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“Don't bother- very rude host” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bendigo Backpackers

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Bendigo Backpackers
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Don't bother- very rude host”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2011

Can relate to Teresa M's comments after having a similar experience. I also was confronted with a rude and unprofessional host who raised his voice at me and was not very understanding at all. I wouldn't even bother with this hostel, there are so many more professional and friendly establishments in Bendigo.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2011

Things have certainly changed at Bendigo Backpackers, and NOT for the better. I made a booking through booking.com for Sat 5 Nov 2011 for myself (a 67-y-o woman) and my 13-y-o granddaughter back in September. I rang on 3 Nov and Graham told me he had never received my booking. He shouted and swore and told me that booking.com was 'a load of [--]'. I rang customer service at booking.com and they confirmed a) that I had made the booking and b) that they had received an e-mail from Graham confirming that he had received the booking. Long story short, my granddaughter and I arrived on 5 Nov to find the smoke alarm blaring throughout the house. Graham shouted and swore at me again, this time in front of my 13-y-o granddaughter, and accused me of 'sabotaging' his alarm system. I told him I did not smoke and had not done anything to his alarm system he called me a liar. He continued shouting and swearing at us until my granddaughter (who was terrified) ran out of the house in tears. We moved to a motel and will never go back to Bendigo Backpackers, and I would advise others not to patronise it either.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2004

We have friends from interstate looking to stay in Bendigo from Easter for a few days. Their request a 'cheap and homely hostelery' Our e-mail request to Buzza was answered promptly and a reservation made. By comparison with some ***** establishments we've attempted to book with recently, in capital cities, you'd be hard pressed to find more obliging or helpful people. Well done Buzza! Bendigo has needed a decent Backpackers for years -you've taken the plunge and deserve the praise! Best wishes Penny and Cled Davies

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Additional Information about Bendigo Backpackers

Property: Bendigo Backpackers
Address: 33 Creek St South, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia (Formerly Comfort Backpackers Australia)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Greater Bendigo > Bendigo
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 18 Speciality Lodging in Bendigo
Price range (per night): $34 - $69
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bendigo Backpackers has family, Double, single and male and female Dorms. It has a capacity of 26 beds and is suitable for school and sporting groups, who can book the whole hostel for their own EXCLUSIVE USE! Bendigo Cinemas, Golden Dragon Museum, Central Deborah Gold Mine, Discovery Centre, cafes, restaurants, Art Gallery, is a few minutes walk. ... more   less 
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