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Billabong Gardens

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Brisbane, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Alright for a few nights stay if you have things to do in Newtown The rooms are dark but I did not spend the day in there only to sleep All in all would stay again if had work again up there. Nice happy staff

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the minute I walked threw the closed gates of this hostel it felt like a prison, I don't normally stay hostels but I thought for the price I'd give it a try for a few nights,sad to say I'd rather sleep in a box in a park. Went to reception area and tried to check in, it was 12...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in a 6 bed-dorm for a couple of nights. Staff mood is mixed, from friendly to almost ignoring (speaking to a friend on mobile was more important). Not much space in the room and quite run-down/ dirty, en-suite bathroom was surprisingly clean. Mostly longtermers occupying most of the space in room and kitchen (no left space for others to...

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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This hostel is very run down.. as soon as I walked into my room it stank of sweat and felt like I'd just walked into a dump. All the people in the room were long term workers so all there belongings were across the floor and the place just looked a tip. Empty bottles and tea mugs laying around with...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Good location minutes from King Street, plenty of restaurants, shops and bars. The room was good and the ensuite was new. Front reception person was friendly and helpful. Would stay there again if in the area.

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The staff were very welcoming and kept things clean. The rooms were a bit small, but better than some previous hostels I have been in. The pool was also a great addition. Its yards away from many great restaurants and only a 30 minute walk from the city center.

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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

There is only one word I can use to describe this hostel. HORRENDOUS. If a dark, smelly, germ and bed bug ridden room is what you're after, then this is the place for you!! You are woken daily by the cleaner who hoovers around all the obstacles on the floor, therefore only cleaning 30% of floor space. Old food, clothing,...

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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

If it's location you are after this place is it. It's easy to drive to and just up the road from the Newtown train station (three stops from central station). We stayed in an ensuite room and the shower was great. Only complaint was the paper thin walls and very average beds. Although not used the hostel did have a...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed here Oct 2015 as well and I've loved it more the second time. Got a double room, ensuite, with an extra single bed. Modern bathroom, heater, own TV. Very clean. Only a small hostel, which is great. Secure parking available, for a bit extra a night. Guy on reception very accommodating and extremely nice. Shared kitchen gives you...

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Bangalow
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a triple room with private ensuite. Very clean and comfortable amazing shower. For the price this exceeded my expectations. Is a hostel so some late night and early morning noise of people moving around but not excessive. Onsite secure parking for $10 in Newtown also a major plus!

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A Bohemian inner-west suburb known for its alternative music scene, Newtown is a diverse community offering a multitude of restaurants, art galleries, performance spaces, thrift stores and bars. Home of some of the best live music venues in the city, shows can be found everywhere from the official theatres to the neighbourhood pubs. From its humble beginnings as a neighbourhood primarily known for its many Thai restaurants, Newtown has evolved into a foodie's paradise with a delightful array of highly innovative cuisines from around the world. It is still possible to eat on a budget, but if you crave a more sophisticated menu, Newtown will not disappoint.
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Additional Information about Billabong Gardens

Address: 5 - 11 Egan St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Newtown > Newtown
Price Range: ₹ 2,795 - ₹ 6,409 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Billabong Gardens 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Don't pick any room”
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“Room 9 easily accessible.”
lorandkath, 10 Jun 2016 | Read review
“room 21 ladies ;) Balconyyyyyyy”
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“I stayed in the annex house, on the ground floor (room number 4, I think!)”
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