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Reviews of Nomads Westend Backpackers

Hostel | 412 Pitt Street, Sydney, Australia 2000

73.8% Overall Rating

361 out of 519 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (07/08/2014)

Teri Hanrahan thinks…

"It was a handy location in Sydney CBD which meant it walking distance from most of the places we needed to go. Reception staff were friendly and helpful. Other guests were polite. Although we did not…"

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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 11.18
  • 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

361 out of 519 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Nomads Westend Backpackers'

Atmosphere
72.8%
Location
89.6%
Facilities
68.0%
Cleanliness
61.6%
Staff
79.2%
Value
75.2%
Safety
70.4%
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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.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Amy Stephenson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 November 2010

Liked: I only stayed for 1 night so I didn't actually use any of the facilities....

Disliked: This place was disgusting!! We were in the 28 bed dorm which smelled horrible and I hardly got any sleep as there were rats in the ceiling right above my head! They didn't have any clean sheets when we arrived in the evening (we had to ask 4 times before the staff could be bothered to try and find some for us)!

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

Abiel Yohannes

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

13 November 2010 Abiel would recommend this property

Liked: location was a8

Disliked: old buildning typical for Sydney though

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

12 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: dirty sheets

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

08 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: .

Disliked: Rooms need to be vacuumed more often. Hadn't been done for a while by the looks. Things like Toe nails and matts of hair on the floor etc.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 November 2010

Liked: The only thing we liked was the friendly staff. We had a terrible grumbling roommate and they gave us a new room immediatelly.

Disliked: Its very narrow building. As you enter it you notice first the smell. It smells like a dove shad. Discusting! The rooms are so small and most times without any window. The bathroom in the room is more tiny than small and most times in poor conditions.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 November 2010

Liked: The only thing we liked was the friendly staff. We had a terrible grumbling roommate and they gave us a new room immediatelly.

Disliked: Its very narrow building. As you enter it you notice first the smell. It smells like a dove shad. Discusting! The rooms are so small and most times without any window. The bathroom in the room is more tiny than small and most times in poor conditions.

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

Joram Hulzebosch

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 November 2010 Joram would recommend this property

Liked: Good central place, dorms for 4 of 6 people, what I like, and people can stay tehere only 28 days max, so no workers there who make a mess in the room

Disliked: it smells up there, and the building is old so it doesnt look to good

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

26 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good

Disliked: room

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year

25 October 2010

Liked: helpful staffs, they were very helpful for my tour booking and way to airport.

Disliked: I hated the smell on the basement floor.. and hygiene of room was not reliable..

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

Fabian Bitterlich

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

17 October 2010 Fabian would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: Fabian left no negative feedback.


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