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Home Backpackers

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#69 of 179 Specialty lodging in Sydney
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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.
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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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I've stayed at a few hostels in Sydney but Home Backpackers has been the best one! Lovely staff, the guests are always friendly. The outside deck and the TV room are great places to relax and hang out with the other guests. I would definitely recommend this hostel to other
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Response from troy y, Guest Relations Manager at Home Backpackers
Responded Mar 7, 2019
Hi Selmastranberg Thanks for taking the time to leave your 5 star review. I will pass on your kind comments to all staff who will appreciate your positive feedback. I'm also pleased you found Home Backpackers a great place to hang-out & make friends. I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels!
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Very average hostel. I only stayed here because it was the cheapest place over New Year. Kitchen is tiny, the "social" area is just a TV room so there isn't really an area where people are sociable so because of this the hostel had no atmosphere. Lady on check in was nice but
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Response from troy y, Guest Relations Manager at Home Backpackers
Responded Mar 4, 2019
Hi KatrinaKelso Thanks for taking the time to leave your review. Yes, as you mentioned you stayed here because we are one of the cheapest backpackers in Sydney. We advertise fans in all rooms & price suits accommodation profile. I suggest doing some research or pay a higher priced accommodation if wanting to manage your budget expectations. We have 2 sides to the hostel with 2 separate kitchens, 2 separate lounge/TV areas & outside smoking area. Our location being 5min from central station & short 30min walk to the harbour allows guests easy access within the city limits. Enjoy the rest of your travels
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The only good thing is its location literally a stone's throw from Central Station. We are a couple who stayed here in a private double room with shared bathroom. The place was crumbling, needs a serious renovation to become a more decent accommodation... Pictures on booking.com
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Response from troy y, Guest Relations Manager at Home Backpackers
Responded Nov 11, 2018
Hello Mariano, Thank you for your review and I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience at our hostel. Reception hours are 8am to 8pm 7 days a week, which is stated on our website along with the booking confirmation I personally sent you back on the 25th October. Email conformation also included asking what time you will be arriving to our hostel and to please contact us if you are arriving after 8pm. We have processes in place for late arrivals & early departures. Staff are available 24hrs a day & a $20 key deposit was clearly explained within confirmation email sent. Maybe worth checking your emails regularly as checking in/out would have been a smoother experience. Wifi covers 80% of the hostel but we only advertise available in common areas as that's where wifi connection is the strongest. All of the information that you have mentioned was emailed to you in a booking confirmation which if you didn't read would of been frustrating & we are sorry again for missing our detailed confirmation email sent. Enjoy the rest of your travels
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We’ve stayed 11 night and It’s a very dirty place especially the bathroom! You can’t wash the hands because the sink is too small, the shower is 1 for too many people. Don’t go there! I saw a lot of cockroaches in there. It’s like a old ruin!
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Response from troy y, Guest Relations Manager at Home Backpackers
Responded Oct 29, 2018
Hi Sarah V Thanks for taking the time to leave your review. We value all reviews as it gives us a chance to improve our accommodation standards. We are sorry to hear you found the hostel 'dirty' during your 11 night stay. I checked your reservation & found no communication notes with staff during your stay stating any issues. I wish you could of spoke to staff directly during your stay as we have multiple toilets & bathrooms you may have not noticed on various floors. We have various spot cleans during the day & night. Sometimes cleanliness can be affected by other guests within the hostel due to shared facilities. Unfortunately Sydney City is known for bugs including cockroaches. We have regular pest control & will review our procedures to keep control of any bug issues. Enjoy the rest of your Travels
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The room was large, the price was right, there were two kitchens, a roof top hang out with a clothes washer and dryer, plenty of bathrooms and a decent location next to Central train station and Paddington Market. I just thought the building old, run down and smelly. Most
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Response from troy y, Guest Relations Manager at Home Backpackers
Responded Oct 29, 2018
Hi Margret M Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Your review indicates a lot of positive points within the hostel & sorry to hear still 'not so impressed'. Yes we are an older style hostel & think priced appropriately as you mentioned 'the price was right'. I will pass on your positive comments to all staff. Enjoy the rest of your travels
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PRICE RANGE
$18 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
home backpackers hotel sydney
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesSydneySurry Hills
NUMBER OF ROOMS
36
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