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Reviews of Elephant Backpacker Sydney Sydney Hostel

50 Sir John Young Crescent, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, Australia

Atmosphere 52%

Cleanliness 42%

Facilities 54%

Location 84%

Safety 58%

Staff 64%

Value 63%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bar
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Steam room
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup 11.10USD
  • Towel 3.70USD

Important Information

1. During the New Year's period from 27 December 2016 to 4 January 2017
there are special booking conditions.
2. During this period there is a minimum stay of 7 nights.
3. All bookings made for the New Year period will have their credit cards
charged 1st December.
4. If funds are not available and your payment is declined we will release
your bed.
5. Once paid, there will be no refunds, cancellations, changes or
transfers permitted for the New Year Period 2016-2017 .
6. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance.

DORM ROOMS
When you book 2 or more dorm beds, we cannot guarantee that your entire
group can be in the same dorm room. Please book private room(s) if you
wish to secure that everyone in your group is going to be in the same
room.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 13:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Sydney?

Contact us directly

Atmosphere 52%

Cleanliness 42%

Facilities 54%

Location 84%

Safety 58%

Staff 64%

Value 63%

Showing 11-20 of 45 reviews

66% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: Location, the actual building.

Disliked: The vomit on the shower floor, the "down" wifi.

57% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
57% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Not a lot

Disliked: No TV room, Kitchen wasn't the cleanest, horrible toilets etc

51% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 40%
51% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: nice location.

Disliked: no wififridges were filthy even after a supposed deep clean of the kitchen!no communal arealots of people on working visas who didnt keep the hostel very tidy.

63% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 May 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Location - cheap price

Disliked: Cleanliness

Customer would recommend this property

69% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: Location

Disliked: Facilities

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Not only were the staff (and the other residents) really friendly, but the on-site cafe was super cheap and very delicious, and you even got further discounts if you were staying there! All the major tourist spots were a short walk away, and the hostel is right across the street from a park.

Disliked: There wasn't any Wi-Fi on the property, but the State Library was a ten-minute walk away, and it was easy to get internet access there, so it wasn't a big deal. Also, you had to leave the toilets and go into the showers to get soap, but at least there was soap there.

Customer would recommend this property

46% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 40%
46% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Location

Disliked: It was disgusting and old.

37% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 20%
37% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Good location. Short walk to the CBDThe elephant cafe. Very cheap food and drinks for backpackers and good specials

Disliked: UntidyShuttle service!!!! the shuttle company was supposed to pick us up on the airport for 8$. They came at 10.30 and charged 15 $Most of the bathrooms are out of orderStaff isnt very friendly

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Liked: Staff are really friendly, and always there to assist, with any questions, you may have. Showers are very good. Always hot water and clean bath rooms. The cafe is 5 star. $ 2 for a lovely glass of wine, the food is excellent, really delicious menu. I will go back any time for a good meal at the Elephant, for such reasonable prices. Thank you for great hospitality.

Disliked: Wifi is unfortunately not very good. The Elephants could really need to improve it, by better connection through out the hostel.

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Location, cheap, clean room, cafe has very cheap and very good food, free wifi, lift to 3rd floor:)

Disliked: Busy hostel so kitchen always crazy full

Customer would recommend this property

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