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Hostel | 28 Chalmers Street, Sydney, Australia 2000

90.6% Overall Rating

244 out of 250 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/02/2014)

"Clean, fresh and modern. The staff are friendly and it is a great place to meet people. The only place I would stay in Sydney."

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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

  • Airport Pickup USD 13.06
  • Luggage Room USD 4.67
  • Towel USD 3.73

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 6 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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90.6%

Overall Rating

244 out of 250 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Bounce Sydney'

Atmosphere
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94.4%
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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

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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.

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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%
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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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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

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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%
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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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sarah santiago

Alone

Work / volunteering

16 May 2012 sarah would recommend this property

Liked: it is really clean, very spacious room and common areas. it is very accessible to all amenities as central station is only 2 minutes away. the rooftop is massive with nice furnished sofas, it is such a beautiful relaxing place. kitchen is always clean plus it has enough space for everyone and there is an abundant supply of cutleries and everything you need in the kitchen. the staff are quite friendly also. i highly recommend Bounce Hostel to everyone!

Disliked: it would be nice it the cinema area had its own room...

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was very clean, the dorms were cleaned everyday, vacumed, bins emptied, etc bathrooms were spotless. Luandary room with washing machines and dryers, not very cheap, $4 per wash and $4 per dry, but no hangers to hang anything in there if you've hand washed something. Free hairdryer on one of floors in the girls bathroom only. I liked that there is a bathroom for girls and one for boys. Internet was the cheapest here compared to the internet shop down the road, hostel was $10 for 5 hours or $3 an hour, and was quite fast. The kitchen was also clean and large enough for several people to cook at once, enough gas hobs, work surfaces, so no need to wait and plenty of fridges to store food, and shelves at the back to store dry food. There was a member of staff in the morning and evening, tydying up, putting washed plates away etc. Cleaners would clean in mornings too. Decent set of utensils, knives, chopping board etc so very easy to prep some food. They would close the kitchen/dining/roof top area at 12 am so no where else to socialise after that in the hostel, if this is something you want to do then have to go outside to the nearest bar/pub. Plenty of them in walking distance, Coles supermarket 10 mins walk away, Central station right opposite and greyhound bus station just across the road. Very quiet (except your dorm mates if they are going out/in the the early hours) but otherwise not a party hostel so can get some sleep. Inidivdual lights by bunk bed and power sockets inside the locker, to charge your phone whilst locked away.

Disliked: Not many people staying were very social since a lot of them were long stayers in Oz for work, but this should not stop people in staying here despite this

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Rob Eastham

Alone

Business / conference
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

04 May 2012 Rob would recommend this property

Liked: The building is very modern and well designed throughout.

Disliked: Internet / Wifi is expensive. You pay $7 for 3 hours. On the company website and on the front screen of the computers it is advertised as FREE.

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

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

16 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything... best hostel I've stayed at!

Disliked: Bit far away from a supermarket though.

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Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location. Plugs in locker. Big lockers. Clean.

Disliked: Squeaky bunk beds.

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Alone

Visiting friends or family

11 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and safe feeling!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Jihyun You

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

04 April 2012 Jihyun would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best hostels I've stayed. Nearly flawless! It's clean, safe, and located very close to the center and major public transportation. Great social atmosphere with plenty of lounging area, big kitchen/dining space, and heaps of fun activities. This doesn't mean that it's a party hostel; you can stay anti-social and do your own things too. The rooms accomodate from solo travelers to families with their dorm style rooms as well as private rooms. Huge lockers and each room has its own AC and heater. I stayed here when I first got to Australia and also my last days in Australia 7 months later. It's about $10 extra a night compared to some cheap hostels in the city, but it's worth it.

Disliked: Wifi is very expensive with limited options. There are only 1, 3, or 5-hour option that you can sign on and off to, which sucks when you are used to unlimited wifi. I went to the Opera House for internet, McDonald's is too slow. Breakfast has changed on my second stay at Bounce now with even less option. It's basically generic Coles cereal and toast with some spreads with no drinks included. It's provided at the cafe/bar on the ground floor, so you can order something else if you want and of course, it's not free.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture

27 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Awesomely clean, great security, heaps of lounging around space. Bis lockers and air con, fab showers and bathrooms, amazing kitchen. They have really thought about what makes a great hostel and organised the space really well, one of the best I have stayed in in 16 years of travelling the world! Nice one guys!

Disliked: We didn't find out about the free breakfast until we were leaving, and it suffers a little from the "big hostel" syndrome where there are so many people and rooms it can be a little impersonal .... but overall, really nothing bad to say about the place!

85.7%
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Holly Wilson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 March 2012 Holly would recommend this property

Liked: Location, cleanliness

Disliked: price

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

20 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and big rooms, located near central station and the free bus. Good A/C on the rooms and a nice terrace view

Disliked: A little pricy for what it is, speacially the internet, and the breakfast is really plain

88.6%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

11 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: There was a great atmosphere and the rooftop terrace is amazing! A fantastic communal area plus a huge industrial sized kitchen. The rooms were very clean and lockers had ample space.

Disliked: If you are using the communal bathrooms there are only 2 sinks and 2 showers, which is a little small for the amount of people sharing it. Plus on Sunday morning they started cleaning them at 8:00am which was pretty inconvenient when you have to check out by 10am.

97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

08 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: people, staff, cleanliness, rooftop, can drink own alcohol

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Joanne Thomas

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

07 March 2012 Joanne would recommend this property

Liked: Bounce is great, clean, tidy and very modern. great location, very close to the city centre and right across from central station, took me 15 mins from airport to their front door. Hardly any noise in the evenings, felt very safe and secure. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would stay again and would def recommend to others.

Disliked: the things against it are there is only one lift and it seems to stop at every floor regardless, on the way up and on the way down and the fridges are jam packed in the kitchen so its worth keeping an eye on any food you buy.

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Douglas Naylor

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

01 March 2012 Douglas would recommend this property

Liked: An excellent hostel. Very modern, upkeep is excellent. Staff (and there were many people working the desk) were all friendly, helpful, and tolerant of 'basic-dumb-questions' from foreign visitors. The location across from Central train station is good, too. You can get to everywhere from there.

Disliked: Douglas left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

01 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff was friendly, gave us access to showers and common area and stored our luggage before check in time. Large rooms, nice large lockers that had two power outlets inside of it and could use a standard size lock on the door. Nice upper outside deck/kitchen area for travelers use. Indoor and outside seating areas. Respectful guests that also cleaned up after themselves. Great located across from central train station.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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