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The Palms Backpackers

23 Hughes St | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011 , Australia
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Ranked #88 of 130 Specialty lodging in Sydney
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I stayed in this hostel the night before my Contiki tour was due to start. I can say it was the worst accommodation experience of my life! I couldn't tell the difference between staff and the people staying there. It was filthy. The receptionist was disorganised and not very friendly. The rooms were over crowed, dim, smelly and gross. My... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

When I first arrived me and my friend clean our room and bathroom top to bottom, we had no air con. The manger (dan) chucks out people just for the fun of it and does nothing around the hostel! If the manager actually done some work this would be a great hostel.. It's in a great location near central, yes... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

In all my months of traveling, most of which through Asia which is notoriously bad...this hostel in Sydney was the worst hostel I've ever stayed in. The guy on reception seemed to not care at all, was really blaze about everything. The downstairs communal area was a state, people's belongings everywhere on the floor, the kitchen was simply - a... More

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UK
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

We stayed 5 nights and realised this was more of a student house. Everyone knew each other and had been there a long time, therefore nobody had time for us. The staff were rarely there, even saying at one time they were off to get drugs. One out of 4 cookers worked, even then you needed a lighter. As this... More

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Ware, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

Located round the corner from Kings Cross, it's down an unlit side street. When we arrived, it was not clear who was actually working there and the guy who checked us in didn't seem to have a clue what he was doing (and openly admitted he had no working visa to work legally in Australia). No one wanted to go... More

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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2010

I have read the posts here and noticed that some people are right that it is not the best looking and does not have the best breakie, but it has a great location with 2 supermarkets close by and a bunch of bars and some great Donair stands and free internet with wifi which is not common in OZ hostels.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2010 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed in the palms for a couple of weeks during July and I can't fault the place! it was clean enough better than many other hostels we've stayed at and there is a few! The beds were comfy and the value for money is brilliant! As for the people who moan about the 'longtermers', they obviously... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2010

very unprofessional managment, the manager himself is never there and when he is he is rude and unhelpful and just a bit of a creep really, the reception is open 4 hours a day and there are constantly backpackers coming in with no clue as what to do becuase there is never any one at the reception. they have backpackers... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2010

We stayed in 3 backpackers in Kings Cross in the space of 10 days because we weren't very happy with the standard of them, but this was the worst. It desperately needs more cutley, crockery and cooking equipment to make the kitchen usable. The rooms are scruffy and look like they never get a proper clean. Something is very off... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2010

The word that keeps coming to mind when I think about this place is APPALLING!!! When you get a double bed, you don't expect to have to try and share a single duvet!! This place is obviously loved by long term guests, which is fine if you're one of them, they act like a student flat or family, but they... More

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Address: 23 Hughes St | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011 , Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
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Ranked #88 of 130 Specialty lodging in Sydney
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