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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An absolute disgrace of a place in my view. We were on the 11th floor, both lifts were broken and no one cares less about it. There was mold growing on the walls and ceiling in the room, there were broken tiles and some were missing in the bathroom. The kitchen had a cockroach infestation and there was a lack... More 

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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's in the heart of Sydney. Such an awesome hostel. The people are so lovely and the atmosphere is so familiar. And the pancakes are really tasty. And they've got lots of attractions to do for day and night. I just loved it and really miss this place.

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Thank Ophelia H
Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A five minute walk from Central and Town Hall train stations, perfect for those looking to explore the city's main sights. The staff were bright, friendly and imformative and the night events are great for anyone looking for a boozy night! Always somethign to do , be it night or day. The rooms are clean and perfect for function, en-suite... More 

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Thank KyleMaCauly92
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my boyfriend stayed at Westend on the weekend. My first impression was fun and welcoming, the staff were very talkative and clearly explained the outlay of the hostel. Our room was clean and and bright. Perfect location, 5 minute walk from Central Station and a 10 minute walk from Town Hall station. I would stay here again.

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Thank Isabella G
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

To anyone who remembers Oscar in the garbage can from Sesame street, then this place would be perfect for him. I have to say in all honesty that this place was truly grotty, unkempt and extremely in need of a huge renovation as well as sanitization. The hotel according to records was actually built in 1929 and no work appears... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Everyone seemed to rave about nomads as a great hostel but it was just disgusting. There was mould on the walls, everything was either ripped or stained, and it smelt awful. The bathroom was OK but the "door" was a sliding piece of wood with no lock and didn't even close properly. It was always cold owing to the window... More 

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1 Thank Robyn G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

the rooms smelt funny, there was 1 power point for 6 people, there was 2 elevators (1 didnt work at all, but you had to push the button for the one that didnt work to catch the one that "worked". the one that "worked" sometimes stopped on my floor). staff kept changing what was said, we asked because we didnt... More 

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Thank Em N
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

mind boggling how this still operates, it was filthy dirty smelly yuck!!! the health safety inspector should see this backpacker place. the moment you enter the place- it was SMELLY , staff there must be immune to it the lift you can wait for ages! the room it was rotten the bed! ohhhhh so itchy!!!! no sleep bad day!

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1 Thank fe c
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Was booked in to stay 5 nights when we first arrived from UK. Staff dont seem to know what they are doing tried charging us twice. Cannot begin to explain how uncomfortable the place was. Beds were damp and we felt itchy after 5mins in them the rooms are tereible just dirty and mouldy. The kitchen was horrid how people... More 

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The most dirty hostel I've ever stayed in. Room was unclean, they had not changed the sheets on any of the beds, there was food on the ground, dead cockroaches and more rotten food on the surfaces. The bathroom looked like something from a horror movie. The room smelled like a homeless person lived in it. No space in the... More 

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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The legend that is Westend Backpackers welcomes allHere at Westend we have an awesome vibe, friendly staff, a rocking 7 nightly party planner and we located right in the middle of Sydney….it just keeps getting better.. Westend offers travelers, backpackers, students and groups, funky, cheap, budget style accommodation. We have 4 to 6 shared dorms, double, triple and family rooms – most en suite and for those after something a little bit different you can't forget the world famous 32 bed dorm, "The Church".We want you to get excited about where you sleep so we've put together the BEST 7 nightly/daily party planner which includes a Free BBQ at Coogee beach, Pub crawls and the Stunning Bondi to Coogee coastal walk as well as pub quiz night and the legendary Killer Pool nights.So what are you waiting for book Westend today we are more than just a place to stay…. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Westend Backpackers

Address: 412 Pitt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Footprints Westend)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Price Range: $21 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Westend Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 90
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