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Sydney Beachouse YHA

4 Collaroy St, Collaroy Beach, Warringah, New South Wales 2097, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Oldenzaal, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Far from city center. It's like one hour with public transport to get to the city center. This will cost you approximatly 10$ one way. Small rooms but they are okay on the first floor. On the ground floor some rooms don't have windows.

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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This was back in September 2009. But I lived here for 3 months on first arriving in the Country from the UK. Was a very comfy hostel, with friendly staff and at the time a bunch of amazing people. At the time we could also hire bikes and surfboards, and there was always a great choice of evening entertainments. Is... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I was one of the first to stay at Collaroy YHA when it opened a decade and a half ago and have been back many times since. The hostel as a general rule is clean- save for the ever-present beach sand in the communal showers. I don't cook when I'm there, so no reports on the kitchen, save for getting... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Billed as the 'Sydney Beachouse', you can't deny the location of this place is great, just across from the beach and a direct bus ride away from Sydney CBD - however, it rates as one of my worst hostel experiences ever - if you want somewhere quiet & clean, this definitely isn't the place for you. After a long and... 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 property. I am sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay - you should not have been disturbed at night, and you should have been looked after at reception. Our service is almost always referred to as excellent, so I am particularly disappointed that we let you down in this instance. I will... More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I have stayed at the Sydney Beachhouse YHA on many trips to Sydney over the last 10 years, and have to say it is the most friendly and warm nice place to stay. I have made good friends there as people of all ages and nationalities are there. Not just youngsters. Indeed I have a friend from UK who goes... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This was a less expensive alternative for me and my daughter who was 15 at the time. Mostly students and a nice environment. Loved it, would stay there again. This is for backpackers and people on a budget

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Thunder Bay
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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 

Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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