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Glebe Village Backpackers
Ranked #74 of 137 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
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“Ok value for money but it needs lots of improvements”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

It is a hostel but it looks like a house with permanent living guests...so makes you feel unwelcome. Bathrooms really dirty, it looks like are only cleaning once a week. Activites are good and they organize free BBQ and pancakes on weekends. We had booked a 10 bed dorm and when we got there the room was incredibly dirty, messy, really disgusting and there were no beds available so they changed us to a 6 beds dorm that was quite empty so that was quite nice of them. By the way, it is the hostel with the weirdest people we have seen in all our trip (one year).

  • Stayed September 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

The hostel is very clean and has everything you need. The bathrooms are cleaned everyday aswel as all the communal areas. Our room got cleaned once while we stayed but if we asked it could of been done more.
The rooms are very basic and the bunk beds are not great.
The breakfast is good considering it's free and there is a free cheese and wine night in the week aswel as a free BBQ.
The staff are really friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2012
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2012

crazy messy. quite dirty. some very rude, too busy staff.... not a very personable place. good BBQ, free breaky

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2012

This hostel is very friendly, has great longterm rates, lovely atmosphere, location in pretty leafy Glebe and great guests, would go back again and again. Not sure what all the bed bug and pot complaints are about, have been staying here for 2 months and it has been awesome. Free breakfast everyday, pancakes at the weekend and a free BBQ on a Friday night, movie night on a Thursday and quiet time after 11pm.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2012

We are travelling around the world so we have seen almost everything when it comes to accommodation. But we never saw such a hole. We stayed one week cause we paid as we arrived and could not get a refund. They are rude, impolite, and dirty like the place. People were smoking weeds in the morning and were talking to nonesense to us while we were trying to have breakfast ( that we bought cause the kitchen is sooooo awful and i stayed in Green Tortoise in S.F so I'm not picky :)!!!. There is only one bathroom for all the Rooms and most of the guests have a really low level of cleaness.
JUST DONT GO. I'm sûre you can do a better us of those 90$.
The owner has a desk in a room downstairs that smells urins and we saw the " new " beds outside under the rain without protection and being dried in the sun. It's à pitty cause the building is nice.

  • Stayed November 2011
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elizaglebe, Manager at Glebe Village Backpackers, responded to this review, May 28, 2012
Thank you for your review, we're working on these issues and appreciate you bringing them to our attention.

I would like to say, however, that the mattresses that were outside were actually retired beds that have since been removed and recycled. They most certainly were *not* new or ever going to be used for our guests.

We have shared bathroom facilities on every floor, as well as an additional shower and toilet block on the property. If you required help locating other bathroom facilities the staff would have been only too happy to help.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2011

Dont really need to say much else apart from THIS PLACE IS RIFE WITH BEDBUGS! The kitchen is OVERUN WITH COCKROACHES AND RATS and the FACILITIES ARE POOR. Management need sacking and the place needs a serious overhaul! AVOID AT ALL COSTS!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Glebe Village Backpackers
Address: 256 Glebe Point Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Glebe
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #74 of 137 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
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Hotel Class:2 star — Glebe Village Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 180
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