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“Never stay here!!!!”
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Bondi Shores
Ranked #13 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Bondi
Barcelona, Spain
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“Never stay here!!!!”
Reviewed November 14, 2010

This hotel was one of the worst places iv ever stayed at, and iv been to some 3rd world countrys. The entire place discussed me, old used condoms in the room. The manager was never available after a lengthy wait to check in. Thay also did not give back our deposit.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 5, 2009

We turned up the day before Xmas eve planning to stay here for 10 nights over Xmas and NY but stayed just one night before checking out - fortunately STA who had booked this for us gave us a full refund once we told them how bad it was. We are pretty seasoned travellers having stayed in budget accomodation and campsites all around the world but I was in tears at the prospect of spending Xmas in such a hell hole. The kitchen was tiny and one of the most disgustingly dirty places I have ever seen - even the fridge stank of rotten food and was covered in filth. Thought of eating anything cooked in therestill makes me want to be sick - look at the photos to see what I mean! The owner had been stabbed in our room a couple of days before we arrived (gives you some idea of the kind of people that stay here!). The people in our room weren't travellers but bums who just sat in the room drinking and watching TV all day. Whatever you do don't stay here, you'd be better off sleeping on the beach!

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 15, 2008

stayed here just after the new year for 5 nights... if this place had not been right beside one of the best places in the world then it would have ruined my time in sydney...
for a start 3 dead cock roaches in the room....
most of the staff and guests had cold sores ( i wonder why )
no ventilation in the rooms (asked for a fan, told no)
a fridge that didnt work
complete disregard for other guests at 2am when coming back drunk....
dont get me wrong, ive stayed in backpackers before but this was the worst one ever!!!! STAY AWAY OR YOU MAY CATCH HERPEES

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  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 18, 2007

As soon as I arrived I felt bitterly disappointed. I'm sure it smelt like dead rats, the rooms were incredibly crummy, my boyf and I had our own room and the mattress was collapsing.. the kitchen I didn't even bother going into.. because it was so small and uninviting, plus the fridge was overflowing. No one was ever around to assist us in anyway, even when we had to make up some excuse to get the hell out of the there, while still getting a refund. It was boring, it was dirty. It just, really, really sucked. But yeah, it was cheap.

Stayed October 2006
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Reviewed July 6, 2006

Great little hostel, makes you feel lke your at home! Everything we needed but without the hassle of the big hostel, so if your looking for a cosy littl place that is cheap then this is the place...oh the satff are great too!!!

  • Stayed April 2005
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Property: Bondi Shores
Address: 283 Bondi Rd, Bondi, New South Wales 2026, Australia (Formerly Beached at Bondi)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Bondi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 15 Specialty Lodging in Bondi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bondi Shores 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If anyone has heard of Sydney, then they have heard about Bondi, and no visit would be complete without drive or ride to the premier and most famous beach in Australia - Bondi Beach.If staying at Bondi Shores you will be conveniently located only minutes walk away from Campbell Parade ( main street of Bondi Beach ), which features many popular cafes, restaurants and fantastic shops.Bondi Beach has it all.Bondi Shores offers quality accommodation with share facilities at affordable prices. The friendly staff will make sure you have memorable stay.Everything made easy for you at Bondi Shores: from entertainment advise to tours bookings. Just ask.So if you want to get the most out of your stay in Sydney, choose Bondi Shores Accommodation.We look forward to seeing you at Bondi Shores. ... more   less 
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