We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Home Backpackers

Book on TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Home Backpackers
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 147: English reviews
Tallinn, Estonia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed there in 2/3 people room for 5 nights. Rooms are very basic and house is old, but since we are not fuzzy travellers and the price was cheap, it was exactly what we looked for. Positive sides: Rooms were cleaned daily, comfortable beds, clean bed linen, good kitchen and nice staff. Plus pancakes in the weekend :) Top of... More 

Helpful?
Thank KatsPats
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So I'll start by saying the staff on reception are great, amazing in fact, but that's because they're travellers too and understand, the owners don't care at all. I was here for about a month in a private room with my friend, when I was there it was booked out twice so we had to move around the hostel without... More 

Helpful?
Thank petatraveller
ManagerAtHome, Manager at Home Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of Home Backpackers. I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay with us. I wanted to address a couple of points with regards to your feedback. You are correct with regards to our staff they are great and always do their utmost to make sure that guests enjoy their stay with us. From our records you... More 

Travelers are raving about these Sydney hotels

4.5 of 5 stars
Show Prices
4 of 5 stars
Show Prices
4 of 5 stars
Show Prices
4 of 5 stars
Show Prices
Zutphen, The Netherlands
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel. The location is great, just a couple minutes walk from central station. Especially the weekly rates that they offer make this hostel one of the cheapest I've stayed at in Sydney so far. Free wifi, pizza on Thursdays and pancakes on the weekend are a nice bonus.

Helpful?
Thank Lotte V
Paul_B255060, Manager at Home Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. The free pizza and pancakes are always hit with guests. We try to offer as much of possible within a budget price. Thanks The Home Team More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

I've been staying in this hostel for the past 6 weeks! I've had an amazing time here. It's a great location, close to central station and shops. The free WiFi is a big bonus, most hostels charge a lot of money for this!! They also give free pizza on Thursday from dominos and free pancakes in the weekends. Staff is... More 

Helpful?
Thank S8774NZmichellew
Paul_B255060, Manager at Home Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. The free internet is something that is a hit with the guests. Helps you keep in contact with everyone at home and also helpful with the job search! The night manager is on hand to assist after between 8pm and 8am incase there are any issues through the night. We hope you enjoy your travels The... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

I was only meant to stay a few nights and three weeks later i'm still here. Great location right next to central station. The staff are so friendly and helpful. The hostel has a nice social atmosphere, but is quiet at night to sleep. A nice large TV room and a smaller Tv room to chill AND the best part... More 

Helpful?
Thank jennifer w
Paul_B255060, Manager at Home Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for a review! From your feedback it seems that we ticked all the boxes that you were looking for! glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again. Thanks the Home Team. More 

Barrit, Denmark
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Home backpackers is the perfect place if you are looking for cheap accommodation right in the city centre. The hostel is situated 5 minutes walk from central station, 10 minutes from Hyde Park - and in walking distance to the Opera House. The reception is open all day, and the staff is always ready to help with everything from travel... More 

Helpful?
Thank Anne Sophie Kro... P
Paul_B255060, Manager at Home Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We do have a central location at a budget price! in the heart of the city meaning that you can access the main sites with relative ease. Due to our location we have a mix of short stay guests and people that are looking to settle in the city, this means there is always someone around... More 

Patong, Thailand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Very friendly staff and location is 2 min walking from the central train Stadion. TV Room, Laundry, Kitchen, quiet in the night times, cheap, a lt of good snack stores around the corner, Very close to the city

Helpful?
Thank Marcel M
Paul_B255060, Manager at Home Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us at Home. We do have a very central location, which means you can access the rest of the city with ease. We hope to see you again if you come back to Sydney The Home Team. More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Loved my stay at Home Backpackers. Great location, helpful and friendly staff and great facilities - they had free dominoes pizza on thursdays and free pancakes over the weekends <3 <3 Cheapest option in Sydney. Fresh sheets on request, two kitchens, plenty of showers etc. Old building but kept well and you can't really fault it for the price! Next... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tom B
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

We booked in for three nights for a weekend trip to Sydney. Based on the cost we weren't expecting much, but the service was great (our flight was help up so it was late when we arrived to check in, the night manager could not have been more helpful, she was great), the common areas were cleaned every day and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Máirtín Ó
Paul_B255060, Manager at Home Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I’m glad that you found our staff welcoming and helpful, especially when in a new city late at night it is a real plus! Our location is ideal for late flights due to the location next to central station. If you return to Sydney then we look forward to seeing you again. Thanks Home Team. More 

Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

We stayed there two nights and we wondered about losing money and get another accommodation for the second night. The bed seem to have been the same since decades and squeeking noises are the witness for it. The bathroom is awful, and the corridor was full of stinking shoes belonging to the people spending the night here. Carpets are dirty...... More 

Helpful?
Thank pharmaseb
Paul_B255060, Manager at Home Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I’m sorry that you didn't have an enjoyable stay with us. With regards to the beds, they are checked on a regular basis to try and limit any issues with noise etc. The bathrooms, halls and communal areas are cleaned on a daily basis, so it concerns me that you found the carpet dirty. Did... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

87 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (80)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (9)
Viewed
Room/Suite (14)
Viewed
Bathroom (11)
Viewed
Other (44)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (7)
Viewed
Other (7)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Sydney hotels
790 on George
#49 of 127 in Sydney
3.5 of 5 stars 168 reviews
Maze Backpackers
#29 of 127 in Sydney
3.0 of 5 stars 574 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Surry Hills
Big Hostel
Big Hostel
#9 of 127 in Sydney
4.0 of 5 stars 351 reviews
Surry Hills
Bounce Sydney
Bounce Sydney
#4 of 127 in Sydney
4.5 of 5 stars 633 reviews
Central Business District
Base Backpackers
Base Backpackers
#21 of 127 in Sydney
3.5 of 5 stars 494 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Surry Hills

Neighborhood Profile
Surry Hills
Once regarded as the traditional fashion area, Surry Hills has broadened its appeal. This neighborhood continues to distinguish itself as a shopping destination, offering the best collection of one-of-a-kind boutiques, designer brands and flagship stores in the city. Today, this area has evolved into a hub of media, design and professional services - a colorful and diverse place equally known for its antique dealers, art galleries, cafes and pubs. Strolling down the street on a Saturday morning, you’ll see a mix of students, artists, hipsters and a few all-nighters from Oxford Street, the “Gay Capital of Sydney”. In this vibrant neighborhood you will find bohemian chic and modern style co-existing side by side.
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Home Backpackers

Address: 238 Elizabeth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Surry Hills
Price Range: $19 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Home Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 36
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HotelTravel.com, Priceline, Expedia, Hotwire, Hotels.com, Orbitz, TripOnline SA, Travelocity and Booking.com so you can book your Home Backpackers reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Home Backpackers Hotel Sydney
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay