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Dickson Backpackers

2.0 of 5
4/14 Woolley Street | Dickson, Canberra, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Blackwood, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most yuckiest and discussing place In Australia. I just did not believe that there was a place like this existed in a first world country. Smelly rooms dirty sheets and mattresses. Very noisy at night time because of those stupid drunk permanent residents there. Very unsafe. I am very glad the nightmare is over!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The room was filthy and sheets were stained. The staff were high and drunk. The young girl at the front informed us she had to wake up the alcoholic cleaner to prepare our room. The male who seemed to run the place used our number off the sign in sheet to send disgusting pictures of himself. Save your money and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Simply put, this is cheap accommodation and there isn't much choice of that in Canberra. Rooms are spacious, beds are very comfortable, wifi is good, kitchen and lounge area is amazing and we'll equipped and staff are friendly. There are signs around the hostel mentioning renovation which it needs in the toilets and showers as they are not hugely pleasant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Last minute booking. Great location, walk to everything. Clean room. Hot showers, great common facilities. Welcome greeting by a very friendly (and very cute!) Chloe. Friendly environment. Will be back :-)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The kitchen area was nice and clean. The dishes looked new and modern and they even have a dishwasher. The staff was nice and helpful. Unfortunately they only had one shower because of renovations. All in all I enjoyed my stay

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Dickson Backpackers has an amazing kitchen and social area. The staff are excellent have gone out of their way to make us feel very welcome. Rooms are clean, and the hostel is in a great location with free wifi. 10/10 would recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Free wifi and free washing for clothes. good place for $200 a week. have had room to myself most of the time. friendly staff. close to all shops etc. air con is only ran at night. 8.30pm to 8.30am, not during day, so room can get a lil hot. but as we all know, air cons are expensive. makes sleeping... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I stayed here for 3 nights while looking around Canberra for rental accommodation for an upcoming interstate move. I suspect they get customers because of a lack of competition for cheap accommodation in Canberra. The YHA is in the city, but doesn't offer private rooms, which is why I went with Dickson. So, Pluses: The location is not bad (inner... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Has a fantastic kitchen and very clean premises. Comfortable and in a good position with a good variety of restaurants close by. Manager was very friendly and helpful. Public transport on the doorstep, good position to explore everything that Canberra has to offer.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I once visited the concentration camp at Auswitz and the rooms were nicer and service more welcoming. The rooms were super hot and it took a whole day to get the manager to allow us to turn the air con on. Despite it being advertised as air con rooms. The kitchen and bathroom areas looked identical. Disgusting. At $140 a... More 

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