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Westend Backpackers

412 Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Footprints Westend)
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Worse hostel I've ever stayed in, lift is pathetic and takes forever and it's not worth taking the stairs if your high up as it takes even longer than the lift! The room had 1 socket for the whole room and the air con didn't work. Only good thing is the location is ok I suppose. Best off to stay... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The only good thing about this hostel is its funny how bad it is, it takes about 20 minutes for the lift to arrive and then it won't stop on your floor, the kitchen is so dirty and half the saucepans and pots are broken, the water broke when I stayed here and so did the toilette door. The place... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After being on a coach for 12 hours we wanted a shower and somewhere to rest our head however, this is the only place I felt cleaner walking in then I did walking out.Gas mask, overalls and ten tonnes of bleach still wouldn't of helped. Punch marks and holes in shower doors, nowhere to put clean clothes so they get... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are a lot of bad reviews on here but seriously, I had an amazing experience. I've been gone one day and I really really miss it. Welcome So, as soon as we got there (boyfriend and I), we were greeted by the friendliest guy Alun, and he couldn't do enough to help us. He explained absolutely everything, and after... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't expect luxuries such as running water or a working lift. But the staff are friendly enough and the single room I had adequate for sleeping. I spent most of the day outside and only used it to wash and sleep. Strangely the bin was cleaned in my room ever day but my towels weren't changed for the whole week???

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The elevators seemed like a safety hazard and did not run correctly. The staff is absolutely incompetent and the entire building smells of mold/mildew/damp. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. There are plenty of fantastic hostels in Sydney and you shouldn't settle for something so subpar

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location: Can't fault, walking distance of everything you need in Sydney Facilities: Didn't use the kitchen facilities as we were only there 1 night, but the room was small, the shower couldn't be turned fully off so was dripping constantly, dirty bathroom. Constant noise from the street, windows too thin to stop noise getting in and no air con. For... More 

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Bobin, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night and glad it was only one night. Was expecting a lot more then what we got. The whole environment felt very unclean and the aircon was so old. I know its a backpacker but come on guys. We wanted to store our bags for a few hours and was told to take our bags down... More 

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Henfield
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The most disgusting place I have stayed ever. Please do not stay here. Our room was tiny, smelly, dirty. Aircon might aswell not be there. The bathroom door has to be forcibly closed and the bathroom itself is disgusting. The ceiling is basically black. Also I put a t-shirt into one of the storage baskets under the bed and when... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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73 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I made a reservation for this hostel via Booking.com with a free cancelation policy until 2 days before the arrival date or at a cost of one night after this. Fare enough. However,the full amount (4 nights) was charged in my credit card 2 weeks before the arrival. As i had to cancel the reservation, i called the place in... More 

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