Cleanliness.. The drain in the shower was always clogged even after cleaners had been. Dead bugs were found on my bed and staff reassured me this wasnt a bed bug. However, I was later bitten. There was a dead cockroach on the stairs to the storage room. The tea towels in the kitchen were ALWAYS smelly and dirty.
Staff.. They were all nice and social. Staff did look at my bed, and said my bites werent bed bugs as the bites werent in rows. However, I later got bitten in rows. And all bites I think are likely to be bed bugs. However, after serveral complaints and bites I was moved to a different room, and given laundry money.
Security.. Security was always good at the front of the hostel. However, my cheese/bread/food in the fridge was stolen, and so was the food of many others.
Facilities.. Some of the cookers didnt work, which made cooking at peak time a nightmare.
Very cheap... however for reasons above I will not be going to a Nomads again. I would not reccommend, and I would advise any traveller to find alternative accommodation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Westend Backpackers is located right in the center of the CBD, just a stone throw from Central Station and right in the hub of Sydney's' best restaurants, shops and Bars . We're also only a 15min walk from the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge! Our aim at Westend Backpackers is for you to have a brilliant time and to leave with a smile on your face and a bounce in your step. We have dorms of all sizes ranging from private rooms to our infamous 32 bed dorm "The Church", as well as excellent facilities and legendary staff whose job it is to ensure you have a wonderful time. We focus on providing you with more than just a bed with daily and nightly activities organised for you. There's never a dull moment during your time here , whether it's partying VIP style with us at multiple bars or enjoying a chilled movie night whilst stuffing your face with free popcorn in our tv lounge, there's only one thing you won't want to do while staying at Westend, and that's leave. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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