We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 130 Sydney accommodations

Elephant Backpacker

2.5 of 5 Hostel   |   50 Sir John Young Cresent | Woollomoloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Elephant Backpacker to your Saves list
Elephant Backpacker
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
  • Overview
  • Reviews (170)
  • Photos (57)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (34)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

170 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    15
    43
    27
    20
    65
See reviews for
Families
0
36
51
1
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (34)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hong Kong, China
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have stayed for 1 month. It is a good place to stay. Staffs are friendly and nice. The hostel is clean and in a great location. They give you discount tickets for café so you can save money, and the food was soo good!! overall it is a great place and I will stay again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I spent a night here over a weekend, and was pleasantly surprised. For $19 for a 6-bed female dorm, I wasn't expecting very much, so was impressed by what I got. I read some of the reviews and honestly some people expect too much when they book a hostel. The hostel is right opposite a park bordering the city centre... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From reading other people's reviews, staying at this hostel is a bit of a gamble. Before I booked I'd seen bad reviews and thought people might be over-reacting. I'm not precious! But this hostel was the worst I've stayed in Sydney, luckily I was only there one night. First of all we went to our room which had two beds... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Orange, Australia
Top Contributor
231 reviews 231 reviews
42 hotel reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed there in winter. It was cold at night and they said they would provide a doona or extra sheet if you ask. So I asked for a doona and they gave me only an extra sheet. I am not sure if they have enough number of doonas to meet guests' demand, especially in winter. The hostel was the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hong Kong, China
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights and everything was fine. Of course it is nothing special but it was the cheapest hostel I found in Sydney and even so it was better than expected. The bathroom is shared but clean and working correctly, also the hot water. No breakfast is included but they have a cheap café attached... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

PRO - nice cafe with nice food for good prices - excellent location - free wifi CONTRA - not clean at all - cockroaches in rooms, kitchen, bathrooms and even IN BED !!! - unfriendly manager, who doesn't care about your concerns - kitchen is closed and cleaned (not really cleaned, but at least they pretend to) at 5pm -... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed my stay at this hostel for the following reasons. Location is amazing , the staff is very friendly, the food prices in there cafe were amazing. The hostel is in an old heritage building that added to the charm and experience of Sydney. Be warned that since this is an older building some doors don't shut properly, there... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Elephant Backpacker, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Elephant Backpacker? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Elephant Backpacker

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*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Agoda, Travelocity, HostelBookers, Cheap Tickets, Tingo, BookingOdigeoWL and Hotels.com so you can book your Elephant Backpacker reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Elephant Backpacker Hotel Sydney

57 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (37)
Viewed
Room/suite (14)
Viewed
Bathroom (7)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (5)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Other (8)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (21)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (20)

Amenities

Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 
Number of rooms
45

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer