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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
  • 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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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I consider this is the cheapest backpacker in the Sydney CBD. However the location is far from the train station, it maybe suitable for whom can have a good walking shoes :) I stayed 2 night last year, first night was terrible because someone got a party inside. In addition, one couple made love under my bed, I can not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Accommodation in Sydney is generally extremely expensive and not great value for money. Out of all the places we stayed at and viewed online this had to be the best one for value for money. We had a private room but with shared facilities. The room was basic and had an electric heater - this is rare but very much... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for 4 nights in September and was actually pleasantly surprised with the hostel with respect to the reviews on here. The rooms were pretty clean with very clean bedding given to you upon arrival. The bar is pretty small so the noise levels don't actually get that bad at night (I have been travelling for 2 1/2... More

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Hamina, Finland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here with my boyfriend and we loved it. The rooms were clean and the bathrooms & showers were great. Plenty of hot water which I needed as Sydney was surprisingly cold! The staff were so nice and helpful and the café offered cheap food deals. The hostel has a large dining & kitchen area if you want to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had a very enjoyable time in this backpacker. they had a lift so i din't have to carry my bags all the way up to the third floor. all the girls on reception were very kind and gave me lots of information on what to do in sydney. the dining room was also very pleasant, and the kitchen was quite... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It could be cheap, but it so dirty, that will ruin your stay in Sydney. We were in a double room and I don't want to imagine how are the dormitory there. The was blood all around walls from mosquitoes and on the sheets too. The carpet was full of hair. It is so crowded of 18 years old in... More

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

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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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*
Number of rooms: 45
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