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Home Backpackers
Ranked #39 of 139 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
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“Homeless shelter”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

This place is revolting. There is nothing else to say really. I'm actually hoping I don't leave this place with an illness or something it's so dirty. I'm fairly certain it looks like local homeless stay here as well.

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Great location right next to central station! Also within walking distance to a great mall and darling harbour! If you're looking for a fun time in Sydney I would highly recomened this place! Great friendly staff who help even after hours. Stay here if you want to have a great time!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
1 review
Reviewed January 7, 2013

i really enjoyed my stay at hbp. all the facilities were clean, the staff are really friendly and helpfull, the people staying there were lovely and its located in a place that gives you easy access to the whole city. i would definitely book back in if i was to return to sydney. HBP is great craic!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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sydney
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

I saw an ad for this hostel before arriving back in Sydney and they made it look great. The only truth in the ad is that its a great location. There is no free breakfast (unless you count leftover bread) And there is no free wi-fi (they charge a fortune to use the wi-fi there) The kitchen is so filthy, I've seen pigeons fly in there before and peck away on the counter! In the end I never bothered using it, guess I was worried what else was living under all the rot. And the cleaners are useless too. The come in, empty the bin and thats about it. And some of the locks dont work on the rooms which of course is bad if your travelling alone. Would'nt recommend it!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

Stayed in alot of hostels around Sydney and have definately enjoyed Home more than the others.. Relaxed atmosphere full of great people really helpful staff.. am leaving sydney to go travelling and will definately return to Home when i get back!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed December 10, 2012

I stayed in the hostel for a fortnight for a very reasonable price. The room was clean, comfy beds and a brilliant atmosphere throughout the hostel. The piratey looking fellow working on reception was charming and full of knowledge of the area as were the two night managers who went out of their way to help me out; real ambassadors for young working men. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable stay, I hope to be back soon.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed December 10, 2012

I stayed here from October till November and had a great time here! everybody was really friendly and welcoming and for a girl traveling on her own it made me feel really safe and relaxed. The staff were friendly and helpful and went out of there way to help me and anybody else with anything. The hostel also offer up themed nights such as free pizzas on Tuesday which was great when your trying to save your cash! i have read some of the reviews on here and think they must of been at a completely different place as id recommend this to anybody! Thankyou Home Backpackers for a great stay! Hopefully i will be back soon! Sarah R xxx

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Home Backpackers

Property: Home Backpackers
Address: 238 Elizabeth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Surry Hills
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 139 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Home Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 36
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 
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