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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I thought paying $98 for a single room would afford me a bed, towel, and ensuite. Yes, I had a bed, indeed a choice of 4 bunks, a room, yes I did, but no towel. My fault about the bunks. I didn't read the description properly, so I am not going to bag the joint for this. And the bedlinen,...

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Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Seriously the best hostel I've been in so far while travelling Australia. Such nice people who run the place and the wifi is perfect, for once someone supplies decent wifi at no extra cost! Love the breakfast too! Thank you :) Dan Ref to Picture: (you can have more than one toast I just don't eat a lot for breakfast)

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Reviewed September 30, 2016

Stayed at Dickson Central for 2 nights this week and for Australian standards it's a good Hostel. You get free breakfast (bread, peanut butter, jam, milk, juice, cereal), the kitchen is big and clean (a lot of pans and pots in good condition). The rooms are clean, matresses are comfortable and the staff is very friendly. I felt welcomed and...

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Reviewed September 29, 2016

Three of us stayed here one night in a 6-person dorm. Thank god we were the only three in there because I have no idea how six people would have fit in the bedroom. It was so small that the three of us had a hard time moving around each other and had limited space for our luggage. That was...

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Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Dickson Central for 2 nights and loved my time there. The atmosphere is great and the staff are very helpful. The room and the bathroom were both very clean. The kitchen area is great - they have everything you need there. The free breakfast was really nice with different types of cereals, milk, juice, coffee and toast....

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Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Don't wast your money on this disgusting hotel. All the information on the website is a lie, the room is shared with other and you have to go out for drink,toilet and shower which is totally inconvenient. The room is filled with perfume which have a strong smell that made me stay up all night. The smell of perfume could...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a female dorm. Room was empty when I arrived, 2 beds unused the other 4 had been slept in. Garbage was full, floor,was dirty as if the room hadn't yet been cleaned after departing guests. At 12am a girl came in and jumped in the upper bunk. At 1.15am a male and a female entered the room I...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed September 14, 2016

This was a pleasant surprise for a backpackers hostel - a warm welcome on arrival, then ushered to a clean comfortable room. The bathroom was adequate and the intention is for a makeover/renovation but the hot water showers were always clean. The kitchen/eating area was large and well equipped; spotlessly clean. A large fridge was available for guests' food. A...

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Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

There are three hostels in Canberra and this is probably the worst. Don't get me wrong, it's not that bad. But I really have to say that it is dirty (except the rooms) and there are things and spaces that need to be repaired, cleaned or exchanged in this hostel. The main reasons to give this hostel not just one...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 27, 2016

Stayed here for one night back in August 2016, staff kindly greeted us and guided us to our rooms. The bedroom was clean and bedding was cosy and fresh. The kitchen was modern and had everything you needed to get by. Bathrooms also were spacious and clean. Lastly the hostel had free wifi which was very handy indeed!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dickson Central is Canberra's best value accommodation with a choice of shared dorm rooms or private single or twin rooms. We offer a free comprehensive daily breakfast and free high speed wi-fi ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dickson Backpackers

Address: 4/14 Woolley Street | Dickson, Canberra 2600, Australia
Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Price Range: $27 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Dickson Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Just good rooms for a decent nights sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles alex17242, Aug 27, 2016 | Read review
“Go elsewhere”
 of 5 bubbles Get-a-grip-advisor, Mar 21, 2016 | Read review
“Tall people will find the beds too small”
 of 5 bubbles L7455MEtomw, Jul 16, 2015 | Read review
“Just take whichever room is available.”
 of 5 bubbles Jed_Kemsley, May 29, 2015 | Read review
“DO NOT accept room 110. It has no windows, is very small (with 2 bunk beds close together) and is right next to the kitchen and common area with a loud blaring TV. Possibly the worst room of the building. If you get it, ask for a discount (I should have).”
 of 5 bubbles 593clairer, Oct 14, 2014 | Read review
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