I had heard many good things about the YHA so decided to book a double room for 2 weeks. The location is fantastic and I must compliment how clean the bathrooms are. My complaint mainly is the poor constant state of the kitchen, other guests are allowed to just use what utensils they need and not clean it up its filthy. I thought this maybe a one off but this is my second stay here in a month and nothing has improved. Hostels I have stayed in previously have a kitchen overseer or someone who keeps it tidy. Even just some more signs asking people to please clean up may be more effective than the 2 small hardly readable signs in the kitchen area. My second complaint is the staff most of them are lovely and very pleasant but there is one guy and girl who let the whole team down massively the man who works after 9pm most evening is very unhelpful and rude. The evening before checking in we had a query and saw online reception was open until 10pm so called at 9.30 and were told by the man working reception at that time told to get off the phone and call back in the morning which made me feel very unwelcome. The hostel does have a lovely roof terrace however I feel
It is neglected with old tired furniture and not a lot of it, i also feel it is a waste closing the roof terrace so early at 9pm every night. This hostel is aparantly 4* and I really don't think it deserves it at the moment. Other hostels I have stayed in organise far more activities in the evenings for guests to give backpackers the chance to meet and socialise and those hostels offered so much more for a lower price. I only stay in this hostel for its location as I love to be near the beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bondi Beachouse YHA is located on the chilled-out southern tip of Australia's famous Bondi Beach. Easily the best hostel in Bondi, with Fantastic views of the Sydney Coastal walk from the rooftop. Only 5 minutes' walk to both Tamarama and Bondi Beach. Facilities include: free Wi-Fi hot spot, free snorkelling gear/body boards (surfboards for hire), movie room, table tennis, self-catering kitchen, secure bike locks, limited parking and weekly backpacker activities. Close to shops and good transport links, you can stay by the beach but near Sydney's city centre! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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