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Billabong Gardens

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5 - 11 Egan St | Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London Town
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have just checked out - and not a day too soon! Another reviewer hit the nail on the head when he/she mentioned you are entering the home of other people when you arrive at Billibong Gardens and my goodness you will be made to feel like an impostor. The hostel has great potential due to location, price and size... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

In your dorm you get a bathroom which is awesome as I've had to leave my room and go to the bathroom in other places $30 for one night with 5 other random girls is a ripoff The other people are nice The staff are rude and not so helpful They have computers with free wifi on it You have... More 

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Truro, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

This place has so much potential, it's in a good location, a 5-10 min walk to the train station to get you into Sydney Harbour, it has a great little courtyard, pool, however it is mainly home to students, Don't get me wrong, if you want to live in a student house then it's fine, but you get the impression... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very friendly, clean, well managed hostel which offers multiple arrangements (different room sizes, bathroom on suite/ common bathroom, different levels of room services; swimming pool). Me and my friends had the bestest time here thanks to the chilled atmosphere and the management's "no problem" attitude.

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Campbelltown, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Me and 5 other friends stayed here while we were doing a show over in a neighbouring suburb, we got the 6 bed private dorm room with an ensuite and it worked perfectly for us. The beds were comfortable enough and didn't cause any of us any real trouble. The kitchen facilities in the communal kitchen were great, only issue... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The Billabong Gardens hostel in Newtown is my personal tip. If you google ‘hostel Sydney’ you won’t find Billabong Gardens right away. That’s a big advantage, because they almost always have free rooms, even short-dated on New Year’s Eve. We stayed here for two times, seven days in total and we are really satisfied. The rooms are nice and tidy,... More 

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Maitland, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Newtown is an awesome area with a quality vibe so I expected a hostel in the area to have the same feel, how wrong was I! I booked a 8 bed dorm and ended up by myself, the old bloke on reception was anything but helpful and I would recommend finding another hostel in the area, I certainly will be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The hostel is in a good location, off of the main street but close enough to walk to high street. There was a mix up on arrival with our booking due to hostelworld and our room was accidently cancelled. There was no availability on the day we arrived but the receptionist Max was great. He arranged for us to stay... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights while visiting Sydney. We were placed in a room with several long stay people which meant the room was alot more "lived in" than usual. It seems the hostel has quite a few long stay people. In saying that people were still friendly. Kitchen facilities were good but bathroom was very basic. Was not... More 

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