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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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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Perth, Australia
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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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Benalla, Australia
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Sydney, Australia
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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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Cairns Region, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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 April 1, 2014

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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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*
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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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