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Surfside Bondi Beach Backpackers
Ranked #11 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Bondi
Reviewed June 18, 2012

Came to this hostel in January and stayed for 6months! Great location, very friendly, helpful staff. Great sized hostel allows you to get to know everyone staying here and make lots of friends and have lots of fun!! Large outside area to sunbathe, play basketball, goon pong and lots of drinking!!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

I stayed here for 4 nights and have to say that I quite enjoyed it. It is mainly full of young people and there is a lot of friendly partying that goes on with sessions most nights :)
Door room was average. But they have very little space in them and it was almost unbearably hot at night. Rooms need air-con.
Dont let this detere you though! Its in a great spot. Close to all the bars, places to eat, off licence, super market and just a 2 min walk from Bondi Beach!
They have free surfboard, body board, wetsuite and sports equipment hire too which is awesome!
Staff are quite friendly and just like to party really. They were quite helpful to me too. It's all very laid back :)
(The showers could be a tiny bit cleaner though)

Cant wait to go back!

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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 4, 2012

Enjoyed my stay at Surfside backpackers , Personally found the place to be a lot of fun, easy to make friends and socialize having stayed in many places around the world this would easily have been one of the most sociable. for a hostel the place was pretty clean and the service was good. Location was fantastic also best in bondi

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

We would not recommand this backpackers. It was horrible. Showers/Kitchen/Rooms were very dirty and the staff unpolite. We made a lot of Backpackers and it was the worst that we did. We did not feel in totally security, averybody can enter is in the hostel. For our first night is was impossible to sleep. People were drunkers and shouted all the night and knonck on all the door room and the guy in charge of the security did nothing. Our TV did not work and we had to wait 3 days before it will be repaired. Scandalous!!!!!! If you want to spare a pleasant trip do not go to this place. !!! We hope that our comments will help the future travellers.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 14, 2012

Best Hostel I've seen in Australia so far. Had an amazing time here and would always come back. Feels like home. Thanks for everything!!!!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Camilla483
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

This hostel is not your average hostel, it becomes like your home, even now i return to this place to go see the staff as they have become my friends....i stayed here in a 12 bed dorm for over a month in December, and loved every min of it, always things to do, bar crawls, activities, real happy friendly, safe feel to this place.
I have done 4 years of travelling and in that time have stayed at a hell of lot of hostels, and this place is up there with my top 3 places.
Its a very well organised and clean place, but the staff are the best thing about this place.
Big thanks to Richard, Tim, Seana, Flow, Laure, Fonze, and the rest of you for making my stay amazing.
Would definitely recommend this place. x

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

So not a bad hostel, the room i stayed in (dorm 7) was tiny yet had 5 bunk beds in, with no lockers in the hostel your things where just left on the floor due to the lack of space so the room was very busy in that respect. I hadn't heard of anybody having problems with theft or any of the kind, guys and gals had laptops in our dorm and it seemed good. Good atmosphere in the dorm. Separate men and ladies toilets / showers. Yet small cramped and well dirty. 2 toilets and 3 showers to service over 120 guests I believe. When i arrived they had closed the TV room because people where sleeping in there i found that a bit odd. The "free" breakfast was horrible like horse feed, free tea and coffee was cool though. There were scheduled things to do like beach games and stuff which was good. The guy at reception was quite helpful when it was open, I found it odd how often it was closed for such a busy hostel. The noise policy after 11 midweek was adhered to so if you wanted to sleep you could, weekend was sort of crazy though but then again it was Saturday night. All in all not good not bad. But Location Location Location, 50 metres from the beach all amenities on the door step, location is second to none.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank James B
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Address: 35a Hall St, Bondi, New South Wales 2026, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Bondi > Bondi Beach
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Ranked #11 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Bondi
Price Range: $28 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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