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Reviews of Elephant Backpacker Sydney

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

67.9% Overall Rating

327 out of 453 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (23/08/2014)

Alisa Sergiienko thinks…

"Its a great place to stay while ur journey to the wonderful city of Sydney, located in the centre of the city, so u can easily get to any city attraction. hostels stuff was very friendly, prices…"

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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

  • Towel USD 4.37

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

1. During the New Year's period from 27 December 2014 to 4 January 2015 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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67.9%

Overall Rating

327 out of 453 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Elephant Backpacker Sydney'

Atmosphere
72.8%
Location
87.2%
Facilities
54.4%
Cleanliness
46.4%
Staff
73.6%
Value
76.0%
Safety
64.8%
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48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Myriam GARCIA

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 January 2013

Liked: close to the city

Disliked: Too big backpackers and no quiet. It's good for people who want only be in parties. But finally, you can't really kmow the others because it's big and not very friendly

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

Johannes Oerskov

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

05 January 2013 Johannes would recommend this property

Liked: Good location. Short distance to both kings cross and the city center. Good clean bathrooms and a friendly staff.

Disliked: Room was not very clean. Not very good beds.

The property's response is...

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Jennifer Harper

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 January 2013

Liked: The only good thing about this hostel was the lovely cafe next to it!

Disliked: This hostel is disgusting...i was there for 6 nights (i tried to leave early & lose the money i had paid but unfortunately couldnt find anywhere as it was over the New Year period) & saw my room hoovered once; if you call it a hoover. The toilets & showers on each level were disgusting; they claimed they cleaned them every day but these hadnt been cleaned for a very long time; it was a gamble every time you went in about what you were going to find. The kitchen; i only used it to fill my water bottle. The surfaces & tables where you ate again were disgusting, god knows when they were last cleaned. I spent my entire stay away from the place. I would not recommend this hostel to anyone.

The property's response is...

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

Katie Bergerson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

30 December 2012 Katie would recommend this property

Liked: nice rooms, very quiet (we were on the 3rd floor - it is a little noisier on the lower floors), walking distance to the city center, quite helpful stuff

Disliked: Nothing - good value:)

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

27 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location.Safe&secure.Helpful friendly staff.Clean spacuous rooms .Good value for money

Disliked: nothing

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Marco Campe

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 December 2012

Liked: I liked that the hostel is located at the border of the city but its still close enough to walk anywhere. The botanic garden is great to relax. People staying in this hostel are not as messy as you might expect in the centre.

Disliked: Well, only 1 out of 3 showers worked; also only 1 out of 3 toilets could be used (flush did not work but people still used it, BIG mess / light did not work no way to use the toilet when door shut). No free kitchen equipment without deposit. Very annoying to always ask for pots and plates whenever you want to cook.

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

Antonio Villaverde

With friends / other travellers

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

22 December 2012 Antonio would recommend this property

Liked: The place has a lot of character did fun people, definitely go to the cafe/bar for a good time and good prices.

Disliked: Not much really

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

Jyrki Soini

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 December 2012 Jyrki would recommend this property

Liked: I had a great time in this hostel! Great bar down stairs, it is pretty crowded in evenings which is great. It is in a great location.

Disliked: No

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

Joanne Lindsay

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

22 December 2012 Joanne would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is in a good location and it is cheap & clean & convenient.

Disliked: A little noisy at night - bring ear plugs.

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

Nic Economa

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 December 2012 Nic would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff chilled atmosphere easy to meet people

Disliked: No major issues

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

Danilo Raxenidis

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 December 2012 Danilo would recommend this property

Liked: A cheap alternative for staying in Sydney. Clean, though a bit old. Definitely recommended for budged travelers.

Disliked: No wifi

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

Chun-Cheng WU

Alone

Events / festivals

20 December 2012 Chun-Cheng would recommend this property

Liked: I was pretty nervous about staying here, because some of the reviews I had read weren't the most positive, but staying at Elephant hostel was an enormously positive experience. It was clean, comfortable, in a good location, and a great bargain. The staff are extremely helpful and the beds were comfortable. The showers were clean for an hostel and there was lots of hot water. I would go back definitely.

Disliked: Chun-Cheng left no negative feedback.

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

Pieter Sparenberg

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

20 December 2012 Pieter would recommend this property

Liked: It was in a good location, cheap price, and they can book shuttles for door to airport transportation for cheap!

Disliked: Nothing all good for the price.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Sasha Fabian

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

15 December 2012 Sasha would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is soo awesome! everyone is friendly and go out together and involve new people - they have a cheap cafe and dont miss the pizza nite totally rocks

Disliked: Sasha left no negative feedback.

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

Christina Schertz

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

15 December 2012 Christina would recommend this property

Liked: great price, location very central and good social vibe

Disliked: messy guests that leave their stuff all over the floor

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 December 2012

Liked: price friendly staff

Disliked: dirty accommodation crying doors everywhere urgent renovation necessary

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

Adam Price

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

14 December 2012

Liked: Cheap

Disliked: Rooftop found closed with no explanation Noisy guests congregating outside making noise until the early hours Reading light broken, and needed to be plugged in taking up socket Unhelpful and rude staff

The property's response is...

25.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

12 December 2012

Liked: Dirty and nasty staff at reception

Disliked: nothing...

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

William Phillaps

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

10 December 2012 William would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel might give a fairly rough exterior at first and not look like much, but I keep coming back to visit. The staff are super friendly and I had the chance to meet lots of nice people. Also the location is great, and the meal offers in cafe are really nice! Whenever in Sydney again, this is where I'm staying.

Disliked: William left no negative feedback.

25.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

10 December 2012

Liked: The only good thing were the beds. Very comfy mattresses! If you like smoking weed and you look for a staff that is flirting rather than doing their job than this is THE hostel to stay in otherwise do NOT book it!

Disliked: - unfriendly and UNQUALIFIED staff at the front desk - DIRTY!!!! (garbage from friday hasn't been taken out since) - very smelly - both sinks at the girls shower weren't able to drain - cold showers - broken lockers in the room - cockroaches in the room (probably due to the mess)

The property's response is...

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

Christopher Steele

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 December 2012 Christopher would recommend this property

Liked: Big dining area so was able to chill out in there without lack of space.

Disliked: it was a bit out of the way to get to but once you know where it is its fine.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa
Shopping

09 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is at good location. what I am not satisfied is that I booked two beds in one room, but got two beds in two separate room.

Disliked: The Fan is broken.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere. Really liked the communal areas and very good shower!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Tegan Wright

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

03 December 2012 Tegan would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was comfortable, staff were helpful and friendly, all areas were clean, beds were comfortable. The hostel had a very homely feel.

Disliked: fire alarm went off

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

03 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Overall, I thought it was a great hostel. The staff were lovely & the rooms were clean. The location was good, walking distance to the main city. I had a fabulous stay. Would definitely stay here again.

Disliked: No issues


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