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Bounce Sydney Reviews

Next to Central Station, 28 Chalmers St, Sydney, Australia

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92%

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2117 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 96%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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97%

The flloor with the roof top is really great

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there! Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Cheers for mentioning our awesome roofop! It's a great place to chill, have a nice cold beer and take some beautiful pics of the city skyline :) Thanks again and come stay again next time you are in Sydney!

94%

Amazing hostel, will be back next time I'm in Sydney.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for a great review! We look forward to seeing you next time. Cheers

86%

Great hostel, clean and tidy. Staff (especially Conor) were fantastic. My only criticism is that, past midnight, there is no where comfy to chill out and socialise for those not going out of an evening. Leaving the cinema room open later would have been nice, even if only to chill out without watching films. Great place though and I will totally stay here again.


89%

Super clean bathrooms, kitchen and rooms. Kitchen is very large and well equipped. Rooftop patio is great, although most of the time you will find a big group of staff sitting around in a circle socializing by themselves. When they are working though, they are super helpful and friendly. They are great at not allowing randoms into the hostel esp after a night out. Close to lots of bars and cheap eats in Surry Hills and Chinatown. Central station across the street was very convenient.


97%

Super-clean, super modern, amazing people! The hostel also has an amazing rooftop with good views of the CBD and is perfectly located at the central station. We were there for Christmas and NYE, so there was a big program going on. Rooms are good, AC, big lockers with outlets. The rooms are spacious. only a couple of negative things: The windows in the rooms do NOT open. There are only 4+4 washers/dryers for a big hostel and even those are often occupied by staff. Overall: Very Good!


91%

I stayed here for 2 weeks over Christmas and New Year and had the best time! Very clean hostel in a great location. The staff were all friendly, helpful and fun. Special thanks go to Connor for his efforts at being a fab tour guide and keeping us all entertained! :) The only downside to this place was the building has no windows that open and aircon everywhere, which caused me to get a sore throat and quite ill as it dries the air out. Apart from that I loved my time here. Highly recommend :)


100%

Fantastic hostel in the centre of Sydney, really good travel location and the staff were incredible, one of the best hostels I've stayed

  • 22nd Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Wales
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

The fact that you can enjoy a nice glass of goon with all the awesome people staying here on a roof top overlooking Sydney, says a lot! There is always something going on if you want to go out, and if you want a quiet night you can chill in the cinema room! The staff is amazing, super friendly and helpful! A special shout out to Conor, who helped me a lot! Super nice and clean hostel with big rooms, big lockers with power plugs in them, and the best kitchen I've seen in a hostel! I'll be back!!!

  • 22nd Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Great hostel, lovely rooftop, kitchen area and movie room are all great! Stayed over Christmas and new year, and couldn't complain about a thing!

  • 22nd Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

This is an absolutely amazing hostel!!! All the staff are increadibly helpful and friendly! The hostel is located right by the central station which is ideal for getting around the city. The rooms were spacious with huge lockers and plug sockets in each lock. The hostel had different events on both in the day and night, and hosted nights out for people to get to know each other. You had to pay for the wifi, but worth it. Wifi was so fast you could stream movies. Would definitely stay here again

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there! Thanks for taking the time to leave such a great review! We will pass on your comments to the staff and let them know to keep up the good work. It is great that you enjoyed your stay with us :) Please come again some time. Cheers

89%

It was not possible to open any windows in the common space and the AC wasn't on (only fan) there so there was a total lack of oxygen. The rooms had AC though. Would recomnend anyway, very conveniently located, staff super friendly and the hostel is clean.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there and thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would recommend us to your friends. Apologies about the stuffiness- unfortunately it is a safety requirement that the windows cannot be opened but the rooms clear out once the AC is on for a while- we are able to change this from reception so if it is a problem for you just let us know :) Thanks again for your time and we hope to see you again some time- Cheers

94%

Bounce is an outstanding place. Friendly service from when we entered until we left. Daisy helped us when we arrived, helped us locate our room and the facilities. The room was well air conditioned, the lockers with power points well positioned and the bathroom well located. Our favourite point about the hostel was the rooftop terrace! So sociable and a great way to make friends, Conor and Andrew made sure of this, both great hosts! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at bounce! Best ever!

  • 16th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Northern Ireland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Thanks so much for such an awesome review. We will pass your comments on to Daisy and the rest of our staff to let them know that their work is appreciated. It is great that you enjoyed our weekly Bounce events and that the boys made you feel comfortable. Please come stay again next time you are in Sydney.

80%

It was a nice stay, thats for sure. did fall inlove with this sofia chick on my last night, forgot to get her contact details.... moral of story, Get Her Number If You Feel Something like dayummmmmm....

  • 15th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
This review makes me sad because it tells the tale of a sad young backpacker who found true love and had it ripped away from him :( I am glad that you had a nice stay though! Maybe if you have a look at the Bounce facebook page she would have commented on something? Good luck! Bounce management

86%

Modern and clean hostel with an awesome kitchen and rooftop. Good security, clean rooms and showers. Atmosphere is not that social. Beds are super creaky, please do something about that! Heavy security doors wake you up when slammed shut. Windows don't open so feels stuffy sometimes. I stayed in a horribly smelling room one time but my second room was fine. It's expensive for a hostel and extremely so 'round xmas and new year's.


86%

Many guests at the hostel seemed to be staying there for weeks (or even months) at a time, which created interesting friendship dynamics in the common areas. Somebody with a quiet personality would have trouble breaking into these groups and making friends. Otherwise, the common areas/patio upstairs was awesome, and the industrial size kitchen is great if you want to cook a meal; there is plenty of shelf and refrigerator space for food. Wifi should be included for the price.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thank you for leaving us your feedback. It is important for us to hear your point of view. Thank you for all of your nice comments about the hostel. If you ever feel excluded by our staff or other guests please come to reception and talk to us and we will do whatever we can to make you more comfortable. We encourage a family feel for all of our guests and try to get people involved in our events and activities. Hopefully we will see you again some day! Cheers

100%

Loved this place! Friendly staff, nice & clean facilities & a gorgeous roof terrace!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It is good to hear that your stay was all round enjoyable- hopefully it means you will come to stay again some day and will spread the bounce word! Cheers

100%

Staff where great, the room was lovely and clean, the addition of a travel organiser in the lobby was handy. I would definitely stay here again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Thanks for giving us your feedback and for your mention of the travel desk in our reception lounge. It is handy to have someone with all of that knowledge to get you on the best tours and trips in Aus! We would love to see you again next time you're in Sydney. Until then... Cheers!

97%

Great hostel! Very modern and clean. I loved that the lockers were big enough to fit more than just electronics, fits a whole backpack. Right near the train station so accessing the city is very easy and makes it easy to get to from the airport; also close to shops and restaurants. The staff were wonderful. Very much enjoyed my stay!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there! What a nice review :) It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay here at Bounce and that our staff were wonderful- we will be sure to let them know that they are doing a good job! Spread the bounce word amongst your friends and come see us again next time you're in Sydney. Cheers, Bounce management

100%

Bounce is the best hostel i've stayed at!! As a single traveller the roof terrace was the perfect place to meet people. Staff are excellent and really make the effort to socialise with the guests, big shout out to Connor! Thanks for a great time :)


74%

Mi room had a damp smell all the day i was there. room 102. They brought an air freshener but it wasnt enough. Otherwise the hostel was great

  • 10th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It is good to hear that you enjoyed your stay here despite your room smelling damp. We try to keep all of our rooms ventialted and smelling fresh but sometimes it is not totally achievable. Please feel free to speak to our friendly reception staff about any issues like this when staying at bounce and we will try our very best to make your stay more comfortable. Thanks again! Bounce management

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