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Reviews of Bounce Sydney

Hostel | 28 Chalmers Street, Sydney, Australia 2000

94.6% Overall Rating

263 out of 270 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (01/10/2014)

Wendy Vercautrin thinks…

"The hostel is not to big, not to small. A great view from the rooftop! Where it's really cool to take your meal or just hang out with people. It's really a good place to stay, if few…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Fax
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 4.37
  • Towel USD 3.49

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

Bounce Sydney has not made any charges to your credit card. Your credit card details have been collected to secure your reservation only and you will be required to pay all accommodation charges upon checking-in. Bookings of 4 or more are considered a group. To ensure we provide every guest with a great atmosphere there are separate terms and conditions for groups and we require a group request form to be completed before a booking can be confirmed. Please contact the agency Groups department at 44 (0)20 7440 4924 or Fill up a group booking form here http://www.hostelbookers.com/groupbkg/ Bounce does not cater for guests under the age of 18. Check-in is available from 2:00pm. All guests are required to present valid photo identification upon checking-in. Bounce will accept a Driver’s License, Passport or National ID Card only. Check-out time is 10:30am. Reservations may be cancelled or amended up to 48 hours prior to your arrival date without charge. Reservations cancelled or amended within 48 hours of your arrival date will incur a fee of one night's accommodation. Bounce Sydney accepts payment via cash, EFTPOS, VISA or MasterCard only. There is a 2.5% surcharge when paying by credit card.

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94.6%

Overall Rating

263 out of 270 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Bounce Sydney'

Atmosphere
93.6%
Location
96.0%
Facilities
91.2%
Cleanliness
97.6%
Staff
93.6%
Value
92.0%
Safety
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great stay! Nice facilities, helpful staff and good location!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location, great facilities, rooms were well designed air conditioned and comfortable. Rooftop terrace was lovely.

Disliked: Most of the staff were great, except for one male cleaner who was exceptionally rude to us, and one male receptionist who was also incredibly rude, dismissive, and gave us incorrect information about the area. A hostel of this calibre, especially one trying to reach into the hotel market, should have a better handle on who they are hiring.

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john murray

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 December 2012 john would recommend this property

Liked: LOCATION,

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

22 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Safe & secure- Need a room key card to access the lift / floors / rooms which was very good Cleanliness - spot on, cleaners seem to work really hard and very impressed Location - right outside Central Station. If you are there for under a week, by a weekly travel card for $43 which can be used for trains buses and ferry. Unlimited amount of use with unlimited destinations it seems. Otherwise it's a nice 20-30 mins away from hot spots such as botanic gardens, harbour etc Value for money - doesn't seem to get any better, espec if you catch it on a deal Atmosphere - modern, clean and spacious living area. TV rooms on level 1, Internet on ground floor and 3rd. Kitchen, dining, TV on top floor. Room - clean and spacious. Lockers in room (bring own padlock) with a plug socket which is brill.

Disliked: There are a lot of long stay residents however this has recently been changed to a max number of weeks which I think will help the atmosphere. Although the residents they had were friendly enough and invited done newbies to events etc

97.1%
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Lukshmi Shanthakumar

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 November 2012 Lukshmi would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely staff, very comfortable beds, clean. Liked the 5h wifi with hostelbookers booking as well

Disliked: -

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: new, clean, friendly, best common area ever...

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Business / conference

18 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Tidy and clean, nice big kitchen with good selection of utensiles

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Spacious rooms, great lockers with lots of plug sockets! Lots of communal areas, very clean, well stocked kitchen, rooftop terrace.

Disliked: Not the best atmosphere, I think a lot of people live and work here so they're not the most welcoming.

80.0%
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Claire Henneberry

Alone

City break

08 October 2012 Claire would recommend this property

Liked: Close to central station and there was a bar downstairs that served dinner too. It was clean and pretty quiet. Also organised things happening for most nights of the week. It wasn't really a "party hostel" - could be a good or a bad thing!

Disliked: The pub crawl that was organised was a bit of a mission. The person running it didn't know how to get to the first location where we met up with another hostel, so we ended up walking around for a long time. Also, the 5 pubs was reduced to 3. The other guests were pretty friendly, but lots there long term that were a bit clicky. Generally I'd say it was quite good if you are happy to do your own thing :-)

97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

29 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything, thee only place I would go back to if I have come back to Sydney..!!!

Disliked: A bit noisy

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Eduardo Amaral

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 September 2012 Eduardo would recommend this property

Liked: Muito bom o albergue, pessoal muito atencioso para dar qualquer informação. Os quartos são espaçosos, camas confortáveis e tudo bem limpo. Vou ter que voltar em Sydney, com certeza ficarei lá novamente.

Disliked: Eduardo left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Grace MAK

Alone

Events / festivals

27 September 2012 Grace would recommend this property

Liked: So close to the Central station, you see it from coming out from the station exit. Check in nice and quick, no promblem at all, will recommend it highly!

Disliked: nothing.

94.3%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and spacious, comfy beds, and clean! Right next to central station.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

18 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Just next to central train station. That really makes moving around Sydney pretty easy. On top of that, the bus stop for the free bus service 555 is just 5mins within walking distance.

Disliked: Staff don't greet you when you enter the hostel. They hardly even raise their head to smile at you even if there is no one they need to attend to at the counter. Only on my last 2 days were I greeted with a hello.

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

Luu Doan Thuy Tran

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

16 September 2012 Luu Doan Thuy would recommend this property

Liked: - Closed to Central station - Convenience

Disliked: Luu Doan Thuy left no negative feedback.

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Terri Casey

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

11 September 2012 Terri would recommend this property

Liked: The staff go above and beyond in this luxury hostel. By far the best hostel that I have ever stayed in.

Disliked: The lift was slow but hey that's what legs are for. No negative comments at all!!!

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Alexander Cameron

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

10 September 2012 Alexander would recommend this property

Liked: The staff and management are great at dealing with any issues you may have and answering any questions about locations and activites in sydney. Mark does a good job of keeping everyone happy, and the rooms and facilities are second to none. The communal area, kitchen, tv room and the people all contribute in making this the nicest place I have stayed in Sydney. Would happily live here for a long stay as well as just a short break.

Disliked: Alexander left no negative feedback.

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Andrew Lamb

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

29 July 2012 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, quiet and with great facilities.

Disliked: nothing

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

Katarina Resnik

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

24 July 2012 Katarina would recommend this property

Liked: proximity to the train station; very modern and clean

Disliked: lack of character (new, modern nut somehow 'empty')and very reserved stuff

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Samuel Sugden

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 July 2012 Samuel would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is really good, in my top three hostels that I have stayed in around the world. Definitely don't regret booking here for ten nights at all. I'm heading off travelling and then booked back here for when I return to Sydney for long term.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

11 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and spacious hostel with huge kitchen area.

Disliked: Super-expensive internet access.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

04 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: - spacious and clean dorms - locker with charging sockets inside - close to central station

Disliked: - no dedicated travel desk, most of the time people didn't know much about the tours/trips on offer - atmosphere was lacking...most of the people living there were working - no basic breakfast

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everthing about this hostel was awesome! the atmosphere, everything was clean and everybody was friendly! in this hostel you get exactly what you expect to get for your money!

Disliked: no free wifi

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

Abigail Gillespie

Alone

Work / volunteering

23 June 2012 Abigail would recommend this property

Liked: Super clean and massively comfy beds!!

Disliked: Abigail left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Shopping
Visiting friends or family

28 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel, good facilities, friendly staff. Good location.

Disliked: Pricey at $35 for a 6 bed female dorm, but I guess that is just what it costs to stay in Sydney these days as price was comparable to other hostels...


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