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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you a budget traveler, stay here is average choice. I've got special price and free pick up from Sydney airport. So near to go to Central station for get bus to Canberra,, More far to tourism area or Sydney Opera House,, but no worry because mostly tourist also walk by on the road in this city,, Hostel have lift... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After 5 months of travelling in Asia, NZ and Aus, this is without doubt the worst hostel I have stayed in. The dorms were filthy, staff moved things off guests beds without telling anyone, the disgusting bathrooms were tiny for such a vast number of guests. The "security" they use at night time does not work as someone was able... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service I received was exceptional as I booked a private room for two and when we checked in separately, there was no issue, payment was easy and the young lady was most helpful. Our room was clean tidy, warm and the private bathroom was small but tidy, our room was cleaned each morning. We had a bit of effort... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Disgusting. We demanded a full refund and left. The sheets were covered in stains which I didn't even want to find out where they'd come from. The air conditioning was taped into the window. The bathroom was awful, I am average height and would struggle to get under the shower head let alone by 6ft 5 boyfriend. Staff weren't great,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

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 July 18, 2015

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 July 16, 2015

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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