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Reviews of Elephant Backpacker Sydney

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

64.0% Overall Rating

335 out of 470 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (13/04/2015)

Aline de Wit thinks…

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

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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 11.73
  • Towel USD 3.91

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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64.0%

Overall Rating

335 out of 470 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Elephant Backpacker Sydney'

Atmosphere
65.6%
Location
86.4%
Facilities
53.6%
Cleanliness
41.6%
Staff
74.4%
Value
68.0%
Safety
58.4%
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54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: have lift &,the staff friendly

Disliked: one day the temperature is 42 but the fan had much dust so that the fan cannot work. Also, the bunk bed is not easy for going up and down.Third~toilet is horrible

42.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Ciaran Kelly

With my spouse / partner

City break

11 January 2013

Liked: Room was adequate and reasonably clean.

Disliked: no internet/wifi at all. Deposits required for kitchen ware including a cup. had to queue for ages before and after each meal. Kitchen was chaotic and a free for all. not much by way of facilities or nice commmom areas. generally shabby.

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

Granine Flynn

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Visiting friends or family

10 January 2013 Granine would recommend this property

Liked: When looking for a place to stay in Sydney, to be honest, I took the first place that came along and noted a couple of slightly bad comments on this place. Well, I have to say the 2 staff I dealt with were brilliant,very very helpful. The cleanliness was excellent and the location couldn't have been better. I'll definitly stay there next time I'm in Sydney. 10 out of 10.

Disliked: Granine left no negative feedback.

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

Nick Demlan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

10 January 2013 Nick would recommend this property

Liked: I had a stellar experience at the hostel. The staff are super friendly and helpfull, and the pubcrawl was an absolute success. Thanks Steve!

Disliked: Nothing

22.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Soren Rodrigues

Alone

Work / volunteering

10 January 2013

Liked: Nothing! The place is abandoned, there is no one looking after the building. there are drunk people everywhere, and is really noisy. the price is so expensive for the rabbish they offer. Bastards, Robers and Opportunists.

Disliked: Everything! They charge you for 20 dollars for key deposit? Which Key and What for? and also they charge you + 10 dollars for cutlers and cups... Have a heart!

The property's response is...

37.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 January 2013

Liked: The location is good. Between King's Cross and CBD. The neighborhood is quiet so you can sleep better than in King's Cross. The hotel offers a free transportation from the airport.

Disliked: At almost a hundred dollars per night this is easily the most expensive dorm bed I've ever paid for. For that price I would expect the toilets to be cleaner or at least have some soap left. The hotel offers a shuttle bus service to the airport that is cheaper than public transport, but if you're more than two, it's cheaper to take a taxi (30 dollars daytime). I waited for the shuttle bus but it didn't show up. The reception kept convincing me that it's just late. Make sure the reception calls the driver beforehand! They didn't call before it was too late and I had to take a taxi.

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

Sharlee Kongda

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

07 January 2013 Sharlee would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the city, cleaner than I expected and the staff were nice. Great place to stay.

Disliked: Nothing - good value

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Sue Clarke

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Work / volunteering

07 January 2013 Sue would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, clean sheets, security and room checks, lots of showers and toilets with loads of hot water. They have a great cafe to eat at

Disliked: Very social so gets noisy at night although they attempt to control within the hostel but many guests go outside and noise drifts up to rooms.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Piotr Gawron

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture

07 January 2013 Piotr would recommend this property

Liked: quite cheap

Disliked: Wi-fi was broken and it was not temporarily - I visited this place two weeks later and it was still broken. Doors to rooms were "broken" - in one room it didn't close (if not forced :)) in another it closes with loud slumming that could awake everybody in a room...

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Lara Bolesch

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 January 2013 Lara would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the big lockers (up to 2 per person), the matrasses, many toilets and bathrooms, good location

Disliked: Sometimes the floors were quite dirty, the kitchen is small, no Wifi at all, the rooms were a little too small

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


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