"We - I'm a 48 year old mum, my daughter, and my daughter's best friend just needed a place to stay overnight after travelling from Brisbane to Sydney ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 23 Jun 2017

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Hotel Description

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

All 90 rooms feature WiFi and safes.

This hostel has a 24-hour front desk, tour/ticket assistance and luggage storage. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, a microwave in a common area and a fridge in a common area.

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

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$63 per night

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

Westend Backpackers - Hostel ratings based on 68 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 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 - Hostel

Everyone (55) Couples (3) Students (1) Family (8) Other (1)
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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2 out of 5
The room was pretty dirty, needs a vacuum and the bathroom needs cleaning. Staff were pleasant and location is close to chinatown.

Posted by on 4 Sep. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Sep. 2017 by Lachy

Hi there, Thanks for your feedback. I will pass this onto our housekeeping manager to ensure this room receives a deep clean ASAP and is monitored closely afterwards. It's great to hear you enjoyed our central location and amazing staff! We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards.

About the Westend Backpackers - Hostel

Location 412 Pitt Street, Haymarket, NSW 2000

Property Features

As a guest of Westend Backpackers - Hostel, you'll find tour or ticket assistance, laundry facilities, and a television in common area. Westend Backpackers - Hostel also features a lift, a microwave in a common area, and a fridge in a common area. The front desk is open around the clock.

  • 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
  • Lift
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Fridge in a common area


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)


  • Airport: Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) (10 km / 6.2 mi)
  • Train station: Sydney Central Station (0.7 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Metro station: Capitol Square Light Rail Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Westend Backpackers - Hostel offers 90 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe. This Haymarket hostel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge.

  • Safe
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Hotel Policies


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

Special check-in instructions:

There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

All guests must show a valid passport. This is the only form of identification that is accepted at this property. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving after hours will have to wait until the next morning to check in.


  • 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.


  • No pets allowed


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 are 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. No on-site parking is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available


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.

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You should know

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