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Sandnes, Norway
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Worst hostel I've been in. Smelly and dirty carpets, a lot of hair and dirt under the bed. It's unbelievable that they get guest's, we fled after one night. Location was very good. Rest is crap. Full of baby cockroaches on the bathroom, didn't see there parent's.

Thank Roger B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

They don't change the duvet cover in the rooms !!!! I stayed there almost 2 weeks, lift got problems and you can get stuck inside. Kitchen with insects, rooms small and dirty. Staff not great at the reception, especially the ginger girl. She treat really bad the guest and spent her time to laught with colleagues. You are MAD if...

Thank Charlène L
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Showers hardly functioned, i produce more pressure from my urethra and my urine would be atleast warmer and sterile. Common space filthy. Most stove tops broken. Kitchen filthy. Ate dinner with a cockroach running accross feet. Beer and booze botles, food and rubbish left all over common spaces. 1/2 elevators functioning - barely, waiting up to 20 mins for it...

Thank Casey T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saying that this is the WORST hostel accommodation is an understatement. The photos featured online are MISLEADING, Nomads is a pretty reputable hostel chain and should seriously do something about this Sydney Pitts Street branch. 1. Tiles in bathroom broken and dirty 2. Maggots and flies everywhere in toilet, sanitary bin isn't cleared and more flies and stench would come...

Thank Pearlyn Y
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the worst hostel I've ever stayed at absolutely disgusting. Smells like mould, drywall falling off, bugs everywhere, our shower door fell off. Two fridges were out of order, kitchen was always dirty, the elevator worked maybe 1.5 days out of 5. And Ophir bathroom door didn't lock and fell off the slider at one point. Don't stay here

Thank 166crw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

+: location -: not clean, terrible kitchen, ancient elevators, a bit expensive. The air in our room was terrible. People did not wash what they used in the kitchen - annoying. Shared room with some terrible brits, as well.

Thank Morten H
Epernay, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible backpack... You can realise it at the first step you'll put inside .. disgusting, smelly, unfriendly, dirty ... the place to absolutely avoid !!! To be honest I wasn't staying here I was coming here to see a friend. I can't believe people can run places like that without any shame.. and I'm very happy I didn't choose this...

Thank Alice L
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I have stayed here for well over a month now and can safely say nomads westend is the worst hostel I've ever had the misfortune of staying in. The rooms are in a state of complete disrepair, the housekeeping staff DO NOT do anything, the lifts are ancient and in urgent need of replacement (nomads has 13 floors and the...

Thank Ben F
Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed in a number of Nomads while in Australia because it was part of my "tour up the East Coast" package I did with a tour company. TBH, I don't know if I'd pick these if I had a chance... The location in Sydney where I was in a mixed room 6--> PROS: - location: it was central to...

Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Possibly the worst nomads hostel we have stayed in, and we have stayed in about 6+ along the east coast. We were on the 8th floor, and it was a lucky day if one of the lifts were working as this was a rarity. I resulted to cooking a pot noodle on the last night because of how dirty the...

1Thank Elle P

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • 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 Nomads Sydney

Address: 412 Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Footprints Westend)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Wheelchair access
Price Range: $32 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Nomads Sydney 2*
Number of rooms: 90
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Westend Backpackers Hotel Sydney
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“Just don't stay here!!”
 of 5 bubbles alex17242, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“want a room closer to the middle, the elevator stopped at all of those floors”
 of 5 bubbles 470emn, 9 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Great for a few nights stay, cheap and great location”
 of 5 bubbles brockym2016, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Dangerous for your health to stay in any of the rooms or floors.”
 of 5 bubbles vigdisb2016, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Don't bother and as for the rating terrible is a high mark for this hell hole”
 of 5 bubbles N2010DTsamc, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
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