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Home Backpackers

238 Elizabeth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, 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 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The location and price are awesome. But very dirty, old and unconfortable. My friend had to eat sitting on the ground due to lack of space in the kitchen and i had to clean my room's fan, which was covered by dust and dirty. Cheap, but be ready...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights in December we were in a 8 bed girls dorm... We had no windows in our room so the only way to air the room was to have the door to the ensuite open all the time. The room was very basic and done its jobs but the hostel itself is so dirty. We came... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Stayed previously at this hostel & wasn't keen to stay again but limited options in Sydney. Apparently new owners have taken over & i was pleasantly surprised. Finally much needed maintenance of hostel has been completed. Its amazing what a lick of paint & new carpet can do to a place. New backpack size lockers which actually work were a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Had one double room and a four bed dorm for teenage boys. The boys room lock didn't work. There were lockers in the dorm but we had to buy locks for them. The dorm room smelt bad. The double room had grotty carpet, a squeaky mattress and was nothing like the photos. The toilets and showers were grubby. We weren't... More 

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