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Lamrock Lodge

19 Lamrock Ave, Bondi, New South Wales 2026, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Darwin, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although, ideally located at few steps from the popular beach, hotel itself was terrible , with rooms small , cramped smelly and linen very old. I had arrived from Canberra late in the night so had to stay any way other wise could have cancelled it. Check its reviews at hostel-booking, they are not also good. Always look at the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not a backpacker so I can't really compare this hostel to others around Oz, but I'm happy our stay was just a 1 night stay. Room was pretty dirty, so dirty that I preferred to use our own bedding, just to be safe. Toilets look like a caravan's toilet. I wouldn't suggest to have a shower there. Pretty noisy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is one of the cleanest I've ever stayed in. The staff are really good, friendly and informative. It's laid back and pretty quiet. It's really close to the beach and the busses to bondi junction and elizabeth street. I'd definitely recommend!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in a twin room with my cousin for 5 nights and the place is in a pretty poor state. On the plus side, it's in a great location in that it's close to the beach as well as decent bars and eateries. After that it goes downhill. The floor is filthy, the mattress was very thin, the staff aren't... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very close to the beach in a quiet location, which is great. The hostel itself is in a desperate state of an upgrade! The rooms were in a poor state of cleanliness and the sheets looked like they could use replacing. Bathrooms tiny and only one per floor, so there is room for improvement there too. The fire alarm went... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I don't know what those negative reviews are talking about, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Lamrock. I had a tiny private room for $49 AUD, with shared bath a few steps away. Reasonably clean; don't worry. VERY quiet. Because of the mixed reviews, initially I only booked one night, but stayed eight thanks to Laurie the receptionist working some... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had a booked a double room here for 2 nights and after some confusion with airport transfers the kind receptionist upgraded us to a better double with en-suite. The room was clean and well ventilated. There was not really a communal area in the hostel and the kitchen was extremely basic, most people seemed to not use it. Locaion... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Sadly it is clear that the owners do not put much of their profits back into the hostel. Family owned and operated (it seems), the staff are friendly enough. They do clean the bathrooms daily but the rooms are in desperate need of an upgrade, as they are generally dirty and shabby. TV and mini-fridge in room, towels are free... More 

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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

The reviews of this hostel don't do it justice. When you pay for budget accommodation, you should expect budget accommodation. When travelling you need to have a sense of awareness that when you're on a budget you're not going to get the Ritz. The staff were pleasant, there was a little confusion about airport transfers, but the lady at reception... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

As budget accommodation generally goes, The Lamrock Lodge is an ideal choice and a fantastic location literally across the road from the iconic Bondi beach and all it has to offer...... If you are a student traveller on a limited budget it's the perfect choice..... Also suited to the more mature too as they offer more private accommodation..... Laura seems... More 

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