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Home Backpackers

238 Elizabeth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here with my girlfriend in one of the double rooms. Straight away we felt at home with the friendly atmosphere there was always something to do and we made some real friends in our time here. The staff were all very friendly and the manager couldn't do enough for you! Cleaners came round every morning ensuring rooms and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spend 3 weeks in that hostel and that was really a great time. The Manager and his team are amazing, always here for you at any time. Free pizza on Thursday night and free pancakes Saturday and Monday morning, free wifi, 2 kitchens, 2 TV rooms. Bedrooms and others parts are cleaned every morning. Very friendly backpackers and staff,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So I booked Home backpackers for me and my sister as we wanted to see Vivid Sydney this year. We booked a double room with ensuite and was really quite happy with the price to stay for a week. I had a surprise when my cousin came over from the UK, she wanted to see Sydney too so i called... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

This hostel was disgusting, the bathrooms vile, no atmposhpere.The air in the room was so stuffed I couldn't breath.This has to be one my most unpleasant stays in a hostel. It's very dirty and ignorant staff didn't seem to care about it at all. They should also choose more carefully what kind of persons they actually allow to stay in... More 

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Paul_B255060, Manager at Home Backpackers, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear about your negative experience while staying at Home. With regards to the pictures that you have posted this seems to be guests belongings that they have not chosen to keep in the lockers that we have provided. Did you raise this issue with the staff at reception as they should have either attended the room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Love this place in Sydney! Such a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, always being invited with a group of friends to do fun things. Great that the hostel has free wifi, and even better that there is always something happening like Frew pizza, free goon, planned nights out and my favourite free pancakes on the weekends :) definitely good value for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I stayed at home base back packers for most of the time I lived in Sydney, it was recommended to me by a friend. It has a great location and is a good value for the money! the staff is always friendly and makes an effort to make sure you feel welcomed. It is a small hostel so every one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Originally came for 10 days at the end of November and 6 weeks later I am still here. It's no 5* hotel but it's clean and friendly. A real home feeling here. Price is great too. Only a few minutes walk away from central station and the city it's location is great. The staff are friendly and I have met... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I love this place, it may not be the cleanest hostel in the world, I agree, but I'm travelling and it's not filthy just little things like the kitchen in the evening getting a bit messy only due to people not tidying after themselves. They have done so much maintenence recently and it's really improved the place. The biggest one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I came to Home when I arrived in Feb 14 and stayed for 2 months where I had an enjoyable stay. Returned here to stay in October 14 and am still here now. Massive improvements in the time I've been here and apparently plans to continue revamping and improving facilities. Only came here for a few weeks before moving into... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

You cannot complain about the price or the loaction of this hostel but thats all about the positive things I can say. Its so dirty its disgusting, the fridge made the whole place smell. The kitchen is small and just dirty and to top it off there is only one shower for the whole hostel (the hostel is in two... More 

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