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Westend Backpackers

3.5 of 5 Hostel   |   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 2 weeks ago

The only good thing about this place is its location. It was very dirty and full of drunk people who have no concern for your space or hygiene. Beds were dirty, mould and cockroaches in the tiny but very dirty bathroom, which also has a door that doesn't even shut properly. No free wifi or even wifi at all in... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a bit of an unfortunate issue with an accaintance I needed somewhere for 3 nights before a flew to NZ. Saw this place first and after telling my life story to the guy on reception was happy with my room spacious and clean and full of friendly guys. 20 bed for 20 dollars ace. Showers were clean and great... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Guess you get what you pay for, although I've paid the same amount in other hostels and gotten a lot more. No lockers to put your stuff in. Sheets smelled like someone else had used them and not been washed. No free wifi in the rooms. Save your money or go somewhere else. There are lots of places to choose... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Right at the end of Pitt Street, a 5 minute walk from Central Railway Station and the Interstate coach terminals. A full range of rooms is available for both the single or family traveller, from dorms to private rooms with ensuites. Friendly staff, and on-site activity bookings. There's a 7-11 right next door. Unbelievably cheap rates. When in Sydney, I... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I should start this review by saying this is a hostel and so you always should expect a bit of dirt as you aren't exactly paying for a 5 star service! However, I have stayed in a lot of hostels and never been in one as unclean as this. As you walk in it smells like a public toilet, your... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We booked 3 nights through STA Travel with the intention of extending our stay on arrival. On the positive side, the hostel is in a fantastic location and for the money you pay, it really is a good base if you don't plan to spend any time in the room. We walked into the reception which smelt awful - a... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Stayed for 2 weeks at Xmas and it was poor. Stayed again last month for a discounted price but booking was messed up and check in took forever late at night. Wasn't best pleased and was offered a private room for our next booking, which actually was really lovely to have and completely appreciated, as well as 24 hours free... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This time I will write a different review. The place is ok, nothing special, some problems with the lift but fine. I would like to say that here I met beautiful people (my room mates!), I had a great time of sharing about life's visions and politics, ideas on abortion, sexual freedom, gender equality and many other stuff! It is... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Elevators very old.kitchen very dirty.Shortage of utensils. The movie room very dirty. Zero cleanliness. Too much noise. Unable to sleep.20 mins walk to sydney harbour n china town n darling harbour................

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I stayed an additional night and didn't paid right away.... I figured because they didn't say anything in the morning, there was no problem for me to pay when I check out..... The security guy came at 3am to look for me.... Waking everybody in my room.... Saying that I have to pay right away! At 3am!!!! I went downstairs... More

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Address: 412 Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Footprints Westend)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Westend Backpackers 3.5*
Number of rooms: 90
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