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Reviews of Elephant Backpacker Sydney

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

61.4% Overall Rating

337 out of 477 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (26/05/2015)

Kellie Suttle thinks…

"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…"

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Facilities

  • 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

  • Airport Pickup USD 10.96
  • Towel USD 3.65

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

1. During the New Year's period from 27 December 2015 to 4 January 2016 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. Please note that no refunds will be given during the New Year 2014 period. 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.

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61.4%

Overall Rating

337 out of 477 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Elephant Backpacker Sydney'

Atmosphere
59.2%
Location
84.8%
Facilities
52.0%
Cleanliness
40.0%
Staff
68.8%
Value
64.8%
Safety
60.0%
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37.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

06 March 2013

Liked: Not a bad location.

Disliked: Doors either couldn't be locked due to door not having handle or were left open at night. Very easy to walk in off the street in to hostel late at night. Are not given blanket, only sheet and thin pillow. Safe offer average and unenthusiastic service. Basin leaking all over floor in downstairs toilet. Very unclean everywhere.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Freja Holm

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 March 2013 Freja would recommend this property

Liked: Location, friendly atmosphere, helpful staff. Rooms were fairly tidy for 8 bed dorm with locker space. Bathrooms were also clean for # guests using them. Good price for location. Bar on ground floor has very good nightly specials. Eat in cafe - forget busy kitchen!

Disliked: There were a few things - no wifi, very busy kitchen, small common space BUT for the price not an issue.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Jessica O'Keefe

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

01 March 2013

Liked: The only good things really about this hostel are it is very cheap (we paid 140 dollars for a week in an 8 bed dorm) and the location wasn't too bad either with a 15 minute walk to cbd and 10 minute walk from supermarket.

Disliked: There is really not a friendly atmosphere going around this place, people generally keep to themselves and get annoyed at others for little things. Although not the hostels fault, our room was definately not friendly. The kitchen is worse than at any hostel i've been to, bugs all over the place and nothing feels that clean at all.. I felt a little anxious eating at a table there. Also, every hostel I've been to so far has 24hour reception whereas every hour there seems to be a 15 minute break as well as half hour shift switch over three times a day I found it hard to get hold of anyone most times that i wanted to which makes life difficult as every time you want to cook you have to put a deposit down for pans, plates etc. I wouldn't reccomend it.

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Siri Crebbin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 March 2013 Siri would recommend this property

Liked: Bar downstair was a great place to meet people. Kitchen was small and always crowded but that's not a big deal.

Disliked: Siri left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Lovisa Larsson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 February 2013

Liked: That it was pretty cheap and pretty close to Hyepark

Disliked: Pretty off even tho its not far for walking, you just don't wanna walk there by yourself in the middle of the night. Lot of things were broken there as bathroom locks, lights and stuff. And there was never any soap.

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

25 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Washing and toilet facilities were very clean during our stay, noise levels were reasonable for this type of accommodation.

Disliked: Poor quality of mattress on bed.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location

Disliked: roof terrace was shut when we were staying there.

The property's response is...

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

George O'Donovan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 February 2013 George would recommend this property

Liked: The food and drink in cafe are cheap and good

Disliked: George left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Els de Quick

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 February 2013 Els would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and helpful staff Large and clean bedrooms

Disliked: Kitchen is small for number of guests however it has all the basics

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I was lucky to get a 8 beds dorm really huge! with our own bathroom.

Disliked: No internet at all!

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

18 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: perfect surrounding area

Disliked: no internet access

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break

13 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff

Disliked: No towels available

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Anna Beauchemin

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

11 February 2013 Anna would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel was the first we stayed at in Australia and it was a great way to start our trip. Everything was clean (cleaner than some reviews indicated) and we had lots of room. I was worried because we'd booked in a 8 bed dorm but the beds were spread out across the room and there was a locker for our things so it wasn't crowded at all. Also, the showers were great. Good pressure and the bathrooms were almost never crowded.

Disliked: No WIFI but staff told us where to walk to get free service.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Kjetil Bjornevik

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

11 February 2013 Kjetil would recommend this property

Liked: Very easy to come and stay the night without hassle.

Disliked: All good

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Kam Kuen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 February 2013 Kam would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere.. central located.. everything okay.

Disliked: Kam left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Allison Schnuteburn

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 February 2013 Allison would recommend this property

Liked: I like the staff, they were helpful and friendly and interested to help you in any way that they can.

Disliked: The luggage room was open even though it was just next to reception

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The beds were comfortable and it is in a really good central location.

Disliked: Sometimes the reception area was very busy

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Giulio Bersani

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 February 2013 Giulio would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, i met awesome people there. Near everywhere. Definitely recommend!

Disliked: Had to get kitchen pots from reception

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Heather Mackay

Alone

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

03 February 2013 Heather would recommend this property

Liked: Social hostel, clean sheets, toilets separate from showers, heaps of hot water

Disliked: Busy kitchen

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Milo Bornet

Alone

Visiting friends or family

31 January 2013 Milo would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff and a great bar downstairs. Met a lot of nice people here. Showers and rooms relatively clean.

Disliked: No WIFI

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Karl Sieveking

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

31 January 2013 Karl would recommend this property

Liked: Above Average Hostel, not the best common area, relatively clean, girl at the reception was very helpful

Disliked: Road side rooms a bit noisy.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Michelle Houlihan

Alone

Events / festivals
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

31 January 2013 Michelle would recommend this property

Liked: I really enjoyed my stay. Great location, felt safe and comfortable the whole time. Would totally go again

Disliked: Not much

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Emily Cooper

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

31 January 2013 Emily would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is really good, the atmosphere is great and all members of the staff are really cool. Totally recommend.

Disliked: Nothing

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Lucy Gracie

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

28 January 2013 Lucy would recommend this property

Liked: Cafe at the end of the building – particularly pizza nite, heaps of social events, friendly vibe, price cheap for Sydney and good location.

Disliked: Roof only opened at certain times:(

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

28 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The room was clean, nice. Staff was very helpful. The location is fantastic. I would come again when visiting Sydney for few days...

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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