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Billabong Gardens

5 - 11 Egan St | Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
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Ranked #46 of 130 Specialty lodging in Sydney
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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Newcastle, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed in a dorm, parents stayed in a private for a week. My experience: aside from the odd messy roommate or two, my dorm had the necessities. Mildly surprised to find an individual bedside lamp and powerpoint. Kitchen's handy - especially given my Mum managed to do some baking during our stay! Can't be bothered typing about my parents' stay... More

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Israel
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5 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been traveling for long time and this by far the worst hostel. The rooms are very small dark with smell of feet no place for you own belongings bathroom is stinky and full of junk and bed bugs. Basically someone live there for long time and left the place to rotten and no one bother to clean after.... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had an unexpected trip to Sydney to see a very sick relative in the Royal Prince Albert hospital. I booked here cause the hotel is within walking distance. I wasn't expecting a 5-star accommodation place - not for $99 a night in Central Sydney - but what we did get well surpassed my expectations. The room was clean and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dont know why there are so many bad reviews here, we have been here a while now and wouldnt move. We made great friends, met interesting people and the majority are friendly! We had movie nights in the communal lounge, and dinner around the large garden table, pool side with chill out music. As for people saying its dirty, again... More

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The worst, terrible in all the aspects! Go here only if you are a dirty, rude and mean. Terrible people at the reception, the staff is really bad, racist, snob and thet don't care about you. THE MATTRESS WERE FULL OF BED BUGS INSECTS! FULL! not only mine, but many others. everyone there is gay and they use to flirt... More

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Fernie, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms are just horrendous for the price. Dirty, dark and drab, we had a double room which was located in the house next to the main hostel. Barred window, everything stained. For $40 I'd be stoked, for $80 I was horrified!

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I was expecting Billabong Gardens to be a quiet, very clean hostel with their rooms filled with working holiday makers, so I felt lucky there was availability when I called. I booked for one week. What I did find on arrival was a dingy, old, crumbling poorly lit building complete with a rat-sized hole in the wall in the corridor... More

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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Great location, friendly staff, room was big enough, like the little extras like lockers, lights and plugs for every bed. Comfy places to chill. Rooms are a bit cramped when full, very easy to be sociable here.

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Heusenstamm, Germany
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

For backpackers like us, this hostel located in Newtown, Sydney was the best hostel we tried by miles. Its size of the hostel is perfect the rooms are well sized and more or less clean. But the best is the atmosphere their, you always meet great people there and the area around it is always busy so you always find... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I should point out to start with that the location is fantastic! You really can't get closer to the best of Sydney for this price. And you don't even have to deal with any street noise - just the noise of the other backpackers... The room itself was pretty good as well, however the bathroom had mould on the ceiling... More

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Also Known As:
Billabong Gardens Hotel
Billabong Gardens Hotel Sydney
Address: 5 - 11 Egan St | Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
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Swimming Pool
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Ranked #46 of 130 Specialty lodging in Sydney
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