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Elephant Backpacker

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50 Sir John Young Cres Woollomoloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011 Australia See on map
Free Internet
Non-Smoking Hotel
Golf course
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Free Parking
Breakfast included
2.5 Star accommodation
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Shushank Mujeeb Ahmed
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Our family has never stayed at "hostels" however Sydney is very expensive and this was a cheaper option for us. Also its very difficult and expensive to find a hotel room that can accommodate 4 people which their family room can. We booked this hotel last minute and were very pleasantly surprised! After reading some negative reviews we didn’t know what to expect but our room was absolutely lovely, very spacious, clean and the hostel had all the amenities we required. The room tariff also included breakfast which was very good. I would definitely recommend this hostel to someone wanting affordable accommodation close enough to the center of Sydney.
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Annecy, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The location of the hotel was very good, near town centre. Good clean bathroom and clean bed. The cleanliness and comfort of the rooms plus breakfast was enjoyable.

The property is being renovated and they haven't finish the area we were in but it will be nice once the refurbishments are finished.

It was a short bus ride to Bondi Beach and this was very enjoyable.
Thank ChantalS
Response from Amanda H, Owner at Elephant Backpacker
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review :)
Reviewed 4 weeks agovia mobile
This place has the potential to be really good but unfortunately it looks more like a junkies house than a hostel. Very dirty room with graffiti, the most uncomfortable mattress I have ever slept on, other guest do not respect other people (shouting loudly in the hall at 1am, blocking the toilets, peeing all over the toilet floors and using the toilet with the door wide open)

Ended up costing me more more as I couldn't spend another second in this dump so paid for another hotel.

Wouldn't leave a junkies dog in this place.
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Response from Amanda H, Owner at Elephant Backpacker
Responded 3 weeks ago
Are you sure you stayed at the Elephant? We only host international travellers and have a zero tolerance to any illicit drug use or alcohol for that matter. There is no graffiti in any of our rooms and the rooms are checked weekly by the manager, myself and daily by the housekeeper. As to guests shouting in the corridors - we have security going through the building on a regular basis throughout the night and besides for the over zealous reveller returning to their room, we are a very quiet hostel.
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Very good location, everything you need and there is even the possibility to work for accommodation. It was cheap and convenient, a great budget way to stay in the city. I've seen some reviews complaining about the renovations they're doing. They were painting a corridor while we stayed - but they did it when most people were out and it didn't disturb us.
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Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed Oct 26, 2018via mobile
Was my first time, I know a backpacker it’s no a five star hotel, but it’s a dirty and nasty place, the bathroom is awful... besides I had a booking with breakfast included for two days, but they gave never me breakfast, when ask for it they hadn’t a answer only “sorry, today we haven’t.
If you can, please avoid this place.
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Elephant Backpacker is located 5 minutes from the city centre and is easily accessed by bus and train. We offer no frills style accommodation for budget conscious guests. Breakfast is included in your room More tariff and there is a communal kitchen should you wish to cook and eat. The building has a lift and caters for disabled guests. We are not a party hostel and do not permit alcohol nor smoking in the building. We are cheap and basic and our rate reflects this so if you are looking for something flash and ritzy we are not suitable for you. Less
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Hotel Amenities
Free Internet
Golf course
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Room Service
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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$16 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Elephant Backpacker Hotel Sydney
Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Hotel class
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
$16 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Elephant Backpacker Hotel Sydney
Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Traveler (142)
Room & Suite (67)
Dining (13)
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December 30, 2016|
Response from Benjamin R | Reviewed this property |
it's not really clear, what you want to say, but I can say, for the time when I was there, which was a year ago, that I enjoyed my stay. it's a low budget hostel. that's what you pay for, that's what you get. no more, not... More
Room Tips
"Upper floors better than lower"
Aug 28, 2018
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"Stay on 3rd floor - they're doing building works to bathrooms on lower floors."
Aug 19, 2018
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"Get room on level were showers aren't under renovations - so you don't have to walk stairs to..."
Jul 4, 2018
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"Level 2 bathrooms being redone so stay on other levels cause then u dont have to walk steps for showers on..."
Jun 4, 2018
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