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

Lindsay Frisby

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

04 April 2011 Lindsay would recommend this property

Liked: Fun atmosphere. Like the music in the lobby.

Disliked: We were suppose to have a room with around 30 beds. I was staying with around 20 other but we all got split up. This was considered an upgrade but it was not an upgrade since we all wanted to be in the same room.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Maria Stager

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 March 2011

Liked: Location was convenient to central station and CBD.

Disliked: Four hours after arriving I awoke to hundreds of bedbug bites. After showing the staff the specimens, I was told there was nothing they could do. I waited seven hours to talk to the manager and when she arrived she did not even speak to me herself, but rather stood 10 feet behind the counter and talked through another worker. They did not give me a full refund for the stay nor ever apologize. They took the whole thing quite coolly, as if this was a normal occurrence. Everyone's laundry was thrown together so there is high potential for the bedbugs to spread throughout the hostel.

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

Danielle Nagel

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

25 March 2011 Danielle would recommend this property

Liked: the staff and the people there are always fantastic thats why i always stay there..

Disliked: that i had to leave..

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

Kate Norris

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 March 2011 Kate would recommend this property

Liked: I made some great friends here. It's really the only good thing about my stay there.

Disliked: Beware - This is NOT a hostel for a first timer! It stayed in the church and it smelled really badly of feet, there was chewing gum in the carpet, the ceilings were leaking everywhere, the toilets were unisex and in pretty bad condition, the showers worked great but were in pretty poor condition, the lift kept stopping working and trapped people in it, the ceiling also leaked in the TV room, the outside door was constantly open at night, which meant lots of people could come the bac kway straight in to our dorm.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

22 March 2011

Liked: Close to Central Station

Disliked: Air Conditioner was off but making noise all night. The room is in bad need of renovating

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

07 March 2011

Liked: tv room, bathroom in room

Disliked: did not seem very clean, uncomfortable bed, general areas were not very comfortable or welcoming

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 February 2011

Liked: Good location, big kitchen, they organize things most nights

Disliked: dirty, run down, really bad smell, staff were slow and didnt really seem to know what they were doing! you can get a LOT better for the same price elsewhere in Sydney.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

22 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: The Lift is rubbish

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

David Mak

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

21 February 2011

Liked: Location - close to Central station, short walk into the Cross.

Disliked: Cleanliness - hair and stains on bed, hair in bathroom drain, rooms not cleaned after each stay.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

16 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cleanest sheets ever!

Disliked: people leave the kitchen dirty without doing the dishes or cleaning the surfaces

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

13 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the hostel is friendlyness.

Disliked: the lifts.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Business / conference

11 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere, great location

Disliked: Cleanliness was lacking but it was ok

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location.

Disliked: -

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: paid for the 32dorm room but somehow i ended up staying in a 8 dorm room.

Disliked: one of the 2 lifts broke down and it took forever to get to your level from ground level or vice versa one of the fridges broke aswell...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 January 2011

Liked: Good staff

Disliked: Cleanliness, broken window in bathroom

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

sarah worboys

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 January 2011

Liked: location

Disliked: really dirty. smell in toilets indescriable. no air con, so ridiculously hot, so so crampt

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

LIam McKibbin

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

13 January 2011 LIam would recommend this property

Liked: THE CHURCH! BRILLIANT DORM. MET SOME GOOD PEOPLE HAD SOME GOOD TIMES! AIRCON! VERY FRIENDLY STAFF, MANAGER IS FRIENDLY AND VERY HELPFUL. FREE RICE AND PASTA!

Disliked: NOTHING AT ALL, WISH I HAD STAYED LONGER! :)

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

07 January 2011

Liked: The location - thats about it

Disliked: The staff and the fact that the hostel is just not clean or healthy

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Small room share with just girls with en suite bathroom.

Disliked: Was told Wifi would work in the room, ut after purchased had to sit in the hallway to get signal

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

03 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Met some awesome people!!!

Disliked: Bathrooms, showers really unhygenic and not enough hooks to hang things on!

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

Fiona Neil

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 December 2010 Fiona would recommend this property

Liked: It was very central

Disliked: The kitchen was not the cleanest and the use of a tannoy system to call people top activities was annoying

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 December 2010

Liked: the location

Disliked: It has a terrible smelll!!!

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

Guy Byrnes

Alone

Business / conference

20 November 2010 Guy would recommend this property

Liked: Good location.

Disliked: Rip off to hire/lend a towel - $10 deposit and a $5 fee. Most places only charge a smaller deposit.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Got more expensive at second night

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 November 2010

Liked: Friendly staff and I got a free upgrade to a 6 bed dorm. Location was pretty good too.

Disliked: The bed was the worst hostel bed I've ever slept in, with springs digging into me all night long. The large numbers of bed bugs and cockroaches also made it difficult to sleep.


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