This was my worst hostel experience ever. The hostel itself is in a dark, isolated area. Homeless people were sleeping outside the carpark opposite. There were lots of men hanging around in the nearby shrubbery. Eerie. The hostel was disorganized and our twin room wasn't available, so we had to do a couple of room changes. The rooms were filthy with food and drink bottles under the beds and in the cupboards. The blankets were torn. No nice features in rooms. The first night was so noisy with a TV blaring above, and other nights were noisy with people constantly going up and down the corridors talking. The night manager burst into our room at 3 am, forgetting he had already booked the room. The cleaner left our door unlocked and ajar, so security was shocking. The rooftop was closed. They did apologise, but the ongoing problems cast a shadow over our holiday. Best feature would be the nightly activities on offer.
- 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