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Glebe Village Backpackers
Ranked #78 of 142 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
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7 reviews
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“WORST THAN ANY HOSTEL IN THE WORLD and i'm not kidding”
Reviewed 12 February 2012

We are travelling around the world so we have seen almost everything when it comes to accommodation. But we never saw such a hole. We stayed one week cause we paid as we arrived and could not get a refund. They are rude, impolite, and dirty like the place. People were smoking weeds in the morning and were talking to nonesense to us while we were trying to have breakfast ( that we bought cause the kitchen is sooooo awful and i stayed in Green Tortoise in S.F so I'm not picky :)!!!. There is only one bathroom for all the Rooms and most of the guests have a really low level of cleaness.
JUST DONT GO. I'm sûre you can do a better us of those 90$.
The owner has a desk in a room downstairs that smells urins and we saw the " new " beds outside under the rain without protection and being dried in the sun. It's à pitty cause the building is nice.

  • Stayed November 2011
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elizaglebe, Manager at Glebe Village Backpackers, responded to this review, 29 May 2012
Thank you for your review, we're working on these issues and appreciate you bringing them to our attention.

I would like to say, however, that the mattresses that were outside were actually retired beds that have since been removed and recycled. They most certainly were *not* new or ever going to be used for our guests.

We have shared bathroom facilities on every floor, as well as an additional shower and toilet block on the property. If you required help locating other bathroom facilities the staff would have been only too happy to help.
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Reviewed 19 December 2011

I was very disappointed about this, on the website, well looking Guesthouse. The staff is unfriendly, the rooms expensive and the bathrooms old and dirty! I payd 90$ for a double, without bathroom, no free wifi, and the breakfast for free is ridiculous - toast and hot water! D'ont go there! The only good thing is the area.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 December 2011

Dont really need to say much else apart from THIS PLACE IS RIFE WITH BEDBUGS! The kitchen is OVERUN WITH COCKROACHES AND RATS and the FACILITIES ARE POOR. Management need sacking and the place needs a serious overhaul! AVOID AT ALL COSTS!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Wangaratta
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

This backpackers is in the same "chain" as "The Nunnery" in Melbourne which I rate highly. So I thought it would be safe bet and booked my stay. Big mistake. The moment you enter the reception area which it littered with tourist flyers you can see the disregard for their customers. Sydney is a pretty interesting place but your likely not to see any evidence of that here, posters for yet more crass wet t-shirt contests etc.
The backpacker working for their keep behind the counter gave me my key but couldn't tell me where my room was and didn't seem that interested either. Actually an air of tired boredom permeates the whole place. What a waste of an Victoria era heritage building. The place is ugly, musty and uninspired. If you plan a stay here make sure you have a full schedule of activities planned so you do not have to spend much time on the actual premises. Oh and I didn't even mention the cold showers......

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 October 2011

My room had bedbugs, and both the room and guests that live there smelled funky. It may look inviting on the outside, but it's really not a great place to stay. "Decay" is the word that fits best.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Glebe Village Backpackers
Address: 256 Glebe Point Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Glebe
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #78 of 142 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
Price range (per night): $24 - $152
Hotel Class:2 star — Glebe Village Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 180
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