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Home Backpackers

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   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
    1.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I had stayed in this hostel for two nights in private room ( with shared bathroom ). This hostel is located Elizabeth Street, 5 Minute walk from Sydney Central Railway Station. Check-in was smooth without much hassle except they had to take 20$ for Key Deposit. Receptionist was kind enough to give the towels free of charge. The whole hotel... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

This was the worst hostel we have ever stayed at. It was very dirty and u hygienic. We had to share our room with someone but we did not felt save, luckily three were lockers for our luggage. We wee glad to leave the next morning. Also my friend was afraid we might got bed bugs there. In short, don't... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I stayed in this hostel for a few weeks and it had good sized rooms that were cleaned daily, a large tv room and free wifi. Kitchen could be a bit cleaner but that was only due to other guests not cleaning up. Good value for money Clean an friendly staff

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I stayed at this hostel for about 3 weeks and have no complaints, Cheap laundry, free wifi, friendly atmosphere. Big lockers which is nice. It's probably one of the cheapest hostels in Sydney. Private showers we're nice. It was quiet every night I was there so if your looking to party I'd try somewhere else. Other than the incompetent cleaners,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Really disappointed with this hostel. Was in a good location - near the station and a small walk to the centre and the attractions. The rooms were very basic and the beds were really uncomfortable. Felt as if the beds were dirty. The shower/toilet facilities were terrible - both showers on my floor were broken and the toilet had no... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Central location & close to the central station with train direct to airport. For $65 per person per night that is good value for Sydney. Bring your own towel and soap. Cooking facilities available. Shared toilet and showers for this price. En suite rooms available but have to pay more. Reception open 8 am to 8 pm otherwise ring a... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This was ok value for money as it was extremely cheap'n'cheerful, but the rooms could have been cleaner, the toilets and showers were horrible, and it was very noisy. But it served a purpose for us. However, I double-checked we had locked the door to our private room each day, and one day we came back and it was open,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for a few nights, the dirt was just disgusting, carpet was just black with the dirt, we had to keep our window open at all times or the smell would knock you out, there was vomit all over the curtains, we had a fridge in our room but lets just say the mould was a big turn... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

i stayed one night cuz I had an early flight the next morning. I only choose this hostel cuz it was close to central station. it wasnt very clean, no common area, super small kitchen which was not very clean, our door at the room was broken, we did have lockers where i could fit my whole backpack in! i... More

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Address: 238 Elizabeth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Home Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 36
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