Westend Backpackers

Westend Backpackers

412 Pitt Street, Central, Sydney CBD, Sydney, Australia
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    Westend Backpackers Reviews

    6.2
    Good
    /10
    (713 reviews)See what guests said
    6.4
    Good

    "excellent location."

    Chun

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    January 10, 2019

    Things you’ll love about Westend Backpackers

    Things you'll love

    • 370 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Sydney

    • Air conditioning

    • Laundry service

    This property is in high demand!

    Last booked 2 hours ago | 8 travelers are looking at this property right now

    Excellent
    Location
    8.1
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    Excellent location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Nearby
    Popular
  • Capitol Theatre100 m
  • St Peter Julian's Church160 m
  • Cyril’s Fine Foods180 m
  • Chinatown180 m
  • World Square Shopping Centre190 m
  • Haymarket Library210 m
  • Consulate General of India210 m
  • World Square260 m
  • Paddy's Market270 m
  • Downing Centre Local Court280 m
  • Value for money6.2
    Distance to city center1.Km
    Location rating8.1
    Nearest airportSydney Airport (SYD)
    Distance to airport7.4 km

    Rooms available at Westend Backpackers

    Family Room with Private Bathroom
    Family Room with Private Bathroom
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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 - Mixed
    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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    6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
    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 with Private Bathroom - Female Only
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Female Only
    ...
    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    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
    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 6-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
    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
    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
    Double Room with Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    1 Person in 32-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 32-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 75 m²/807 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 bunk bed
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    What people love about Westend Backpackers

    • 8.8
      Excellent

      "Location is superb."

      ARIF

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      June 28, 2018

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Very good location & good value for money."

      Novie A.

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      June 7, 2017

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "It is fun in here, the staff are so cool & helpful."

      Novie A.

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      June 7, 2017

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    More about Westend Backpackers

    More about Westend Backpackers

    8.0
    Very good

    "Location is great, close to everything you need."

    Edsel

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    December 12, 2018

    An overview

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    What they offer

    7.2
    Very good

    "Was comfortable enough."

    Nathan

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    November 26, 2018

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    Nearest essentials

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    What to eat nearby

    Australian cuisine
    Australian cuisine
    Bistro
    70 m Australian, Bar, Pub
    Love Bite Cafe
    110 m Australian, Cafe
    My Sweet Memory - MSM
    140 m Australian, Cafe
    American cuisine
    American cuisine
    Grill'd
    200 m American, Australian, Gluten Free
    Lord of the Fries
    350 m American, Fast food, Vegetarian
    Sanctuary Hotel
    380 m American, Australian, Bar
    Asian cuisine
    Asian cuisine
    Ho's Dim Sim Kitchen
    10 m Asian, Chinese, Fast food
    3 Mama Chef's
    30 m Asian, Thai
    CBar - Chamberlain Hotel
    40 m Asian, Thai

    What's nearby

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    Reviews of Westend Backpackers from real guests

    Agoda Reviews (713)Booking.com Reviews (2444)
    Cleanliness4.7
    Facilities4.9
    Location8.1
    Room comfort and quality5.7
    Service6.9
    Value for money6.2
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    4.0
    MARK from Philippines
    Group
    Triple Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    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.

    Reviewed February 22, 2019
    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
    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
    8.0
    Excellent
    Edsel from Philippines
    Group
    Family Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 7 nights in November 2018

    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.

    Reviewed December 12, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    KIM from South Korea
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Location is the best”

    The best location and affordable price. Not bad to stay for a couple of nights

    Reviewed February 23, 2019
    6.4
    Good
    Chun from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 32-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

    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.

    Reviewed January 10, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Peter from Australia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 32-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018

    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.

    Reviewed July 18, 2018
    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
    6.0
    Alicia from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Mixed
    Stayed 13 nights in November 2018

    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...

    Reviewed November 28, 2018
    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
    4.8
    Carmelo from Italy
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 32-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Disgusting ”

    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

    Reviewed November 19, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    kashini from Malaysia
    Group
    Triple Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 5 nights in November 2018

    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.

    Reviewed November 11, 2018
    6.0
    chea from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    Above average”

    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

    Reviewed October 27, 2018
    4.0
    Xandaye from Philippines
    Group
    Triple Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    Very uncomfortable”

    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.

    Reviewed October 26, 2018
    6.0
    Caroline from Philippines
    Group
    Triple Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

    Great Location”

    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

    Reviewed September 21, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Ngan from Vietnam
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 32-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Great location ”

    This hostel have great location and cheaper than others. I booked 32 bed- doms but they upgrade me to 6 bed-doms.

    Reviewed December 18, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Michelle from Philippines
    Group
    Triple Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2017

    Location”

    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.

    Reviewed November 15, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Gladys from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with Private Bathroom - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in September 2017

    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.

    Reviewed September 20, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    PO from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 32-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in June 2017

    Perfect location”

    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.

    Reviewed August 31, 2017

    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.

    Responded September 06, 2017
    Westend Backpackers
    8.4
    Excellent
    Gabriel from United States
    Family with young children
    Family Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2017

    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.

    Reviewed June 08, 2017

    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

    Responded July 06, 2017
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