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Chili Blue Backpackers

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The guy on the front dear with dark hair was soooo rude !!! I'm all for cheap places and just putting up with things because it's cheap and I get that! But everything stunk Iv never felt so uncomfortable and for the first time I had already payed for my two nights and I just left and booked somewhere else....

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So when you read all the reviews on here you think you're going to enter the armpit of the earth BUT, you really are getting what you pay for. The building isn't the best but its certainly not the worst. It truly is the crowd that's there while you are that makes the hostel messy if it happens to be...

Thank Reeve H
Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This Hostel is a disgrace for Australian standards. It is smelly, pillow cases unclean, private rooms small and hot. No evidence of a fire escape from the room we booked. We were promised 3 single beds by "Discover Australia" and found when we got there that they do not have these requirements. We went to the room and Googled another...

Thank deirdrepen
Reviewed 26 March 2017

On walking into the hostel we were told to wait 5 minutes which turned into 15 while they changed shifts, they were just standing there talking. It's not hard to hand over keys and check people in. We also noticed that people bags were just pilled up by the front door so it's not very safe if you want to...

2Thank Libby W
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Honestly this place is the worst place I have ever stayed in my entire life, and I lived in Asia for 6 months. First of all let's talk about the management... the two guys that work there, are actually a joke. So they both call themselves managers, but clearly have never had any experience in customer service in their lives....

Thank BethBaxter123
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Chili Blue was my first hostel during my travels through Australia and I really liked it. It's a great place to start off and discover all the city has to offer. The staff has a good network and helped me finding a job. I also met a lot of cool people. The hostel offers free dinners during the week (BBQ,...

Thank FrauBerlin
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 October 2016

My kind of place, but probably not for everyone. Young crowd gives it some life even though I am getting on in years and can't keep up. Free breakfast was pretty good and the free dinner (domino's pizza) was a bonus.

Thank normpowers1967
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 27 October 2016

About the dingiest, dirtiest and dustiest place to stay on planet earth. After inspecting the premises I decided not to remain there for even one night. At the reception I asked for a towel and was informed by "Lenny" (he had to think about his name for a few seconds) that they had run out and even if there was...

2Thank James H
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 September 2016

The worst hostel ever. Could be better, if the staff wouldn't be telling lies all the time. We booked and payed for 10 bed room. I have a feeling that there is NO 10 bed room, just smaller ones. We were placed to the 4 bed room, size smaller than prison cell, smell worse. Toilets and showers are clean, kitchen...

4Thank jhomolka
Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I have stayed there about 2 months. It is a decent place, a lot of longtermers, and you will for sure find someone to party on with everyday. On the downside, most rooms are quite closed, and some have no windows. But it was alright since I was in the room for changing and sleeping. With the staff, there is...

1Thank Ramzy K

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE NEW MANAGEMENT AND RENOVATIONS HAVE BEEN UNDERGOING SINCE MAY 2014 Comfortable, clean & central. What you are looking for? Welcome to ChilliBlue - the perfect place to base yourself in Sydney. Whether you are coming for a night or two or staying for months you will find that Chilli Blue will provide the warm friendly, clean and comfortable home away from home that you have been looking for. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chili Blue Backpackers

Address: 144 Victoria St | Potts Point, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: $24 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Chili Blue Backpackers 1.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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“Don't choose any room - if ours was an general indication of quality.”
deirdrepen, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Just don't stay here”
libbyw815, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Fix the front computers!”
normpowers1967, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“A window fly screen to keep out vermin. Also a decent bar fridge and not one that chills 1 degree below room temperature.”
jameshB5992NV, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“No matter what you pick, you will get to anything else.”
jhomolka, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
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