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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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17 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 3 weeks ago

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 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 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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Sydney, Australia
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

+ 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 August 2, 2014

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

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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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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