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Reviews of Nomads Westend Backpackers

Hostel | 412 Pitt Street, Sydney, Australia 2000

72.6% Overall Rating

359 out of 515 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 11.17
  • Luggage Room USD 3.72
  • Towel USD 4.65

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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72.6%

Overall Rating

359 out of 515 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Nomads Westend Backpackers'

Atmosphere
70.4%
Location
87.2%
Facilities
66.4%
Cleanliness
59.2%
Staff
80.0%
Value
76.0%
Safety
68.8%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

17 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff and good location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Waqas Mirza

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 January 2012 Waqas would recommend this property

Liked: The Blanket was nice so i got a good sleep

Disliked: nothing really, it wasnt as dirty as the reviews claimed, mayb they just cleaned

45.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 January 2012

Liked: It is good for having lots of parties and drinking but not if you are looking for work. The free pasta and rice is good.

Disliked: It was really dirty, there is 'cleaning' done but it is not substantial. The toilet was especially dirty. The lifts take ages. The towels cost $5 to hire. The TV room is attached to the kitchen and general hangout area, which is bad, because you cant watch TV quietly/relax. It seems to be constant partying, which is good if you want that kind of thing.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

06 January 2012

Liked: Myself and 4 friends were in a family room, sheets on bed were stained, bedding damp, noisy air con, thick mould on window, constant dripping sound from above bathroom, filthy carpet and bathroom, we used anti bac wipes to clean shower and wipes were thick muck after! Room far to small for 5 people with luggage, no storage. Lifts were hot smelly and slow. Kitchen was filthy, never any clean pots! Laundry room average, although we found our laundry had been taken out of dryer early and dumped in the bin! Broken ironing board. Lobby smelt very belt of urine. Only positives are that they put on good nights/ days out free wine and BBQ etc, good place to meet people and socialise. Friendly helpful staff.

Disliked: All as above

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

Emily Fallick

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 January 2012

Liked: In a good location

Disliked: The springs in the bed dug into my back, the window in the bathroom was smashed and had no curtain, the room- there was no space in the room because there was an extra set of beds in the room than stated on the door and the beds where ridiculously close together and the room wasn't very clean.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife

12 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everyone is mad!

Disliked: needs a good fix up

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

27 November 2011

Liked: Location

Disliked: Cleanliness was non existent, staff were unhelpful, lift and kitchen reeked of urine, horrible place, good location

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Alexandra Bonnett

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

20 November 2011

Liked: Great location, good event organisation, nice friendly staff.

Disliked: Not clean. Kitchen was a disaster. We actually spent time cleaning the whole kitchen (other people's messes) before we used the kitchen, Just so it was clean. If you are prepared to shower with your shoes and ignore a stench of feet, mouldy pizza and stale beer. It is an inexpensive hostel in a great location.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

ELENA JOBES

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 November 2011 ELENA would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and nice stuff at the reception

Disliked: The room was very very dirty, the walls were not painted in ages , many scratches on the wall and when entered the room it was stinking.. Please make an effort and paint the rroms and clean them... it wil make a huge differnce.....................I do not think that we got clean beddings, i think they were used b previous people...

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

Imelda Gillick

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 October 2011

Liked: Nothing really

Disliked: The duvet under which I slept was not fit to line a dog kennel. When I removed the cover in the morning it was stained from either vomit or worse... The Kitchen facilities were a joke. Cutlery and plates were supposed to be available in the kitchen but good luck finding any. If you were lucky enough to get a saucepan you had to wash the rice(which they give you for free) off it. Do not stay here, for a few dollars more stay somewhere clean and comfortable.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

24 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: staff was great

Disliked: cleanliness, room wasnt ready when we arrived & we had to pay for luggage storage

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

Melissa Gilligan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Business / conference
Partying / nightlife

17 October 2011 Melissa would recommend this property

Liked: The staned glass windows, friendly staff, the lovely people i met, the free pasta and rice.

Disliked: the unisex bathroom and shower facilities could do with some improving, not enough showers and nowhere to put your stuff, lockers would be good in the church and they dont do breakfast.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

15 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good prices, good people, good fun.

Disliked: Toilets would have been good around the comon/kitchen area...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Work / volunteering

14 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The situation and the kitchen facilities

Disliked: Noisy and there were no lockers in the room. You have to pay for the wi-fi

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

meta croft

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 October 2011 meta would recommend this property

Liked: i loved all the reception staff they where very helpfull and lots of fun!! i would like to stay there after my travels!! i have made lots of friend there, its a great place to meet other travellers!! there was alway fun activities to be done!! brilliant!!

Disliked: nothing!!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff and guests

Disliked: Wasn't that clean and quite noisy

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

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife

03 October 2011

Liked: The kitchen was open 24h which is good if you're hungry after a night out.

Disliked: It doesnt have the atmosphere. I missed the cozy feeling. Moreover, because it was such a big hostel it was actually harder finding new friends. Everyone was in their own groups. And last but not least, if you are sensitive to noise avoid the "Church" room with 32 guest by all means. Traffic and drunk people from outside + idiots in the room coming home late night can make u crazy.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

01 October 2011

Liked: convenient locality

Disliked: needed curtains which closed and matressess which did not have springs sticking through.

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

Natasha Paine

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 September 2011 Natasha would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap

Disliked: bit dingy

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 September 2011

Liked: Friendly staff.

Disliked: Not clean, no washing up liquid in the kitchen so all the plates were dirty. Rooms small and had bedbugs.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

12 September 2011

Liked: The Australian Receptionist and some other members of staff were great. The other travellers I met there were lovely.

Disliked: It is so unclean in the dorm and communal seating area. The bathroom door does not shut fully. The room is dark in the middle of the day. You cannot open the dorm window. They play very loud music in Reception. People smoke right outside the door, it is disgusting. The exit door has a smashed window which has black tape all over it; it would be easy to replace the glass but they have not. This makes the place unwelcoming.

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

Helena Gardner

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

04 September 2011 Helena would recommend this property

Liked: I've stayed in this hostel on five separate occasions now i.e. whenever I'm in Sydney. Each and every time I have enjoyed my stay, and not wanted to leave. It's one of those super-friendly hostels where you are bound to meet other people, the long termers aren't cliquey and a goon filled evening is guaranteed (the hostel provides free goon several nights a week) if you want it. For those who want a quiet night in, it's also available, because the lack of a bar means that there's no pumping music to keep you awake. People love it so much, there's several who have been there for more than six months. Also, the hostel has given me free upgrades at least twice, meaning that I only paid $15 for a 6-bed dorm last time I stayed there. Free pasta and rice every day. At one stage it was in a state of disrepair, but they've now got on top of that and renovated a substantial proportion of the hostel.

Disliked: Leaving it :'(

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

30 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I like the location and freebies

Disliked: the kitchen is not very well equiped, the beds are lumpy and the stairs stink of piss!

68.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 August 2011

Liked: Nice people.

Disliked: Dirty, people partying, noise in the room at 3am on a monday night...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

07 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome location

Disliked: The elevators were absurdly slow


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