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Sundancer Backpackers Resort
Wellington, New Zealand
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“My favourite place to be in WA”
Reviewed 14 December 2011

Great place to stay either short or long term. Friendly service by the manager, night manager & all bar staff. I wouldn't trust many of the other bad reviews, as most of them seem to be written by older people who would be ill suited to a fun, vibrant party atmosphere. Yes the kitchen may be unclean during certain times during the day, but that is because it is in constant use. Same with the showers. The staff do their best to maintain the cleanliness throughout the day, despite what former reviewers have stated. A decent sized pool for swimming on the hot days. Great location in the city centre, with a supermarket within walking distance & a great Cafe just across the road. I would stay here again in a heartbeat! Thanks to Jay & Julia (And George the handyman) for making this a unique stay.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

I stayed here with my dad and partner for 1 night. We have stayed in some lovely backpackers hostels in the past that have been clean, basic and have had great amenities. This hostel though was disgusting. When you enter the foyer, the walls smell of old food. We were asked to collect a fluffy blanket (which hasnt been washed since the last guests) off the floor of the foyer on the way up to our room. The building is 3 storeys high with a nice big staircase... but the stairs are sticky and dont look like they have ever been washed. Our room had a double bed with a single bunk on top. The walls were covered in brown smears and there were old fitted sheets hung on the walls to cover up the boxed-in internal window. We had a very narrow window overlooking the rooftop below that was covered in wine bottles, and the flyscreen was ripped out and flapping in the breeze. We had a small ensuite bathroom which was so unclean we had to ask reception for a bottle of disinfectant to clean it ourselves. I have never felt so unclean and unhappy with somewhere to stay. Please dont stay here - it is so gross!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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london
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Reviewed 25 July 2011

had loads of fun at sundancers in 2010!! shame they kept a few idiots stay there! but overall really cool staff and good bar! good home feel, and has a swimming pool which is great for the really hot days! loved it and would recomend it.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 30 May 2011

This is the worse hostel we have stayed thus far. Thank goodness we only stayed for 1 night back in March 2009. The shared kitchen and bathrooms were filthy! As if that wasn't bad enough, we couldn't sleep in peace the whole night because of the noise (there was no house rules to keep noise down in the hostel after hours.

The only good point is their location. It is just a 10 minutes walk from the hostel to Shed C, a jetty where you take a ferry ride to Rottnest Island.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 January 2011

Stayed with a few mates for a couple of nights in a dorm upstairs.
Centrally located in Fremantle.
I love cooking and eating with friends......they;ve got a big kitchen and long group tables outside for dining.
Hostel looks quite funky and colourful......a few spots need a touch up of paint but that's about the worst of it!
Basically good spot ot meet people and see Fremantle from.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Sundancer Backpackers Resort

Property: Sundancer Backpackers Resort
Address: 80 High St, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Greater Perth > Fremantle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 24 Speciality Lodging in Fremantle
Price range (per night): $19 - $78
Hotel Class:2 star — Sundancer Backpackers Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This funky backpackers is located in a beautifully restored 110 year old heritage building situated in the heart of Fremantle. It's many features include large spacious rooms, SWIMMING POOL, cheap bar, 24 hour access, open plan kitchen with 4 separate cooking stations and numerous fridges, laundry, free pool tables and FREE WIFI. In the best cafe and entertainment area, close to all amenities, right near the famous Fremantle Markets, Bathers Beach, Maritime Museum & Sailing Boat Harbour. ... more   less 
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