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Elephant Backpacker Sydney

Hostel | 50 Sir John Young Crescent, Sydney, Australia 2011

59.5% Overall Rating

319 out of 442 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/03/2014)


"1.good person and a part of staff 2.when I check in,I can use lift to move my luggage."

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  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 4.65

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

For bookings between 27 Dec 2012 – 5 Jan 2013: Please note that Elephant Sydney will contact you directly to process the remaining amount owing for your booking. They will charge the credit card used to make the booking one month prior to your arrival date. They will confirm the booking following this payment. Please note that payments made are non refundable and that bookings made are non transferable. In the event of the card being declined, they will email you and should funds not be processed on the second attempt, the booking will be cancelled and the bed will be resold.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 14:00
Latest Check-out: 10:00

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Sydney?

Contact us directly

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Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

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About Elephant Backpacker Sydney

Join in the fun at Elephant Backpacker centrally located between the City Centre and Kings Cross! We offer a friendly atmosphere, caring staff, large clean accommodation rooms, variety of entertainment and a licensed café & bar!

Features include:
•Spacious rooftop with magnificent views of city skyline - open select time and weather permitting
•Licenced café & bar open 7 days till 11 pm serving pizza, pasta and local food with wine, beer and spirits
•Daily organised entertainment
•Located in charming heritage building originally built as a Hotel and retains large accommodation rooms, grand staircase, and ample lounge and sitting/common rooms
•Large commercial kitchen and dining area
•Clean toilets and bathrooms
•All rooms are equipped with lockers, fans, heaters and secure key card access.
•Great social atmosphere

Currently, our entertainment includes:
MONDAY NIGHT: One free cocktail at The Sugarmill
TUESDAY NIGHT: Free drinks at The Gaff & karaoke at World Bar
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Australian Movie night in-house
THURSDAY: Join the fun of our very own Pub Crawl
FRIDAY: Dance the night away at The Scary Canary
SATURDAY: Two free drinks at The Gaff on Sydney's famous Oxford Street

Booking for New Year 2013/2014? Any bookings between 27 Dec 2013- 3 Jan 2014 need to be paid for in full before they are confirmed. We will contact you for the remainder owing and will then confirm your reservation at Elephant Backpacker.

Full remaining payment (90%) to be made or charged by us to guests nominated credit cards 1 month prior to arrival date ie we debited their card on 27 November for the 90% remaining. If the guests' card has insufficient funds we will resell the beds. There's a Minimum 7 day stay - check-in 27 December 2013 check-out 3 January 20134.


Accommodation Information

At Elephant Backpackers Sydney we have the following room types:
4 Bed mixed dorms
6 Bed mixed dorms
6 Bed female dorm
8 Bed mixed dorms

We also have;
Private double rooms
Private twin rooms
(Private rooms consist of a tribunk ie double bed on bottom bunk and single at top). We can place a trundle in the room should you wish to have children or a forth guests but you need to advise us at time of booking.)

We provide commercially laundered sheets and blankets. All beds have a locker, either purchase or supply your own padlock. Each bunk has a bed light. All dorm rooms come with a ceiling fan and heater.

The accommodation rooms are cleaned daily and the bathrooms/toilets are cleaned x2 daily. We have recently installed a new gas water heater so there is plenty of hot water for showers. Bathrooms and toilets are split share (Male/Female) and are located on each accommodation floor. The disabled bathroom is on the ground floor.

The double and single rooms are a single room with a tri bunk. A tri bunk has a double bed on the lower bunk and a single bed on top. Both private room types have a TV and security lockers.

Location Information

Elephant Backpacker
50 Sir John Young Crescent
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011

Elephant is located on corner of Sir John Young Crescent and Crown Street, opposite Domain Gardens. The hostel is centrally located between the city centre and Kings Cross.

Our location means you are within 5 minutes walking distance to most of the major attractions in Sydney. These attractions include the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Kings Cross.

There are a number of boutique pubs and funky eateries located at the newly refurbished Woolloomooloo wharf precinct. Or you may like to stay in and try our cuisine in our newly opened cafe & bar - opened until 11 pm most nights.

Buses and trains are within a 5 minute walk and take you to Bondi Beach and Blue Mountains.

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