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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff treats guests as they were delinquents, maybe it's because the whole place looks like a jail. Nothing is clean. Cucarauuches running all over the kitchen. No security at all. The manager doesn't care at all.

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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here as it was the cheapest place in Sydney we could find- you definitely get what you pay for- I was on a working holiday visa and although we had a private room there were always drunk teenagers in the corridors shouting and being noisy sometimes til 5am- I understand it is a hostel, but when you have to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I only stayed at this hostel for 1 night but really enjoyed it. It is very close to the city centre so I could see the main sites such as the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and walk around the Rocks all in an anfternoon. Although the hostel is close to the city edge it is in a quiet part with... More 

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Albacete, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were 3 nights at this hostel. The room was clean, not noisy and perfect to stay few days. Shared bathroom was clean. Nice staff. Commun area to meet travellers or people on holidays. Good location. We had a great time. The restaurant is very nice, good food, everything home made. We are backpackers so looking always for cheapest price... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Elephant seemed to not care at all for cleanliness, customer service or even abiding by the law. There are fire safety regulations as to how many people in a room and this was breached. After booking a double room and being given a bed in a four bed dorm, we were greeted with well it's not my problem and you... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I stayed at hostel in February as it was close to the music venue we were attending. This was our first stay in a backpacker cause every other accommodation was booked out for the weekend. It was really cheap and we were pleasantly surprised. The location was right next to the Domain and the city center is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in a private double room, with double bed on bottom bunk and single bed on top bunk. Room was ok and bed was comfy enough. Sheets clean. Not too noisy considering the hostel was almost full. Toilets and showers were dirty, hair everywhere, and old. Bath didn't work. Only one female toilet working on the floor we stayed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Very cheap accommodation, get what you payed for really- rooms basic with really uncomfortable beds. No aircon in room was disappointing. Bar/cafe there was great- very cheap! 24 hour reception was great- staff were pleasant! Was 10-15 min walk to most places or at least a bus stop

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

The best thing about this hostel was its location, only a 15-20 walk straight to town hall, and 5minutes from Hugh Park, everything is walking distance. The hostel is very budget and is run down and falling apart, however the facilities and rooms are clean and is very good value of money. We were asked to move rooms during our... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Stayed here over xmas and new year, and to put it simply it spoilt the time we spent in Sydney. The hostel is dirty, the beds were the most uncomfortable I've ever experienced. The toilets weren't clean in days, nothing in our room worked. The only good thing that i can say about this hostel is that the bar offers... More 

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