won't let you in the room so you have to go down n the lift again and wait an hour before you can get in. the first floor smells of sick and alcohol. Everyone drinks goon in there night and day and is very unhygienic to cook in and there is no where to relax. only come here if you want to go in the lift once and get drunk on the first floor all day every day and sit in a pool of spilt alcohol.

The property's response is...

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

Narelle Buckinagham

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Family Holiday

02 October 2012 Narelle would recommend this property

Liked: Great location. Friendly helpful.

Disliked: Narelle 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%

Michael Gaire

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 September 2012 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: Room itself was clean, very friendly staff

Disliked: Bathroom could have done with being cleaner. No lockers in the rooms!

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

14 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was well positioned, with lots of information about the surrounding events and things to do in Sydney. Nightly activities run by the hostel and a friendly common area were both a plus. Lockers were good also for leaving one's gear through the day of the check-out. Beds were decent, with complementary blanket and pillow which I had not been aware of, making the night a little more comfortable. Very good for budget accommodation,

Disliked: The speed of the lifts was the only downside to the property.

The property's response is...

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

Deblaise Gabriel

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife

05 August 2012 Deblaise would recommend this property

Liked: Good organisation of activities in the evening or the day

Disliked: You can't leave your backpack after leaving, only by paying lockers.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

10 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location

Disliked: nothing

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 July 2012

Liked: better than sleeping on the streets, I guess?

Disliked: a lot

74.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

10 June 2012

Liked: good location. girl on travel desk was very friendly and helpfull.

Disliked: very grubby appearance from the outside, windows dont look like they have been cleaned in years. very noisy especially at night. too many long term residents make the place feel unwelcome, as though you are in their living space and not a communal one. extreamly annoying and loud tannoy announcments. i would not reccomend this hostel to seasoned travellers or anyone who has just got off a long haul flight!

48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

04 June 2012

Liked: The location, right in the middle of CBD

Disliked: The room stank, The lift is a nightmare. When I tried to book another week they told me that the room was double the price all of a sudden with no explanation. Lots of noise from both outside and inside, my final morning someone was taking apart a bunkbed at 9 in the morning with a hammer. The staff seemed to be working ridiculous hours and always seemed grumpy except for 1 or 2 of the receptionists. Always waiting at least 10 / 15 mins to be seen at reception area. Stayed in alot of hostels and this was the worst by far. Cheap at first then they up the price, everyone i spoke to had the same opinon.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, comfy beds, free rice and pasta. At the reduced rate we got of $17 a night it was good value for money, also we got upgraded to a private room.

Disliked: Whole hostel looked a bit tired, could do with a refresh. Kitchen was very dirty most nights but clean first thing in the morning after the cleaners could get to it, this was more of a reflection of the people staying here than the cleaners at the hostel. Kitchen was very small for the amount of guests. One of the lifts stopped working on our second day which made getting around the hostel very difficult!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

30 May 2012

Liked: Lots of backpackers, friendly staff.

Disliked: kitchen was way too small and dirty in the morning from night b4.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean rooms, good location

Disliked: Not very practical in a high building like that

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

26 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap, well placed and great customer service.

Disliked: Looked run-down and the room was a bit cramped.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

23 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location in CBD, close to many attractions, got upgraded to better room, and was very quiet at night.

Disliked: Not a big deal but elevators are super slow

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

Marissa Van Cuijk

As a family with children

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

20 May 2012 Marissa would recommend this property

Liked: Good location liked the facility's you have in your room

Disliked: It looks a bit boring upstairs to the rooms but I only stayed for one night so can't say anything else ;)

40.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

11 May 2012

Liked: Somewhere to crash for one night and move on somewhere else ....

Disliked: Windows with no curtains .........cramp atmosphere ..needs to be completey redesigned with some imagination ....and care The staff don't even to answer the buzzer at reception ..you have to shout threw the window to get a reaction One night was enough ....but the location is near to the airport ...about the only postive thing about this hostel .....

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

Georgina Cook

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 May 2012 Georgina would recommend this property

Liked: Very sociable and right in the heart of the city. Staff were very helpful

Disliked: The kitchen was always too crowded which made it difficult to cook

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

William Green

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 April 2012 William would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the friendliness of the staff and the location for travel agents in the nearby area-as I was looking to book my future trips I used the Mad travel shop. The location for the station was also really helpful. I found the staff really helpful for this and was more than happy to book with them. The free rice and pasta was awesome and the spacious kitchen was brilliant for cooking and socialising.

Disliked: I thought the lift was too slow and one of them wasn't working. The toilets were only on the second floor other than the rooms so navigating within the hostel was a pain.

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

Siobhan totterdale

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

14 April 2012 Siobhan would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome family atmosphere, loads of free events and wine, free pasta and rice. Once youve paid for accommodation you pretty much dont need to pay for anything else (except laundry).

Disliked: Never any work for accommodation when I ask, but there always seem to be new people -_-.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

12 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was the cheapest close in option to the centre. Got an automatic upgrade to a small en suite dorm. Clean quiet and efficient.

Disliked: Mardy english girls on reception who didn't know how to use their own software. No free wi fi - a real pain.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

10 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great location - got a free upgrade!

Disliked: guests left the kitchen in a terrible state - i felt sorry for the staff having to clean up after them

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

Daniella Brayne

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

08 April 2012

Liked: The staff are very friendly and helpful and other backpackers there were friendly. Free pasta and rice too!

Disliked: Some of the smaller dorms have ensuite showers with no windows in them or in the dorm so it makes the rooms smell really damp. The rooms are quite dirty and small and cramped. Also the kitchen is badly equipped, you are lucky to find pans to cook with at dinner time! And not enough cutlery.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

08 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Price and location

Disliked: The smell of the atairs reaked with urine odour. yuk.


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