We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Westend Backpackers

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Westend Backpackers
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

403 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 359: English reviews
Start your review of Westend Backpackers
 Click to rate
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good location is the only benifit of this backpackers. The staff kept silent even I already approached the reception until I said something, not like another backpackers I stayed, the staff just smiled and said "Hi. How can I help you today?" when I was just nearby. Not sure if this backpackers has free wifi or not, because the staff...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Shirley91188
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No cleaning for days and rubbish bag sits on the floor with smelly food etc. place is dirty, a real unhygienic place and a health and safety hazard. Photos on the website is untrue and falsely advertising. I have stayed in many backpackers and this one is terrible compare to all backpackers i have stayed in. I will never tell...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Nomineta L
Landshut, Germany
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The building has no maintenance. It looks like terrible outside and also inside. The shower of our bathroom didn't close properly, so you can hear the water all the night every night because they have any maintenance. There were just only jung people around 25 making parties and drinking every day from 7 pm till 11 pm. The music was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank scz22017
Tom C, Front Office Manager at Westend Backpackers, responded to this review

G'Day, I'm sorry to hear that you have not enjoyed your stay with us here at Westend. In regards to the shower not closing in your room I must ask if you alerted reception to this issue. We have a 24 hour maintenance team on call to respond to any issues and we would have been able to quickly rectify...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Overpriced, dirty as hell, very probably unsafe, poire facilities. It is like the owner is waiting the building collapse for the insurrance . Not really well located and ambiance from poor too trash Poor free internet.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ambroise-Olivie... L
Tom C, Front Office Manager at Westend Backpackers, responded to this review

G'Day There, I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay with us here at Westend. I'd like to assure you that our property is safe and the minor disruptions you experienced in regards to our facilities are as a result of our ongoing renovations to make our property even better! As for our location we are located in...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The front desk was polite and helpful. The room smelled and had paint chipping from the walls. Seems like there were renovations happening but overall the building just feels neglected. There was a weird charm to it but it mostly feels like the owners being cheap. Good in a pinch and if you're the ratchet type but otherwise, wouldn't go...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Liam L
Tom C, Front Office Manager at Westend Backpackers, responded to this review

G'Day Liam, Thank you for taking the time to leave some feedback in regards to your stay with us. I'm glad to hear that you found our reception staff polite and helpful throughout your stay! As you mentioned we are currently in the process of undergoing renovations to make our property even better but I will be sending our Maintenance...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Arrived in Sydney and checked straight into Nomads and couldnt be happier with my experience there! Really easy to find from central station as it was a short walk and had a massive sign and some cool flags out the front! I travelled here alone so didnt know anyone in the city and was a little bit nervous, but from...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Zoe G
Tom C, Front Office Manager at Westend Backpackers, responded to this review

G'Day Zoe, Stoked you had a fantastic stay with us here at Westend! We can't wait to see you next time you're back in Sydney! ` Cheers, Tom

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked in here for 3 nights and had to leave after 2. Most horrific 2 nights of our lives. Dirty bathrooms with towels on the floor soaking up leaking sink pipes, dirty showers with no locks. A room sleeping 32 people which smells of a combination of feet, sweat and damp, mouldy air. Also a leak in the roof which...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank amy p
Tom C, Front Office Manager at Westend Backpackers, responded to this review

G'Day Amy, I'm sorry to hear that you didn't have an enjoyable stay with us here at Westend Backpackers. In regards to the cleanliness of your room and bathroom facilities I can assure you that we do clean and check these facilities periodically throughout the day but in this case it sounds as if this was not to a satisfactory...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights in Sydney. Great location. Hostel itself...my dorm had cockroaches all over, the staff don't seem to clean as there was stuff in the room that didn't belong to any of us all over the only table (due to cockroaches we were reluctant to touch it not sure what we'd find), one lift was already broken...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank claj16
Tom C, Front Office Manager at Westend Backpackers, responded to this review

G'Day, Firstly I'd like to thank you for taking the time to leave some feedback regarding your stay. Feedback is a great way for us to address issues and work to ensure they do not happen again. In regards to the cleanliness of the room I'd like to apologize that it was not up to the standard expected and have...

Stirling, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i stayed in the church room which is 32 bed dorm, it was messy, smelly and noisy. Sadly it was all they had when i booked, I really wouldn't do it again. Other parts of the hostel were clean. The staff were very helpful however.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank theworld10
Tom C, Front Office Manager at Westend Backpackers, responded to this review

G'Day, Thank you for taking the time to leave a few notes about your stay with us here at Westend Backpackers. I can understand that the 32 Bed Church is not for everyone but must ask if you let the reception staff know as we will always do our best to accommodate any issues with rooms during your stay! I...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at nomads for just one week. When I arrived the reception there were only nice people. They helped me with everything, all my wishes came true. I got a free upgrade from a six bed dorm to a four bed dorm, because the aircon wasn't working. I got everything I needed. There was one guy, he told me...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank alisonroberts7
Tom C, Front Office Manager at Westend Backpackers, responded to this review

G'Day Alison, I'm stoked to hear you had an amazing stay with us here at Westend and in particular had nothing but positive things to say about the staff on Reception! I hope you have an amazing time in Australia and drop back in next time you're in Sydney! Cheers, Tom

113 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (94)
Viewed
Room/Suite (19)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Other (65)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (19)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Viewed
Other (18)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Sydney hotels
Maze Backpackers
#30 of 136 in Sydney
656 reviews
Central Business District
Base Backpackers
Base Backpackers
#20 of 136 in Sydney
614 reviews
790 on George
#44 of 136 in Sydney
198 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Surry Hills
Big Hostel
Big Hostel
#7 of 136 in Sydney
394 reviews
Chinatown
Railway Square YHA
Railway Square YHA
#12 of 136 in Sydney
327 reviews
Wake Up! Sydney
#4 of 136 in Sydney
1,278 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nomads Sydney, Westend Backpackers is located right in the center of the CBD, just a stone throw from Central Station and right in the hub of Sydney's' best restaurants, shops and Bars . We're also only a 15min walk from the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge! Our aim at NOMADS Sydney is for you to have a brilliant time and to leave with a smile on your face and a bounce in your step. We have dorms of all sizes ranging from private rooms to our infamous 32 bed dorm "The Church", as well as excellent facilities and legendary staff whose job it is to ensure you have a wonderful time. We focus on providing you with more than just a bed with daily and nightly activities organised for you. There's never a dull moment during your time here , whether it's partying VIP style with us at multiple bars or enjoying a chilled movie night whilst stuffing your face with free popcorn in our tv lounge, there's only one thing you won't want to do while staying at Nomads Westend, and that's leave. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Westend Backpackers

Address: 412 Pitt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Footprints Westend)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Price Range: ₹ 1,369 - ₹ 6,519 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Westend Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 90
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Priceline, Hotels.com, Expedia and HostelWorld so you can book your Westend Backpackers reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Westend Backpackers Hotel Sydney
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Westend Backpackers staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“You got what you pay, think twice before you book”
 of 5 bubbles Shirley91188, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“No tip to give”
 of 5 bubbles nominetal, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't go there”
 of 5 bubbles scz22017, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Keep expectations low.”
 of 5 bubbles liaml411, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Sleep on the streets first!!”
 of 5 bubbles Y6680NDamyp, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
5 of 5