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Reviews of Nomads Westend Backpackers

Hostel | 412 Pitt Street, Sydney, Australia 2000

72.7% Overall Rating

363 out of 522 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (24/08/2014)

alison magill thinks…

"good vibe, lively, plenty of quizzes, nights out and movie night organised. good facilities and great central location"

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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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72.7%

Overall Rating

363 out of 522 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Nomads Westend Backpackers'

Atmosphere
73.6%
Location
89.6%
Facilities
65.6%
Cleanliness
59.2%
Staff
77.6%
Value
72.8%
Safety
70.4%
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

andrew houlder

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 September 2014 andrew would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff and good group activities

Disliked: andrew left no negative feedback.

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

alison magill

Alone

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

24 August 2014 alison would recommend this property

Liked: good vibe, lively, plenty of quizzes, nights out and movie night organised. good facilities and great central location

Disliked: not ideal if you want peace and quiet

The property's response is...

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

maria marino

Alone

City break

09 August 2014 maria would recommend this property

Liked: there is a good energy

Disliked: the lift... slow and only one was working, but for sure this is temporary.

The property's response is...

71.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Teri Hanrahan

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway

07 August 2014

Liked: 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 take advantage, I noticed posters advertising special offers for guests which is nice.

Disliked: The cleaners would enter the room in the mornings with VERY little notice (if any). It would either be two knocks and enter without waiting, or no knock at all. I also thought the price was quite high for a room with just a bed and a bathroom. No window (the aircon was mounted on the window), no TV, fridge, ironing board or anything else you would expect to receive for that price. I also noticed the bunk bed had the stairs up against the wall, which would make it quite difficult if we had needed to use the top bunk.

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

28 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staffs and perfect location

Disliked: The hostel is not rennovated properly as from what i heard the building is rented from somebody.

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

Francisco Fortolis

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

21 July 2014 Francisco would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean, located in the city and not really expensive

Disliked: It was a bit noisy at nights and the fire alarm rang one day at 5am

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

Maloe van Leersum

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

14 July 2014

Liked: The location.

Disliked: The overall experience was terrible. The shower didn't work properly. The housekeeping just came in to your room, so no privacy. Also the elevator takes ages to go up and down. At night you get at least 6 times an intercom about drunk activities. When we decided to travel further and our bus leaves at 6 pm, the staff wouldn't let us storage our bags upon checking out. For 30 dollars a night you expect more. Staff unfriendly, room and bathroom wasn't clean, many rude drunk people, elevator doesn't work proplerly. This hostel I don't recommend.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Laura Humphrys

With friends / other travellers

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

02 July 2014 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: 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.

Disliked: The lift is pretty dreadful, which is made more annoying by the fact there's no stairs up from reception.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

27 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is amazing! Stayed in an all female room and felt very safe and happy! Heaps of activities on offer to keep you occupied day and night as well!

Disliked: Nothing, in comparison to some of the terrible hostels around, this one was on the good side of what you expect from budget accommodation

The property's response is...

20.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

18 June 2014

Liked: none

Disliked: it was smelly place. staff was not kind.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Business / conference
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

11 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly stuff, location, incredible experience in the 30 people bedroom, Beds are cleaner in the Big 30 people room, ( plastic mattresses)

Disliked: Not very clean, the hole accommodation is not in a good shape, airflow not sufficient in 6 bedroom and was moist,

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 June 2014

Liked: Good location

Disliked: Rooms were very crowded, bathrooms were dirty, beds uncomfortable

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

Kalpna Barber

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 June 2014 Kalpna would recommend this property

Liked: Great central location and great value for money.

Disliked: The bathroom could have been a bit more nice

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean rooms, helpful staff, close to centre

Disliked: Customer 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%

Candice Spendelow

Alone

Work / volunteering

29 May 2014 Candice would recommend this property

Liked: Booked the massive dorm and they upgraded me to a mix 6 dorm without me even askiing. Staff were really friendly It wasn't impeccably clean but it wasn't disgusting. Good hostel to meet people and great central location

Disliked: One of the elevators wasn't working and the one that did work was sooo slow. Fire alarms went off one morning at 3 am. Cockroaches in the bathroom but thy are super common in Australia. Not ideal if you've come to Sydney to work.

The property's response is...

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

caroline brennan

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 May 2014 caroline would recommend this property

Liked: Location is great, staff are great, rooms exceeded expectations considering the cheap price

Disliked: Slow elevator but it's not enough to deter from staying again

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A bit rough but close to the train station.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals

13 May 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location, friendly and helpful staff, and the cleaniness

Disliked: Nothing

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

10 May 2014

Liked: Location

Disliked: When we arrived we had to wait for the staff to be told off my fireman for an alarm going off. Dirty, mouldy room, gave us bad chests, really bad in general to be honest.

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

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

10 May 2014

Liked: Friendly staff and people, close to the train station, promotional event and beer pong.

Disliked: Elevator took forever and is probably haunted.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to central and others good spot. Cheap. Beds are ok

Disliked: Lift sooooooooo slow.. Toilets and showers not really clean

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Patrick Rushton

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 April 2014 Patrick would recommend this property

Liked: Great as usual. Close to everywhere - very short walk to 3 major train stations, including central which goes to the airport. Cheap airport shuttle available too. Huge hostel, always lots of people around. good kitchen (gas cookers could do with some attention though!), TV/chill area. Lots of nice people, especially Germans it seems! :) hostel runs events every night, generally starting with drinking games (!), as well as some daytime activities (beach trips, walks etc)

Disliked: Kitchen needs some TLC, especially gas cook tops which are a bit hit and miss. You need to use the lift to get to any room in the hostel... It's very slow and occasionally doesn't stop at the floor you ask it to!

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good services, friendly personal

Disliked: Old rooms and bathrooms

The property's response is...

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

Christian Schiller

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 April 2014 Christian would recommend this property

Liked: The huge and cheap 28 bed dorm.

Disliked: The stairway was closed from ground level, so you had to take the elevator, for even 1 storie and that took quite a long time.

The property's response is...

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

Sandra Sundelin

Alone

Business / conference

09 April 2014

Liked: Big kitchen and common area to sit down at.

Disliked: The bed was horrible, I could feel very metal spring. Not enough storage in the room, not very clean.


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