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Summer House Backpackers Reviews

153 Forbes Street, Wooloomooloo, Sydney, Australia

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81%

Rating
22 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 68%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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83%

Great breakfast includes original Nutella!!! Very nice place to stay.


60%

It wasn't that good, bad atmosphere! (9.9.2014)

  • 8th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


46%

Really dirty dirty dirty there are insects in my bed... Also some staff is rude.

  • 26th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

In terms of value for money this is the place, i have stayed in 3 other hostels in Sydney, this is by far the best. Great location to everything, free breakfast, free WIFI, comfy beds. What more could you want. Just finished/finishing a big renovation, new and upcoming, this is the place to be.

  • 25th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Under reconstruction but soon to be THE hostel to stay at in Sydney. a fun bunch of travellers, great atmosphere, super friendly staff, fast wifi, cheap and well located. I was sad to leave!!

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


91%

New owner, very nice and careful staff. I highly recommend it !

  • 21st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

The hostel is under new ownership and a lot of improvements are underway. Once they are done this place will be close too 100% rating. A great price for what you are getting. The hostel is easily accesible by train from the airport or shuttle (free). Only a 20 minute walk to the opera house it is well located. Highly reccomennded. Always a party but quiet enough to sleep by 10pm


80%

The hostel is going through renovations at the moment so can be a bit chaotic but the staff are so helpful and friendly they made up for any inconvenience. There's something going on or some suggested trip every evening. I've decided to stay longer as I'm enjoying it so much. Hoping there are plans to renovate the toilets/showers on the ground floor as they are the only aspect letting the hostel down for me (blocked drains, doors which don't lock, etc).


80%

I'm really conflicted about this hostel. It's being completely refurbished which is why it's so cheap now. The owner obviously understands backpackers as each bed as it's own power outlet and there's free wifi throughout all the dorms. Staff were also great. However it is already clearly becoming a "house share". It's full of long-term people who make a bit of a mess in the kitchen and don't seem to be too welcoming of outsiders which makes the stay pretty crappy if traveling alone.


80%

Hostel is under construction, price is really low. Location is very good and staffs are very helpful. People in my room are all very nice~ just need a bit improvement on the bathroom. Everything is great.


80%

Up and coming hostel Needs work but is well on the way to greatness Great staff with a great vision Made my kings cross trip


89%

Perfect place to stay in Sydney. No long-term travelers, well, not the annoying kind trying to make up their own rules. Hostel is renovating the place but hostel is ready to sleep in. Reception wasn't done yet when I arrived but didn't matter. Staff was friendly and trying to help where they could. Wifi is fast and free, breakfast was free . Clean showers and rooms and cool garden where they prepared a BBQ the night I was there. I would def. go back.


91%

Enjoyed my stay here! Staff are very helpful, dorms are clean with plenty of space, good facilities, location is excellent and great value for money. Going through a refurb at the minute but the owner is careful that it causes minimal interference to any of the guests. No complaints.


89%

Nice place, good location and excellent price. Will definitely go back.


89%

When we stayed at this hostel it was still under renovation, but despite that it was always clean and the staff certainly made up for any shortcomings in what was currently available. After arriving early for check in we were upgraded to a 4 bed. We were also given really good tips and stuff to do around the city which was all really useful. We decided to stay longer because of the accommodating staff and great location. Can't wait to come back when it's fully done!

  • 23rd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)




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