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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 June 2015

I've travelled to over twenty (mostly "third-world") countries and stayed in hostels most of the time. This backpacker's was definitely the worst and would never recommend it to anyone. For the price, you would expect a LOT more than filthy rooms, an uncomfortable mattress with no bedding, zero heating/air-con, prison-like amenities & rude staff. Do yourself a favour and avoid...

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Reviewed 28 May 2015

I won't complain too much because for the price I was very happy to be right on the beach. You can see bondi beach from the hostel. However, they charge money for practically everything which is unnecessary. The staff isn't that friendly. And the place is not clean by any means. I was also told that there was free surfboards...

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2Thank Emily M
Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

Worst back packers ever... Everything stunk! None of the rooms looked the the photos and on our for only two rooms would've had a view of the ocean. Service was terrible the guy looked like he needed a wash, couldn't even give respect of eye contact. Kitchen was grose, smelt of rubbish every time we went in there... Free breakfast?...

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1Thank Antoinette C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

After being recommended Boni Backpackers by a good friend of ours, we had high expectations. Unfortunately these were not met. Having stayed in Hostels in Melbourne, New York and the UK, we had a rough idea of what to expect. We knew it wouldn't be the cleanest or quietest place on earth but that was OK. However, this is easily...

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1Thank liam w
Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

This hotel is extremely untidy and dirty! In the room that we stayed in the window didn't shut, and there were stains on the floor. There was so many drunk people so it was very loud. I would recommend NOT to stay there with your family. You have to bring your own bedding or buy it. If possible avoid Bondi...

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2Thank Peter R
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 26 March 2015

you can not beat this location! smack in the middle of the strip facing the most famous beach in Australia! Our room was a mixed dorm with a view to the beach, room itself was below average to be honest! Floors were not properly vacuumed and you could basically see through the crack of the door, but its a hostel...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Location is excellent can't fault it on that! Right across road from Bondi! Although the actual hostel could do with upgrading. It's pretty rough and I didn't find it that clean! It has Quite small common room areas. 3 days was enough for me! Only 1 hr aday on wifi. It had mostly workers staying there, no events on offer....

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1Thank Nicola F
Reviewed 23 February 2015

We booked a double room for a week in this hostel . We are pretty easy and traveled across Australia , Thailand and Indonesia being in hostels but we never found a rude staff as the staff of this place . We wanted to extend our stay and we said this at the reception the day before we were supposed...

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Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

I was given this hostel when booking through Peter Pans so naturally thought it would be pretty decent - so wrong. So first of all I'd say check the hostels Peterpans give you, probably choose the ones they get the best commission from I'd imagine. The beds don't even come with a duvet!!!!! You have to 'hire' it, come on...

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1Thank Laura P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 26 January 2015

I stayed here 4 years ago, when I was backpacking trough Australia. I was planning to stay here for a week, since Bondi beach is such a nice place, ended up staying 5 months.... This hostel is great. Good location, nice facilities, friendly staff and a good common area and kitchen as well. Would recommend this place to all backpackers...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bondi Backpackers is located in the heart of Bondi Beach seconds from shops, restaurants, bars and most importantly the ONLY backpackers in Bondi Beach directly located across from the world famous Bondi Beach. We are an owner operated business that prides ourselves in offering quality affordable accommodation to travellers from all walks of life. If you are looking for the best backpackers accommodation in Bondi then look no further. Bondi Backpackers offers small dorms (4 - 6 share) - some with amazing panoramic views of the beach, triples, twins, doubles and single rooms on a nightly, 4 day and 7 day rates. We also have dedicated female only dorms. We have an onsite travel centre - Backpackers World Travel that can offer you some amazing travel packages and also a restaurant/bar on the ground level called Bavarian Bier Cafe serving up fantastic German Bier and food. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bondi Backpackers

Address: 110 Campbell Parade, Bondi, New South Wales 2026, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Sydney > Bondi
Price Range: $39 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bondi Backpackers 2.5*
Number of rooms: 56
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“get a room with a view to the beach! it will make up for any cons !”
 of 5 bubbles 594kaylas, 25 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Don't go here ^^”
 of 5 bubbles Franck117, 8 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Pay a bit extra and get the sea view room!”
 of 5 bubbles 691shanei, 16 Sep 2014 | Read review
“One of the worst accommodations int he world!! Please avoid this place.”
 of 5 bubbles ViveQuebec, 15 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Sea view rooms are worth the extra if you're only there for a short time. Nothing better than waking to see the waves crashing on Bondi Beach!”
 of 5 bubbles 0Anon, 9 Sep 2014 | Read review
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