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Balmain Budget Accommodation

673-677 Darling Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2039, Australia
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Ranked #102 of 134 Specialty lodging in Sydney
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Positives- Cheap but we found somewhere in the city for the same price, and even less in a double bed dorm which was way cleaner with lockers, key cards, entertainment and closer to sydney city centre attractions. The amazing Gelato and Coffee shop nearby- not long opened, great quality gelato and coffee, served by the friendly and enthusiastic new owners... More

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

My partner and I stayed here for over a week whilst she was studying in Balmain. Good points: - awesome location. Darling Street is just rammed full of restaurants and cafes and even an inexpensive organic supermarket. It was also a ten minute walk from my partner's place of study which was why we booked it in the first place.... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

If you have lived in halls you will be perfectly comfortable in this place, in terms of cleanliness. Kitchen is moderate, you do need to wipe over everything before you start cooking, but I was fine with that. Bathroom is a bit grubby, but the showers are good, would recommend flip flops. I felt very comfortable leaving my bag in... More

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Dublin, Ireland
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Where do I begin..... They advertise as having free parking but there is only enough room for about 5 cars. We were advised to unload our stuff and then move the car a couple of streets away where there was free parking. Fine. However we were there I'd say approximately 5 minutes when one of the residents was screaming at... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Really nice people. Fr my first arrival in sydney i was very welcomed. Its not in the middle of the city so a was surrounded by australian and they are so friendly :D The hostel is modest but relaxed ad a good price. everything when you get there is free.

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
32 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

Balmain is the worst hostel I've stayed in Australia. It's messy, dirty, to many ppl who are staying there for months and all their stuff is spread around the hostel. Staff is friendly but it's not enough to make up for the rest. If you can afford it, stay somewhere else.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Out of all of the world i have visited, this happens to be the worst accomodation by far. I never got more than three hours a night from the noise. This place clearly hadn't been cleaned in several years. The staff would clean the toilets once a day, by the early hours of morning there were puddles of urine on... More

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

Liked: The people and staff were friendly and nice, the location was really good. Just a short bus to the city. Disliked: There are cockroaches in the room and generally quite dirty. The people who tend to stay there are long term residents. the kitchen facilities were rancid, no crockery and dirty. The fridge looked and smelled like it hadnt... More

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Address: 673-677 Darling Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2039, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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