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Bondi Shores

283 Bondi Rd, Bondi, New South Wales 2026, Australia (Formerly Beached at Bondi)
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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
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for a night with my family in a 4-bed dorm. Despite all the terrible reviews at here, it was rather a comfortable stay. They even had a free breakfast of cereal, milk, toast and jam, coffee and tea! For location, it was about 5 minutes walk to the beach and there's a liquor store downstairs (they don't... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

This place was disgusting, nothing was clean and everything was broken. Our room didn't even lock. When I checked in the lady was talking about another guest while I was standing there. When I went to checkout the desk was supposed to open at 9 and the manager didnt show up until 930 when check out is 10 never again!

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This place was very unorganized to say the least. The rooms were very messy and crowded, I believe we had 10 in our room. Breakfast was toast with butter... The location wasn't all that great either. I would not recommend staying here. Also on weekends the band below plays until like 5am at full volume which was annoying.

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Manila, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

There is really no way to make this sound better but Bondi Shores is definitely one of the worst hostels I've been to. And that is saying something, given the fact that I have been al over Asia, Israel, Palestine and Europe. This really gives Australia a bad name. First and foremost, the rooms are so small, and there are... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Having read the poor reviews on this hostel, I felt I needed to add my experience to it. This would be a 3 star review with just a little more cleanliness and further customer service. It was nowhere near as bad as these reviews make out. The rooms weren't clean but we're comfortable and sheets we were given were clean.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

It has been by far the worst hostel I have slept in. Dirty at an unreasonable level: the place smells really bad (I saw big trash bags left in the main corridor for 2 days, rooms are never cleaned, linens are really dirty (fortunately I had mine), kitchen and barhrooms are aweful (I saw pigeon excrements in the kitchen). The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

very dirty, lots of noise from pub downstairs. Cockroach in the sink in the morning. Inkompetent personel, There are nothing positive to say about this dump, except the Price compared to other hotels. The best thing is the Beach not far from the dump.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Really bad experience! I arrived in this hostel with another 4 guys in October and we booked 2 rooms for 1 week, 1 triple and 1 double. The position is good, just close to the beach but the rest is horrible! The rooms were really dirty and the beds uncomfortable. They never cleaned the rooms during the week and I'm... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Dirty, dank and disgusting .! Stayed for 3 nights in this hell hole .. Bed sheets where not clean, when sheets where pulled back relieved hairs and stains in the bed.! That surprisingly was not the worst part of the sleeping arrangement our mattress where old and sunken and felt like we where laying on a sheet of cardboard !... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Well where do I start .. Staff are ignorant unmannerly rude and are all eye sores.... Barged into our room unannounced. The room was disgusting, stained sheets that havn been washed in months, same as the toilets n showers no soap or toilet roll on dispensers The smell in the whole venue is unbelievable, words can't describe this place. Don't... More 

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