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Whitley Bay, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 December 2016

After being there for over 5 weeks I can share exactly what the place has going for it and what needs to be changed. Firstly, it's main selling point which is obviously why travellers are drawn here is the price. You will not find a cheaper hostel in such an accessable location. I am a believer of "you get what...

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2016

This hostel has a few things going for it, it's a ten minute bus ride into the city centre, there's a domino's and a decent Indian takeaway down the street, the staff are very friendly and mostly made up of guests already staying there and there's a car park, which is a rare find for a hostel in Sydney. However,...

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1Thank Ben H
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Is the most filthy place I ever stayed! Is really cheap ok, but c'mon just clean sometime!!! Is not possible that in 2016 in Australia there's still a place like this! Is really disgusting! The small is terrible and full of insects and all plates with old food around! The door was missing and was raining inside and was really...

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1Thank Davide D
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Complete s***hole! I can't believe this place is allowed to be. All of the bathrooms are mangy, the two tiny kitchens don't have much to help make food, only one of the ovens works and that's s***. The doors to the balconies are broken off with just a sheet covering. The parking situation is a nightmare. The room we stayed...

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2Thank Maximilian C
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

This place was so dirty, there's no security, no wifi. We didn't even get a key to lock our door. They change the prices every time you pay. The staff are rude and will barge into your room at any time. Nothing in the kitchen worked and people stole your food. The smoking area (also the only place you may...

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2Thank Shannon P
Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Stayed here for 2 weeks. The place is dingy dirty and basically needs knocking down. No light in the shower you have to shower with the door open. The heat is unbearable with no ventilation. I woke up in the middle of the night to someone climbing on the roof and through the window of my private room, either someone...

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1Thank 864kh
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Very bad... Disgusting. Impossible to sleep, the mattress and the pillows are older than me, and the fleece blankets are too thin, the nights was so cold... In all the ground floor, you can't breath due to the humidity and the dust... Impossible to cook, no spoon, no fork, no glass...Wifi only works in the garage! Even for $10 don't...

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2Thank KarolaRS
England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2014

I dont even like the idea of giving this place 1 star. I have never stayed in a hostel before, which didn't help, we arrived after 9pm. We rang the doorbell as we were told to do, someone else left the hostel meaning we could get in, there were no signs for reception or anything so we stood waiting in...

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4Thank Linzi432
Reviewed 3 October 2014 via mobile

Melina manager has no customer service skill just a rude cow with no life the rest of the staff is ok just.... dirty drugs everywhere never try and sleep here it is noisy bathrooms never cleaned never lock properly and stink the beds are broken and some held up with milk crates the cookers and ovens and toasters don't work...

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2014

Positives- Cheap but we found somewhere in the city for the same price, and even less in a double bed dorm which was way cleaner with lockers, key cards, entertainment and closer to sydney city centre attractions. The amazing Gelato and Coffee shop nearby- not long opened, great quality gelato and coffee, served by the friendly and enthusiastic new owners...

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Additional Information about Balmain Backpackers

Address: 673-677 Darling St, Rozelle, Sydney, New South Wales 2039, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Rozelle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Price Range: ₹ 929 - ₹ 3,617 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Balmain Backpackers 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Use the bathroom on the second floor. Probably the cleanest one of the lot, Also the washing machine electrocutes you.”
benhT9302VU, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Vile area, dirty hostel, unsafe people breaking into your rooms”
864kh, 15 Feb 2016 | Read review
“We stayed on the ground floor, no windows or fan in view, and a noisy place generally. Maybe choose to stay somewhere else?!- Elephant Backpackers, The George, Easy Go Backpackers, Sydney Backpackers, there are plenty we promise! Might even be worth arriving on George Street Sydney and looking once you get there”
Gwenhwyfar_Ifanc, 10 Jan 2014 | Read review
“if you have to stay here, don't choose any ground floor room because you are closest to late night party areas and the front door with a loud alarm.”
liamandjanine, 14 Nov 2013 | Read review
“No room is quiet.”
The_Albanian_Review, 20 Jan 2012 | Read review
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