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Glebe Village Backpackers

256 Glebe Point Rd | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
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Ranked #70 of 134 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Glebe is an artsy area with rows of old houses and a cool, laid back vibe just 15 minutes away from the busy Sydney centre via bus. The shopping centre is a 30 minute walk (or 5 minute bus ride) away as is the harbour with 15 minutes. The bus stop is right next to the hostel. Most people staying... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Okay so, this hostel you get what you pay for. Unfortunately I was in a ten bed dorm with some people that really didn’t respect sleep or space. I had two dresses stolen from my bag which was frustrating to start with. There are locks on the door but my roommates never locked the doors which again was frustrating. My... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I would not go back because of the rude night manager who unfortunately works every night. The way he speaks to the guests is unacceptable and not what you would expect from a backpackers manager! The hostel is ok with a great courtyard area. I met some great people there. The location is very good.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I stayed here one week..and it was enough..and I would say that from the outside it seems nice and the price isn't bad but than..cockroach everywhere .I opened the Window once and I had two on my bloody pillow..i don't want to think if I would leave it overnight...they have a lovely place outside to sit and chill where to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I stayed here in 1992 and it sounds like not a lot has changed except the staff.However I did have a great time here,lots of fun ,bbq,s drinking etc.My mate that I was travelling with met an English gal here,they are married still,just saying....good memories

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Lived here for 4 months. Love the place, great atmosphere, the outdoor seating is perfect for socialising, yes mark the night manager is a nightmare but he almost adds to the charm of the place. The bbq on fridays is sensational, ping pong table and helpful staff. Great peaceful location only 5 minutes from the city with a park just... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I've stayed here three times- the final time was ok, had an inside room but the people upstairs were really noisy - not because they were doing anything exciting, their floor was wooden and not insulated so simply walking about was really loud. The other two times we had the same room, whilst large and had what we needed, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Lovely hostel that doesnt feel like a soul-less dorm filled concrete block. A nice house with good sized rooms. I stayed here a couple of times and always booked a private room - loved it. The kitchen is decent and there seemed to be lots of people staying here long term which gave it a nice community/family feel. Lovely location... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Positive: the grounds are nice, there are nice and interesting people staying there to talk to. There are kitchen facilities if you don't want to eat out every day. Also, lost property was given to the current guests and I picked up some useful items. Sometimes there are odd jobs advertised when locals ring the hostel looking for short notice... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I really do hate writing negative about places and always try to see positives but i struggle to see any, apart from the fact the street down the road gave us a place to park meaning we didn't have to pay extortionate Sydney parking prices and the wifi was cheap. Luckily there was a tram station close by which went... More 

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