Balmain Backpackers

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679 Darling Street (corner Victoria Road), Sydney, Australia

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Balmain Backpackers Sydney Reviews

derekbilldaly derekbil…
40 reviews
Cheap As Chips Mar 23, 2010
If you want to stay somewhere in Australia that is cheap....really cheap....cheap as chips....look no further.

Balmain Backpackers is about as cheap as they come. It was less than AUS $10 when I stayed with them. I didn't even realise at the time that this also included free wifi with unlimited downloads.

They had free bread stuff laid out every morning and once a week a free bbq as well as a "sausage sizzle".

Something else that was oddly free was the washing machine & dryer, nearly everywhere I stayed in Oz or NZ you had to pay in and around $6 to complete your washing.

There was a great atmosphere that could most accurately be descirbed with the word cozy yet there was an air of fun. The people staying there was an ecclectic bunch that seemed to work. They mostly worked in the city and as such this place had become home to them, more importantly they treated it like home too. So for the very cheap price and despite the bunk beds, I not only got a few new friends but was made welcome into a home.
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