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Omagh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

Billabong Gardens, Newtown This hostel was very clean and well laid out, the rooms having individual lamps and plugs for each bed. However, although the staff were friendly enough when my friend and I stayed here we felt unwelcome, most people living here seem to be here long term and therefore seem to not want to speak to anyone just...

Thank Banter23
Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 10 October 2013

I stayed for three nights in a double room with shared bathroom in the terrace house, away form the main hostel with dorms and rooms with own bathrooms. I stayed in a room upstairs with no common walls to other rooms, there were only two others opposite. The room was comfortable with a tele, a fan, the mattress was just...

Thank happyveggiemite
Reviewed 19 September 2013 via mobile

Great mix of hostel and hotel. Friendly staff, great location, very clean. Cheap weekly rates! Lots of different guests. It is not a huge place, so the atmosphere is very personal if you stay a while and get to know everyone. Newtown is the best area in Sydney!

Thank Max E
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Thank you for your hospitality your location was perfect for our requirements Your welcoming & caring staff was appreciated.. We enjoyed our time at your place Deep pool centrally located in the premises, secure parking Suit self catering guests, close to lively Newton and RPA for appointments Café & Dining a step away All shopping available. Interesting walks through colonial...

Thank Marie L
Reviewed 27 August 2013

You get exactly what you pay for - nice balance between soul-less chain hostels and complete dives.. Old fashioned but kept very clean. Excellent value on weekly accom rates. Thought it would be a little bit more lively.. But so far a very good experience.. Newtown is a funky town to be in good first stop in Sydney..

Thank Cheekiero
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 August 2013

This place is good if you want to be close to Newtown but that is about it. Our room was not particularly clean and the whole place had an unpleasant vibe to it. The staff are not really that helpful and I have subsequently discovered that there are much better hostel options if you want somewhere central in Sydney.

Thank Kuvarani_PeaceRunner
Mildura, Australia
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Also stayed here whilst in Newtown for a gig at the Enmore. Have stayed at a few other places around here and found this place the best value for money. Our room was clean with its own bathroom, and very quiet. Had a really good night's sleep. It's not fancy but it has everything you need and the room is...

Thank DeborahMildura
Nelson Bay, Australia
Reviewed 23 May 2013

This was the third time staying at Billabong Gardens - stayed in the double room/shared bathroom - these rooms are set away from the main backpacker building in a seperate Victorian Terrace. Great rooms - set out really well, cozy - TV heating/fan - bathrooms clean. It has a communal kitchen and fridge and a really nice backyard/outdoor area -...

Thank MarkyMark1973
Reviewed 12 April 2013

Stayed here while up in Newtown for a gig at the Enmore, (PIL) Good basic no frills accommodation. I had a double room with shared bathroom and access to a communal kitchen. bedroom was sparse but clean. I paid $75 for the night. Contact with staff there was ok, no complaints. Quiet place, I got a good nights sleep. Very...

Thank fatbeetle
Reviewed 11 April 2013

hated this place more and more everyday the staff are extreamly rude and moody especially the woman. this hostel says they allow alcohol but hate everyone drinking and are not prepared to have noise of any kind. there are so much the backpackers here were told of for not washing up immediatly, talking to loud, playing music, having too many...

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A Bohemian inner-west suburb known for its alternative music scene, Newtown is a diverse community offering a multitude of restaurants, art galleries, performance spaces, thrift stores and bars. Home of some of the best live music venues in the city, shows can be found everywhere from the official theatres to the neighbourhood pubs. From its humble beginnings as a neighbourhood primarily known for its many Thai restaurants, Newtown has evolved into a foodie's paradise with a delightful array of highly innovative cuisines from around the world. It is still possible to eat on a budget, but if you crave a more sophisticated menu, Newtown will not disappoint.
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Address: 5 - 11 Egan St, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Newtown > Newtown
Price Range: RM195 - RM427 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Billabong Gardens 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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