Campsie Guesthouse Upstairs Room #1

House - Private room · Evaline St, Campsie, NSW 2194, Australia

The Space

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This is a listing for one bedroom on the second floor of Scruffy Old Campsie Guesthouse. The second floor rooms are nicer than the downstairs rooms – they are set up like they would be in a share house complete with a separate entrance to the floor. It is a bit more of a “home” like environment. We are one of the cheapest places to stay simply because our building is “scruffy” and “old” as the name says!

Room 1 has two double beds and can easily fit four people, or a small family if needed. There is also a study desk, cupboard and set of drawers.

It's a four bedroom house with one bathroom on this level. There is a common lounge/dining area. The house is a little dated - the kitchen is 1960's and showing some wear and tear. The bathroom is also a little outdated, but fully functional and clean. The house is kept to better-than-hostel standards, but not five star hotel standard. Everyone who stays here is expected to help keep the common areas clean. A house cleaner is provided once a week to help with cleaning.

I do not live on the property so this booking is suitable for those who are truly independent travelers and need little assistance. My father is a caretaker here and happy to talk over a beer but mostly you will be left alone to get on with your stay! There are usually some longer term guests in the house either upstairs or downstairs and they are also great sources of information on the local areas.

If you are easy going and don’t mind making new friends then this place will be ideal – some of our guests have stayed as long as ten months!

Rooms are fully furnished and linen is provided, along with private fridges. The lounge room has cable TV/Foxtel. There is however no air conditioning – just fans. We have oil heaters and electric blankets for winter.

You would share the courtyard and laundry with the others on this property and the verandah too. We are not at all a party guesthouse so this is perfect for those who are working or studying or who value privacy and a relaxed environment.

There is an outside laundry with coin operated washing machines and dryers. Smoking is only outside in the courtyard.

Wifi is free although sometimes a bit patchy upstairs so you are welcome to go downstairs to get better signals.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: $235 /week
Monthly Price: $961 /month
Cleaning Fee: $29
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Jody was very welcoming, friendly and very helpful. She advised us on a lot of things that we needed help with. Her son Elliot was a pleasure to meet so polite, funny and chatty :) the company of the two little dogs butch and Emma was also nice they greeted us every morning and it felt like home :). Thanks very much Jody :)

    October 2012
  • Being a first time Airbnb user as well as my first time in Sydney. everything went on smoothly. Jody is very organised. All directions / instructions were clear which made it easier for me to find her place. The room was large, bright and bed was comfy. She was not able to see me on the day i arrived (The next door guest helped out with the orientation of the place - thanks) but still came over to welcome me on the second day. Recommended!

    September 2012
  • wicked place to stay . very clean nice big rooms . good food just up the road. you would be silly to stay any where else

    August 2012
  • The room I slept in, was a really nice and tidy one. I had my own desk and fridge, which was really great!
    The only thing which is not that great, is that the house is really clairaudient. I haven't had any problems to sleep well though.
    And a big plus of this house is, that Jody is it's host! She is really nice and helpful!
    In comparison, I definetly can recommend this home!

    August 2012
    Response from Jody:

    I admit I had to look up the word "clairaudient"(The psychic ability to hear voices and sounds that are inaudible to the normal human ear.) I'm not really a believer in that kind of stuff myself but it does make a certain sense that if such a thing exists it's likely to be found in an old house with a mixed past! We've never had any other reports of paranormal phenomenon - this is a first!

  • The room was great and the bed was very comfortable. There were plenty of cooking utensils and everyone was very friendly. Jody gave us very good advice and was and excellent host. The room was excellent value and the location is great with cheap groceries and public transport close by.

    October 2013
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I'm a 35 year old solo mama of one boy, Elliott, who is four years old. I was looking for some way to stay home and raise my son without working long hours so I started renting out rooms in my personal house. That grew so busy I found an old guesthouse, and then another one, and now I have over 55 rooms for rent! My father, John, lives part time at Campsie Guesthouse and also part time at our new project, The Rex Tamworth. He is a real character! If he isn't around then I also live at The Rex with my son and our dogs currently. We also (email hidden) in house manager at Campsie. There (email hidden) in manager, Elyce, at Crossroads Guesthouse. We're a friendly bunch and happy to help you get settled in Sydney or Tamworth and give you some local knowledge. If we are busy then we have instructions on how to check yourself in without our help and we will try and say hi during your first few days! We love independent travellers, students and families who aren't looking for "the party scene" but want more a friendly, home like vibe. We're very LGBT friendly, love people from all backgrounds and children of all ages. The guesthouses are older style, very basic and clean with a bit of character. Most importantly the guesthouses are safe and in local areas!
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