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Westend Backpackers

3.5 of 5
412 Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Footprints Westend)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wandering around Sydney on my first day in being in Australia, I happen to pass by 'NOMADS' on Pitt St. Keen to take a look at the deals on offer with regards to the Whitsundays and Fraser Island Tour I stepped inside, a HUGE mistake in hindsight. As I walked in i was offered help my one of the staff,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nomad/Westend Backpackers is a cool and hip place for the true, genuine backpacker. The location is good since it is right in Pitt Street and approximately a 5 minute walk from Central Station. Check in was quick and smooth. There was also free rice and pasta for the guests to cook. Our room was in the 9th floor with window... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived at 9 am and check in is available at 2 pm. This might have saved our lives. The reason? This way we did not already paid the full price when we arrived. We put our bags in the storage room and my wife already complaint about dirtiness. Next we needed to go to the (public) toilet and found... More 

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Sydney
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Forced to stay here for 3 haunting nights as every other hostel was fully booked for Easter weekend. I thought the reviews were an exaggeration but they truly aren't. 2 lifts in a 13 story building and 1 broke down the day we got there so took an age to get anywhere. The room looked like it hadn't been cleaned... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cockroaches crawling all over the room, one of which was an irishman named Eamon who was squatting in the room and stunk off excrement. Best part of my stay was that the only working elevator took an age to go anywhere, so this kept me out of the room for longer. I wish I had spent my money on a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is horrendous. Truly. Hostels are reputed of course for being run down, scummy - anything but luxurious. This hostel however should plain and simple be shut down. Everything is dirty, the lifts don't work and I'm sure are dangerous to use. Some staff members are very polite, friendly and helpful. Others were very rude. There are other options... More 

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

when i first arrived at nomads i stayed in the 32 bed dorm which i immediately made friends. I was only planning on staying in sydney for 3 weeks at the most but because of all the day and night time activities that go on there was always so much to do and so many people to meet. i ended... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a ***** hotel nor does it claim to be but it does not deserve the caning given to it by other reviewers. Yes, it is an old building, the carpet is old, and the lifts are slow, but you get what you pay for. My bathroom was spotlessly clean and I saw no mice nor cockroaches. The... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So I guess I will start with the positives of the hostel first - good atmosphere - great location, Central to most things - nights out organised - the price - showers good There were a few bad things of course too! - food chucked out although clearly labelled. Twice! Also food stolen constantly. At least give it to the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My couple stayed 7 nights at Westend Backpackers which was really very sad & terrible experiences, standard room with private bathroom & air-conditioner. Nothing was provided at all in my room,( no table,chair, shampoo, soap, towel, glass,refrigerator...etc) everything you needed accessories was not provided. Room was very dirty ,out-dated, broken door and low-pressure water shower and water tape,some small insects... More 

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