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Glebe Village Backpackers
Ranked #74 of 137 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
London, United Kingdom
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“Pretty Good”
Reviewed 17 January 2011

Having moved next door from Glebe Point YHA I was pleasantly surprised. The room was quite nice and cool - we had a relatively new bathroom, free breakfast (no frills, but who can complain) and all round a good stay. The kitchen and common outside area are nice and everyone was friendly. It is a backpackers and there really are no frills but it is pretty good. The only complaint was the rather rickety bed - get the bottom bunk if you can!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 7 October 2010

Staying at the Glebe Village Backpackers was great as it enabled me to do some of the fun touristy things around Sydney, such as:

Sydney Wildlife World
Cuddle Koalas, watch the Kangaroos & meet 'Rex' the Crocidile at Sydney Wildlife World
URL: http://www.weekendnotes.com/sydney-wildlife-world/

Fort Denison
Island Museum in Sydney Harbour has link to Titanic
URL: http://www.weekendnotes.com/fort-denison/

Contemporary Museum of Art
Contemporary Art at its most Splendid
URL: http://www.weekendnotes.com/museum-of-contemporary-art/

All this and affordable accommodation at a huge old house in Glebe, very cool and fun

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled solo
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Orange, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2010

I stayed for 3 nights to see Sydney festival. Handy to CBD and well priced with TV and free breakfast and pancakes on weekends.

Stayed January 2010, travelled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2010

This hostel was a disappointment. I stayed in the 10-dorm shared room, and found clothes, book and other assorted items strewn all over the floor. I was not informed about the system by which beds were allocated - the first night, I went for a bed that was clearly unoccupied, and was woken up by another guest saying that it was his bed. The next night, the same guest had taken the same bed I had taken, and there were no other free beds. After asking one of the staff, I had to undo the sheets of another bed and replace them with clean ones given by the staff. Unforunately this place was just too dirty, and too congested with people.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 December 2009

Having spent 3 month travelling around outback australia and sleeping in a swag, I was very much looking forward to a bit of comfort upon arriving back into the city. Well when i hit Glebe Village I wish i could have been transported back to a dusty rock in the outback! It was a hole!!!!!!! I have stayed in many hostels around australia any New Zealand and this is by far the WORST i'd had the misfortune to stumble across!
The place was filthy! The room was dark and dingy and not in the least bit how it looked in the internet photo. When i opened a draw in the room thre was a dirty plate in it and general grime in the room. The kitchen and bathrooms were also really unclean which is unacceptable. There's a guy who tries his best to keep the kitchen clean but to no avail.
Although staff were pretty friendly, unfortunately they couldn't give two hoots about the service that they offer. We had paid for 3 days and wanted out to the YHA next door (go there instead, don't put yourself through the horror of this dump!) They apparantly couldn't give us a refund for the 3 days and didn't really take any account of our complaints - the lass on the recpetion was very unhelpful.
After three days we were outta there and in the YHA next door and didn't look back - apart from when we were walking past to pity the poor people who were still enduring it!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Glebe Village Backpackers

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 #74 of 137 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
Price range (per night): $28 - $156
Hotel Class:2 star — Glebe Village Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 180
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