Get the real Bondi experience, backpackers welcome
Posted Apr 22, 2016
Budget accommodation in the heart of Bondi it certainly is, a hotel it is not, you get what you pay for. If you don't mind being bothered at any time of the night with conversations or partying from neighbouring rooms or buildings then this is the place for you.
When arriving at this building you are greeted by a locked gate,& no doubt a group of guests siting at the front table.Having lived in Bondi not too long ago this place will give you the true feeling of what it is like to live in a place where 20 something backpackers are the locals.
The so called manager was weird & made myself and my partner feel uncomfortable.We stayed in the private rooms out the back & when given the keys we were told that our key opens the front gate,the doors to the main building as well as our room How this magical key opens all of these while offering us privacy & security I'm not quite sure.Then an hour or so after we checked in we were told that we would have to move to the room next door the next day because there was a long term stay coming.Only being there for 2 nights it was pretty annoying to have to pack up our things & move them the next day.Especially when being out all day for work and leaving your belongings to be handled by someone else.
Both nights there were people sitting on the table just outside our room.It was really hot weather & there was only a ceiling fan and a small window, which we couldn't open due to noise,& air-conditioning made for a bad sleep.
Don't stay here.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 12, 2016 by Manager , Hotel Management
Thanks for your valued feedback. We appreciate all the kind words about the central location of our property, affordable pricing and proximity to Bondi Beach and public transport. We pride ourselves on these points.
Just for your reference, we are a boutique bed and breakfast who accommodate guests from Australia and Internationally.
It is true you are greeted by a locked gate and this is for security purposes. Most of our guests enquire about this point to ensure their security.
Unfortunately we cannot controls noise from neighbouring properties and we in fact monitor our property with no noise past 10.30pm to ensure the guests can enjoy their stay.
Being a boutique bed and breakfast, we clearly state on all websites including our own there is no air conditioning in rooms with ceiling fans supplied.