Would you pay $330 a week to live in this room?

The dwelling has been labelled a "prison cell" on social media.
The dwelling has been labelled a "prison cell" on social media. Photo credit: Facebook

Social media users have hit out at two backpackers advertising a tiny room in Sydney's Bondi for A$300 a week (NZ$331). 

In a post to a North Shore marketplace page on Facebook, the room's size and high rent were criticised by commenters who labelled the dwelling a "prison cell" and "a bed with walls". 

The advertisers appear to not agree that the room's cost appeared disproportionate to its size, instead championing the room's location.

"Ten minutes walking to Bondi Junction," they wrote. "Five minutes walking to Coles."

Others, however, weren't so complimentary, with a number of Sydneysiders penning unimpressed responses below the advert. 

"That's not a room, it's a bed with walls," one person said. 

"Just needs bars on the windows for the ultimate 'prison feel'," wrote another.

"At least you can't get out of the wrong side of the bed," joked one person. 

The two backpackers who posted the listing defended the room, explaining although it is small, there are other amenities to be considered. 

The two backpackers who posted the listing defended the room's cost as it is a good location.
The two backpackers who posted the listing defended the room's cost as it is a good location. Photo credit: Facebook

"It's a fully-furnished bedroom with a queen-size bed, blankets, pillows and sheets, a wardrobe and two little wardrobes," one of the advertisers said.

"It is not very big, but very comfy with lots of windows. The apartment has also a comfy living room with a TV to hang out. Wi-Fi connection is really good and it's A$14 a month.

"Bills are extra, and the rest of the bills are paid each three months, but it's not a high amount."

Their defence of the room did not please all commenters, some of whome slammed the homeowner for their "greedy" rent price. 

"This is a joke right?" wrote one person. "If not, then the landlord is suffering from a disease called GREED! Ripping of young people like this is just shocking!"

"Rip off!" wrote another. "At this price no wonder people are struggling and homeless cause there are greedy people like this post."

Despite the questionable cost, according to SQM Research figures, rent prices in Sydney actually appear to be dropping and desperate landlords are being forced to slash rent prices to fill rooms. 

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