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Sydney Beachouse YHA

3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   4 Collaroy St, Collaroy Beach, Warringah, New South Wales 2097, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Thunder Bay
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for quite awhile. The beach was very close. Staff were friendly. Rooms clean. Nice common area. Very nice area without the hustle and bustle of central Sydney. I would recommend this hostel. One of the nicest I stayed in while in Australia.

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Poorly ventilated, pretty cramped rooms with almost inaccessible power points are the least of the problems at this place. If you're accustomed to a modern approach to people who don't have white skin, this isn't the place for you. All but two of the staff were invariably unhelpful and terse to our group, but not at all to people with... More

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James D, General Manager at Sydney Beachouse YHA, responded to this review

Dear AT, Thank you for taking the time to review our hostel. I certainly take seriously the allegations you have made, and would appreciate a meeting to discuss further. In my nine years here, I have never seen racism from our staff, though I have asked a number of guests to leave for making racial slurs against others staying here.... More

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Sydney, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Stayed here for a week, the rooms are stuffy, smell pretty badly, and could use a good cleaning. The staff were polite and helpful. The hostel was only filled with construction workers and no one was really interested in meeting any one new. Also the location is pretty remote it's over an hour from the city, and theres not much... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Stayed in a family room with ensuite bathroom in March. Room was comfortable and clean with lots of space for storing bags. Bathroom had a small plumbing issue - the staff were very helpful but it didn't get fixed before we left (to be fair, we were out a lot and didn't really mention until late into our trip). Staff... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Stayed one night, was in and out. Checked in, dropped my bag, went out for diner. In the morning was looking for my clothes....gone. So far I noticed 4 pieces missing. I have been traveling for 2 months and never had problems. This is a shame! Funny thing, in my 5 bedroom dorm there was gear frim only one person... More

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James D, Manager at Sydney Beachouse YHA, responded to this review

Dear Nathalie, I am sorry you had your belongings stolen. This is horrible for anyone, no matter where it happens. We do ask all guests to be careful with their property, as it only takes one person's actions to ruin your holiday. Every dorm bed has a secure locker in the room, and we have extra security lockers by reception.... More

Timbuktu, Mali
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The hostel was full of workers (which would be nice if you're working as well but I wasn't). The Rooms were smelly, the bathrooms and the kitchen a mess, the common area was dirty and the atmosphere wasn't too nice. Plus there is not really anything to do around. Bonus: free surfboards!

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James D, Manager at Sydney Beachouse YHA, responded to this review

Dear Soefchen, I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay. We are a workers hostel, which suits many people, but not all. Working holiday makers are allowed to work for the same employer for up to 6 months, meaning many stay for this amount of time. We did however have problems with the cleanliness of the hostel, but now... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Turned up and had a speedy check in and found our 6 bed dorm quickly. Also there is FREE SECURE PARKING! All seemed nice an clean which we were happy about. Big lockers for backpacks long as you have your own padlock. Kitchen has great commercial stoves but you need to either leave a deposit for cutlery or bring your... More

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Canberra, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

After reading some of the reviews I was a little apprehensive to be staying at the Collaroy YHA with my family. When we arrived the reception staff were friendly responsive and were able to help us get a room to fit all 6 of us in for 2 nights. We had a family room on the ground floor and even... More

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Coffin Bay, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I have to say that the staff here were exceptionally friendly. They made us feel so welcome! The location is great, just off the main street at Collaroy with a bakery next door for morning coffee! It was also surprisingly quiet. However it was extremely dirty and in need of repairs. Our sheets on the bed were dirty, the room... More

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James D, General Manager at Sydney Beachouse YHA, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our hostel. I am glad you like our staff; they are our best asset and we have a focus on customer service. Your comments are valid about the sheets. They are cleaned commercially, but need replacing. We have had new stock on order for many months now, but due to a warehouse fire,... More

20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The hostel seemed a nice friendly place. I got to my room and the bed was covered in someone else's hair and sand. After cleaning the bed there was cobwebs everywhere and spiders. I didn't like this place and had inconsiderate people in my dorm who got up every hour! I only had a dorm for 4!

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James D, Manager at Sydney Beachouse YHA, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. I am glad you had a good first impression of our hostel, but sorry for the inconsiderate guests you encountered. Sharing with others can be the best and the worst part of hostelling, but many people form life long friends. However, if you have a problem with your room mate, please let the staff... More

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Address: 4 Collaroy St, Collaroy Beach, Warringah, New South Wales 2097, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Warringah > Collaroy Beach
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Hotel Class:3 star — Sydney Beachouse YHA 3*
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Sydney Beachouse YHA is a stalwart in the Sydney accommodation market. The modern, award winning facilities provide a perfect base to explore the City via express bus, or the many stunning beaches from Manly to Palm Beach. Sydney Beachouse boasts share, ensuite, twin, double & family rooms with spacious airy living areas, rooftop swimming pool, BBQ's & a cafe. Activity equipment such as Surfboards and Bicycles are free to use. ... more   less 
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