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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 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
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Stayed one week in 6 bed dorm. First few days we hated the place - the smell, bad cleaning, super slow elevator, poorly equipped kitchen, dirty bathrooms. But after participating in one of the many super fun activities with bbq at the beach and free goon and goonpong in the evening, we started to like it more and more. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Wouldn't even give this place 1 star it was hell to stay here .. Beds are infested with bed bugs you get bitten all over .. Gave our stuff to get sterile from them when we complained ,our bags then got stolen as the staff just disregarded our stuff when it was in their care . Most reception staff unhelpful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I stayed here when I visited my friend for her birthday weekend. I chose this place because of the great location. We were upgraded (for free) from a 6 share to a 4 bed dorm which was basic, yet clean & comfortable. There was an en suite too which meant getting ready to go out partying so much easier :)... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

I stayed at Nomads for 5 nights, and literally had the best time ever. It is such a sociable hostel, theres events on every night, and everybody is so friendly and makes an effort for you to feel very welcome. The staff is very helpful and nice, and the hostel provides free pasta, rice and wifi! If you wanna meet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

I stayed here for my first week in Australia and it was one of the best weeks I've had in a while. Warm welcome by reception and helpful advice whenever I needed it. I had never stayed in a hostel before so I expected a lot of "drifters" and weridos but was happy to see a group of fellow Canadians... More 

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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: $23 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Westend Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 90
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