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BB's Working Backpackers Reviews

677 Darling Street (corner Victoria Road), Balmain 2039, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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55%

Rating
345 Total Reviews
  • 54%Value For Money
  • 60%Security
  • 62%Location
  • 61%Staff
  • 62%Atmosphere
  • 41%Cleanliness
  • 43%Facilities

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49%

The dirtiest hostel I've ever seen. Walked out after paying and didn't even stay 1 night. Was refused a refund but argued and got money back in the end. The lady on reception obviously works hard but is let down by others - cleaners/ owner. Kitchen was too bad to cook in, sofa in tv room was totally trashed. It is cheap but my advice is spent more.

  • 8th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


20%

The most dirty backpack i ve ever been, really disgusting,

  • 17th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi the hostel cleaned twice every day, it would be good to let us know during your stay if you need assistance.

46%

Located slightly out of town but bus routes are pretty reliable. Most of the guests have been in the house so long very hard to mingle. No air con in rooms. Wifi only works in lounge.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Guests usually leave with heaps of new friends and have a great time. Some rooms have air conditioners and the other rooms have windows and fans to help keep you cool. Most people are happy with the FREE wifi:-))

86%

I think is a really good place. And people are so lovely. I'm still here.


71%

BB's is this kind of backpack you are not looking for something tidy but for the atmosphere. I did like living there, very easy to know everybody, good parties, very valuable for a backpack not so far from the CBD.

  • 6th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Julien, Thanks heaps for the feedback! It's been a great summer :D Balmain Crew

83%

If you are looking for a good place to meet lots of friendly people and save money you have to come here. Everybody here is like a family, always people with whom you can speak in common room. Cleaning is done every days, there is free internet and planty of buses are going from here to the city in about 15min until 3am

  • 6th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Rock'n roll! Cheers for taking the time to comment, much appreciated! Cheers, Balmin Crew

100%

Came because it's cheap stayed because I think of everyone as my family now! Only 5 mins from city center and balmain is a great location better than kings cross. Perfect for partying or if you need a night off and it's cleaned up every morning. Good shower and beds and the common room is good for a hungover day! Xx


43%

The staff were friendly and helpful, and the toilets were fine and clean. But that's about it. The rest of the hostel was dirty and worn down and the kitchen was so disgusting that we didn't wan't to cook in it. We only stayed 2 nights even though we booked 3. It's about 4 km away from the CBD, but busses go there frequently. One of the other guys in our room, had stayed there for 1 year and taken over the room. We wouldn't stay there again and we wouldn't recommend it to other travellers.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, the hostel is cleaned twice a day inside and out;-) we are located in a great location with heaps of pubs, cafes, second hand shops and the waterside reserve just down the road & Balmain markets on the weekends. Buses run around every 10-15 minutes and its a very short trip to the city. We have plenty of travelers come to stay who have a great time.

40%

I have stayed in a lot of hostels in Australia and this has got to be the worst! Here are a few of the things that were not satisfactory about this hostel.... - DEAD RAT outside door for days! - No air conditioning in the room so it is hard to sleep - No windows in the bedrooms making it even hotter! - Staff incapable of checking you in for the right amount of days on arrival - No locks on some of the bathroom doors DO NOT stay here unless you really have to!

  • 14th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
hi not sure if you stayed with us as we definitely have some rooms with air conditioning and the other rooms have opening windows and fans to keep you cool. The hostel is cleaned twice daily and no rats of any sort are here. All the bathrooms have locks and privacy is respected. All our staff do their very best to welcome you at check in and make sure every body has a great stay!

49%

There are a lot of common rooms that no one cleans up. Noisy, friendly people but someone took our towels from the line and kept them in their room as they were 'helping us' by keeping them from the rain but two days later after I searched high and low all over the hostel I found them in someones room. Also, never any Toilet paper avail even thought they replenish every bathroom each morning. Dirty but cheap. Could've been worse.

  • 8th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


26%

The best orrible hostel in my life.

  • 31st Oct 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)




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