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Balmain Backpackers

673-677 Darling Street, Rozelle, Balmain, Sydney, Australia (Show on map)

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Area: Balmain Number of Rooms: 20

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Dominik B. Solo travelers Germany, October 4, 2014
neuer again

I just arrived after a long flight from Germany and wanted a room for my own. I got a small room with no windows, not completely clean bed sheet, and the room itself also looked a dirty. The bathroom, the common room and the "kitchen" including dishes, cups ... looked dirty and run down, too. The WiFi didn't work properly. Mails with text and WhatsApp but nothing more. Not even the facebook Apple or a normal internet page. The "breakfast" was only toast, no butter or anything else and i only got it 1 out of 3 days. I would never go back there again. Take 5$ more and you will feel way more comfortable and have a better position to the city.
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Vincent K. Couples France, May 21, 2014
Horrible the worst backpackers EVER

Balmain Backpackers, Sydney, Australia
it was dirty smelly the people and the staff were unfriendly and weird We would never ever stay there again it smelt like someone had died in there .... i love hostel but this was more like a prison with dirty stinking conditions !!
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Samuel S. Solo travelers Germany, July 11, 2013
superb staff. felt like a home away from home.

clean room, comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen
it is a hostel and not a hotel. yes. but it has everything you need and is by far the cheapest option you can find in sydney. it has a vivid and international student flat-sharing atmosphere during the day and it is quite during the night. rooms ad bathrooms are cleaned every day. owner and staff are very helpful and easy to talk with. i would defo stay here again!
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Tal G. Solo travelers Australia, April 9, 2013
Enjoyed my stay

friendly, good location, good bed
It's definitely a backpackers, so don't expect a hotel. But the day manager was very helpful and friendly, the bed and bedding was fine - clean and comfortable, and the place was cleaned very regularly. About 20 mins to the city centre once you are on the bus. I enjoyed my stay.
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Nanae I. Solo travelers Japan, March 10, 2013
Nice people

Staff, People living tghere, atmosphere
There were many tourists or working holiday people in Balmain Backpackers. If you really like to communicate with people from all over the world, Balmain Backpackers would be the best!
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Michael B. Couples Germany, May 29, 2012

"Interesting" residents; unforgettable experience
Please never stay there! The building in general is rather strange with mix of different rooms. There are plenty of bathrooms, unfortunately all of them are very filthy and decorated with puddles of urin and lots of mold despite being superficially cleaned each morning. We had a tiny twin room with a bunk bed. When we first stepped in, we couldn't believe our eyes: The mattresses were covered in dandruff and other materials I prefer not to know exactly. The blanket was full of stains and smelt disgustingly. They didn't provide us with clean sheets! Everything in the room felt very sticky but you woudn't want to touch anything anyway. My girlfriend cried a lot there and wanted to cancel the whole trip. Thus we had to leave two days early, actually three, but we couldn't find any other place on such short notice. So be careful when booking, because they don't give any refunds. They will provide you, however, with a nontransferable voucher. I am rather convinced that I won't make use of this "generous courtesy". tl;dr Don't stay there.
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Niina N. Solo travelers Finland, April 29, 2012
Great people hotel

Other people staying at the hotel and the location
My room at the Backpackers was one of the smallest ones and at first I was quite shocked about it. But when I got to know the other people in that room it wasn't so bad after all. The hotel wasn't the cleanest or the nicest on I stayed in but the atmosphere and the other people were the best. I really liked the common rooms and it was good that there were enough bathrooms in the hostel. And the location at Balmain was actually quite good because there were lots of restaurants, grocery stores, bars, bottle shops and pharmacies around. Bus stops were near and there was taxis going all the time so it was also easy to go see rest of Sydney. I would recommend this hotel to people who are open minded and social and aren't afraid of a little mess.
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Rossella E. Couples Italy, April 29, 2012
Avoid this hostel...it's the worste hostel

Our room was really dirty,matress very old and unconfortable,they never use the vacuum,the bin was full when we arrived and sheet with stain and bad smell.The bathrooms very very dirty.The breakfast was only bread and coffee/tea nothing else.The wi-fi don't worked just anytime in a garage.It's just cheap but orrible hostels with unfriendly staff.
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Hanspeter H. Solo travelers Germany, December 22, 2013
Nicht empfehlenswert

Personal war freundlich,gute Anbindung an den Busverkehr, inter. Gaeste
Der Zustand des Gebaudes ist schlecht, weit ausserhalb des Zentrums und z.Zt. defekte(bzw. beschaedigte) , nicht empfehlenswert das Preis-Leistungsverhaeltnis stimmt nicht.
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Melanie D. Groups Germany, November 11, 2013
sehr nette leute, aber sehr dreckig

die mitreisenden, schnell in der city
nicht sehr angenehm: sehr laut, sehr dreckig, alt aber das personal war nett (sie trifft keine schuld) alle anderen gäste sehr nett
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