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Billabong Gardens

5 - 11 Egan St | Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Myself and a friend stayed in billabong for over a month while we where in Sydney. It has a great atmosphere and friendly staff who are always around to help. The bedding was comfy and clean but by far this was not the cleanest of hostels we stayed in but it was pretty average. We would definitely return to billabong... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Billabong Gardens is just the right mix of friendly-laid back backpacker hostel / clean, efficient budget hotel. If you want to you can meet other travellers, cook in the communal kitchen and watch tv in their hang out room - or you can buzz about Sydney and do your own thing. My friends and were super pleased with this place... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Finally a backpackers that lived up to its reputation. I've met quite a few people travelling over the years who had recommended Billabong so thought I'd see what it was like. I found the people on the front desk helpful and unpretentious. They were actually more accommodating than what I've experienced with other backpackers and hostels. Facilities were clean and... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

I visit Sydney for business every 3 or 4 months and found this place good value. You want a cheap motel room with own bathroom that's clean and in a good locale? I go out all day for work, come back have a shower and walk a few minutes to a choice of great cheap restaurants. Good nite's sleep and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

Been staying at Billabong for a few weeks now as a working traveller. Really like how friendly everyone is and Newtown is a great place to discover the real Sydney if you have more than a couple of days to spend. This hostel is brilliant if you're on a budget. It's clean, good if basic facilities and helpful staff if... More

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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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