Scruffy Old Campsie Guesthouse # 2

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

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This listing is just for one bedroom.

Room 2 is a huge room with two single beds and a double bed making it suitable for four people in a group, or a family. There is one study desk and a small fridge. We can add extra beds if needed if there is an even bigger group.

Campsie Guesthouse is very old so be prepared for a scruffy paint job, and bathrooms that certainly aren't modern! Although the house is scruffy and falling down in parts it does meet all standards of safety - there is an up to date fire panel and alarm system, proper closing fire doors on each room, and each room locks for privacy. The house is not overcrowded and much more peaceful than your usual hostel. It's more like one big share home.

There are seven separate bedrooms with a very flexible set up. The biggest room (Room 2) will fit a family or group of friends, the smallest (Room 5) is just big enough for bed and desk.

It's hostel standard and at most there can be 15 people on that floor of the building sharing three bathrooms, a common room, and a kitchen. Foxtel/Cable TV is in the lounge room, and we also provide a house cleaner once a week along with fresh hotel quality linen for your rooms. Wifi is free. We don't however have any air conditioning – just fans.

We have a huge verandah and an outdoor courtyard too with BBQ and smoking areas so there is quite a lot of space and it's a relaxed, cheap and cheerful place to stay. There is an outside laundry with coin operated washing machines and dryers.

The house is set up for independent travellers. We don't have a reception desk and you will be left on your own to explore the city. Of course many people stay on long term and end up making good friends in the house. If you haven't shared a house before, or lived out of home or travelled much then you may not enjoy this property. If you're happy to meet new people then you may love it – some of our guests stay as long as 10 months!

Campsie itself is not a tourist area. It's a mostly Asian area with a tonne of great local shops, supermarkets, a shopping mall, cafes and restaurants. All only a five min walk away. It's cheaper to stay where the locals live and eat than in the city or at the beaches!

From here it will take you 20-30 mins on a train into the city centre and about 40mins-1 hour to get to the beaches. You can catch the Burwood 400 bus from the Airport directly to our house making it very cheap.

I can also provide any needed baby equipment free of charge - car seats, prams, cots, high chairs etc.

We are an excellent family booking - kids can run around in a fully fenced yard with some toys supplied and as we are already a bit rundown there is no stress about any chaos, mess or random damage caused by tearaway children!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 3
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Weekly Price: $338 /week
Security Deposit: $97
Cleaning Fee: $29
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • I would like to thank Jody for her responsiveness and friendly attitude towards any question one may have. She is very well organized and you can get all answers from her. House is clean and equipped with all necessary staff.
    Thank you, Jody!

    June 2012
  • We stayed for one week in April. The room is huge! If you are not looking for a party hostel, this is a very good choice for a private room. We had our own big fridge in the room. It's only a 20 min train ride to the city, so pretty good value for the money. I wouldn't stay there in the winter though, since it was a little cold in the room.

    April 2012
  • Jody got us a really big room, with tv, dvd, microwave oven and a fridge. There are two shared bathrooms in the first floor and a kitchen with everything you need (gas stove and oven, microwave, plates, pots, silverware, etc.). We met nice people while there, and Jody's father has valuable advice. Jody lives a few minutes away by car, but she was very easy to find on her mobile and gave us all the help we needed to start our life in Sydney. Ah, and the free wifi was really helpful.
    Campsie is less expensive than the rest of the city. There is a Woolworths two blocks away and the campsie public library is three blocks away. The Canterbury ice rink is eight blocks away.

    February 2012
  • Jody provided us with notice of change of arrangements a week prior to our stay. Originally this was at her other accommodation. Difficut to find alternative whilst travelling in India. However, Campsie was offered and our stay was friendly enough with others resident in the hostel. The place was scruffy as it says but convenient to Sydney city centre (20 mins by train).

    December 2012
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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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