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Westend Backpackers
Westend Backpackers
Westend Backpackers
Westend Backpackers
Westend Backpackers
Westend Backpackers
Westend Backpackers

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6.1

Good

961 reviews

961 reviews

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8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Capitol Theatre

100 m

St Peter Julian's Church

160 m

Haymarket Library

210 m

World Square Shopping Centre

230 m

Downing Centre

230 m

Popular landmarks
Darling Harbour

750 m

Queen Victoria Building (QVB)

800 m

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

1.1 km

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

1.8 km

The Rocks

2.2 km

Closest landmarks
Goulburn Street Car Park

140 m

Capital Square Car Park

150 m

Redmond Fuss Pharmacy

180 m

Consulate General of India

210 m

Leslie Chan Herbalist

270 m

Westend Backpackers

412 Pitt Street, Central, Sydney CBD, Sydney, Australia, 2000 - See map

Strategically situated in Sydney CBD, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Sydney Opera House. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Sydney

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

160 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Luggage storage

Laundry service

Room service

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Sydney every 14 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money6.1
Distance to city center1.Km
Location rating8.0
Nearest airportSydney Airport (SYD)
Distance to airport7.4 km

Rooms available at Westend Backpackers

Family Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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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: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Triple Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Female Only
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Female Only
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Double Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Twin
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    Frequently asked questions

    How much does it cost to stay at Westend Backpackers?

    Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

    What time is check-in and check-out at Westend Backpackers?

    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. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to Westend Backpackers?

    Westend Backpackers 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.

    What is the smoking policy at Westend Backpackers?

    Westend Backpackers does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

    What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Westend Backpackers?

    The closest train, metro, or bus station is Museum Railway Station, 370 m away from Westend Backpackers.

    What restaurants are nearby Westend Backpackers?

    Westend Backpackers is located in Sydney CBD, famous for good restaurants such as Ho's Dim Sim Kitchen, Chonsiam and 3 Mama Chef's.

    What popular shopping places are close to Westend Backpackers?

    Shopping options in Westend Backpackers’s Sydney CBD neighborhood include Queen Victoria Building (QVB), World Square Shopping Centre and Paddy Pallin.

    What are popular attractions near Westend Backpackers?

    Westend Backpackers is located in Sydney CBD area, which is famous for attractions such as Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk and Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Westend Backpackers?

    Westend Backpackers is located within Sydney CBD, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Wollimi Pine and Farm Cove.

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    What people love about Westend Backpackers

    • 10

      Exceptional

      "Nice hotel in central Sydney"

      Philip

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      December 26, 2019

    • 8.8

      Excellent

      "Overall I'd stay again."

      Ricard

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      December 12, 2019

    • 10

      Exceptional

      "Free upgrade 10/10 service."

      Jolyon

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      November 12, 2019

    Property ranking|Compared to 1,224 Sydney properties
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    Room comfort score
    5.7/10
    Location score
    8/10
    Service score
    6.8/10
    Value for money score
    6.2/10
    Better than
    84
    %
    of Sydney properties
    Better than
    81
    %
    of Sydney properties
    Better than
    74
    %
    of Sydney properties
    Better than
    73
    %
    of Sydney properties
    Overall rating:

    6.1

    Good
    961 reviews
    Cleanliness
    4.6
    Facilities
    4.9
    Location
    8.0
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    What travelers say they love:
    This hostel have great location and cheaper than others.
    Ngan from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    More about Westend Backpackers

    More about Westend Backpackers

    Westend Backpackers

    Get the most from an urban escape in Sydney when you book a room at Westend Backpackers. Located right in the city center, Westend Backpackers saves you time and travel by letting you wake up right in the heart of the best neighborhood. Experience the joy of multiple options for activities at this convenient location! Westend Backpackers is a perfect starting point for numerous sightseeing and tourist choices, with a location just 2.5 km from the Sydney Opera House.
    Have a hassle-free trip while enjoying the services and amenities offered by Westend Backpackers. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the hostel's airport transfer services. Front desk service is provided at the hostel including luggage storage.
    Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hostel's tours. Packing light is possible at Westend Backpackers thanks to the hostel's laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel.
    Enjoy the services offered at Westend Backpackers from the convenience of your guestroom. For your comfort, some rooms at the hostel are equipped with air conditioning.


    Dining and things to do

    Light snacking is available day or night with the hostel's vending machines. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house shared kitchen.
    Recreational facilities at Westend Backpackers are designed for escape and relaxation. Get social at the hostel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


    Around the property

    Experience Sydney like a true local. Acquire some cultural knowledge with a day at The Rocks located 2.2 km away, where you can see famous works by local artists.


    Reasons to stay here

    Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 90% cheaper than other options.
    Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 85% of the city's other accommodations.
    Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 83% of accommodations in the city.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Review score
    Facilities

    4.9

    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping

    54 mentions

    Internet

    8 mentions

    Food & Dining

    4 mentions

    Breakfast

    1 mention

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Internet access

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

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Tours

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Room service
    • Shared kitchen
    • Vending machine

    Services and conveniences

    • Elevator
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area

    For the kids

    • Family room

    Access

    • Front desk [24-hour]
    • Pets allowed

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer

    Available in all rooms

    • Air conditioning
    • Free bottled water
    • Heating
    • In-room safe box
    • Internet access – wireless
    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • Wi-Fi [charges apply]
    Location
    412 Pitt Street, Central, Sydney CBD, Sydney, Australia, 2000
    Excellent
    Location

    8

    Airports

    • Sydney Airport (SYD)
      7.4 km
    • Bankstown Airport (BWU)
      20.2 km 37 min drive

    Public transportation

    • Capitol Square
      180 m
    • Sydney Coach Terminal
      380 m 5 min walk

    Hospital or clinic

    • Redmond Fuss Pharmacy
      180 m

    Shopping

    • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
      800 m

    Convenience store

    • City Convenience Store
      270 m

    Cash withdrawal

    • ATM
      100 m 2 min drive
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • Darling Harbour
      750 m
    • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
      800 m
    • Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
      1.1 km
    • Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
      1.8 km
    • The Rocks
      2.2 km
    • The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk
      2.3 km
    • Sydney Opera House
      2.6 km
    • Sydney Harbour Bridge
      3.0 km
    • Bondi Beach
      6.4 km
    • Manly Beach
      11.7 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • Capitol Theatre
      100 m
    • Goulburn Street Car Park
      140 m
    • Capital Square Car Park
      150 m
    • St Peter Julian's Church
      160 m
    • Redmond Fuss Pharmacy
      180 m
    • Capitol Square
      180 m
    • Haymarket Library
      210 m
    • Consulate General of India
      210 m
    • World Square Shopping Centre
      230 m
    • Downing Centre
      230 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.

    All children are welcome.

    Infant 0-1 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    Baby cot/crib available upon request
    Children 2-3 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • Please note that this hotel books beds, not rooms. When booking a dormitory room for more than one person, the hotel cannot guarantee that all guests will be in the same room, however they will try to accommodate all requests.
    • The minimum age of guests to stay is 18 years if unaccompanied by an adult.
    • 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

    Getting around

    • Distance from city center1.Km
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

    Extras

    • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee4AUD

    The property

    • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
    • Number of floors13
    • Number of rooms 80

    Reviews of Westend Backpackers from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    Cleanliness4.6
    Facilities4.9
    Location8.0
    Room comfort and quality5.7
    Service6.8
    Value for money6.1
    High score for Sydney
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (44)
    8-9 Excellent (40)
    7-8 Very Good (81)
    6-7 Good (66)
    <6 Below Expectation (306)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (142)
    Jun - Aug (137)
    Sep - Nov (137)
    Dec - Feb (121)
    All guests (961)
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    9.3
    Exceptional
    weng from Malaysia
    Couple
    Triple Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2013

    It was amazing”

    staff , facilities , backpackers

    It was a good one. As we dont always stay in the room so we just hired some backpackers room for this time at Sydney . It was beyond expectation . The staff are just superb and we just treated like their family . A hotel for those who seek for fun

    Reviewed October 19, 2013

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ronald from Australia
    Group
    Family Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in June 2018

    Our best stay with Westend this time!”

    Room was sunny and unbelieveably clean! Cheap and perfect location! Can't believe we got to stay in Sydney CBD for 25$ each with private bathroom to boot! Will always be our favorite place to stay!

    Reviewed June 21, 2018

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    9.7
    Exceptional
    Chanunya from Australia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in December 2012

    All you need for budget room is here.”

    Cheap, friendly staff, quiet room

    I stayed 1 night in 4 female share room. This is my first time for staying dorm. But it's over expected. Bed was clean and soft with warm blanket provided. It had shower in a room. It was also clean as it seemed like other mates rarely stayed in the room. Nomads provides a lot of social activities. If you travel alone and wanna make new friends, you won't regret. Its common kitchen is quite nice. There are pan, pot and other basic utensil. You can store your food in fridge which will be allocated in a shopping bag provided. This backpacker is close to everywhere. So you can save your transportation cost by walking instead if you wanna travel around the CBD.

    Reviewed December 13, 2012

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Ronald from Indonesia
    Couple
    Double Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018

    Excellent location and value for money!”

    Located in the heart of Sydney! Just right in the front of world square. With lots and lots of pubs, clubs, bars! Good price for a double room, the last minute deal was absolutely cheap for a weekend accommodation .

    Reviewed May 09, 2018

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Maximilian from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2017

    Good place to make friends. Nice staff, nice room and kitchen was ok”

    Great Hostel where it is easy to connect and to make new friends! I stayed here for 5 days and really enjoyed my time here. My room was clean and big enough and I never saw a dirty kitchen (Except for 8-12pm on Friday night, but guess why ... :-P) Staff is very friendly and respectful. Thanks to John the legend-receptionist. He is doing a great job day and night!! Cheers mate! I've been travelling through Australia for 8 month now and I have seen many many hostels: The Nomads Sydney is one of my Highlights!

    Reviewed May 25, 2017

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    Hi Maximilian! Thanks so much for your review of Westend Backpackers! Your comments are much appreciated! It's really great to hear you made some new friends while staying us and enjoyed our awesome staff! I'll make sure John sees this one! We make a big effort on excellent customer service and cleanliness - it's great to hear you noticed this! Looking forward to having you stay with us again on your next trip to Sydney! Cheers!

    Responded July 06, 2017
    Westend Backpackers
    8.8
    Excellent
    Nathan from Australia
    Group
    Family Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Did the job”

    Was here with my partner and sister in sydney for a concert. Booked the family room...beds were comfy, private bathroom, room great for one night stay. Close to central station, great price. Staff friendly.

    Reviewed February 03, 2019

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Ronald from Australia
    Group
    Family Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Always reliable!”

    Thanks, as always. Reliable when you need a cheap accomodation in the heart of Sydney for a weekend night out with friends! Don't expect too much, it's not even 30 bucks per person. So it's not a 5 stars hotel

    Reviewed May 24, 2019

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Ronald from Australia
    Group
    Triple Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Cheap as always. Personal favorite”

    Very cheap! 23$/pp for weekend in Sydney during Christmas week? You won't find anything cheaper than this one. Well, it comes with a standard not-so-clean old property. But I booked for friends so all is well.

    Reviewed January 10, 2019

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Ronald from Australia
    Group
    Triple Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Great location”

    Location is perfect. As always. Cleanliness could be improved. But hey, it's under 30$ a night in the heart of Sydney(one of the most expensive city in the world)

    Reviewed July 23, 2019

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Jonathan from Philippines
    Group
    Double Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

    Value for Money”

    Near train stations. Central and Museum Stations. Located at city central..15-20 min walk to Sydney Harbor and Opera House. Near to restaus, malls, convenience stores

    Reviewed June 22, 2018

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    8.4
    Excellent
    KIM from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    A little bit better than average backpackers”

    Very affordable, and nice staff. Considering its cheap price of room, you can't complaint much. I usually stay here whenever I go to Sydney.

    Reviewed May 07, 2019

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    7.7
    Very good
    Yu from China
    Group
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in October 2013

    good location ”

    location, nice staff

    we have six people and share one room togther. the hotel is not bad. it's close to Sydney CBD, and price is reasonable.

    Reviewed October 30, 2013

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    7.3
    Very good
    Andrew from United States
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 11 nights in August 2009

    Fine for what it is.”

    Friendly staff, always willing to give tips and help. Location isn't bad from main tourist sites.
    Weak showers.

    It is a backpacker's place to stay, so one does not expect anything fantastic. The staff was very friendly and each night provide an activity to do, which is nice. Privacy isn't guaranteed unless you go for a single room. Bathrooms are very cramped and the public ones are not the nicest places to be involved. Other than that, the hotel was not too shabby to stay at with the cheap price. I'd recommend it for anyone just stopping by Sydney and needing a place to stay for a few nights.

    Reviewed October 13, 2009

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    6.4
    Good
    Leo from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in June 2018

    Dirty”

    I was backpacking in Sydney and looking for a cheap place to stay. It was surprising that the hotel is so cheap in a mixed dorm type room with 32 guest in a room. However, the room is so dirty, it smells really really bad. Good thing I stayed there just for a night and I was so tired and slept right away. They did not give me linens so I asked the staff if I can have one but the staff informed me I can get linens on those vacant beds. I wasn’t sure if those linens are used or not but they are folded. You get what you pay for. Never Again. I’m sorry, just honest review. Kudos to Jenn who is so helpful.

    Reviewed June 23, 2018

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    8.8
    Excellent
    selly from Indonesia
    Family with teens
    Family Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

    More suitable for solo traveler. But definitely not suitable for family with children/teenagers”

    8 of us booked 2 family rooms @4 as I was attracted by the picture in Agoda which was not the same with real condition. I can understand that the price is very attractive, affordable but I thought this hotel is more suitable for young people and not family. I travelled with my big sisters who had challenge with stairs while the elevator is not working from the entrance to the lobby. The heater is not working properly and it was winter time. The bed sheet and carpets are not clean, also the bathrooms in our room. So finally, the boys still stayed there, and the ladies found another hotel nearby.

    Reviewed July 17, 2019

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    6.8
    Good
    Patrick from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 4 nights in August 2019

    An hostel with 'a church'. ”

    Friendly and helpful staff ,whatever your color. As long as you are not a insane guest. Big kitchen with all the cooking tools , storage and fridge you need. Rooms are mostly neat and clean. Except the floor where 'the chxrch' is located. Near by to Sydney Central Train Station. Good for travelers. Near to Chinatown , Central market, pubs, parks, gallaries, shoppings, mall, ,etc. Met some Europeans and Asian friends. I saw South Americans gathered there and make a lot of noise , music , dances, and fights. The management do nothing to lower the music and noise.

    Reviewed November 23, 2019

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    7.2
    Very good
    Nathan from Australia
    Couple
    Triple Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    Ok for 2 nights.”

    You know what to expect at a backpackers. We booked a triple room for 2 nights. Double bed on bottom, single on top bunk bed. Was comfortable enough. Best part was private bathroom, not immaculate but did the job. Air con would not go off heat mode so didnt use it. Powerpoints didnt work in room. No wifi access from room. The room was clean enough. We had to get towels too as there were none in the room. Price cheap ($125 a night on weekend for triple.room). Great location, 2 mins walk to central station, chinatown, capital theatre and world square. If.you want something cheap, not fancy and clean, not a bad stay.

    Reviewed November 26, 2018

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    6.0
    Rodalee from Philippines
    Group
    Family Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in October 2015

    Just right for backpackers”

    Location, value, location

    We just needed a place to sleep in that is not expensive and conveniently located near Central. This place gave us just what we needed. Nomads Westend Backpackers is a hip and cheap backpackers place with satisfactory services but has loads of party and tourist destination suggestions. Perfect for backpackers.

    Reviewed November 05, 2015

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jiaojiao from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in June 2017

    pretty good”

    It's clean but a little too noisy coz it's in the CBD. I have booked this hostel for several times and i felt very comfortable every time. People there are all nice and easy to talk with.

    Reviewed October 11, 2017

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    6.4
    Good
    Maria from Italy
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 7 nights in May 2017

    It depends on what you're looking for”

    Being one of the cheapest hostels in Sydney, don't expect any sort of luxury. We booked the 32 bed dorm, but the staff upgraded us to a 4 bed dorm. They also let us check in early!! They were great and probably the best thing in this hostel. However, dorms were super dirty, our first room had cockroaches and water problems. Our second room though was pretty good and we had no problems. The atmosphere is great for someone sub 25. The kitchen is super dirty, no one cleans their one dishes and they just expect the kitchen staff to do it. This made it one of the worst kitchens I've seen in a hostel in my life. All in all it was an average stay. I don't know if I would say the same if I had stayed in the 32 bed dorm though.

    Reviewed May 21, 2017

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    Hi Maria, Thanks for your honest review of Westend Backpackers. It's great to hear our awesome staff gave you a Free Upgrade on check in! It's disappointing however to hear about the issues in your original room, I do apologise for this. I will have maintenance look into it ASAP. Regarding the kitchen - we do our absolute best to keep it as clean as possible 24hrs a day. However as you probably know - backpackers aren't the best dishwashers in the world! I will speak with the housekeeping team today to ensure the are doing their absolute best to keep the kitchen at an acceptable standard of cleanliness. Thanks again for your review. Kind Regards!

    Responded July 06, 2017
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