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Wollongong Keiraleagh Backpackers

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

I can't speak for the experiences that other people had here, but my stay was surprisingly uneventful, which is fine with me when it comes to a hostel. I was nervous seeing as how a lot of reviews talked about dirty rooms and cockroaches. I room I stayed in was clean and had a pretty large ensuite bathroom (Room 9?;... More 

Thank Simone S
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67 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

This hostel is very nice. It's clean and welcoming. We only stayed a night but seemed a nice place for long term. The rooms are not massive but plenty of room And we even had a room with an en suite so a bonus. The hostel is also very close to the centre. Would recommend!

1 Thank Stephen B
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2016

If you're a backpacker and wanna have a real Australia experience, go Keiraleigh backpackers hostel in Wollongong. Most nights there's a open fire. There's a lovely garden with Balinese beds to hang around. Beaches are in ten minutes walk from the hostel. Go for a walk to the lighthouse, harbour, city center, do you're groceries, everything is within walking distance.... More 

Thank shlomitb932
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2016

The sign on the door says 'Cash Only', the fridge has plenty of room, and the beds are cheap. If you're sick of overpaying for a space to simply exist between adventures, this is the accomodation for you. It's in the centre of town, near the beach, and there are a few lazy curly coated retrievers out the back. The... More 

Thank lewistemplar
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Already the outside front of the house looks poor and needs maintenance asap. The smell in the house is disgusting, especially in the kitchen where cockroaches and flies are going to be your best friend while your staying. I'm not speaking of just one cockroach and a handful of flies.. The kitchen is overrun of flies and cockroaches :/ It... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 16 August 2015

I have previously stayed in an en-suite room a few years ago, and kept to myself. This year I was in a share room. None of the powerpoints in the bedroom worked, and there were one of three plugpoints in the bathrooms if I wanted to charge my phone or laptop. The kitchen is often full of cockroaches or flies.... More 

Thank Tara D
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

The only redeeming quality of this backpackers was that the rooms were warm (in winter) and clean. The staff was neither helpful nor a hinderance but the kitchen... It was a mess, and there were cockroaches and flies everywhere. Went to get a drink in the night and there must have been 30 of them on counter

Thank Richard O
Wollongong, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 4 June 2015

An attentive, courteous and charming Australian family own and run it, and raised 5 children here. Which makes it home to them, and indeed it feels like a home me. I love being here. It is absolutely eclectic, in a good way, and very safe. is located such that it's a short walk to any type of store you're looking... More 

Thank OnePointO
1 review
Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

Older style place with the added charm of feeling like you are in bali with its balinese style backyard/outdoor area. It has a very relaxed and chilled vibe about it. I found everyone including staff to be very friendly and helpful, infact i stayed longer than i originally planned. Its great for people travelling either alone or in groups, especially... More 

Thank Chantelle P
Brighton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2015

This place could be so nice if it only was cleaned and given a reno! We've been in Australia 11 months and we have never seen so many roaches as in the Keiraleagh kitchen. There was even a bird that flew in a couple of times which then was followed by the owners dog who chased the bird around narrowly... More 

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Additional Information about Wollongong Keiraleagh Backpackers

Address: 60 Kembla St, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Wollongong
Price Range: €40 - €68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“Room 9 was good.”
 of 5 bubbles simonesM5970OU, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooftop bar in city center is great place to grab a beer.”
 of 5 bubbles shlomitb932, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Nothing over looking the back as some guests stay up drinking late & are very noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles lazor2013, 15 Jan 2015 | Read review
“just don't go there”
 of 5 bubbles vivivivit, 6 Nov 2014 | Read review
“had room on top floor, heard no noise, was great”
 of 5 bubbles 61janenea, 23 Oct 2014 | Read review
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