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Surfside Bondi Beach Backpackers

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6.4
Good 648 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 5.5
  • Security 6.2
  • Location 8.6
  • Staff 7.0
  • Atmosphere 7.1
  • Cleanliness 4.9
  • Facilities 5.4
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6.4
Good 648 Total Reviews
  • Value For Money 5.5
  • Security 6.2
  • Location 8.6
  • Staff 7.0
  • Atmosphere 7.1
  • Cleanliness 4.9
  • Facilities 5.4

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10th Mar 2017
4.6

If you don't mind showering & peeing with roaches or having them crawl on the table in the common room while you're eating then you won't mind staying here. If it wasn't for the awesome location I wouldn't have lasted 3nights. The wifi wasn't working the whole time and they "had no idea why." the lady who cleans the bathroom in the morning was throwing buckets of bleach water that splashed everywhere while I was trying to brush my teeth. Don't stay here! You're better off sleeping on the beach

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 6.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 3 reviews
7th Mar 2017
6.6

The wifi is a bit of an issue as you only receive 2 hours free per stay but it doesn't actually last the 2 hours. Therefore if you are there for a couple of days you need to buy data, this was a bit of an inconvenience. There seemed to be a lot of drama at the hostel during our stay with girls fighting to the small hours.

    • 6.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
4th Mar 2017
3.4

Rude, condescending staff members. Made you feel very unwelcome. Arrived at 4pm and front desk was closed, seemed very layed back and at their own pace. Place was also very dirty

    • 4.0Value For Money
    • 2.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 2.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 4.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Female, 31-40
  • Novice Nomad
  • 1 review
4th Mar 2017
8.9

Great cheap accommodation, great staff, atmosphere was happy and chilled. Only negative were the bathrooms, they were in need of cleaning, perhaps providing a rubbish bin would eliminate paper towel and general rubbish being left around. Otherwise a good experience!

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 6.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 3 reviews
23rd Feb 2017
9.1

Brilliant atmosphere, everyone gets together and drinks and makes you feel welcome! Staff are lovely!

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Germany, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
22nd Feb 2017
9.1

Stayed here for some of nights and have no idea why this place has not even better ratings.. the stuff is amazing (wanted to stay an extra night in the end, but they were already booked out, so they let me sleep in the tv room), their is a clean and big open kitchen were you can prepare your own food and an amazing backyard, where everybody chills at night. also amazing for meeting people, cause its so nice to hang out the location is SO good. Best street with cafes, shops, 1min to the ocean

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Australia, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 3 reviews
8th Feb 2017
4.0

The staff were not very friendly, facilities were quite filthy and the atmosphere wasn't that great. Quite a sterile hostel. Would not recommend to an international backpacker looking for the typical Aussie experience (coming from a true Australian). However, the location is 10/10

    • 2.0Value For Money
    • 6.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 2.0Staff
    • 2.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • Novice Nomad
  • 2 reviews
7th Feb 2017
5.1

Overpriced for what it is. Says they have a tv room yet you can't use as people actually get put there to sleep in. Room was tiny and filthy. No lockers in room as well as door to room never being locked. Shower facility very grim. Would not stay there again. Staff were nice though.

    • 2.0Value For Money
    • 4.0Security
    • 8.0Location
    • 4.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 6.0Atmosphere
    • 2.0Cleanliness
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina, Female, 18-24
  • Novice Nomad
  • 3 reviews
5th Feb 2017
8.0

It was good! Its a hostel for people that like to have some drinks and meet people! The only thing its that the reception is closed most of the day so its very hard to make really early o late check-in or out!!! Hard to call and get a response. But as long you dont have any troubles with this.. I would go there again.

    • 8.0Value For Money
    • 8.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 6.0Facilities
    • 8.0Staff
    • 8.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness
29th Jan 2017
9.4

Good hostel - friendly and helpful staff - great location - close to all shops and the beach - slept well - would recommend.

    • 10.0Value For Money
    • 10.0Security
    • 10.0Location
    • 8.0Facilities
    • 10.0Staff
    • 10.0Atmosphere
    • 8.0Cleanliness

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