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Sundancer Backpackers Resort
London, United Kingdom
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“Central, with good kitchen & social areas”
Reviewed 4 January 2011

Stayed with a few mates for a couple of nights in a dorm upstairs.
Centrally located in Fremantle.
I love cooking and eating with friends......they;ve got a big kitchen and long group tables outside for dining.
Hostel looks quite funky and colourful......a few spots need a touch up of paint but that's about the worst of it!
Basically good spot ot meet people and see Fremantle from.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with friends
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Kent
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Reviewed 15 November 2010

I stayed here for my first time in Australians hostels and what a pleasure it was. Greeted by a smiling face on reception was a great help as my partner had just flown back to England that morning. Everyone there was super friendly even when I asked for an extra blanket. Having free ping pong, Wii games, DVD player in a seperate area to the TV lounge is great. Free internet was an absolute bonus, it's not too fast but when your backpacking who worries about time!!!! The rooms & bathrooms were clean and spacious, A really good time was had and I would highly recommend it to anyone

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled solo
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Perth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2010

Great location, good staff, poor standards. Rooms are dirty, beds need replacing, kitchen is dirty and not enough storage.
This hostel has the potential to be great, it just needs a bit of work.
There are a lot of long term guests, so the place is very cliquey, so can be hard to meet people.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled solo
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Kampala, Uganda
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2010

this place is huge and feels a bit like an old boarding school, there are so many people living there. but it is well managed and the atmosphere is lively, hip, and fun. i wandered in off the street with my backpack and without booking, but was accommodated on the spot by cheery staff. there's a bar downstairs with reasonably priced drinks and a pool in the back. i was only there for one night so didn't get to partake in any of the activities, but i reckon the BBQs are probably quite fun. they have several fixed computer stations with free internet AND a free cable you can hook into your own laptop for free as well (which became crucial when i had a bit of emergency work i had to get done on the fly). if you're looking for an intimate place that is small and cozy, this isn't it, but if you're looking for more of a hustle and bustle scene with lots of other backpackers, a good social scene, and is still comfortable and clean to boot, then you've come to the right place. the location couldn't be better either, right off one of the main streets in freo and just steps away from the train station.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 February 2010

I stayed here with my boyfriend and my mate who'd flown in to see us from Sydney. We wanted a room for 3 and got a bunk bed with a double on the bottom, single on top and ensuite bathroom...very basic, but fine! We were only there for one night so it did the job.

We were pleased to discover the bar downstairs, had a few beers, played some ping pong. The facilities seemed pretty good to us, HUGE kitchen, loads of bathrooms, a couple of huge lounge areas, swimming pool out the back. All in all a good place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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texas
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Reviewed 23 July 2009

Renovation going on but what a place!! All new bathrooms and toilets and a new big screen TV in the dinning area made the place! Only pool in Fremantle backpackers and wish I had been here for summer. Cheap bar and great staff to help with what you want or need!!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled solo
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Surrey
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Reviewed 6 February 2009

This has to be the worst hostel I have ever stayed at. The people were unfriendly and had no consideration for anybody else other than themselves - noise, noise, noise. If you dohappen to stay here, please don't forget to wear ear plugs if you want a undisturbed nights sleep.
The cooking facilities were filthy and the swimming pool was not even worth a look at.
Very dissapointed.

Stayed December 2008
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Property: Sundancer Backpackers Resort
Address: 80 High St, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Fremantle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 26 Speciality Lodging in Fremantle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sundancer Backpackers Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This funky backpackers is located in a beautifully restored 110 year old heritage building situated in the heart of Fremantle. It's many features include large spacious rooms, SWIMMING POOL, cheap bar, 24 hour access, open plan kitchen with 4 separate cooking stations and numerous fridges, laundry, free pool tables and FREE WIFI. In the best cafe and entertainment area, close to all amenities, right near the famous Fremantle Markets, Bathers Beach, Maritime Museum & Sailing Boat Harbour. ... more   less 
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