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Reviews of Westend Backpackers Sydney Hostel

412 Pitt Street, Sydney, Australia

Atmosphere 69%

Cleanliness 52%

Facilities 62%

Location 93%

Safety 57%

Staff 75%

Value 70%

What's Included

  • Linen

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Mini Supermarket
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Steam room
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup 9.06USD
  • Luggage Room 3.02USD
  • Towel 3.78USD

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.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Sydney?

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Atmosphere 69%

Cleanliness 52%

Facilities 62%

Location 93%

Safety 57%

Staff 75%

Value 70%

Showing 1-10 of 238 reviews

34% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 40%
34% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 Mar 2017

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Business / conference, City break, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Liked: Location otherwise nothing else

Disliked: Filthy, messy was not feeling safe during my stay

63% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Mar 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: Good location; Cheap; Mostly a good atmosphere in the communal area which is good if you're a lone traveller.

Disliked: Dirty; Smelly; Dodgy lift; Very small 6 bed room (hardly anywhere to put your stuff). 4 bed rooms are worth paying a little extra for.

Customer would recommend this property

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Feb 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Nice atmosphere and great location in the city centre. You get a drink voucher for a bar and there seem to be activities at the hostel every day

Disliked: 6-bed dorm was really small and getting to the 10th floor took forever because there were just 2 lifts. For our last night we moved to the 32-bed dorm and the bathrooms and showers were super humid and hot. They charge you for everything, lockers, laundry etc.

Customer would recommend this property

69% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Feb 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
41+

Liked: Great location.

Disliked: found two seperate people in my bed-one seemed not to go to another bed-did he belong in hostel!?Maybe security needs improving.The lift is the slowest lift i,ve ever been in. I stop in a lot of Nomad hostels but this was not the best.

Customer would recommend this property

69% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 Dec 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals, Partying / nightlife

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: ...

Customer would recommend this property

46% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 20%
46% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Dec 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, Partying / nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
25-30

Liked: The location was excellent, a walking distance from central station and museum station. a large variety of restaurants and stores around.

Disliked: The rooms had no lockers, my food got stolen from the kitchen, broken ac that probably hasn't been repaired in years, bad shower head, leaking toilet, very unkempt rooms, smelly sheets.

74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 100%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Dec 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Events / festivals, Partying / nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: - location!! - free trips offered - free wifi at reception and in kitchen worked very well

Disliked: - not enough forks and spoons in the kitchen!

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Nov 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: The bed was comfy

Disliked: The lift took for ever

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Liked: location

Disliked: rooms were extremely basic

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: excellent in every aspect.

Disliked: nothing to dislike.

Customer would recommend this property

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