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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I used VLA Glebe as a halfway home, moving to Syd from Melb. Staff are super friendly, Tommy is a legend - very considerate and always available to assist when you "lock yourself out" and "continually extending your stay at a moments notice." This isn't a party house and the guests are a varied mob!

Thank rachelross3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Luckily due to last minute booking i found this place. I stay in private room which was recantly renovated. Ensuite was imaculate. Bed and linnen was pluch and comphy. I had plenty of privacy. Staff were most helpfull. Will stay again. Best value for money in Sydney.

Thank Peter C
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Overall the hostel was clean, tidy and the staff were exceptionally friendly and pleasant. The location is a bit far out from the main city-you need to get a bus to visit the key places, however if you do not want to stay in the hustle and bustle of the city it is a nice quiet location to stay. However,... More 

Thank Amy-Rose96
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

great hostel when we were travelling. was a great place to find work too, as long as you are up early enough there was always workers looking a bit of labour for a day or 2's work. meant we made enough money to continue our travels.

Thank Tiko09
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a cheap, unhygienic, spooky hotel. this is the one. We had a hole in our wall with cotton buds?, a cupboard that the lady did not know existed! - not to mention there was a pair of underwear in it! Save yourself book a decent place with mattresses that aren't stained!! also think of somewhere... More 

Thank Sarah F

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Seriously, just don't! This place is awful. Blood stained mattresses, bed-bugs, definitely a workers hostel not a backpackers hostel....and the smell! Showers are communal & never appeared to be cleaned the whole time we stayed. There was a cigarette butt in the downstairs shower for 3 days, unbelievable. I know Sydney is expensive but trust me, pay a little extra... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

On arrival check in wasn't great. Trip advisor states that wifi is free- it isn't. We checked in and headed up to our dorm. This was a dorm of 12 people. No one really spoke much, only to each other. It turns out they all live there and have been for months so we felt like we were invading there... More 

Thank Loobyloo9126
Brest, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

Best deal in Sydney : spacious ,clean -very cute washrooms in gardens too and cleaned at all times-,massive beautiful gardens where to hang out alone or in company ,unbeatable prices,free breakfast (includes miLk and toast unlike other hostels that state otherwise )good wifi ,great location,near by good shops and attractions,free bbq , free drinks and friendly effective staff:perfect!

Thank Korb G
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Check in was quick and she showed us to the room after handing us some bedding (this should have been a big clue). Over all first impression was pretty good. Computers. Open area. Nice and quiet. THEN she opened our door. After a stint in hospital this mad me feel so sick. Mould everywhere and a horrible smell of dust... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Check-in wasn't great - was just handed a room key and not told what room I was in, where things were etc. Wasn't given any sheets - got to the room to find no sheets on the bed - went back to reception and was given sheets with stains all over them and was told to just put them back... More 

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Staying in Glebe

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An inner city suburb along the water, Glebe has a deep-rooted sense of cultural history and heritage. It originated as a semi-rural resort for the well-to-do, but has transformed into a student-centric melting pot. Visit Glebe Point Road for ethnic cuisine as standard as Mexican, Indian, Italian and Chinese, or as diverse as Spanish, Bavarian, Polish, Czech and Lebanese. You will find that Glebe is accepting of the eccentrics and aboriginals that roam the streets, integrating students and people of all economic statuses into the multi-cultural fabric that distinguishes this suburb. Glebe Foreshore is a great destination for a leisurely walk along the Bay, and the Saturday market is a great scene for bargain hunters.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Glebe Village Backpackers

Address: 256 Glebe Point Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Glebe
Price Range: $26 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Glebe Village Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 180
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