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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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 January 19, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

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 January 18, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

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 January 17, 2015

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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