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"Good location, friendly staff. I'm probably getting too old to stay at backpackers and didn't appreciate the teenagers loudly throwing up from midnigh ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 26 Oct 2018

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Hotel Description

At Westend Backpackers you'll be within steps of popular attractions like Capitol Theatre and World Square Shopping Centre.

You can enjoy WiFi and safes, featured in all 90 soundproofed rooms.

This smoke-free hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk, and tour/ticket assistance. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a microwave in a common area, and a refrigerator in a common area. There's also the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this Sydney Central Business District hostel include Paddy's Market and Sydney Town Hall.

Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

4 Share Female Dorm

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

4 Share Mixed Dorm

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

6 Share Mixed dorm

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

6 Share Female Dorm

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Westend Backpackers ratings based on 69 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 2.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Westend Backpackers

Everyone (55) Couples (3) Students (1) Family (9) Other (1)
1 out of 5
Horrible Horrible Horrible.. Terrible Terrible Terrible.. Pathetic Pathetic Pathetic..

Posted by on 20 Oct. 2019

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2 out of 5

Posted by on 20 May 2019

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2 out of 5
Not clean at all, spots all over the place. I had to buy a room freshner and the room size was VERY small. Not recommended

Posted by on 11 Feb. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 9 Feb. 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Dec. 2018

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 7 Nov. 2018

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3 out of 5
Good location, friendly staff. I'm probably getting too old to stay at backpackers and didn't appreciate the teenagers loudly throwing up from midnight till 3am in the bathroom.

Posted by on 26 Oct. 2018

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3 out of 5
The facilities were adequate, an ensuite was a pleasing surprise. But the bed was uncomfortable, the pillows almost flat, and on closer inspection, absolutely filthy. There were no pillow protectors, and the oil and grime of many heads was evident. Likewise the mattress was also stained, including what looked suspiciously like blood. Yuck.

Posted by on 16 Jul. 2018

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1 out of 5

Conditions outdated, carpets ripped up in rooms a

Pros: Terrible
Cons: Should be shut down
Terrible conditions for anyone...perhaps our room was the worst because if the others were the same..the place should be shut down before someone gets seriously injured

Posted by on 11 Mar. 2018

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2 out of 5

Close to the shops and train

Pros: Close too everything
Cons: Bed
Location: Eating places close bye
Well not very comfortable bed and the pillows very thin vomit up the steps

Posted by on 23 Feb. 2018

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Property Features

As a guest of Westend Backpackers, you'll find tour/ticket assistance, laundry facilities, and a television in a common area. Public spaces have free WiFi. Westend Backpackers also features an elevator, a microwave in a common area, and a refrigerator in a common area. This Sydney hostel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 90 guestrooms or units
  • 13 levels
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Train station: Sydney Central Station (0.7 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Metro station: Capitol Square Light Rail Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle

Room Amenities

Westend Backpackers offers 90 accommodations with safes. This Sydney hostel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge.

  • Safe
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

All guests must show a valid passport. This is the only form of identification that is accepted at this property.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 18 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Staffed front desk

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 4 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: AUD 4 (rates may vary)
  • Nearby parking fee: AUD 25 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Children 18 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
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