About this listing
Campsie is an awesome area about 12kms from the centre of Sydney. It's cheap, very Asian influenced and super fun! Not touristy at all. Our old guesthouse "Scruffy" is falling down around our ears but in the mean time we offer cheap, private rooms.
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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 3 has a double bed and is suitable for a single or a couple. 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 The bathroom is also a little outdated, but fully functional and clean.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. 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. For winter we have oil heaters and electric blankets
You would share the courtyard and laundry with the others on this property and the verandah too. So far noise from downstairs has never been an issue for anyone upstairs and it's a quiet place. 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.
Their room, a common TV area, common kitchens and common bathrooms, common laundry, common wifi.
Interaction with Guests
House managers Helen and Megan are very friendly and available by phone. They visit daily to help out as needed.
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.
Other Things to Note
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PLEASE NOTE: We try our best to give you the room you booked but due to the unpredictable nature of juggling multiple guests who extend alongside upcoming new bookings you may be given a different room in the same guesthouse. If this would cause issues for you please consider other AirBnB properties. In trying to be fair we do not ask existing guests who love us to move out of rooms for new guests if a similar room in the house is instead empty
"Photos on the site may differ slightly from the actual room as we replace furniture and bedding as needed and have fun rearranging at times."
No smoking inside the house. Smoking only allowed in courtyard or verandah. A full set of house rules will be provided upon check-in.
Die Unterkunft ist ruhig gelegen und der Weg zur Campsi Station ist trotzdem nicht zu weit. Ein Supermarkt ist auch gleich um die Ecke. Wer gerne draußen ist, muss auch nicht lange zum nächsten Park gehen.
Zum Flughafen gibt es eine gute Verbindung mit dem Bus ohne umsteigen zu müssen. Zudem wurde mir der Weg auch sehr gut beschrieben.
Allgemein ist es eine gute Unterkunft, wenn man es gerne ruhig hat, aber doch gerne mal Sydney kenn lernen möchte.
Thank you for hosting me, and being so flexible about my arrangements, about which I was unable to be definite. The place was suitable to my needs, and quite comfortable. It is also conveniently situated.
It is the first time that I use this app and I am satisfied. This room is nice (rarely, noisy), clean and I recommend. Helen manager is very helpful and helped me a lot. Thanks!!
I had a fantastic stay at Campsie Guest House. Communication was quick and easy with the lovely house managers, everyone staying at the guest house were super friendly, and the place was amazing.
I loved having my own space to hang out. The room was nice and big with a warm and cosy bed. The kitchen was well stocked with everything (and more) that I needed to cooking.
The actual house is in a great location. Walking distance to Campsie station, supermarkets, shops, and food outlets. I also loved how easy it was to get here from the airport (just one bus that cost $3.50 and a short walk).
Wonderful experience staying here and I will definitely be back!
The accommodation is basic but adequate in terms of facilities and cleanliness. The house was quiet in the evenings and I had no problems sleeping. Significantly cheaper than a single room in a hostel or hotel. 5 minute walk to Campsie station. Wifi doesn't work upstairs, which for me wasn't a big issue. Would stay again.
I had a great stay! It was nice and quiet and homelike. Definitely would recommend this place and the managers were warm, inviting, and handy! LGBT friendly was a plus.
We stayed at Jody's Guesthouse for one week and felt welcomed by the very first moment we met Helen. She, as well as Jody were just so friendly and caring throughout our whole stay.
We also really liked this "hostel-system", as everyone is responsible for his own stuff, but should keep the place properly in general as well. Therefore we were very free during our time at the Guesthouse. We would cook and eat, shower or bath, do laundry, hang out in the living room whenever we wanted, without ever having had a feeling of been surrounded by too many people.
It's not too far to get into city, on can reach the train station within 5min. by feet, and it takes around 1/2 hour to get into the CBD.
The location is very nice, the neighborhood is friendly and Campsie offers everything one needs: plenty of fresh fruit and vegetable shops, supermarkets, the post, big w, ATMs, convenience stores, fast food restaurants and the asian quarter is just very nice to have a walk through.
The house itself is pretty cool as well, we had everything we could have wanted for our stay in Sydney.
Thank you very much Jody & Helen for this beautiful accommodation, whenever we will be coming back to Sydney, we will be visiting you again for sure!
Greetings from Auckland,
Carlo & Leonie
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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 it's a business!
I live at The Rex with my son and our dogs currently. We also have a 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!