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Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater
Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater
Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater
Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater
Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater
Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater
Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater

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7.5

Very good

188 reviews

188 reviews

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7.9

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Masuda Gallery

140 m

Hugo's Lounge

150 m

Candys Apartment Club

170 m

Aperitif Restaurant

220 m

Backroom Night Club

250 m

Popular landmarks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

1.5 km

Queen Victoria Building (QVB)

1.8 km

The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk

2.1 km

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

2.3 km

Darling Harbour

2.3 km

Closest landmarks
St Lukes Private Hospital

220 m

Priceless Chemist

300 m

KX Fitness

300 m

Kings Cross

310 m

Blakes Pharmacy

310 m

Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater

79 Bayswater Road, Kings Cross, Potts Point, Sydney, Australia, 2011 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Strategically situated in Potts Point, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Sydney Opera House. Restaurant and fitness center are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Sydney

Airport transfer

270 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Golf course [on-site]

Fitness center

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Sydney every 13 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.6
Location rating7.9
Nearest airportSydney Airport (SYD)
Distance to airport8.5 km

Rooms available at Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater

6-Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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8-Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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10-Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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12-Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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4-Bed Mixed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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6-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 6 bunk beds
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Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
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Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater?

Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.

What is the smoking policy at Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater?

Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Kings Cross Railway Station, 300 m away from Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater.

What restaurants are nearby Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater?

Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater’s neighborhood is Potts Point which includes popular restaurants such as En Ya Japanese Restaurant, Acme Restaurant and Bar and Cafe Hernandez.

What popular shopping places are close to Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater?

Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater is located in Potts Point area which features shopping places such as Grand Days Books & Records, The Family Jewels and Macleay on Manning.

What are popular attractions near Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater?

Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater is located in Potts Point area, which is famous for attractions such as Waratah Street Reserve, Kings Cross and Waratah Street Reserve Playground.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater?

Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater is located within Potts Point, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Macleay Point.

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What people love about Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Really nice hostel just across from the train station 10mins to Bondi people are sound staff always around to help"

    Andrea

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    February 17, 2022

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "Would definitely stay here again!!!"

    Holly

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    August 21, 2019

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "Really good atmosphere for both chill evenings and a night out."

    Holly

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    August 21, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 1,250 Sydney properties
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Room comfort score
6.3/10
Value for money score
7.6/10
Location score
7.9/10
Couples review score
8.1/10
Better than
85
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of Sydney properties
Better than
82
%
of Sydney properties
Better than
80
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of Sydney properties
Better than
80
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Overall rating:

7.5

Very good
188 reviews
Cleanliness
6.6
Facilities
7.1
Location
7.9
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More about Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater

More about Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater

Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater

Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Sydney. Experience an urban escape in Sydney with a stay at Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater, with its exceptional location right in the city center. Looking for lots of choices? Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater spoils you for choices in activities, with its convenient location just 2.3 km from the Sydney Opera House.
Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the hostel can arrange it before your check-in date. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hostel's free parking, right on-site.
The hostel provides front desk services such as luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the hostel, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundry service provided on-site. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room.
Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hostel to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.


Dining and things to do

If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hostel. A night in at the hostel's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions. Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater has vending machines for 24-hour available light snacks and/or drinks. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house BBQ facilities and shared kitchen available here.
Recreational facilities at Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater are designed for escape and relaxation. Fitness lovers who want to keep up their routine on vacation can drop in at the hostel's fitness facility. Have fun without traveling far, by taking advantage of the golf course on site and hiking trails at Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the games room and shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

Take some time to explore Sydney during your stay at the hostel. An afternoon of browsing the works at The Rocks located 2.4 km away can familiarize you with the local art scene.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 90% of the city's accommodation.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 84% of the city's accommodation.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 85% of other accommodations in Sydney.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.1

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Fitness center
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Hiking
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pub crawl
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Rooms sanitized between stays

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • Adult-only property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Shuttle service

Available in all rooms

  • Free bottled water
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Mirror
  • Shared bathroom
Location
79 Bayswater Road, Kings Cross, Potts Point, Sydney, Australia, 2011
Very good
Location

7.9

Airports

  • Sydney Airport (SYD)
    8.5 km 19 min drive
  • Bankstown Airport (BWU)
    21.9 km 36 min drive

Public transportation

  • Kings Cross Railway Station
    310 m 4 min walk
  • Edgecliff Railway Station
    1.1 km 17 min walk

Hospital or clinic

  • St Lukes Private Hospital
    220 m 5 min walk

Shopping

  • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
    1.8 km

Convenience store

  • City Convenience Store
    270 m 2 min drive

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    230 m 5 min walk
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
    1.5 km
  • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
    1.8 km
  • The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk
    2.1 km
  • Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
    2.3 km
  • Darling Harbour
    2.3 km
  • Sydney Opera House
    2.3 km
  • The Rocks
    2.5 km
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge
    3.0 km
  • Bondi Beach
    4.9 km
  • Manly Beach
    10.4 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Masuda Gallery
    140 m
  • Hugo's Lounge
    150 m
  • Candys Apartment Club
    170 m
  • Aperitif Restaurant
    220 m
  • St Lukes Private Hospital
    220 m
  • Backroom Night Club
    250 m
  • Surrey Street Playground
    270 m
  • Griffin Theatre Company
    290 m
  • Stables Theatre
    290 m
  • Priceless Chemist
    300 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

Others
  • Guests must provide a valid form of government regulated identification (eg. passport, ID card, driver’s license, etc.) upon check-in.
  • Guests must be between 18-35 years old to check in at the property.
  • The property does not have a 24-hour reception. Guests arriving after 05:00 PM are requested to contact the property directly prior to arrival so alternative arrangements can be made.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00
  • Reception open until20:00

Getting around

  • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

The property

  • Number of rooms 12

Reviews of Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.1
/
10
Very good
Cleanliness6.6
Facilities7.1
Location7.9
Room comfort and quality6.3
Service7.2
Value for money7.6
High score for Sydney
Rating
9+ Exceptional (1)
8-9 Excellent (3)
7-8 Very Good (2)
6-7 Good (2)
<6 Below Expectation (6)
Time of the year
Mar - May (5)
Jun - Aug (4)
Sep - Nov (3)
Dec - Feb (2)
All guests (21)
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5.6
Isaac from Australia
Solo traveler
4-Bed Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in August 2022

If you’re desperate and need a bed”

Mad Monkey’s Bayswater is an interesting establishment. The guests were all quiet and respectful. The staff were nice. It was definitely very affordable however that came at the cost of a comfortable and desirable experience. The overall cleanliness was not great. Common spaces were kept clean by guests, but everything lacked an overall hygienic thorough deep clean which is well overdue. There’s a serious mould issue in the main bathroom. The rooftop balcony is run down. The mattresses were very uncomfortable unless you like the feeling of spirings. The proximity to the cross city tunnel entrance and the need to keep windows open due to the lack of A/C meant it was quite noisy. The hostel is in dire need of a comprehensive refurbishment. It’s important that affordable quality accommodation options remain in Sydney, particularly for those who are new/visiting Sydney or Australia. However there comes a point where an establishment crosses the mark in providing accommodation that’s liveable.

Reviewed August 14, 2022

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2.0
Cristian from Ecuador
Solo traveler
Bed in 6 Bed Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2022

The worst hostel I've stayed in.”

Just overall bad, dirty, staff hard to find never in reception, location not the best. The mattress was horrible. Don't stay here

Reviewed May 08, 2022

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8.8
Excellent
Andrea from New Zealand
Solo traveler
12-Bed Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 7 nights in December 2021

Boats and hoes”

Really nice hostel just across from the train station 10mins to Bondi people are sound staff always around to help

Reviewed February 17, 2022

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9.2
Exceptional
Holly from Australia
Couple
8-Bed Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Great place to spend a few nights. ”

Location was great, only a short train from the CBD with loads of shops and cafes in walking distance. Hostel was really clean and the staff were very helpful and friendly. Really good atmosphere for both chill evenings and a night out. Would definitely stay here again!!!

Reviewed August 21, 2019

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Hi Holly, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay here and found it to be clean and the staff friendly! We look forward to welcoming you back to KXB again in the future! Thanks!

Responded August 26, 2019
Mad Monkey Backpackers Bayswater
8.8
Excellent
Rohan from Australia
Solo traveler
10-Bed Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Excellent”

Great spot and I would stay again - the office staff wanted me to pay in the morning though - Even though I’d paid through the booking agency ! Bit annoying!!

Reviewed August 01, 2018

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7.6
Very good
Lauren from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
10-Bed Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 5 nights in March 2018

Friendly, fun hostel”

I enjoyed my stay here, it was a good mix of party and socialising but not being woken every night at 3am! There’s quite a few long term people staying which make the rooms quite cramped and makes it quieter in the week but there’s still lots of events going on. Everyone there was friendly. The rooms only have fans so got very hot but the showers were good and the place is fairly clean. All in all a good value stay with the chance to meet nice people.

Reviewed March 23, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
GRACE from Philippines
Solo traveler
4-Bed Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

Unplanned Quick Trip”

I would like to say thank you to all the staff of Kings Cross Backpackers, they were really very nice and helpful. The security of the place was okay especially for a solo female Asian traveller like me. The only thing was not really good for me was the toilet. There was a gap in each toilet door so it was very awkward to use it especially when you are taking your shower. Not to mention that it was a COED toilet which means boys and girls can access it anytime they want. Hopefully, they will have an exclusive room for females someday.

Reviewed April 03, 2017

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7.0
Very good
Constance from France
Couple
4-Bed Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

Good Hostel near by the subway.”

Clean Room, Shower and toilet - Hight speed WiFI - Near by Subway, bars and restaurants.

This hostel is a good place to socialize : Every evening the staff arrange for the guests special diner and party with cheap diner & drinks and activities in the bars and restaurants near by the hostel. You can easily go to different areas in the city thanks to the subway station very close to the hostel.

Reviewed April 21, 2013

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4.7
Woranun from Thailand
Group
8-Bed Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in September 2012

Great location and security”

Location, security

Pros - A block away from King Cross Metro station. - Cheap price - Good security (Password system, CCTV) Cons - 2nd Floor female bathrooms & restrooms are currently unavailable. - Bed and Pillow sheets are provided, except blankets. - AUS electric adapter isn't provided. - Cleanliness isn't really good. (ventilation)

Reviewed October 08, 2012

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7.7
Very good
Sheena from Singapore
Solo traveler
10-Bed Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in September 2012

Good value for money”

Wifi and breakfast. Free airport transfer.

Friendly and helpful service. There were quite a few that seemed to have stayed there for a while already.A strong family atmosphere. It was also safe despite being in kings cross, as there were passwords and keys to every door to your bed. I would definitely go there again if im visiting sydney.

Reviewed September 20, 2012

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6.7
Good
RACHID from France
Solo traveler
12-Bed Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 7 nights in September 2012

Auberge jeunesse Conviviale, Propre et bien situé”

Bon accueil, conviviale, propre et bien équipé

Auberge située à 10 minutes à pieds de la City, dans le quartier animé de Kings Cross, mais à l'écart des rues bruyantes. Les jeunes à l'accueil sont sympas et serviables. L'auberge est dans un bon état. Le petit déjeuner est gratuit. Pour moi le seul point négatif, c'est la petite taille des chambres !!!

Reviewed September 27, 2012

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4.7
ASAKO from Japan
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

同じ値段で、もっといい所に泊まれる”

立地

4人の共同部屋は綺麗だったが、シャワールームは最悪。 着替える場所がないので、同性には素っ裸が見られます。シャワーとそれ以外の場所に仕切りがないので、履き物や着替え・タオルなどはビニール袋に入れて置かないとビショビショに。掃除をしている様子もなく、とても不衛生です。 簡単な朝ご飯が付いていますが、8時~なので朝早くにホテルを出発したい場合には利用できません。チェックアウトの時間も8~10時と短いため、もっと早く出たい場合は事前にアーリーチェックアウトの手続き(前日の21時頃が締め切り)が必要。 毎日夜遅くまでゲーム,パーティーをやっているようなので、そのような雰囲気が好きで混ざれる人は楽しいかも。 私が宿泊した際は1泊5000円したので、同じ値段でもっといいところに留まれたと思いました。

Reviewed January 07, 2016

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5.3
HIRONORI from Japan
Group
4-Bed Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in April 2013

部屋は広いが、汚かった。Wi-fiは無料で使える。”

Wi-fiが無料なので便利。

朝ごはんはパンとマーガリン、ピーナツバターのみだが無料。毎日イベントをやっており、夜ご飯などを食べさせてもらえる。冷蔵庫は共同だが大きな物がある。他の宿泊者は、基本的に1年ぐらいの宿泊予定をしている人が多かった。シャワーは脱衣所や荷物置き場がないので着替えにくい。

Reviewed May 07, 2013

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5.3
baejung from South Korea
Solo traveler
12-Bed Mixed Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

바퀴벌레나오는 객실 그러나 친근한 사람들”

무료와이파이, 무료조식, 친근한 사람들, 번화가에 위치

저렴한 가격에 걸맞는 호스텔이었어요. 진짜 기어다니는 바퀴벌레를 봤어요;;계단밖에 없고, 아침은 빵,쨈,버터, 땅콩버터, 후레이크, 우유가 나왔구요. 옥상에는 가보지 못했어요. 그러나 사람들이 매우 친근하고, 또 친절했어요. 또한 와이파이가 공짜!!! 게다가 잘 터지는 편이었구요. 숙소에 갈때마다 번화가를 지나가게 되는데 주말에는 클럽가는 사람들이 정말 많더군요. 하이드 파크나 보타닉파크로 가기도 편했는데...뒤늦게 알아서 샛길로 못가본게 좀 아쉬워요.

Reviewed July 24, 2013

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