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Reviews of Bounce Sydney

Hostel | 28 Chalmers Street, Sydney, Australia 2000

94.4% Overall Rating

262 out of 269 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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94.4%

Overall Rating

262 out of 269 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Bounce Sydney'

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

08 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Super friendly and helpful staff. Bright & clean facilities. Breakfast (cereal, toast) included. Great location, right by the train station. Chinatown nearby = good, cheap food. CBD within walking distance or take the free CBD shuttle. Really enjoyed my stay here. Highly recommended.

Disliked: Nothing major. ...The lift is slow; I took the stairs instead. ; ) Some noise at night but hey, it's a hostel and that's expected. Bring some earplugs and you'll be fine.

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

05 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice rooms and bathrooms, TV in double room

Disliked: wet dishes and cutterly in the kitchen cupboards, can be loud in the evening or during night if staying on 1st floor because of TV room

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Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

04 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is great - right next to train station, only 20-25min walk into CBD. Really clean rooms and bathrooms, friendly room-mates. Everyone seemed pretty happy!

Disliked: Nothing, its pretty expensive but worth the money!

97.1%
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Matthew Goulet

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 October 2011 Matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, bright and inviting.

Disliked: Nothing

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melanie parsons

Alone

City break

25 September 2011 melanie would recommend this property

Liked: I stayed in a 4 bed with ensuite, it had 2 single beds and a bunk with heaps of room and really large lockers with power plugs inside your locker (needed your own lock). The ensuite was just across the passage that opened with the door key so the noise from bathroom didn't wake anyone up. Very easy to get around as across the road from main train station. had a lift to make lugging your bags up to your rooms easier. Very clean and bright.

Disliked: Breakfast was cerial and toast which is pretty standard for an included breakfast, area was a little untidy but this is more a reflection on lazy guests not cleaning up after themselfs in a common area than on the hostel

97.1%
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Christine Rohde

Alone

Work / volunteering

17 September 2011 Christine would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and new and luxurious (compared to all other hostels I've visited)

Disliked: The 2-level (?) -beds are very shaky when you sleep on the top bed

85.7%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Literally a two minute walk from central train station. Bounce hotel is new and modern, with good facilities. Free shuttle bus around the city to circular quay can be found near by central station, making it very easy to get around the city

Disliked: It is a good half an hour walk into the main city and darling harbour, though as I've already mentioned there is a free shuttle bus that stops around the city. Also you have to pay $5 to store your luggage for the day.

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Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

07 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: its voted number 1 for 2011

Disliked: only 1 elevator :(

94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Visiting friends or family

01 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really clean and funky atmosphere. All of the staff were really good natured and friendly. The roof terrace is great and must be an awesome place to hang out in the summer.

Disliked: Room keys stopped working a few times, but this was quickly resolved.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I really liked that it was clean and well organized.

Disliked: I didn't like the noise coming in from the street and I was a bit surprised that I was charged for leaving my bags there for a couple of hours after check-out.

94.3%
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Robert Laidlaw

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

28 August 2011 Robert would recommend this property

Liked: Close to everything in the downtown. Close to all transportation. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Liked the large lockers for each bed and the plugins in each locker. Great view from rooftop. Very clean.

Disliked: There was no freezer so couldn't buy and store frozen foods and drinks. Elevator very slow.

91.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

26 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really new, staff very helpful. Nice to have a free breakfast. The location was good, about a half hour walk to Circular Quay.

Disliked: Our room keys stopped working every afternoon, but staff were quick to sort it out!

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

21 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: was more like a boutique hotel

Disliked: rooms were a bit cold in bad weather

82.9%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

19 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location good / bad: bit far from the sights, but close to the Central Train station... Friendly staff, huge lockers, great beds, clean bathrooms.

Disliked: Not many group events to get to meet fellow travelers. Patio on 4th Floor closes too early, and access to bar/food though close, has some strange requirements...

85.7%
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Dean Cooper

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 August 2011 Dean would recommend this property

Liked: Very Clean and safe.

Disliked: Atmosphere

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the new modern style and furniture is really cool and I would come back because of the good location (next to central station)

Disliked: I am very dissappointed because I hoped to get a perfect hostel, but it was not. I paid a lot of money and it would have been worth it, if the cleanliness would have been ok, but it was a big mess in the bathroom and kitchen/living room/balcony. The most disgusting thing is, that the sheets have not been changed at all - just the pillowcase, thats it! We have had a lot of yellow, red & brown stains on the sheets and it looked as if the person from the night before had just left, but we only arrived late at night, so that the housekeeping staff should have had enough time to clean...

91.4%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great chill out areas, very good kitchen facilities. Good location, decent sized and comfortable beds.

Disliked: 'FREE WIFI' is in my opinion a bit of false advertising. This in fact meant 30mins free wifi, which clearly is not enough time to do anything!! $3 an hr for internet is not bad for Oz but if you say free then stick to it

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

24 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff, great location, cleanliness, free breakfast, good connections with public transport

Disliked: high fees for wifi - 3$ per hour, charge for towels

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kimberley swann

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 July 2011 kimberley would recommend this property

Liked: Its very central location, value for money and clean secure rooms.

Disliked: The only qualm is it stated lockers in rooms but did not mention you have to provide your own locks, apart from that it is very hard to pick fault.

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Anastasia Zotalis

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 July 2011 Anastasia would recommend this property

Liked: Contemporay Design. Spacious environment. Level 4 is great with outdoor seating and dining facilities.

Disliked: n/a

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Olivia Neeson

Alone

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

19 July 2011 Olivia would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the city and trains, nice clean bedding.

Disliked: That some guests were long term (made the room more uncomfortable).

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Business / conference
Partying / nightlife
Work / volunteering

18 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere and the people who stay are amazing! Fresh and new. I would recommend Bounce to anyone wanting to stay around the area. Across the road to central train station. You can catch the train anywhere from this station. The bar next door is great and the deck area is amazing you wish you would stay there not in the dorm! Cleaners come in everyday.

Disliked: NOTHING!

88.6%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

14 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The dorm rooms are big and there is excellent lounge, kitchen and dining facilities. Everything is very clean and it is in a pretty good location right next to central station.

Disliked: There were people coming in and out of our dorm room until 4am each night we were there. Each time they came in they turned the light on and woke the whole room up. We probably just got unlucky with the people we were sharing a room with though.

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything perfect

Disliked: nothing

71.4%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

06 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location. The rooms had lockers with plugs in them, which is great to charge safely all your electronic equipment with no worry. The hostel is brand new. I arrived early in the morning, well ahead the checking time and the staff let me take a shower, whcih was really great, after 24 hours in the plane. The ensuite girl room has the toilet outside the room (for exclusive use of those in the room, but you have to go out and get in, the doors of the room are noisy).

Disliked: The sheets were not changed, nor in my bed, nor in many others (who knows how many people slept in them before). Breakfast was a sort of utopia. It runs from 7:30 to 9:30. By 9:10 there's nothing left, food is no longer supplied. Either you wake up early, either you don't get any breakfast. When I complained, they said they coul do nothing for it. That it had been an exception, but other roomates said it had been the same the previous days. Internet connection (wifi and computers) is available but expensive. 3 AUD for 20 min or 7 AUD for 3 hours. Friday night a whole bunch of drunk people going up and down in the elevator, shouting. As there is no other option than recomend YES or NO, I would recommend it with a big BUT.


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