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Billabong Gardens Reviews

5-11 Egan Street, Newtown, Sydney, Australia

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218 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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I have had another enjoyable stay at the Billabong Gardens. Always welcomed and cared for very well. Thanks again.Rregards, Allen Hunt

  • 3rd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


'billabong gardens' website describes it as 'boutique style' but the photos of the 'private bathroom' rooms are EXTREMEMLY misleading. The photos depict bedside tables with lamps, french doors and romantic looking curtains and standard mirror. Infact the private bathroom option is actually one of the rooms shown that has bunks in it and has had one set of bunks removed and a double bed with a fancy bed head put in. Very misleading advertising which the managment blamed on Hostel worldwide.

  • 14th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Matt was the only friendly staff member. Other staff at the reception were quite rude, lazy and needed training in customer service skills. I know that it isn't 5 star quality but in any hospitality industry, customer service goes a long way. I also found there was a lack of communication and/or of organisation between staff members. I arranged late check-out on my day of arrival, however, this was not noted and we received a knock at the door asking why we hadn't checked out.


Amazing location. literally a 30 second walk from all the cool bars/cafes and restaurants. definitely coming back!

  • 31st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We spent two nights at Billabong Hostel, perfect for our needs, excellent location just off King Street. Our private room with ensuite was great, a little musty but nice and clean. Would definitely stay again.

  • 30th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


We enjoyed our stay here. It was a little noisy, but i think the sound travelled easily down the balcony. In future i may request to be away from the room with the baby and loud parents.There is not always someone available at the desk,but when they were they were helpful. My only thing i could suggest is updating the directions from the airport. We wanted to get public transport not a taxi, it is not explained that you need to change trains at central and how.

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