About This Listing
This room has a double bed + bunks so great for 4 people or a family. Complete with your own kitchenette. Your bathroom and running water is just a few steps inside the main house.
Bunks if you have children or friends. There are curtains to divide the bunks from the rest of the room if needed.
****Please check with me before booking so I can confirm dates and prices. Please also read the detailed description below. You will notice our monthly prices work out much cheaper than weekly prices – this is because we prefer medium to longer term guests.****
This listing is just for one bedroom.
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.
I do not live on site, but we have house managers in the local area that will be around to say hi. The house is set up for independent travelers. 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 about 25 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 babysitting for families along with any needed baby equipment free of charge - car seats, prams, cots, high chairs etc.
Campsie is a bustling multicultural area with a strong Asian influence and lots of interesting and cheap shopping.
The train station is less than 10 minutes walk from our house and then it's just 25 minutes into the city. The trains run every 10-15 minutes until late at night.
From Dec 21, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016 the minimum stay is 5 nights.
Looking towards the sliding glass door entrance. Blockout curtains make it lovely and dark at night.
We felt very welcome the minute we got in, we were a bit disappointed that there wasn't a functioning door/smoke alarm or kitchenette but within a week they'd replaced the stove in the kitchenette and are working on getting the door and smoke alarm fixed.
Had a lovely stay at Scruffy Guesthouse, Jody and John (her dad) where great and very helpfull.
I had only one issue while staying there where the lock to my studio did work and Jody had it fixed immediately.
That would great service and I apreciate that specially when you are not expecting it.
We had a great stay in the studio at Jody's guesthouse, she and her dad John who lives next door couldn't of done more for us and we really felt at home. It wasn't just a place to stay but a fun and friendly environment with John or Jody on hand all the time to offer words of wisdom about the local area and the city. I would definitely reccommend to stay here and if I were to be in the city again I wouldn't hesitate to book in. Thanks so much for having us we had a great great stay :-)
Jody is a great host. I stayed at her place together with my 1-year-old son for two weeks. We had a great time. When we arrived the room was full with toys. Also a high chair and baby cod was provided. We felt at home from the first moment. And there were even more toys at the backyard. A perfect place for kids. When my son got very sick I could stay as long as I needed. Although my booking was over and the place fully booked. But Jody makes everything she can somehow possible. Thanks again Jody for your understanding and support. Thanks also to her father John who loved to play with my son. We had such great chats together.
The place is comfortable and has everything needed. Jody was an excellent host and very helpful in everything she could. This is a good value for the money you pay. I would definitely recommend this guest house. The location is near a shopping center which make it very convenient as well.
We spent almost a week at the studio.. it was a good experience.. it was clean and well equip.. Jody's father live next door.. he's the nicest and most helpful guy.. the place is very convenient... a few minutes away from shopping center and supermarket..
it's quiet at night and we feel safe.. i brought my niece and nephew and they were able to play outside and we felt safe to let them play.. they had great time while there because the place got lots of toys for them to play with..
peole staying there are nice too.. if i ever come back to Sydney.. i will definitely stay here again..
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About the Host, Jody
I'm a 37 year old solo mama of one boy, Elliott, who is five 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!
I live at The Rex with my son and our dogs currently. We also have a live in house manager couple, Helen and Megan who manage the Sydney business.
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!