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Australian Backpackers

132 Bourke St | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1 of 5 stars
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Booked a few days with them and when we arrived they said they didn't receive our booking. I have stayed at about 15 hostels in at least 6 countries using hostelbookers and this has never happened once aside from this. It 'just so happened' that there was this navy visit in sydney at the time and everywhere was full. We... More

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San Francisco, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

It is the cheapest hostel we found in Sydney.... So anyways, we stayed there for two nights only. The place is not easy to find via taxi from the airport.. but it says its easy to find if you take the train. Well we were greeted by the new owner , he said that he just bought the place a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

In comparison to my previous stay this backpacker has changed 180 degrees. it is now a very clean and friendly environment and managed properly. one gets the value for money for a quiet and well run hostel with close proximity to all amenities.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

When we got there we couldn't get in the room hardly they'd crammed that many bunk beds in one room, there was hair all over the floor n a dead cockroach, it wasn't cleaned in the 5 days we'd booked there! We only stayed because it was our last hostel before leaving Sydney and we booked 5days online unfortunately and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a terrible hostel. It is really dirty, it stinks, it is very expensive for what you get and you have cockroaches everywhere. The sink in one of the showers was just laying down on the floor and you had a lot of mold in the other showers. The only thing that was positif in the hostel, was the... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Do not stay in this hostel - no matter how desperate you are - these reviews are not exaggerated. Firstly, we had to reduce the length of our stay, we called the hostel and the man on reception told us we would need to speak to hostelworld.com and change the booking with them. After speaking to hostelworld, they informed us... More

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Upminster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We arrived on New Years eve in Sydney and had already booked our hotel, mainly based on location. Upon entering the reception and looking at the furniture our first impressions were not good. It looked really dirty and the smell wasn't pleasant. We had booked 2 rooms of 4 people but were told that we could have one room for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

This place is filthy there are cockroaches in the kitchens in the corridors on the stair ways The hot water never works and there were frequent power cuts where the owners were trying to install new dish washers. The owner was friendly but also a bit creepy especially around young girls I found. We pretty much ran out of this... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

This is by far the worst place I have ever stayed. The place is filthy and staff are passive and rude. The owner has little regard for the health and well being of his customers. I seen a bug on the bed when I got to my room and he assured me it was nothing. That night there was hundreds... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Avoid this place at all cost. I stayed 1 Week (Jan 26 2013 to Feb 2 2013) and cold not wait to leave. The bathrooms are absolutely filthy. They look as though they have never been Cleaned. On the Third floor, only 1 of the 2 showers work. No lights in the Toilets The rooms are damp and cold. No... More

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Address: 132 Bourke St | Woolloomooloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
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