Billabong Gardens

5-11 Egan Street2042SydneyAustralia
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About Billabong Gardens

Budget-friendly Billabong Gardens offers private and dorm-style rooms in the vibrant inner city suburb of Newton. 20 minutes from some of Sydney's best beaches, guests have access to an outdoor pool and courtyard, BBQ facilities and a communal kitchen.

Dorm rooms have four or six beds with female-only accommodation available. An individual outlet, storage and bed side lamp is provided and rooms have either a shared or private bathroom. Private rooms have a fridge and TV, and some rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and their own bathroom.

Lockers are free of charge, as is Internet in the TV and lounge area. Luggage storage is available and there is 24-hour access.

A dizzying choice of restaurants are within walking distance, including trendy Mary's Bar and Brewtown Cafe.

Bustling Eveleigh Market, one of the best farmer's markets in the area is a 15-minute walk from Billabong Gardens.


5-11 Egan Street, 2042, Sydney, Australia
Telephone: +61(2)95503236 | Fax: +61(2)95504352 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Modern facilities.

Areas such as the communal bathroom and kitchen seemed to be relatively new, and guests appreciated this update. Because things had been well maintained, everything was in working order and guests had no complaints about things breaking down or needing repairs.

Ideal location.

Right in the heart of trendy Newton, guests had nothing bad to say about the location. It was only three train stops into Sydney, and a popular spot for live music, Enmore Theatre, was a quick walk away.

Off street parking.

Guests were pleasantly surprised to find that they could securely park their car for a small extra fee. The neighbourhood was conducive of exploring on foot, and those who drove to get there had a handy option for leaving their vehicle.

Negative Reviews

Could be cleaner.

Many guests advised others to steer clear of the kitchen. High traffic areas simply weren't kept clean enough for many guests' taste, and several felt that cleanliness standards were far too low.

Ear plugs could be your best friend.

Although it is a small hostel, many were still bothered by the noise of other guests. Inconsiderate guests were the norm here, and little was done to enforce a noise curfew. If you plan on going to bed early or are a light sleeper, this is something to take into consideration.

Hit and miss staff.

Unfortunately some staff members just weren't made for the hospitality industry. Guests regularly reported unpleasant interactions with rude employees and felt that bad customer service overshadowed the rest of their stay.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 644 reviews across the web
7.4 /10
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    7.9 /10
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    7.3 /10
7.4 out of 10 based on 644 reviews