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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

stayed for 5 nights in private room for 2..the ensuite bathroom was okay,kinda small and the wall not so clean..the room for 2 actually can accommodate 3 adults (1queen bed & 1bunk).. the bed and pillows are very comfortable..entitled for 3bath towel for this private room. found 2 cockroaches in the room..only 1 lift/elevator operated during my stay and it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room we had wasn't too bad. Can't expect too much for was paid. Wasn't quite expecting bathroom not to have towels, though. Room looked clean, air con worked, bed/beddings clean. Overall, an ok place.

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Cairns, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel has no nice living area, there is wifi but only paid (not even the usual courtesy of a couple of computers set up for travelers to quickly check their emails). It's a twelve-storey building with two elevators of which one didn't work when I arrived, then later during the day they fixed it, but both of the lifts... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location was really good. The kitchen was big with lots of hobs and sinks but you wouldnt want to go in there first thing in the morning as it looked like a bomb site. The rooms were really small and things everywhere. There were no lockers in the room but there was storage under the bed. The ensuite was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the elevators didn't work during the whole week where there. Some times it took 10 min to wait for the elevator. AC didn't work in the room. 30 degrees and really humid because no windows in the room and the only in air comes from the air condition. Went down to complain two times but they didn't even... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Upon arriving at the hostel I was greeted at the door with plenty of blokes puffing on cigarettes that went straight into the hostel itself, I was then told I could put my bags in the 'luggage storage' until I could check in later in the day at 2:00pm, when getting back to grab my one bag I noticed my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

im okay with roughing it for a few nights wherever i end up. i stayed in a room with 32 beds and had no problem with it at all. everyone was very nice and quiet when you needed sleep. staff was awesome. the "goon room" downstairs is a blast. good party hostel. will go back!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The hostel is well located if you want to stay in the city centre. Since I wanted to save money I stayed in the cheapest room which was a 32 bed dorm. It is a big room and all you can see are bunk beds! Therefore, it is quite messy, dirty and smelly...and you need good ear plugs to catch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I had 1 week in Sydney to explore and based myself in Nomads Westend The staff were always friendly and helpful and always had suggestions on where to go and what to do. They even had organised evening events for me to meet new more travellers. My room was clean and tidy and wasn't noisy - i slept well

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

You get what you pay for. It's cheap as hell and feels it. Never saw any evidence of serious cleaning, even when someone had allegedly been sick on the floor in the room. Staff are aloof to the point of rudeness. They, like everything in the hostel, serve their purpose and nothing more. Also, lift still doesn't work, from other... 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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