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Bondi Shores Reviews

Level 1. 283 Bondi Road, Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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87 Total Reviews
  • 47%Value For Money
  • 62%Security
  • 71%Location
  • 59%Staff
  • 50%Atmosphere
  • 38%Cleanliness
  • 43%Facilities

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not so clean

  • 13th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Hostel ok but don't expect to be able to sleep at night since it is located just above a bar that plays very loud music until late even week days. Kitchen very tiny. Rooms very old. I know it's Bondi but it's expensive for what it is.


Possibly the worst hostel I have ever stayed in. The sheets were disgusting with hairs etc. someone else was given the keys to our private room, leaving bags in their while we were out. Staff couldn't understand the problem and no help offered.

  • 15th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Extremely dirty kitchen, rooms, mattresses, and pillows.

  • 15th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Good location for Bondi beach, long walk/bus to Bondi junction for connections. Disappointing that dryer wasn't working for full 9 nights we were there, staff promised to take clothes across road for us to be dried but then told us we had to do it ourselves. Staff did minimum to help or assist with all inquires. Free breakfast was good. Free wifi but really dodgy connection. Downstairs bar, restaurant was good with pool tables & TVs, serving as communal area.


Dirty and smells terrible, Staff were unfriendly avoid if anyway possible.

  • 21st Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


It's was quiet nice, but under the hostel is a pub so for people who wants to sleep early it's not that easy.


The trash cans near the kitchen are always overflowing. The first sink in the men's toilet has a small hole in the bottom. Pipe in one shower gets noisy when only hot water is used. Lockers aren't mandatory, you have to pay extra. Otherwise, typical cheap hostel. Staff was good and location as well, particularly if you want to walk to Bondi Junction instead of taking the bus.

  • 25th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Philippines
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Problem free stay with an nice room, kind staff and chilled atmosphere. You Can hear the music from the bar below but you can sleep from it.

  • 16th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This hostel was disgustingly filthy!! The staff were lazy and others were really rude!! The beds are so uncomfortable and you have to stand up if you want to use the computers. The layout is really bad and overall strange! I didn't even want to step foot in the kitchen it was disgusting!! The cleaner didn't speak English (or pretended not to) and walked round with her iPod in! Would not go back !!!!


The room itself, bathro and kitchen area all neede a deep clean. I would not cook in the kitchen and had to ask the wan on reception to send the cleaner in to hoover the room that was so dirty. We had a frodge in the room that was not working but full of mouldy food an again we had to ask someone to clean it. This place needed some good cleaners, bathrooms and kitchen particularly. Only 2 showers and toilets for all females staying also seemed ridiculous.


This has to be easily the worste hostel I have stayed at in the whole 14 months of travelling around south east asia and Australia!!

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