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“Great value and convenient place to stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Sinclairs Bondi
3.0 of 5 Hostel   |   11 Bennett Street, Bondi, Waverley, New South Wales 2026, Australia   |  
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Ranked #3 of 15 Specialty lodging in Bondi
Byron Bay, Australia
2 reviews
“Great value and convenient place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Stayed at the Paul Street, Bondi Junction location, which was very handy to public transport making it easy to get around. It is certainly good value for the money. The manager (Barry) was very friendly and helpful, offering advice on how to get around and also some good places to eat.
Will definitely look at staying here again when back in Sydney and would recommend it as a place to stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Brisbane, Australia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This is good value accommodation at Bondi. It is clean and provides a handy base for discovering the sights of Sydney. The public transport is close by. Barry, the Manager at Paul Street is very friendly, helpful and welcoming. In fact, he makes you feel like you have known him for years.

Room Tip: Stay art the Paul Street property
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hannover, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Since 2008 we stayed at least 5 times at Sinclairs Bondi (last time January 2013) and in total probably 2 month. For us it was and is always a good and comfortable accommodation with a good value for money in Sydney. Who wants to sniff Bondi air and feeling is absolutely right here.

The business offers a wide range of diffenrent room types. Despite the very basic double rooms with shared bathroom, there are some really nice and fresh refurbished rooms with own shower and toilette in the main building as well as in the side building. You get what you pay for!

The breakfast is ok (cereals, toast, butter, cake, coffee, tee, juice etc) for the price. We always bought some extra stuff from the supermarket next door to have some variety.

The duty manager „Otto“ is a nice guy who assists us a lot. If you are lucky he will maybe offer you a glas of good wine...

Who expects a 4 star hotel will maybe not be satisfied but who looks for a general clean and friendly accomodation can book this one.

Once we are back in Sydney we will come back to Sinclairs, Otto and Robbie!

Room Tip: Double with own bathroom are very nice!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We wanted to stay in the Bondi area and this B & B was wonderful. Close to shops, train - we had no trouble getting around Sydney from here. Even the airport was easy to get to. The staff could not do enough to help us and everything was tidy and clean. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Stayed 6 nights spread between the Bennett St and Paul St properties, we shifted so we could have a private bathroom when we discovered that was an option. Both places are within fairly easy walking distance of Bondi Junction (bus and train station) and Bondi or Bronte Beaches. The managers of each property were really friendly and helpful in all our dealings with them as was the overall manager. The rooms were not real flash but certainly clean, comfortable and large enough, if you need flash you dont want budget! TV, DVD player and fridge plus additional beds/bunks in the rooms we used. Most of the time it was easy to get some good sleep as both hostels are on relatively quiet streets. Kitchens were provided for cooking facilities and continental breakfast included in the room charge. We would consider staying there again as it was within convenient walking distance of family, shops and transport.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We stayed at Sinclairs Paul street and thought it had a great atmosphere. The staff who work there were really friendly and accommodating, the rooms and common areas were always clean. We had one of the rooms without a bathroom so had to use the shared bathroom which I was a bit unsure of before we stayed having used shared bathrooms before in other hotels but I was surprised to find I never had to wait once for a bathroom there was always one free and they were always clean. What was great for us was the location, we could walk to Bondi Beach however more importantly it's a 5 min walk to Bondi Junction train station which makes it super easy getting into the city. I would definitely stay here again and we have recommended it to friends.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cork, Ireland
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8 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

A premises that promises so much yet sadly delivers so little. Basic hygiene is a must whether your a 5 star or a backpackers hostel. Failure to service rooms is unforgivable. Towels and bed linen well passed their sell by date should be dumped. Sinclairs failed on most fronts - we were stuck and had no choice.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sinclairs Bondi

Address: 11 Bennett Street, Bondi, Waverley, New South Wales 2026, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Waverley > Bondi
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 15 Specialty lodging in Bondi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sinclairs Bondi 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sinclairs Bondi offers budget accommodation in Sydney. We specialise in affordable accommodation and bed and breakfast within a 20 minute bus ride from the Sydney CBD, a short walk from the beach and shops and only 30 minutes from Sydney international airport.Sinclairs Bondi is ideally located with two beautifully maintained properties in Bondi Beach, Australia's most famous beach. Staying at Sinclairs Bondi allows you to visit all Sydney Tourist Attractions including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and The Opera House. We have a range of single, double, twin and family room accommodation in Sydney, with or without ensuites to suit your needs. ... more   less 
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