Bondi Beachouse YHA Reviews
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AWESOME LOCATION! Short walk to Bondi Beach and the great surf culture/nightlife there. :)
I could not figure out how there are any bad reviews on this place. So big, clean, welcoming and the roof top view and location is a HUGE cherry on top. We paid for a 6 bed dorm and got put into a 4 bed for no extra charge. Everything was so clean - rooms, bathrooms, etc. I only stayed here two nights and am still kicking myself for not staying longer. Staff were so friendly and helpful, especially Edwin. So great with helping us map out bus routes and finding our way around. DEF WOULD RETURN!!
Staff attitude is kind of "please do not bother me". Its also very annoying the hostel is trying to make money out of everything (selling toothpaste, water, wi fi) Given the price I would expect some all these things to be included
Strange rule with no cutlery, plates, cups in the kitchen but they rent it out. So everybody keeps running around with everything. Washing and drying is ridiculously expensive with 4$ each and washing only 30 min (only 2 machines each). The rooftop terrace is great though and I recommend the coastal walk to Cogee.
Good stay. Extended my stay. Good place to start off at. Great location
The bathrooms and common areas were often dirty. Especially the showers. Incredibly expensive for a hostel for what you get in terms of space, cleanliness and staff. Some of the staff was very polite and very helpful. the manager however was very brash and rude to us twice. At one point we tried to ask a question and she gave us a two work answer and then started speaking over me to ask her employee about a group booking the next day. She seemed to care much more about guests not even there yet.
Hostel location is great. A short walk down the street takes you to the coastal path. If you take that to the left you get to Bondi Beach and if you go to the right you can head to the other beaches along the coast. There are excursions you can book through the hostel with direct pick-up. It gets warm in the rooms especially during the summer and you only have a fan to keep cool. But if you slide the curtains open you get a good breeze in.
Clean rooms and a great rooftop. Liked that you got you'r own plate etc. Staff friendly and beautiful view. Would stay there again if i visit Bondi.
It was a pretty good hostel. Old, but has a great view from the upstairs balcony. Wasn't impressed that WiFi isn't included in the price. I would have expected breakfast to be included too. It's not as close to Bondi Beach as I expected. More-so Tamarama and Bronte, but can't really complain. The guys that stayed in my room, 3 of them were trumpet snorers, so over the 4 days, i barely got 1 full-night's sleep. Not the best hostel I've stayed in, not the worst either.
Amazing location with a stellar view of the beach. Just off the main road and has a bus stop right next to it. The main level restroom was a bit gross, but you have to expect such things may be encountered at a hostel. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Enjoyed the games and beach gear for hire. Was MUCH quieter than i expected, which was just aces! I will definitely be returning here in the future. Only thing was the power outlets were above the door. Why?!?! It's utterly useless up there
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
Unfortunately my image of hostels has been tainted by amazing hostels from Europe, so this hostel is a bit of a let down because of that. Upsides - huge kitchen and cooking area, but room (private bunk) was very noisy and very basic - just a bed and a cupboard. The location is great - on a bus route and walking distance to the beach so great hostel anyway.
Good YHA. But the locker for storing luggage costs me 3 AUD per 6 hours (auto machine). In addition , the locker locates at B1. If you have heavy luggage, this takes some effort. Location is good, taking a walk 10~ 15 mins to Bondi beach. Location is near bus #381 stop, easy to take the bus back to City Center/ Bondi Junction. Check out time is 10AM, backpackers should be aware of that.
Nice hostel, I stayed here with my wife.ba few negatives though; 1. Inside the hostel is a maze, it is so confusing and very hard to find where things are. 2. No FREE internet, obviously very annoying. And 3. No cutlery (I think you can hire) and limited pots/pans in kitchen. I found myself cutting vegetables with a pocket knife, using the same knife as a fork and using a plastic bag as a plate. Shamefully I also drunk my morning tea from a baked bean tin. I lost a part of myself that day. 7/10
I was really disappointed by this place. Expensive wifi, one plug in a dormitory of 6 people, having to pay to use a whole cutlery set when I just want a teaspoon to stir my tea. Millions of signs everywhere with rules on them. Feels quite dated and not much of a good social atmosphere. Not close enough to the beach to make up for these points
Well the staff are friendly which is good. However, the bed and washroom are horrible. The only thing which is good for the bed is that they provide a quite big locker to store stuff, but you have to have your own lock to secure it. My room is quite smelly which i am disappointed. And the toilet....its not clean enough, luckily the hostel provide 24 hours hot water for shower. The location is quite easy to find and walk around10-15 mins to bondi beach.
Had a great stay! Though not impressed with some of the staff... some acted like we were wasting their time. Though some staff were great. Also did not receive my money back for my returned towel.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
The hostel is great. But even though all my bags were packed in a corner, nothing on bed (early interview)...because I didn't make 10AM checkout as I should've...that I was charged the full next night. I have been to over 100 hostels and there have been several times where I've missed a checkout time unintentionally and the hostel cares for YOU and doesn't charge you extra (& most certainly not a full night when I had to leave anyways). Backpackers are always on tight budgets. Not impressed.