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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I must start this by saying we did only pay around 60 dollars for a double room with a private bathroom, so please take that into account. The staff were really nice so that's a plus. The hostel was awful. The worst hostel I have ever stayed in. The reception area smelt like a overflown nightclub toilet. You have to... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I stayed here recently for a night with three friends whilst making a stopover in Sydney and it was the perfect location to do so. The location is excellent, within walking distance of the big landmarks and shopping locations. When we arrived the staff were very helpful and friendly, which I had also found when emailing them about my friends... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

great staff, good people, good area, good times, central to train stations, markets centers, various cultures, many restaurants, museums, lots of random shops for a good a buy, safe area, very old part of australia.

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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*
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