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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights in Sydney. Great location. Hostel itself...my dorm had cockroaches all over, the staff don't seem to clean as there was stuff in the room that didn't belong to any of us all over the only table (due to cockroaches we were reluctant to touch it not sure what we'd find), one lift was already broken...

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Tom C, Front Office Manager at Westend Backpackers, responded to this review

G'Day, Firstly I'd like to thank you for taking the time to leave some feedback regarding your stay. Feedback is a great way for us to address issues and work to ensure they do not happen again. In regards to the cleanliness of the room I'd like to apologize that it was not up to the standard expected and have...

Stirling, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

i stayed in the church room which is 32 bed dorm, it was messy, smelly and noisy. Sadly it was all they had when i booked, I really wouldn't do it again. Other parts of the hostel were clean. The staff were very helpful however.

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Tom C, Front Office Manager at Westend Backpackers, responded to this review

G'Day, Thank you for taking the time to leave a few notes about your stay with us here at Westend Backpackers. I can understand that the 32 Bed Church is not for everyone but must ask if you let the reception staff know as we will always do our best to accommodate any issues with rooms during your stay! I...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at nomads for just one week. When I arrived the reception there were only nice people. They helped me with everything, all my wishes came true. I got a free upgrade from a six bed dorm to a four bed dorm, because the aircon wasn't working. I got everything I needed. There was one guy, he told me...

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Tom C, Front Office Manager at Westend Backpackers, responded to this review

G'Day Alison, I'm stoked to hear you had an amazing stay with us here at Westend and in particular had nothing but positive things to say about the staff on Reception! I hope you have an amazing time in Australia and drop back in next time you're in Sydney! Cheers, Tom

Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a shame you have to pay for a stay - it should be the other way round! I would never ever book this again. We stayed there for 2 nights only. We spent one of the nights in the "legendary" church. Oh my, 32 people in one room? The smell was a nice mixture of sweat, feet and vanilla....

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Tom C, Front Office Manager at Westend Backpackers, responded to this review

G'Day There, I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay with us here at Westend. I can understand that a 32 bed dorm is not for everyone but must ask if you came down to reception and informed them that it wasn't the type of room you were after as we will always do our best to assist...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I knew my double room had a private bathroom across the hall so wasn't surprised. It was all they had left or I would have taken an ensuite. Shared bathrooms are there if you want to save money. My room was very small but clean- the only housekeeping for 3 days was emptying the bins but reception gave me fresh...

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Tom C, Front Office Manager at Westend Backpackers, responded to this review

G'Day Andrew, I'm glad to hear that you were satisfied with the facilities during your stay with us! In regards to the cleaning of your Private Room our Housekeeping staff will change the sheets during the stay if requested by the guest as we want to disturb you as little as possible! I hope next time you're back in Sydney...

Reviewed 13 February 2017

I am completely perplexed as to how this hostel has ratings of 4+ stars. My boyfriend and I stayed in a private double room with a shared bathroom for three nights. While the location is great, everything else was dismal. The room - As soon as I walked into 1006 I immediately regretted my decision. There was an overwhelming smell...

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Upon arrival, systems were down and were not allowed to check in until 5 hours later. Once in our rooms, the wifi we paid for was spotty and barely worked. My sheets were stained. The ensuite bathroom door did not close all of the way. The bins under the bed for luggage were broken, jagged, and cut my leg. There...

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Torrance, California
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We stayed here for four nights. If it was refundable, we would have left. There were six of us in the family, three in room 907 and three in room 1007. Where do I begin? The odor of mold assails you as soon as you open the door. A tiny cockroach greeted us in the bathroom, followed by a bigger...

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Airlie Beach, Australia
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I live up in North Queensland and travel to Sydney quite often to visit friends and I love this place. The staff are amazing and helpful, it's always clean, and the rooms are well prices for what you get. Check-in is always great because they remember me and make my stay even more welcome. The great atmosphere and the friendly...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2017

As soon as i walked into this hostel i was greeted by friendly and helpful staff! I had just arrived in Australia so i was a bit nervous but they put me at ease straight away. The manager of the hostel checked me in himself which i thought was a nice touch! I was there for 1 day originally and...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nomads Sydney, Westend Backpackers is located right in the center of the CBD, just a stone throw from Central Station and right in the hub of Sydney's' best restaurants, shops and Bars . We're also only a 15min walk from the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge! Our aim at NOMADS Sydney is for you to have a brilliant time and to leave with a smile on your face and a bounce in your step. We have dorms of all sizes ranging from private rooms to our infamous 32 bed dorm "The Church", as well as excellent facilities and legendary staff whose job it is to ensure you have a wonderful time. We focus on providing you with more than just a bed with daily and nightly activities organised for you. There's never a dull moment during your time here , whether it's partying VIP style with us at multiple bars or enjoying a chilled movie night whilst stuffing your face with free popcorn in our tv lounge, there's only one thing you won't want to do while staying at Nomads Westend, and that's leave. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Westend Backpackers

Address: 412 Pitt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Footprints Westend)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Price Range: $28 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Westend Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 90
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“Once you have decided on the number of beds, sort out the bathroom options.”
 of 5 bubbles 822andrewd, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I can't comment on the dorm rooms but room 1006 was foul.”
 of 5 bubbles nomeq381, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Look at room before paying”
 of 5 bubbles a90505, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Just don't stay here!!”
 of 5 bubbles alex17242, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“want a room closer to the middle, the elevator stopped at all of those floors”
 of 5 bubbles 470emn, 9 Jul 2016 | Read review
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