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Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I spend a week in it and i wasn't pleasant . This hostel only for low budget people who can't afford better hostel. Very old and very worn. Also not suitable for people who is taller than 6 foot. There is areas where u have to mind your head. Otherwise u have a bump on your head. But there is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel its self has great social vibes, free pizza and pancakes aswell! The facilities were not great, the kitchens are filthy with maggots on the ceiling to be exact on A side... with dirty uncleaned spillages around the fridge etc. The staff are great and very polite however one staff member a German Gent Norman, was quite unprofessional, would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

This hostel was just so much fun! I was there one night and the staff was very very helpful and gave me all the information i needed to fully experience and enjoy Valencia's top places. I also joined the pub crawl which they organize and let me say this... it's the perfect event to meet a lot of nice people;... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 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 

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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 

Zutphen, The Netherlands
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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.

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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
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7 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 

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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
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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

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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 

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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.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $21 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Home Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 36
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