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Info Hub2023-06-13T14:21:05+00:00
FESTIVAL OF THE WINDS/SEPTEMBER 20242023-11-11T13:14:27+00:00

Festival Of The Winds

Sunday 10th September 2024 11am – 4pm @ Bondi Beach on the Beach!

Who would have known back in 1978, when a group of wind energy champions decided to run a kite festival on Bondi Beach, that the Festival of the Winds would be born and end up as one of the biggest and most loved kite flying festivals in the world!

In 1978, Glebe local and Sydney University student, John Silk’s interest in wind energy led to his fascination and love of kite making and flying. John, along with several of his friends, decided that it would be great to run a kite festival and decided that Spring at Bondi Beach was the best time and place to launch their idea. On 10 September 1978, 45 years ago, the first Festival of the Winds took off!

NOISE & PRIVACY2023-05-12T10:10:52+00:00

Sleeping Guests v Noisy/Disrespectful Guests

Many of our guests work very hard and 7 days a week. Many work early and get up at 5am, similarly many guests work late and sleep later. Everyone needs their sleep so, be respectful to one another.

Therefore, all areas in our building are quiet areas from 10pm to 10am every day and it’s very important to us that you know where you can chat, take calls, be social etc. Those areas are downstairs near the kitchen which is the furthest place from the bedrooms.

Please sit here with phones or laptops, please hang out here, please chat here and only go upstairs to use bathrooms or to go to bed. Extremely quiet areas are the entrance alleyway, the stairs, the landing, the area around the stairs, the corridors/hallways and bathrooms.

If you are being disturbed, please don’t suffer, get up and get this sorted now. Tell those making noise to move downstairs, you will be doing yourself and many other guests a favour.

Carla is our live in manager and she is in room 11 if you need her to intervene on your behalf.

Please also let the office know the next day so we can address any issues. Take a picture of those disturbing you so we know who to talk to next day.

I hope you understand what we are trying to do. We all need to sleep.

Thanks for reading

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

SMOKING2023-05-12T10:02:45+00:00

Smoking & Marijuana

Smoking Cigarettes

  • Please smoke outside in the courtyard from 7am to 10pm.
  • From 10pm to 7am we have to close and lock our courtyard doors so the only option is the street.
  • We ask that you do not smoke or hang out inside the entrance alleyway at anytime as there are bedrooms above.

Smoking Marijuana

  • You like to smoke marijuana that’s great, we are happy for you, however we ask you don’t not prepare or smoke marijuana inside or outside our premises.
  • You will get a strong reaction from us that usually means you can no longer stay and have to leave without any refund.
  • We don’t want a confrontation with you so to avoid one and  please go to the beach.
  • If you have marijuana with you, please keep it hidden.
  • We don’t want to see it or smell it!

Thank you for reading.

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

 

COVID 192023-05-12T10:09:36+00:00

Covid19

As we have common areas & share facilities, it is important to look out for each other.

Let us know if you or any other guests have any symptoms and we can help you out with the next steps.

Please remember to use the hand sanitiser provided when you enter the building.

The main aim is for everyone to be able to continue to work, earn money & play too.

These simple steps will allow you to continue to do so.

Thank for reading

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

FREE SYDNEY TRAVEL GUIDES2023-05-12T10:11:50+00:00

Great Days Out with Free Travel Guides

We want you to explore Sydney using bus, train and ferry having the best experiences whilst staying at Bondi Beach Backpackers.

Let us help you with ten travel guides which are also located on the wall to the left of the reception. You can take photos of the guides or see them below

All start & finish in Bondi Beach, all incorporate bus, train & ferry and walking!!!

All have been written & done many times by myself and my family as well as literally thousands of guests since our opening in 1996. All have been written with the intention of giving you a great day out.

Here they are….

Enjoy!

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

ASSISTANCE / HELP2023-05-12T10:14:31+00:00

We Are Here For You 😎😎

Come to desk 8am to 1pm and 5pm to 8pm, call or text any issues from 7am to 10pm.

We will answer phones for emergencies outside of these times. A $80.00 charge applies for non-emergency calls. We need our sleep.

Emergencies are: You or another guest are seriously hurt or in serious danger, police or ambulance have been called or are required, the building is on fire, major water or gas leaks

Non emergencies are: I’m locked out (please knock on the door), I need change (go to the nearest open business), my plans have changed (please text or email).

Thanks

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

BAG STORAGE2023-05-12T10:24:15+00:00

Day Bag Storage & Hanging Out

After check out please feel welcome to store your bags & hang out up to 1pm or for $10 extra you can stay longer, store bags, take a shower, use kitchen, use surfboards, Wi-Fi etc.

After 8pm we charge another night. Please let us know what time you are going so we can make you comfortable until that time.

Overnight Or Long Term Bag Storage

We are happy to store your items over night too.

$8 per item per night or we can do a better deal for a longer storage times.

Let us know what you need.

Thank you.

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

 

 

TOWELS & POWER BANKS2023-05-15T10:59:35+00:00

Towels

Forgot your towel or need a second one. We can help. $15 to buy, $2 to rent per night/$15 deposit.

Power Banks

If we had to recommend one item to have whilst travelling this is it. Power points/sockets will not always be available everywhere you go and these devices fill the gap perfectly.

Unfortunately, our building is old and was built before mobile phones were around therefore we don’t have enough power points in each bedroom for everyone.

Our electrician has quoted a figure too large to put a power point next to each bed. We have power points all over the building including kitchen, dining, common area but to fill the gap we have power banks for sale and to rent.

We charge it for you during the day in reception so you can charge your phone at night on your bed.

Also great for interstate bus travel, airplanes, buses, trains and ferries. We cannot recommend them enough when travelling. $49.99 to buy, $2 to rent per night/$49.99 deposit.

Thanks

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

 

CHECK OUT INFORMATION2023-05-12T10:45:34+00:00

Check Out Time is 10am 😎👍

We need to clean and prepare so charges apply after 10.30am. See information on staircase or read on.

You are checked out when…

  1. Everything you own has been removed from the room and is downstairs at reception.
  2. Your key has been returned to a staff member at reception or pushed through key drop in an envelope with your name on.
  3. Your bedding has been brought to reception (bedding is pillow with pillowcase on + doona with doona cover on + fitted sheet)

We need all three please.

Good to know…

  • If you leave items in the room or with friends, you are not checked out. Result: You pay another night. Its not cool to leave your belongings anywhere but downstairs where they are safe.
  • If you vacate the room but leave bedding on, we don’t know what bed you have vacated: Result: You pay another night. its not cool to make us guess what bed to make. Please don’t make us guess.
  • If you walk away with the key we cannot check in the next person. Result: You pay another night. Please don’t take the key. We need it, you don’t need it. Please give it back by 10am.

Early Check Outs

  • If you can let us know the night before by 8pm great. We will guide you through the simple process.
  • If not that’s ok, bring down all bedding and leave on bench seat opposite reception. Take belongings with you or leave them in TV room. Put key in an envelope found next to key drop, write name and room number on envelope and push through key drop.

Late Check Outs

  • Are subject to availability and available to 1pm and 5pm and small charge applies.
  • Please request this before 10am. If you check out after 10:30am another full night is charged.
  • Communication with us solves all issues. no communication results in another full nights charge.

Just so you know, we don’t want to charge you another night. We want to turn beds and rooms over for incoming and current guests.

We only have housekeeping staff for short periods of time, they often have other jobs to go to so please check out on time.

Thanks for reading.

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

$1 PER NIGHT EXPLAINED2023-05-12T11:00:02+00:00

From The Deposit…

We charge $1 per person per night. This allows us to offer services & facilities that we could not offer otherwise including…

Meals/Food:

We do BBQ’s often. In the winter months we do a Spaghetti Bolognaise (usually Mondays) and a Chilli Con Carne (usually Thursdays). We will let you know on the Whatsapp group.

From Reception

Surfboards, bodyboards, skateboards, snorkels & masks plus bike storage, lockers, sim cards & sun cream too.

Wi-Fi: No time or data restrictions like some places, we invested in the best NBN Wi-Fi

Tourist Information: We have 10 one day tourist guides & 4 one day driver guides plus 10 road trip guides.

Employment Services: Please ask if you are looking for work. We will help you with a bank account, tax file number (TFN), sim cards, resume templates and tweaks, training courses, all that you need.

Discount Vouchers: We have many vouchers designed to give you discounts all over. These include Pizza, Burgers, Gelato, McDonald’s, Hungry Jacks, Subway, KFC are included as well as big discounts for Zoo, Aquarium, Sky Tower & Wildlife.

From Kitchen

Tea & coffee (24/7) plus rice & pasta (during office hours)

Washing Up: We will do the majority of the washing up for you. We are happy to wash plates, bowls, mugs, glasses and cutlery. Please place in tub next to sink. All we ask is that you wash your pots, pans, colinder’s & utensils and please wipe up any mess.

Finally…

Many items you can still use after your stay with Bondi Beach backpackers has finished. Please ask for vouchers so you can use them in the future. If you are driving a vehicle, please download to your phone all the one day and interstate road trip guides.

We under stand that not everyone will use them all but all use one, two, three or many. We put a lot of time and energy into giving you way more than most places offer plus having someone do your washing up for you is awesome!

Enjoy!

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

YOUR KEY2023-05-15T22:10:18+00:00

Your Key

Yes we have physical keys. Old Skool!

They work, no need to come to reception because your key card was wiped by your mobile phone.

Your key opens the front gate & your bedroom.

Please keep it with you as life is harder without it and we are not always there to open the door for you.

If you lose your key please come to reception.

Thanks

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

WI-FI & CONTACT INFORMATION2023-05-15T11:08:16+00:00

Wi-Fi

Our Wi-Fi has no time or data restrictions and is available throughout the building.

The network is: BBB Free Wi-Fi,

The password is currently: bondi2021

Contact Information

Our address is 35a Hall Street, Bondi Beach, NSW 2026

Our phone number is 02-9365-4900

Our email address is info@bondibeachbackpackers.com.au

SYDNEY PUBLIC TRANSPORT2023-05-17T07:22:06+00:00

Sydney Public Transport Information

Sydney has a network of bus, train & ferry.

You can purchase an Opal card which is cheaper or tap your phone which costs more but is more convenient.

Tap on at the beginning of your journey & tap off at the end of your journey using the Opal card or phone. This way you pay only for the distance you travel. Big fines if you cheat the system so beware.

For Bondi Junction, Paddington, the City, Circular Quay, The Rocks, Opera House or Harbour Bridge stay on the 333 or 380 bus all the way, it cheaper this way.

For Edgecliff, Kings Cross, Martin Place, Townhall or Central Station take 333 or 380 bus to Bondi Junction & train from Bondi Junction to your stop.

The 333 & 380 buses go from the beach side of the road, near corner of Campbell & Hall street.

If you need more please ask or go to www.131500.com

I hope this helps

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

RESUME/CV HELP2023-05-12T11:10:04+00:00

Happy To Help You With Your Resume/CV

Most will have a Resume or CV from your home country.

Allow us if you wish to make suggestions and help you tweak it so its perfect for Australian employers.

We can print it too for a small charge.

Some will be wanting a Resume or CV written from scratch.

That’s fine too, happy to help.

We cannot write it for you but we do have templates we can email you so you can adapt to make it your own. A great starting point.

Come to reception and ask us to email you the template which is in Microsoft Word.

You can then adapt it to suit.

I hope this helps you.

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

PARKING YOUR VEHICLE FOR FREE2023-05-12T11:12:43+00:00

Parking your Vehicle/Free Parking

I suggest you come to our address first (35a Hall Street Bondi Beach) to drop bags off, check into the room & then park the car. It’s easier for you this way.

Once at our location put 20 or 50 cents in the meter. This will give you 20 or 50 cents worth of time as well as 15 extra minutes grace period, more than enough time to get keys & drop bags.

The 24/7 free parking is about a 4 minute drive & a 8-10 minute walk back. You will be walking past supermarket, bars, shops cafes & restaurants. Please see shaded area on the map.

Parking around no.3 (marked on map) is our suggestion as walking back along Gould Street is safe, easy & will bring you back to Hall Street as they intersect.

The building located at no.3 has the address 74 Blair Street, Bondi Beach. Here is the link…

https://maps.app.goo.gl/pzFNxnp79S8cnF5x8

Please note that the free parking area is a residential area so very safe for your vehicle & to walk to & from.

I hope this helps

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

FOOD RECOMMENDATIONS2023-05-12T11:22:37+00:00

Great Food Recommendations

Chargrill Charlie’s

Is hard to beat. A wide range of home cooked meals. The have chicken, vegetables, salads, desserts, Burgers. Located at 144 Curlewis Street on corner of Gould and Curlewis street.                                      Here is the link https://goo.gl/maps/nEGjnbUbXpt8GzLR6

Gelbisons Italian

Awesome pizza & pasta (and my personal favourite place to eat). Located at 10 Lamrock Avenue. Here is the link https://maps.app.goo.gl/nYywub5ygWYKBJTy6

Hurricane’s Grill

For amazing steak, ribs, salads. Located at 130 Roscoe Street.                                                                        Here is the link https://maps.app.goo.gl/VwzT2FpwTE6TrnQC8

Bondi Tony’s Burgers

Are damn good with or without a beer. Located at 1/144-148 Glenayr Avenue.                                          Here is the link https://maps.app.goo.gl/aVge7SY5buMYFj4k6

Show your key and say you are staying with Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers for 20% off.

North Bondi RSL.

Good food & cheap drinks with amazing views of beach & ocean. Located at 118 Ramsgate Avenue.      Here is the link https://maps.app.goo.gl/voUtDVVPVGUg7jBu9

Bondi Icebergs.

Good food and drinks with amazing views. Located at 1 Notts Avenue.                                                        Here is the link https://maps.app.goo.gl/at6EFezR4McwZpDi8

Enjoy, they are all fantastic

If you know a good place to add to the list please let us know.

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

BANK ACCOUNT2023-05-12T11:27:33+00:00

Bank Account

We recommend the Commonwealth Bank at Bondi Beach.

They are the best and can be found every everywhere in Australia.

Its easy to recommend this bank as we bank with them too. Easy with good internet banking.

Find the Commonwealth Bank at 100 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach open 9:30am to 3pm weekdays.

It’s just 3 minutes walk and 210 meters away. Click the link https://goo.gl/maps/e8ijKkdNGm4NgRV36

You can use our address which is 35a Hall Street Bondi Beach NSW 2026.

I hope you will find this helpful.

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

NRL NATIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE/MARCH-SEPTEMBER 20242023-11-11T13:14:51+00:00

NRL National Rugby League

The Sydney Roosters are based in Bondi Junction and all home games are local. The South Sydney Rabbitohs are city based.

We recommend that you hit a game during your stay. Its great sports action.

For tickets click here https://premier.ticketek.com.au/

Enjoy!

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

DIRECTIONS USING PUBLIC TRANSPORT2023-05-17T07:05:17+00:00

Directions

Let us help you get from A to B

Bondi Beach to Circular Quay

333 or 380 bus from beach side of Campbell Parade goes to Circular Quay. Change for Ferries to popular destinations such as Watsons Bay, Rose Bay, Manly, Olympic Park

Bondi Beach to Mid City &/or Central Station

Option 1

333 or 380 bus to Hyde Park, walk to Central Station. Click link for directions

Option 2

333 or 380 bus to Bondi Junction. Train through Edgecliff, Kings Cross, Martin Place, Townhall & Central Station. Jump off at Martin Place for Mid City. Change at Townhall for trains to North Sydney. Change at Central Station for Airport, all train lines, many bus routes, many light rail routes.

Bondi Beach to Watson’s Bay

380 bus from shops side of Campbell Parade (please make sure bus says Watson’s Bay not North Bondi) will take you all the way to Watsons Bay.

Bondi Beach to Manly Beach

333 or 380 bus from beach side of Campbell Parade goes to Circular Quay. Ferry to Manly

 

 

 

ONE DAY ROAD TRIP GUIDES2023-05-15T11:02:43+00:00

One Day Trips In Your Own Vehicle Or By Rental Car.

We want you to explore Sydney’s surrounds having the best experiences whilst staying at Bondi Beach Backpackers? Let us help you with four awesome “included” guides.

All have been written & done many times by myself and my family as well as literally thousands of guests since our opening in 1996.

All have been written with the intention of giving you a great day out.

Choose from….

Go West with a trip to the Blue Mountains. Click the link BLUE MOUNTAINS ONE DAY ROAD TRIP

Go North with a trip to Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Palm Beach. Click the link NORTHERN BEACHES ONE DAY ROAD TRIP

Go South with a trip to Royal National Park which includes, Wedding Cake Rock, Wattamolla & Garie Beaches, Figure 8 Pools & Stanwell Tops. Click the link ROYAL NATIONAL PARK ONE DAY ROAD TRIP

Go South again with a one day trip to Minnamurra Falls and Carrington Falls. Click the link MINNAMURRA & CARRINGTON FALLS ONE DAY ROAP TRIP

Enjoy!

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

BAR RECOMMENDATIONS2023-05-12T12:59:29+00:00

Great Bar Recommendations

The Bondi Hotel

The Bondi Hotel has been there since 1919 located at 178 Campbell Parade serves food and drinks till 4am. Just 4 minutes away and 350 meters its worth a visit. Here is the link for directions https://goo.gl/maps/ViosMEpz2QhK97n4A

Check out deal, specials and What’s On here https://www.maloneyhotels.com.au/whats-on-2

The Beach Road Hotel

If you want to watch sports, eat, drink, play pool and have a great afternoon/evening/night this is the place. Its great on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and Sunday afternoon, evenings and nights. Its located at 71 Beach Road, Bondi Beach, its 8 minutes and 650 meters away. Here is the link for directions https://goo.gl/maps/c5URYMF1jLzjR41M6

Happy Hour Monday to Friday 5pm to 7pm. Daily food specials too

Check Outs What’s On https://beachroadhotel.com.au/

The Royal Hotel

Old school bar that rocks since 1907. Its open, loud and fun. Good beer and good food and good times. Located at Bondi Road just 15 minutes away and 1km away. Its worth the walk up the hill. Here is the link for directions https://goo.gl/maps/vkyv3DxPWYfwxVaL9

Check out What’s On This week here https://merivale.com/whatson/this-week-at-the-royal-bondi/

Bar 34

Located at 34 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach. Bar 34 is a small and personal cellar bar with live music most nights. Just 6 minutes and 450 meters away. Here is the link for directions https://goo.gl/maps/N6g588hofRjnmDv67

Curly Lewis 

Popular bar, busy and fun. Located at 102-106 Campbell parade, 3 minutes and 200 meters away. Here is the link for directions https://goo.gl/maps/5byzBPTRCSgD7k5w7 

Website doesn’t sell it well but its 3 minutes away, go check it out.

Ravesis Hotel

Cool joint with good drinks food sports and live music. Located at 118 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach its just 2 minutes and 120 meters away. Click for directions https://goo.gl/maps/s4UT69C7n4rRAAV59

Check out What’s On here https://hotelravesis.com/nightlife/

North Bondi RSL.

Good food & cheap drinks with amazing views of beach & ocean. Located at 118 Ramsgate Avenue.      Here is the link https://maps.app.goo.gl/voUtDVVPVGUg7jBu9

Bondi Icebergs.

Good food and drinks with amazing views. Located at 1 Notts Avenue.                                                        Here is the link https://maps.app.goo.gl/at6EFezR4McwZpDi8

Enjoy, they are all fantastic, have a good night and stay safe.

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

TAX FILE NUMBER2023-05-12T11:33:25+00:00

Tax File Number

You need a tax file number to work in Australia.

We can do this at no charge if you want us to.

Please come to reception and ask, bring your passport too.

I hope you will find this helpful.

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

AFL/AUSSIE RULES FOOTBALL/MARCH-SEPTEMBER 20242023-11-11T13:13:35+00:00

AFL Aussie Rules Football

The Sydney Swans are the local team and all home games are local.

We recommend that you hit a game during your stay. Its great sports action.

For tickets click here https://premier.ticketek.com.au/

Enjoy!

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

SUPERMARKETS & BOTTLESHOPS2023-05-12T11:41:54+00:00

Supermarkets & Bottle Shops in Bondi Beach

Supermarkets

We have three supermarkets.

Woolworths is a national chain supermarket and has everything you would expect and will be cheapest but its furthest away from Bondi Beach Backpackers. Woolworths is 5 minutes walk and 400 meters away. Here is the link for directions https://goo.gl/maps/enYJh9ZV8qVeKQ5aA

Harris Farm Markets is closer, best for eggs, milk and bread and fruit and vegetables. It has lots of specialized products too. Harris Farm Markets is 2 minutes walk away and only 130 meters away. Here is the link for directions https://goo.gl/maps/jXwK9p3V5CGkc5zV7

IGA Supermarket is also a national chain supermarket, it’s the closest but more expensive on some items. The IGA supermarket is 2 minutes walk away and only 110 meters away. Here is the link for directions https://goo.gl/maps/MACbYLuyz4B3pWyGA

There are bigger supermarkets in Bondi Junction, A massive Woolworths and a massive Coles. I don’t think its worth going specifically but easy to go there on the way back from the city.

Bottle Shops

Bottle Shops are places to buy beer, wine and spirits etc.

There are many bottle shops in Bondi Beach.

The closet is Bondi Beach Cellars located at 50 Hall street. its 2 minutes away and 110 meters.            Here is the link for directions https://goo.gl/maps/sFHSJxSZCMrM2Rk88

A popular one is BSW (Beer, Wine, Spirits) located next to Woolworths and only a 5 minute walk and 400 meters away. Here is the link for directions https://goo.gl/maps/enYJh9ZV8qVeKQ5aA

They can also be found as part of the Beach Road Hotel and part of the Bondi Hotel

I hope this helps

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

 

FREE INTERSTATE ROAD TRIP GUIDES2023-05-12T11:46:13+00:00

Free Interstate Road Trip Guides

We have written road trip guides in colour with descriptions and photos of places and why they are great to visit.

The guides cover all of Australia and Tasmania.

You can download for free from our website for free. Here is the link, take a look, https://bondibeachbackpackers.com.au/road-trip/

They will recommend awesome places of interest and stop you going to places that offer little or nothing.

It will save you valuable fuel. Check it out, you have nothing to lose.

Enjoy & safe driving.

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

MEDICARE CARD2023-05-17T03:58:10+00:00

Medicare Card

In Australia there are 2 kinds of doctors, those that bulk bill (free because government pays the doctor) and those that charge you.

To see a bulk bill doctor you need a Medicare card.

If you are from UK, Belgium, Finland, Malta, Netherlands, NZ, Norway, Republic of Ireland, Slovenia or Sweden it’s free.

Click this link to download the Medicare enrolment form https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/ms004

We are happy to print this for you for a small charge.

You can use our address which is 35a Hall Street Bondi Beach NSW 2026.

I hope this helps

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

 

SUPER RUGBY (UNION)/MARCH-SEPTEMBER 20242023-11-11T13:15:20+00:00

Super Rugby (Union)

The NSW Waratahs are the local team and all home games are local.

We recommend that you hit a game during your stay. Its great sports action.

For tickets click here https://premier.ticketek.com.au/

Enjoy!

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

BANKS & ATMS & MONEY EXCHANGE2023-05-17T05:01:28+00:00

Banks & ATM’s & Money Exchange

Banks

Just the Commonwealth Bank in Bondi Beach located at 100 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach. Its 3 minutes walk away and 210 meters. Here is the link for directions https://goo.gl/maps/DFoBcGN7aCBZmdt96

We recommend this bank not because its the only one in Bondi Beach. You will find the Commonwealth bank everywhere, the websites good and it does its job well.

In Bondi Junction you can find a Commonwealth Bank, Westpac Bank, ANZ Bank and NAB Bank.

ATMS

There are 2 we recommend.

The cheapest in terms of fees, depending on what card you have would be the Commonwealth Bank located at 100 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach. If you have a Westpac, ANZ or NAB card there are no fees. Its 3 minutes walk away and 210 meters. Here is the link for directions https://goo.gl/maps/DFoBcGN7aCBZmdt96

The closest is ATM X located 2 minutes walk away and 160 meters at 81 Hall Street, Bondi Beach. Here is the link for directions https://goo.gl/maps/Asqamkn7x63unwYi9

There are other ATMs in shops, bars and hotels but they often come with small fees.

Money Exchange

The best and cheapest is Travel Money OZ with 4 locations, one of them just 63 metres away from Bondi Beach Backpackers.

Bondi Beach, 17 Hall Street, Bondi Beach , NSW 1300 658 062. Click link to see directions https://goo.gl/maps/tCj2E7swS9fiLeGR9

Bondi Junction, 500 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction 1300 658 081. Click link to see directions https://goo.gl/maps/4RNG4nmNuJDtBUVE8

Mid City Centre, 197 Pitt Street, Sydney 1300 035 797

Broadway, Shop G23, Broadway Shopping Centre, 1300 658 169

I hope this helps

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

 

RSA CERTIFICATE2023-05-12T12:03:31+00:00

Responsible Service of Alcohol Certificate

If you want to work in bars, nightclubs and some restaurants & cafes you need this.

We recommend Edway Training, they are the best.

Here is the link www.edway.edu.au

I hope you will find this helpful.

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

MOBILE PHONES2023-05-12T12:06:39+00:00

Mobile Phones

I’m personally with Vodafone so it’s easy to recommend.

There is also a Vodafone store 2 doors down from Bondi Beach Backpackers so problems can be fixed easy.

Other options are Optus and Telstra plus a ton of online ones.

Free Vodafone and Optus sim cards on reception wall, just help yourself.

You can get credit at the post office or the Vodafone shop or online

I hope you will find this helpful.

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

CITY TO SURF FUN RUN/AUGUST 20242023-11-11T13:14:08+00:00

City to Surf Fun Run.

Participate In The World’s Largest Fun Run From Sydney’s CBD To The Iconic Bondi Beach.

Its on Sunday the 13th August 2024.

check out the link city2surf.com.au

If you run its awesome, if you watch its also awesome but you feel guilty you didn’t participate.

The bars, pubs and hotels are full after the race with runners and visitors. Join in!

DISCOUNT VOUCHERS2023-05-12T13:48:44+00:00

Discount Vouchers

We have vouchers from local businesses and tourist hotspots.

Here is what we have

Food

Deals for Dominos Pizza, Hungry Jacks, Bondi Tony’s Burgers, Fish and Chips and Gelato

Fitness

Enjoy a 3 Day Gym Pass Free. Scan the QR code at Bondi Beach Backpackers reception

Tourist Hotspots

$8 bucks of the Aquarium, Sydney Tower & Sydney Wildlife

$10 of Sydney Jet Boat

15% off Taronga Zoo tickets

Tattoos

$20 off your tattoo @ Bondi Ink located at 72 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach, 4 minutes and 280 meters away. Click link for directions https://goo.gl/maps/oecifWY1oJ8sdWg27

Enjoy!

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

POST OFFICE2023-05-12T12:08:29+00:00

Post Office in Bondi Beach

This is easy, it is next door to Bondi Beach Backpackers. no link required.

I hope this helps.

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

WHITE CARD CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE2023-05-12T12:10:25+00:00

White Card Construction Certificate

If you want to work in construction you need this.

We recommend Edway Training, they are the best.

Here is the link www.edway.edu.au

I hope you will find this helpful.

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

GUNS 2 ROSES/16TH DECEMBER 20232023-11-11T13:15:45+00:00

Guns 2 Roses @ The Manning Bar

Guns @ Roses are a Guns N’ Roses cover band playing Saturday 16th December 2023. Staff and a group will go. Please join us.

Click here for info & tickets https://manningbar.oztix.com.au/outlet/event/ea5bcbae-e62f-4903-9632-43590dcc1303?Event=162484&utm_source=www.manningbar.com&utm_medium=CV_site

OTHER TRAINING COURSES AVAILABLE2023-05-12T12:12:17+00:00

Other Training Courses Available

We recommend Edway Training, they are the best and have courses in everything.

Here is the link www.edway.edu.au

I hope you will find this helpful.

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

VIVID LIGHT FESTIVAL/MAY-JUNE 20242023-11-11T13:15:59+00:00

Vivid Light Festival

Vivid Light Festival Sydney is an annual festival of light, music and ideas, held in Sydney.

Its starts from May 2024 to mid June 2024

It includes outdoor immersive light installations and projections, performances by local and international musicians, and an ideas exchange forum featuring public talks and debates with leading creative thinkers.

SCULPTURE BY THE SEA/OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 20232023-11-11T13:16:14+00:00

Sculpture By The Sea

20th October 2023 – 6th November 2023

Sculpture by the Sea returns to the Bondi to Tamarama Beach coastal walk as the world’s largest free to the public sculpture exhibition in 2023.

The spectacular coastal walk will once again be transformed into a 2km long sculpture park over three weeks featuring more than 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world.

Call 02 8399 0233

Click the link info@sculpturebythesea.com

ROBBIE WILLIAMS/NOVEMBER 20232023-11-11T13:16:24+00:00

Robbie Williams 

Thursday November 16th 7pm Sydney Football Stadium

Click here for tickets https://premier.ticketek.com.au/

 

SNORKELLING GUIDE2023-05-24T03:19:19+00:00

Snorkelling Guide

The snorkelling in Sydney is awesome. Here is a guide for you

Enjoy!

Rich @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

FITNESS RECOMMENDATIONS2023-05-17T12:25:49+00:00

Fitness Recommendations

Wanting to stay fit and active whilst travelling, then Bondi Beach is the best place to be. Bondi Beach is renowned for its active lifestyle. There are dozens of top-quality gyms around Bondi Beach to help you stay on track.

Outdoor Gym/Street Workout Park

Looking for something free with a stunning view of Bondi Beach while you train, then the Bondi Beach outdoor gym is the place for you. The Bondi Park Outdoor Gym is in Bondi Park, located next to the North Bondi Surf Club over looking the beach. This gym has calisthenics equipment in a hub designed for strength training. It’s 10 minutes and 800 meters away. Click this link for directions https://goo.gl/maps/K7LxYwmAVpxGJndX9

Fitness First

There are two fitness first gyms located in Bondi Junction both offering state of the art gym equipment. Fitness first is a popular gym with 60 gyms based around Australia. They provide a variety of memberships that can provide access to all the gyms, a range of classes such as reformer Pilates and 24/7 gym access.

Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness is another popular gym located in Bondi Junction. The gym is known for its flexible hours as its open 24/7. Well-equipped with modern equipment and members praise the gym for its affordable membership fees, which make it accessible to everyone.

BeachFit Bondi

They are in partnership with F45. The F stands for functional training, a mix of circuit and HITT style workouts geared towards everyday movement. 45 is the total amount of time. When you sign up for a membership the classes are unlimited so you can go to as many as you wish. It’s 4 minutes and 350 meters away. Click here for directions https://goo.gl/maps/cpbC5pQ8YL6BFfKj9

The Well Bondi

This gym is one of the more premium gyms but comes at a higher cost. Classes & training options, including pilates, yoga & personal training. The gym has a relaxing and calming atmosphere & customers appreciate the knowledgeable & supportive instructors, clean facilities and challenging workouts. Its 3 minutes and 270 meters away. Click here for directions https://goo.gl/maps/kNeTPN8tgeiyA1R88

Speedo Fitness Club Bondi

This gym is owned by the well-known swimwear brand Speedo. They offer a range of classes and training options, including strength training, cardio, and swimming lessons. It’s 5 minutes and 350 meters away. Click here for directions https://goo.gl/maps/Y1XhV5p5hUpdPz8C9

Virgin Active

This gym is based in Bondi Junction and is at the higher end of the price range. However, the gym has a wide range of services and amenities, including a pool, sauna, steam room, and fitness classes. The gym is praised for its top-notch customer service, cleanliness, and high-quality equipment. It is an excellent choice for people who are looking for a gym that offers a variety of services and amenities.

Groups Activities

Looking to join a club, make friends and be a part of a community then there are numerous ways of doing so and completely free of charge.

Bondi Salties

Meeting every Friday at 6:15am at North Bondi Beach ramp, starting off with an optional soft sand run along the beach followed by a point to point swim across the length of the prestigious Bondi Beach. They then end their workout with a friendly coffee and catch up @ Brews.

If you are a keen swimmer, then get your budgie smugglers on. Its an extremely popular event which is very welcoming to all willing to take part. It’s 11 minutes and 900 meters away. Click here for directions https://goo.gl/maps/8tbYZWz6ufD6Fz9p6

For more information please check out their website www.bondisalties.com

Penguins

Also, completely free for the early risers at 6:15am every Wednesday at North Bondi Surf Club.  Consists of sprints in towards the water (in & outs 100/150m) in the form of HIIT training as you will be swimming against the waves, back out again to touch the wall. Repeatedly. Extremely fun and fast paced workout that will test your swimming and running skills. It’s 11 minutes and 900 meters away. Click here for directions https://goo.gl/maps/8tbYZWz6ufD6Fz9p6

For more information on this activity check out their Instagram: @bondi_penguins

Bondi Beach Run Club

Every Monday & Wednesday at 6:15am completely free, inclusive, and relaxed run. A great way to meet new people and enjoy your workout experience. The runs average at 5km, starting at Bondi Surf Club and heading towards Bronte and back. Finishing up at Bobby’s café for a coffee and group catch up.

For more information check out their Instagram @bondibeachrunclub

It’s 7 minutes away and 700 meters. Click link for directions https://goo.gl/maps/d8WVzwkQnbf1fyx66

Centennial Park Run

Free weekly 5km run every Saturday morning at 7am in Centennial Park. Large groups of positive runners! You can walk, jog or run its completely up to you. Register before you come along so you can track your time and log in your park run for future reference.

For more information check their website www.parkrun.com.au/centennial

I hope this helps.

Carla @ Bondi Beach Backpackers

PINK/FEBRUARY 20242023-11-11T13:17:07+00:00

Pink in Concert

9th, 10 and 16th February 2024

Click here for tickets https://premier.ticketek.com.au/

 

TAYLOR SWIFT/FEBRUARY 20242023-11-11T13:17:18+00:00

Taylor Swift

23rd, 24th and 25th February 2023

Click here for tickets https://premier.ticketek.com.au/

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