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Surfside Bondi Beach Backpackers

35a Hall Street, Bondi, New South Wales 2026, Australia
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right next to the beach with several fun restaurants and bars close by. A bit hectic at sometimes but fun for young travelers! Large tv room with AC.. Dope after a long night out. Wish it had a pool but the beach is very close so it's all good! Clean.. For a hostel

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hostel is conveniently located about a block from the beach with cafes and restaurants seconds away. If you are looking to surf and see Sydney this is a great spot. My friend and I stayed here for three nights. We wanted to be by the beach but this gave us the best of birth worlds and we were able... More 

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Thank Taylor G
Emsworth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here while backpacking in Sydney, spending nearly 4 weeks here. Why 4 weeks? Well I made some good friends, and if it wasn't for them it would have been one week! Okay the positives. I've already mentioned the good people you will meet, and some were pretty amazing. The location is also good, situated just a minutes walk from... More 

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surfsidebondi, Manager at Surfside Bondi Beach Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello Alex, You seem to know a lot about me and we have only spoken twice which i remember as polite and normal. I'm very happy you stayed 4 weeks and unhappy my arrival back from holiday affected you so much. Some of your facts are wrong though, im not the owner, i manage this place and another. You called... More 

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Kirkcaldy, Scotland, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and some friends I met travelling stayed in surfside for a full week and I would never recommend it to anyone. Ever. Our room was a 10 bed dorm, while spacious it was boiling hot, 3 of the girls got sick during our stay and we would all wake up in the night in a sweat due to the... More 

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Thank Lucy J
Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Obviously a great location but it's so dirty and overpriced for this reason. Bathrooms are tiny for the amount of guests. Really would not recommend unless you have low standards of comfort and cleanliness. Does not attract a nice crowd either

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Thank StevenMez
London, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed here over Christmas and New Year. If it was not for the people in my dorm this would be the worst hostel ever. Free internet is 5 mins. There after it is $5 for 30 mins and hardly ever works. When it does its only in receptin and not the dorms. The manager Dean is 19 and tries... More 

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Thank mike91192
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

I've done a couple of other hostels beachside Bondi and this one is definitely the best I've been at. Really close to the beach and everything you need is on that same street. You can actually cook in the kitchen. Courtyard is where it's at during sunset. Good vibes for solo travelers!

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Thank Marc-Antoine R
Long Island, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

I've been in Australia for 6 months now, and have stayed in countless hostels... This by far was the worst. The man working the front desk was rude upon my arrival and condescending, And BE WARNED, I checked out the pics they have up - and only about two of those are actually the hostel. The ones with the black... More 

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Thank dbellla
Bondi, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Ive stayed in hostels all over Australia but this was the most expensive and probably worst. I enjoyed my stay due to the amazing location and great people staying there. You pay for wifi, the owner seems to have no respect for backpackers and is patronising. They'd over sold the rooms so people were sleeping in the tv room. Normal... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

If you want a good clean backpackers in a great location and you like to party, this is for you. Don't come here for a quiet time or to get a good nights sleep. I chose to stay here because of the free surfboard hire, the location and I heard it was a good place to meet people. Bondi is... More 

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