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Billabong Gardens

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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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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Stayed her for a few nights and it was awful. It was hard to find, check in was easy, but the room I was in was godawful! The sheets smelled fusty and I was paranoid the whole time about cleanliness. Sydney is dear and having been travelling for months before I got here, I needed to watch my money but... More 

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Essex, UK
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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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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Stayed for one night with a group of 7. The staff were very nice even though we partied hard and made quite a noise to and from the bars. Location is perfect - just a few seconds from good food, bars and shopping. Pool looked good and guests were nice. Beds were basic and Decor was old but overall good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

They hostel provided everything i needed. I stayed for 2 nights on arrival to Australia. It was great for transport all around Sydney and I'm very pleased I stayed in Newtown.. its quirky cafes and shops are unique and interesting. I found the staff helpful, they advised me on transport around town and over Australia but otherwise I did not... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Facilities are OK but staff were very rude from the moment we arrived and enquired about the parking facilities advertised on the website (the free parking is almost non existent because Newtown is so busy and it is 2 hour parking almost everywhere). Very small communal space and very strict rules unless you are one of the 'favourites' in which... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Billabong Gardens scores primarily because of its location. Bang in the middle of Newtown, considered to be one of Sydney's most lively locations, it boasts of great bus and train connectivity, quirky shops close by and plenty to eat. The rooms are quite basic. I had a private room for two all to myself and while it wasn't as luxurious... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This lovely hostel located in the bustling suburb of Newtown was a pleasant surprise. A light and open feel with well behaved travellers staying made it a comfortable week here. The rooms were clean, new towels given and attended to daily. Lovely hot showers. Friendly managers. I was sorry the weather wasn't warm enough to trial the pool!

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Address: 5 - 11 Egan St | Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 28
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