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Elephant Backpacker

50 Sir John Young Cresent | Woollomoloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Douai, France
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have stayed in this hostel two times now. We came back cause the hostel is very good value and has a good standard! The staff are really friendly and helpful. In fact one lady (blonde) gave us directions to various places and let us borrow the hostels telephone. The rooms are cleaned really well every day which is really... More 

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Port Lincoln, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The reviews left before me simply don't do elephant backpackers justice! The place is great and so far during my time in Australia has been the best place i have stayed! I think the reviews that say it's disgusting, terrible etc have been left by people who want to pay cheap prices but expect a service resembling a 4* Hotel.... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this hostel as it was cheap and I was on a budget. Reviews were mixed on here but decided to give it a go. Pleasantly surprised. Don't get much but it's what I expect when it's so cheap. Large rooms, lockers, showers with hot water, clean toilets, big kitchen. Cafe on the side is small but so good and... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed a few days in a dorm. Pleasantly surprised... Don't expect much when so cheap....clean room, clean toilets, great little cafe. Staff are young and helpful and know the area. Big hostel...so yeah can get a bit noisey but good to meet people! Overall I was happy with what I got.

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Victoria, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't be lured in by the cheap price! This place is disgustingly dirty: moldy scummy showers, cockroaches, broken dirty toilets, stinky dingy common room. The showers on some floors appear to be permanently out of order. The beds are extremely uncomfortable; we woke up with marks on our bodies from the bed springs poking us. Paper thin walls, so that... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good price close to the town. We took 2 nights. One in a double room and one in a dorm. The bed in a double room was really really horrible. We can fell All the pieces of iron in a bed ! And we had a better bed in a dorm ! Even if It was cheaper ! The bar... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first think this hotel seems to be a little old but I didn't care about it immediately because room is clean, bed comfortable and bath room all of them enough and clean for me. location of the hotel is great & within 10 mins walk to city center and train station. PROS: cheap clean close to city center good... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have enjoyed the lively atmosphere a great variety of travellers whom choose to stay at the Elephant backpackers bring to the establishment. Of all the people who work at this hostel only three people have made the effort to be polite to me. I have had pleasant conversations with the people who stay in the dorm where I reside.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a slightly older couple than the rest of the guests I was apprehensive when I checked in. We booked as it was cheap and had lots of plans so only really needed a place to put our heads down. Stayed in a private room (got it for like 50!!!) room was clean and fairly spacious, bed was a bit... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location of the hostel is super! Could be a nice hostel, if it was not too occupated! The owners are friendly, but don't control the rules of the house. Anyway, it was a bad experience for us...And also for other we contact.

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