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Last booked 2 hours ago | 8 travelers are looking at this property right now
January 10, 2019
370 meters to public transportation
Located in heart of Sydney
Last booked 2 hours ago | 8 travelers are looking at this property right now
|Value for money||6.2|
|Distance to city center||1.Km|
|Nearest airport||Sydney Airport (SYD)|
|Distance to airport||7.4 km|
"Location is superb."
June 28, 2018
"Very good location & good value for money."
June 7, 2017
"It is fun in here, the staff are so cool & helpful."
June 7, 2017
"Location is great, close to everything you need."
December 12, 2018
Conveniently located just five minutes away from the Sydney Central Station, Westend Backpackers is just a walk away from the popular attractions. They offer an excellent place for youth travelers, backpackers, students, and groups that are looking for a hotel where you can socialize with new faces. Boasting fantastic value for money, this property offers a variety of rooms ranging from shared dorms to triple rooms. They also offer modern facilities like a private bathroom, airport transfer, laundry service, and tours. Undoubtedly a great choice for the youth and adventure seekers, it is bound to provide an unforgettable experience.
"Was comfortable enough."
November 26, 2018
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: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-3 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
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.
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WORSE HOSTEL ”
IF YOU WANT TO STAY IN A DIRTY PLACE, A CROWDED FULL OF ALCOHOLIC AND DRUG SNIFFING MILLENNIAL, AND EYE CATCHING FIGHTS THIS IS THE HOSTEL FOR YOU. WE WERE SAFE AND QUIET WITH OUR FAMILY ROOM BUT WHEN WE PASSBY THE LOBBY AREA, IT REALLY SMELLS LIKE A SMOKING KITCHEN AND DIRTY ROOMS. POLICE GETS TO THIS PLACE 3X DURING MY 8 DAYS STAY. PEOPLE GETS WILD AND REALLY DIRTY AT NIGHT. POSITIVE THING ABOUT THIS HOSTEL, YOU CAN MEET FRIENDS AND DRINK WITH THEM. THE LOCATION IS REALLY GOOD, NEAR 7ELEVEN AND TRAIN STATIONS AND BUS STATIONS.
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.
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.
Great location, awesome restaurants nearby. Close to Coles as well. ”
Location is great, close to everything you need. Kieran from reception was extremely nice. Never got to join any of the parties, but they have something going on almost daily. Pantry can be very messy at times though.
Location is the best”
The best location and affordable price. Not bad to stay for a couple of nights
good location and staff. bad facility”
Slept in 32 pps dorm, weak to no air-con, power sockets locate far away from my bed. Some of the shower / washroom doors can't be locked, weak and uneven hot water supply when showering, slow to almost no wifi. But excellent location.
Dorms - pay for what you get and very bad wifi”
I got the huge dorm room 18-36 people at 40% off. Bed n Sheets ok, but Bottom bunks taken by long stayers - floor 2 the Church room No ladder to top bunks - ok there were rungs - usually covered Free wifi only barely worked in the kitchen and cut out every 10 minutes. I would say unusable to the point of trying to upsell you to a paid version - untried. was next to a snorer So I would next time pay the exta 5 bucks for a 6 person dorm. Plus. Cheap if on special. Good kitchen. Digital lockers medium size. 24 hour reception . Still managed an OK sleep. Would pick elsewhere if not on special. Note lots of French and Germans here - a good point.
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 .
Good location but poor facilities”
I think that Westend Backpackers have got a really good location being in Pitt Street which can take you to the harbor or where ever in walking distance... but the facilities are really poor, sometimes the door or the light is broken... and the rooms never got vacuumed...
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.
Disgusting. 32 bed dorm felt like a gipsy camp. People sleeping on the mattress without any bedsheets, duvet cover...nothing. Clothes everywhere, rubbish everywhere, smelling like toilet. Toilets and showers disgustingly dirty! Full of pee and blood everywhere. Insane...considering the price $30 for a night. IF YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE THE WORST HOSTEL IN THE WORLD, do it..otherwise there are plenty of other hostels few meters away that cost less or same and are absolutely better. See you never
Best value for money”
Located in the middle of the city with easy access to public transport. Very friendly and helpful front desk staff who are available 24/7. Great value for money but overall cleanliness of the hostel is just above average. It's suitable for groups of young people, not suitable if you're travelling as a family with young children.
Advantages: great location, abt 10 to 15 min to central station, friendly staffs, clean private toilet, provide place to store luggage before check in time Disadvantages: booked double room with private toilet yet the toilet located outside the room, thus not so convenient, can hear the noise outside and disturb sleep at night, hv to climb upstairs one floor before reaching reception counter which will b troublesome for those with heavy luggage
Cleanliness is not practiced here! The environment is not that good especially if you are a solo traveler. It’s hard tomove around and there’s only 1 elevator coz the other was closed by the government due to some issues. The only working elevator is scary at times as it would have that cracking sound. The aircon is not working and is very old that it does not have the ignition and the functions for temp so you just have to turn on and off from the plug and that’s it. If you can please avoid staying here there are more decent hotels/hostels around.
The place is in the heart of Sydney's CBD, walking distance to Museum Station. There are a lot of restaurants nearby. It will be difficult for someone carrying heavy luggages as you have to use the steep stairways going to the 1st floor where rhe reception is located. The place is a bit run down. The room is so small to fit 3 people but will do for a short term stay. So many long staying students are living in here that you may not be able to find a good seat in the dining hall. There are occassions every night which makes the place noisy and dirty
Great location ”
This hostel have great location and cheaper than others. I booked 32 bed- doms but they upgrade me to 6 bed-doms.
Backpacker amenities are ok. Big fridge (pay for the bag to store your food and put a sticker with your name) Big Kitchen. Late night activities. Room was clean but there was a problem with the elevator. It creaks and is slow.
Good location & value for money”
Stayed here for just 1 night. I booked a 6-bed all-female dorm room and I got the whole room for myself. The room was with a private bathroom so it was really good to have it all by myself. Cleanliness was ok as well as the bed sheets. No concerns during my stay. Location was also an advantage since it is very near to 2 stations (Central or Museum), malls, food establishments, etc.
It's only 3min walk to Central station. Hostel itself is fine. I stayed at the "Church" for 3 nights. It's cheap and basic. It's good that no need to wait for the old lift. I slept at the bed at corner so slept pretty well. Kitchen is kind of small but lots of fridge available. Try avoiding cooking at peak hours. Toilets and showers are inadequate and dirty sometimes tho staff had tried their best to clean.
Hi Po, Thanks for your feedback of Westend Backpackers. It's great to see you enjoyed our central location in Sydney's vibrant CBD and our quick new lift! We are an older building however our housekeeping and cleaning staff work hard daily to provide a high standard of cleanliness for our guests. We hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards.
Great location! Walking distance to everything”
I had a pretty good experience with my wife and 2 young children (age 3 and 5). Nearby Coles and Asian grocery stores. Great shopping places on Pitt St. Not as clean as I would like but we had our own bathroom in our room with the Family Room option.
Hi Gabriel! Thanks very much for your honest review of Westend. We're glad to hear our Family Room worked out well for you and your family! Hope to see you guys again soon! Kind Regards