We were looking for a super cheap hostel in Sydney for 3 nights- Elephant matched this. We didn't have very high expectations and had mixed opinions when we left. The place was ok- staff weren't very friendly (especially in the cafe, I have never seen a waitress look so put out when we placed an order!) but the room was fairly spacious and had a lockable wardrobe and tv. The sheets were clean but the blanket on top had lots of short black hair on (I have long blonde hair!). The kitchen was quite small but we managed to cook a meal on two occasions- it had lots of fridges and once you had purchased crockery and cutlery it wasn't too difficult to difficult to cook around others. One morning I stepped out of the room to two large piles of vomit which was revolting to step into at 6am! However in their defense this was cleaned by the time we returned from the Blue Mountains. It is quite a noisy hostel in the evening but if you want a bit of a party hostel it would be perfect. I found the showers and toilets to be fairly clean and had no problems. If you are looking for a cheap hostel close to Kings Cross/ Oxford St and stations and aren't too fussy about luxury then this will suffice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elephant Backpacker Sydney is located close to city centre in gentrified suburb of Woolloomooloo. Set over 4 levels, the top 3 floors accommodate a variety of dormitories and private rooms with each level having communal ladies and men’s shower blocks and separate toilets. All accommodation rooms are provided with bed linen, lockers and reading lights. The ground floor houses a communal kitchen and dining area, tv room, our reception and licensed café & bar. The building offers secure card access. Woolloomooloo, the gentrified city fringe suburb of the hostel is just 5 minutes’ walk from Hyde Park and 10 minutes from shopping at Pitt Street Mall. It is 10 minutes’ bus ride from Sydney Opera House or 15 minutes’ bus ride from Bondi Beach. Enjoy taking the underground travelator across from our hostel to Hyde Park! Our hostel does not permit alcohol to be consumed in the rooms or common areas. Alcohol is available for purchase in our licensed café & bar. We are not a party hostel but suitable for travelers, families and groups. We also welcome disable guests and have a large lift that can accommodate wheel chairs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elephant Backpacker Hotel Sydney