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Home Backpackers

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   238 Elizabeth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Ranked #102 of 130 Specialty lodging in Sydney
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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Cairns Region, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Probably one of the worst hostels I have stayed in! The room are unclean, you are given clean linen however you have to put it on yourself and judging by the state of the mattresses you would have thought that they would do it them selves just to hide the uncleanliness of the rooms. The window was broken and so... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Please do yourselves a favour and spend a bit more money on a better place to stay. Terrible smells, windows wouldn't close or lock, carpet taped down to the floor with duct tape and just a general unsafe feeling.

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Emerald, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed here for a week. There was 4 of us squashed in to a small smelly room with no room for anything . The cleaners did not change our bins or bed sheets for pretty much the whole time we were there. There was no air con. The toilets are filthy and always in use . There is not... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here a couple of days after New Years looking for a place to sleep and a base. After reading the rest of the reviews on this site we were terrified of what we would encounter but found it was better than expected. Yes the place is run down but the sheets were clean, kitchen and bathrooms were clean... More

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Bridport, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Just returned home from an amazing year travelling in Australia and I spent about 5 months staying at Home. I had the BEST time at this hostel, it is so much fun and full of amazing people. The hostel itself is basic but what do you expect when you are booking cheap backpacker accommodation? It is comfortable enough and you... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Do not stay here - I chose this place purely because there was nothing else in Sydney available to book at the last minute and immediately regretted my decision. It's unclean, run down, confusing and generally just feels like a crack den. The corners of the room were not at right angles with the floor and clearly a thoroughfare for... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We have had a terrible experience in this backpack. This is the most horrible we ever seen in Australia. Their is no breakfast, only bread early in the morning, it's means that you'll never see bread for breakfast. The room smell very bad. You can't close the windows in the bathroom, so everybody can see you and it's cold in... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

I stayed for around a month in one of the 4 bed dorms on 'a side' while the room was rather run down and the cleaner was somewhat useless the rest of the staff, particularly the manager, were very friendly and helpful. This hostel is made by the people not the facilities. If your friendly and up for a laugh... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The location was no bad, because I was looking for a hostel in CBD (city centre). I stayed in a private double room ensuite, so If you compare prices to other rooms like this in hostels in the neighbourhood, you'll think it's a good deal, but the building is old and needing a restoration. During an entire week there, no... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Stayed there for 2 nights with my sister in small room (for 2). The room was not so clean but not too dirty also. The only our problem was toilet door lock was broken, and the water in bathroom was too slow. Generally, its an average place to rest your head.

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Also Known As:
Home Backpackers Hotel Sydney
Home Backpackers Hotel
Address: 238 Elizabeth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Hotel Style:
Ranked #102 of 130 Specialty lodging in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Home Backpackers 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just a few steps from Central station, HOME Backpackers has everything a Sydney Backpackers should have and heaps more! We offer comfortable budget accommodation right in the heart of Sydney and a jam-packed line up of entertainment each night. Our staff is a mix of travellers and true Sydney-siders who know the best places to party, eat, travel, see and experience. Reception is open 8 till 8, Early and late check in available. ... more   less 
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