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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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6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is just nasty. Grimy walls, dirty bathrooms, very creaky bed. No air ventilation or air con/heating in rooms so you have to sleep with windows open even in winter. The blankets are as thin as the walls so don't expect to have a good sleep. Absolute filth and the staff are extremely rude.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

May not have been the newest or cleanest but not an issue. It was close to the city and to central and it was cheap. I've stayed at worse places and quite frankly for the location it's in it don't matter. It meant my child didn't have to walk for ages to get to see what he wanted..yeah I'd stay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

although its a bit rough around the edges its a terrific place with a nice vibrant mix of backpackers, i stayed for two weeks while working , my room was cleaned every day and the reception girls were helpful smiley and full of advice , for the location and price i will definitely be staying hear every time im in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hostel in the heart of the city. We stayed 3 nights in the hostel in the double ensuite room. The room and bathroom was very clean and tidy, the staff was very helpful with advises to see and do in the city and the home-made weekend breakfast pancakes were super delicious. Best thing is we received free WiFi vouchers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

really good place. The staff are great and helpful. The place is cleaned daily, and the rooms are a high standard, and it also has several rooms to chill out in as well as 2 kitchens. Its probably the cheapest and best kept hostel in Sydney. (With deals if you make weekly/fortnightly bookings). Very close to the middle of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quiet place, clean room, nice bathroom, and a roof where you can smoke. Nothing bad to say, just a good place if you work a lot and you just want take some rest in the evening. Also Thursday its free Simon's pizza and that's a good point!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Home Backpackers has truly been my home away from home. I came here for the budget pricing, and ended up staying much longer than planned. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming as it is a small hostel. The staff become your friends and There is always something happening so it is easy to meet people. I would really recommend staying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I saw this hostel from across the street while at the bus stop on a way to a different one and decided to stay. Stayed for 2 months! Turns out the place is really really good. The staff are great and helpful, especially Paul, the manager, who even kept track of post when I got my Mac Pro posted to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff is super friendly, so are most of the people that visit. Its a great place to meet people. Its super close to central station. This is a good place to visit. Also they give free breakfast every weekend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for 3 months and i absolutley loved it! The staff are amazing, super friendly and unbelieavable helpful! The location is perfect, right in the city only a few mins walk from all the bars and restaurants. While the building is hardly the Hilton it does the trick, especially for the price! My only negative is that even... More 

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