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Elephant Backpacker

2.5 of 5 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 5 days ago NEW

I'm travelling for 4 month now and was in quite a few hostels but this is the worst one ever. I checked in after midnight so I couldn't check the room. The next day I woke up with bites evereywhere. Don't go there! I decided to stay at another hostel after one night.

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Vienne, France
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I stayed here for a night at a double room. The location is prime, 5 mins walking to the city centre. The room was clean and there is a big window for city view. In our room, there is a TV but wifi didn’t reach room. Towels are available (for cost), but soap and shampoo are not... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really awful place. The dorms were dirty, no cleaning, bugs in our room. The lamps on the walls were broken, the sheets for the beds were minimal. Hopefully the weather wasn't too cold. The only good point is the location (near the botanical garden and museum, opera only at 30min by walking). The kitchen was disgusting, we only ate outside.... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in this hostel for one night in an 8-bedded dorm and I had a really good stay. The room I got was good value for money, so I had a great night sleep. The hostel also had free internet, which was great! It's a good backpackers in which there is a bit of a party vibe, especially cause... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not going to drag on simply i loved it! Its cheap good location and cleaned regularly. Rooms are so big with lockers and showers abd toikets on every floor!!!! People were super cool! Café is amazing!!!! I will be back at some point!!!!

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Sardinia, Italy
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms quite spacious for a backpackers. Big window with view of city. Friendly staff. Located just far enough out of the centre of town to ensure a good night's sleep. Kitchen is very busy and gets messy but toilets spotless and showers are acceptable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time at elephant backpacker, definitely recommend. The place was filled with great energy and the closeness of the hostel to the city made it a great destination. A few people complained about bed bugs but I didn't experience any problems and the cleaning staff were quick to help if someone did complain, I think it was just... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not going to write a long post as to why you shouldn't stay here, you should be smart enough to see all the one start reviews not to book this place! We were not that smart! Its filthy, the bathrooms are not even fit for rats and the kitchen is gross and very alive with lots of rubbish... More 

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Lillehammer, Norway
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cheap, dirty, bedbugs, clogged toilets, no toilet paper. Yeah, depending on how posh you are this might not be the place for you. I just slept there, so I didn't really care that much, bought my own toilet paper though. But it has a great location and the Elephant cafe run from the same building makes it worth the stay.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had booked myself in here for 9 nights, upon arriving at the hostel I soon realised I had made a mistake booking it. The reception area was very run down and smelt really bad. There was no one covering reception and I had to wait around 10 mins for someone to come, not good considering it was so hot!... 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*
Number of rooms: 45
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