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Billabong Gardens

5 - 11 Egan St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thomas on reception was very friendly and helpful. We had a double room which is in another building. Sure the rooms are small and the beds not huge but the towels were changed each day, there was an in room TV and the shower was great. While the kitchen is pretty small the outdoor dining was fine. Sure it is... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

(i actually stayed here Jan 204) I stayed here for around 1 month on a couple of separate occasions. I was travelling around Aus and wanted to stay somewhere outside of the City (Sydney). A few friends I met had recommended Billabong Gardens, so I thought why not?! When I got to Billabong, I think I got picked the best... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I was here for a week in a 6 bed girls dorm, and I wasn't impressed. It's in a great location but has a lot of problems. There was a lot of mould in the bathroom, and very low water pressure in the shower, one vacant bed had visibly dirty sheets for several days, and the fridges in the kitchen... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I have just checked out - and not a day too soon! Another reviewer hit the nail on the head when he/she mentioned you are entering the home of other people when you arrive at Billibong Gardens and my goodness you will be made to feel like an impostor. The hostel has great potential due to location, price and size... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

In your dorm you get a bathroom which is awesome as I've had to leave my room and go to the bathroom in other places $30 for one night with 5 other random girls is a ripoff The other people are nice The staff are rude and not so helpful They have computers with free wifi on it You have... More 

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Truro, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

This place has so much potential, it's in a good location, a 5-10 min walk to the train station to get you into Sydney Harbour, it has a great little courtyard, pool, however it is mainly home to students, Don't get me wrong, if you want to live in a student house then it's fine, but you get the impression... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very friendly, clean, well managed hostel which offers multiple arrangements (different room sizes, bathroom on suite/ common bathroom, different levels of room services; swimming pool). Me and my friends had the bestest time here thanks to the chilled atmosphere and the management's "no problem" attitude.

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Campbelltown, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Me and 5 other friends stayed here while we were doing a show over in a neighbouring suburb, we got the 6 bed private dorm room with an ensuite and it worked perfectly for us. The beds were comfortable enough and didn't cause any of us any real trouble. The kitchen facilities in the communal kitchen were great, only issue... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The Billabong Gardens hostel in Newtown is my personal tip. If you google ‘hostel Sydney’ you won’t find Billabong Gardens right away. That’s a big advantage, because they almost always have free rooms, even short-dated on New Year’s Eve. We stayed here for two times, seven days in total and we are really satisfied. The rooms are nice and tidy,... More 

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Maitland, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Newtown is an awesome area with a quality vibe so I expected a hostel in the area to have the same feel, how wrong was I! I booked a 8 bed dorm and ended up by myself, the old bloke on reception was anything but helpful and I would recommend finding another hostel in the area, I certainly will be... More 

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