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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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Hong Kong, China
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First the good points: The hostel is cheap and you can reach everything important by foot. And yeah, you can store your luggage BUT as the door is open, everyone can walk in there. Which leads me to the negative stuff: Why the hell does the kitchen get cleaned at 5p.m.? And it isn't really clean anyway, cockroaches in the... More

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Canberra, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

1.No internet. Although it said it provides the internet on website, the internet is actually too slow to work. I cannot see the front page after three hours "connecting" on to the internet. 2.No hot water. Ok, it may be my fault because the kitchen closed at 10. But while I ask if there is hot water for drinking or... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Stayed here for three nights. Was put off by all the bad reviews so dropped in and asked to see the room first. Was pleasantly surprised and would recommend it - Nice character in this big old high ceiling building - Rooms have plenty of floor space and lockers - Service was excellent. Super helpful and made me really feel... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I stayed at the Elephant for a total of 6 nights two times while I visited Sydney. You definitely get fresh sheets, but you have to ask reception for a blanket. The room is relatively big especially since there are 6 people in there. As for the bathroom it was adequate for showering, it wasn't very busy when I stayed... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

It ain't the Hilton. But it's cheap, clean, friendly, and accessible to whatever you might want to see in Sydney. Nice bar in hostel on ground (Elephant Bar), vending machines for drinks, free internet, nothing to complain about, as long as you don't need every comfort.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I was referred by a friend who stayed here before. My group of four stayed together in one room with a beautiful view of Sydney. It is a few minutes walk to the all the great attractions of Sydney. The facilities are good, clean. The staff are friendly, helpful and attentive. The hostel has a cafe within which serves great... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I made the booking for a group of 8 and then I read the reviews and started to panic. I could'nt get anywhere else to sleep all 8 of us in the one room so I had to stick with it. I was really surprised with it and we all had a good time. Yeah the place aint perfect but... 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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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 
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