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Elephant Backpacker

2.5 of 5 Hostel   |   50 Sir John Young Cresent | Woollomoloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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Lyon, France
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not just a good hostel but also a nice place to visit. The hostel is clean and comfortable. The staff consists of young, cheerful people and they are all pretty laid back. We arrived much earlier than we were supposed to but they were understanding and even had housekeeping do our room first so we could get in early. Located... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked Elephant as it was one of the cheapest we could find near the city and had reasonable reviews. We'd had a couple of bad experiences with other backpackers leading up to this one so weren't really expecting much! But on arrival, we were pleasantly surprised. It's an old building so can appear tired and a bit grubby, but... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean, comfy beds, friendly staff, good location, relaxed atmosphere, good clean shower and toilet facilities, good locker space... Everything you want in a hostel and all at a great price. Would stay there again!

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the Elephant backpackers for a about 6 months and the people were great. This a cheap and cheerful hostel so don't expect the world, but the people and location (10 minutes from the CBD) more than make up for it :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

+ The cheapest hostel we found with good reviews! Clean bathroom on corridors Berth beds with fresh bed sheets Reception open all night Quick walkto main street Restaurant with cheap food and discount voucher for ppl staying in - Party place so may be loud Lift not working, but thats not too bad

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Paid less than $50 a night for a private double room (double bottom and single top bunk). Great Area within walking distance of anything you need and amazingly friendly staff. Clean room and Clean bathrooms (for the amount of people using). Only problem was women's shower on 3rd floor was out of order the whole time I was there, so... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I shifted from a hostel in Bondi to be closer to the city and this hostel is located just outside of city center. About 5/10 minutes walk to the city center and 10 minutes to all the pubs and clubs, so nice and quiet but convenient. Found the accommodation very comfortable and the room was larger than most other hostels... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I have stayed in the hostel for 3 months now and have no complaints, very friendly staff, clean rooms and very good location 2 minutes away from the city centre, very nice food in the café as well. I would recommend this hostel to anyone visiting Sydney!!

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Hong Kong, China
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is one of the cheapest hostels in Sydney which is why I stayed as I have quickly run out of money. Don't be put off by the price and some of the crazy reviews - it is great value. It is an old building...and looks a little tired but it is clean, well run and full of young backpackers... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The location is pretty good, the mattress was comfortable and the room was ok. Everything else was terrible: *The kitchen was really dirty with bugs everywhere, and without any utensils - you have to go to the reception every time you want to cook *Half of the toilets were blocked *The showers weren't clean and some rubbish stayed on the... More

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Address: 50 Sir John Young Cresent | Woollomoloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Elephant Backpacker 2.5*
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Elephant Backpacker Sydney is located between the night life of Kings Cross and the City Centre. All major tourist attractions are within 10-15 minutes walk. Our hostel has a beautiful new cafe & bar that offers restaurant quality food and backpacker prices. We pride ourselves on being cheap and cheerful.. ... more   less 
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