Where to begin, my friend and I both arrived separately and both were welcomed by an unhelpful, rude and disinterested blonde English receptionist who wouldn't even show us locations on a map and preferred to brush us aside to the brochures stand. Then we were told, not shown, our room which was dirty beyond recognition, smelled of one weeks body odour and worst of all the sheets from the previous nights occupant were still on my bed. After asking to be shown a free bed, Which again was told to us at reception as no one seemed bothered to come look at the room, we decided that it would be a crime against humanity to stay and we asked to be moved. The owner did let us upgrade without cost which was nice. Overall, a very poor effort of a hostel which is badly run with only the depressed cleaners being the only visible people who work there. Finally we asked for our bags to stored for the day because we were getting an overnight bus...of course there was no storage room even though the station is a five min walk. Worst hostel I've seen worldwide. The one good thing is there was no bed bugs, because even they won't live in that hell hole.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just a few steps from Central station, HOME Backpackers has everything a Sydney Backpackers should have and heaps more! We offer comfortable budget accommodation right in the heart of Sydney and a jam-packed line up of entertainment each night. Our staff is a mix of travellers and true Sydney-siders who know the best places to party, eat, travel, see and experience. Reception is open 8 till 8, Early and late check in available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Home Backpackers Hotel Sydney