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Westend Backpackers

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It stinks, it's dirty run down and staff steal the food you leave in the shelves in the kitchen. The rooms are appalling,the Internet is slow,it's so run down it needs knocked down and started again. The showers are full of mould and the carpets stink like a old swamp. Do not stay here, pay a bit more and stay... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has some really good things going for it.. The staff are really nice, helpful and will go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The other guests in the hostel are always friendly and there's always something going on to keep you entertained. This place also has some really bad points though.. I stayed in a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights. The room was a bit old, but generally ok and comfortable. However, the kitchen was not kept tidy and clean at all time, in fact sometimes it was messy (require stricter kitchen rule & keeping). And, it'll be good if they can have table & chair in the room. (Just imagine where can a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Appalling. I generally do not write reviews, but this place needs a wake up call. Keys do not work, bug infested rooms/beds, mould in bathrooms/showers, old, neglected building, no tea towels to dry dishes, common area always dirty, the list goes on and on... This place needs an exterminator and cleaning crew. Take your precious travel funds and find a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We stayed in a tiny 6 bed dorm with a cramped ensuite. The room was generally clean but it was unventilated. The kitchen was quite big but was always busy, as was the seating area. The staff were really friendly and were helpful when out key cards stopped working and also advised us on our job hunt! There's also free... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I stayed at this hostel for 3 nights with group of 8 friends, was in an ideal location near central train station and backpacker bars. Half hour walk down Pitt Street to circular quay. One room very clean, one not so great. Did the job though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The best hostel I have been on my travel through australia so far and I have been to alot of places here. Friendly staff, big rooms with air conditioning and large comfy beds. Great location as well right at central. I recommend it for everyone.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We had a great stay the staff are amazing and very helfull and always wanted to do more for you.The Location is perfect very central to all Sydney has to offer.The price is great you get what you pay for although I must comment again on the wonderful helping staff that make you feel like you are at home.Will be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I stayed at westend for about a week with a friend and we had a blast. This was my first time staying at a hostel in sydney and it was way better than what I had expected! The place is clean, economic, the staff is super nice, and the location is fantastic. Compared to the hostels we stayed at in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

Rooms are a comfortable size with large lockers. Fast wifi but you have to pay for it do have free wifi down reception if needed tho. Kitchen is very big with adequete space on the shelves and in the fridge for your things and because of the size you shouldn't have trouble with it being busy. Also the have a... More 

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