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3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   283 Bondi Rd, Bondi, Waverley, 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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Manila, Philippines
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104 reviews 104 reviews
30 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Paris
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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Sydney, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We got to our private double room. It had a bunk bed and the bottom bed was a full size bed. We weren't in there long and we heard a knock on the door. It was the lady from the front desk to show us and tell us she was going to have to give us a smaller room next... More 

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Sydney
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Booked in for 10 nights as we had a lot to do and see and was a good base , Room was not cleaned once in 10 days comunal toilets and shower dirthy and never toilet paper its above a bar always loud when bands play we wer in room 8 and not a good sleep on the weekends The... More 

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Sydney
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The worst place I have ever seen. Rude staff. Dirty walls and carpets. Stained pillows beds and sheets. Couldn't stay one night and no refund given after paying for a full week This place should be closed down.

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Address: 283 Bondi Rd, Bondi, Waverley, New South Wales 2026, Australia (Formerly Beached at Bondi)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Waverley > Bondi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bondi Shores 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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