Balmain Backpackers

Address: 673-677 Darling St, Sydney, New South Wales, 2039, Australia | Hostel
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This hostel, located on 673-677 Darling St, Sydney, is near Cockatoo Island, Activity Tours Australia, Sydney Seafood School, and Dawn Fraser Swimming Pool.
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        TravelPod Member ReviewsBalmain Budget Accommodation Sydney

        Reviewed by flickandlucy

        The best budget

        Reviewed Sep 10, 2012
        by (4 reviews) Cardiff , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

        Lovely quiet hostel, super affordable and staff are v friendly. Free brekky and wifi and cheap washing :)

        This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

        TripAdvisor Reviews Balmain Budget Accommodation Sydney

        1.50 of 5 stars Poor

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        The great Land Down Under

        A travel blog entry by yetisherpa on Oct 13, 2015

        10 photos

        ... things, like....did you know that Australia's shield features a kangaroo and an emu, both animals that are somewhat commonly eaten in Australia? We reviewed the history of Australia as a penal colony of England, the fact that its first hospital, the Rum Hospital, was built with proceeds from sales of rum, and a little aboriginal history. Because we had been in Turkey just a few days prior, the most interesting tidbit to me at this point in the ...

        Sydney Days 4, 5 & 6

        A travel blog entry by katrinagsmith on Aug 29, 2015

        1 comment, 134 photos

        ... 4 drinks each later we caught one of the last ferries home! It was great fun and so nice to see a different part of Sydney. Day 6 Although it was Saturday and we had planned not to go to the zoo on the weekend incase it was busy, the weather was so beautiful again we thought we would get the ferry over to Taronga Zoo, which is supposedly one of the best zoos in Australia. This time we did get the ferry around the corner from Darling Harbour, which was better than going ...

        Bridgeclimb, (last) jet boat and Opera

        A travel blog entry by smithputney on Aug 24, 2015

        ... took us almost to the top and another photo spot, with Opera House and City in the background. We then had to cross to the other side of the bridge as the normal route was closed for a couple of months due to bridge painting. From here we walked the last stretch to the crown of the arch - 134m above the water. The NSW and Australian flags were just above us. We learnt from Dan that the fireworks for NYE are put on a couple of days before and the climbs cease ...

        Blame the whale watching

        A travel blog entry by hazznoy on Jul 14, 2015

        3 comments, 3 photos

        ... I was on the ferry into the city and booked it. I was waiting at the bus stop to to the ferry and the bus I had been waiting for just drove straight past me. I stood up and stood by the side of the road... Could he not tell I wanted that bus? I rang up Chris and told him what happened and he laughed. Turns out in Oz if you want a bus to stop for you then you should put your hand out to make it stop. The weather this morning was ...

        Hi from sydney

        A travel blog entry by mlerch on May 18, 2015

        5 comments, 10 photos

        ... between packing I am throwing up. I try ginger ale and nothing seems to work. The captain comes on the speaker saying the waves are 15 feet to 18 feet and apparently they are coming sideways as well as north to south which is why the crashes are frightening. He says it will get better soon but it's not soon enough for me. Packing is a nightmare as we have way too much stuff for the suitcases. We can't believe all we have bought. As I feel so awful I just don't ...