The Village Glebe


Covered outdoor dining area
Communal Kitchen
Communal Kitchen
TV Lounge



(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "The Village Glebe" at 256 Glebe Point Road.)


256 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, シドニー, New South Wales, オーストラリア
-33.874394, 151.182351 (accuracy not guaranteed)
+61 2 9660 8133
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The dirtiest showers and toilets I have ever seen
Honestly, I would never step my foot there again. Balls of hair on the shower floor and stinking smell all around the hostel. Very friendly staff but that place is a mess.
Age 28, Australia
  Good and Nice Place.
Age 32, Sri Lanka
Safe and friendly roommates
Safe and friendly roommates.
Age 25, Hong Kong SAR
Doing the bare minimum for your dollar.
This backpackers is in the same "chain" as "The Nunnery" in Melbourne which I rate highly. So I thought it would be safe bet and booked my stay. Big mistake. The moment you enter the reception area which is untidy with generic tourist flyers you can see the disregard for their customers. Sydney is a pretty interesting place but you are not likely not to see any evidence of that here, posters for yet more crass wet t-shirt contests. The backpacker working for their keep behind the counter gave me my key but couldn't tell me where my room was and didn't seem that interested either. Actually an air of tired boredom permeates the whole place. What a waste of an Victoria era heritage building. The place is ugly, musty and uninspired. If you plan a stay here make sure you have a full schedule of activities planned so you do not have to spend much time on the actual premises. Oh and I didn't even mention the cold showers.
Don't go the bathroom
The private rooms are cute and funky, not bad for $65. Comes with a TV, desk, chair, bedside table, bed (which is not that comfortable for more than a few nights, unless you like sharp springs poking into your back) and clean linen/towel. Nice high ceilings, big window over-looking a few trees, floorboards, a heater, even a mirror (always handy), clean and tidy. Glebe itself is awesome if you want a nice, peaceful, quiet place to come back to after a busy day of traveling around noisy, chaotic places in Sydney and I would highly recommend staying/living here. In fact, I liked Glebe so much I'm even considering moving here after my stay. The Thai place a few doors down is really good too, if you want cheap, good quality, delicious food. As far as the hostel itself goes, I found it really quiet and lovely the first night I was there. I thought the rooms were just really well insulated but I was VERY wrong. That was only because I arrived on a Sunday when people were more relaxed I guess. By Tuesday, it was raining heavily all day so had to stay inside. The other people were so noisy, MY GOD. All day long you hear them shouting, ranting and raving, doors being slammed continually throughout the day. So it was really horrible, definitely not peaceful at all. Having said that, I don't think the sound insulation is good at all, I think whether or not you have a peaceful stay is determined by the day that you arrive and the kind of people you have staying in the next room. Considering I rented a private room, I think this is very disappointing, because I didn't get the peace, quiet and privacy that I was promised on the website. Then again, I don't frequent hostels often so I can only imagine how terrible it would be elsewhere. If you just want a bed to sleep in for a few hours after a full day of sight-seeing I guess it's alright. But if you are stuck inside all day because it's raining outside, don't expect to be able to hear yourself think or have a moment to relax while there are loud, obnoxious, inconsiderate lunatics ranting and raving next door. Also, you definitely DO NOT want the room next to the bathroom. Take my advice on this one. Which brings me to the bathroom -- my God. You would be better off holding it in or going to the pub down the street unless you want to catch some horrible disease. The bathrooms are just ATROCIOUS. I don't think they have ever been cleaned. There are two disgustingly filthy showers covered in mould, dirt, urine, hair, and no doubt countless microscopic parasites/germs etc that have most likely built cities in there. I really think you would be better off not showering. In the same room is one toilet, yes ONE, (for like 10 rooms?!) with a door that barely closes and no 'occupied' sign so people are regularly interrupting you/trying to force open the door while you attempt to evacuate your bowels. Not fun. Unless you want to be constipated for days. The service was inconsistent. The first person I spoke to (a lady) was just so lovely, friendly and helpful, it was unbelievable. She went out of her way to help me. But then the next morning there was another guy at reception who was rude, arrogant, and unhelpful. So again, depends on your luck. Also, they do regular ‘room checks' which I find highly irritating. I didn't know this was a boot camp. Why do they need to check the rooms? While you are paying for the room it is yours and they should stay the hell out. I understand why this may be required for the dorms but it shouldn't be necessary for the private rooms. So yeah, all in all, the room is nice, but unless you don't mind not showering/going to the toilet and want to hear doors slamming and annoying, loud shitheads all day, I would probably not recommend it. Would be much better if they had the toilets and showers in separate rooms and also if there would be separate facilities for males/females. You definitely don't want to be showering while another person is taking a sh*t right beside you and you can hear/smell it. And we all know that females are much cleaner. The last thing you want is to be putting the urine-covered toilet seat down every time you need to go to the john.
Good hostel
Nice place with cool outside area, but no sufficient lockers.
Average, kitchen opening hours 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
if it goes about this hostel itself, it was ok. i have spent a week in there. there are few cons though. firstly, the kitchen is opened only between 7:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. secondly, there were no lockers in the room. unfortunately, i have had one problem connected with the shuttle to airport, meaning i had it booked (at the hostel reception) at 6:15 a.m., waited twenty minutes and it did not appear at all.
  nice location however the service was not quite up to other hostels' standards.

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