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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 11.18USD
  • Towel 3.73USD

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 61-45 of 45 reviews

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

Anonymous
24 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Events / festivals

Liked: I really like the friendly sociable atmosphere at this hostel. Its also great having the cafe on site.

Disliked: you need to ask for all the kitchen accessories at reception and there is not free wi-fi.

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
24 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Cheap price with good location and quite tidy

Customer would recommend this property

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: It is a good price to live near city.

Disliked: Some Toilets are pretty dity and cannot flush.

Customer would recommend this property

37% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 20%
37% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Television in Double room

Disliked: Absolutely ghastly kitchen, greasy with dead bugs in drawers. Bathrooms were left with blocked toilets and no locks, Shower was a pitiful dribble. Appallingly low level of general cleanliness and cracking plaster on walls. Stains and bad odours around place. Bath caked in brown filith. Mattress was ancient and squeaky, basically bare springs. Lift went out of order.

31% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 40%
31% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: location

Disliked: cockroaches, generally appalling lack of hygiene in rooms, showers, etc., stomach-turning kitchen, not safe beds (unstable and very high bunk beds without a proper ladder and railings), fresh shopping of food for 3 days' stolen, last but not least - some (only some!) of the staff particularly rude - all of this resulted in my complaint, refund and earlier checkout date


The property's response is

Dear Guest
We understand it is frustrating when your food is taken from the communal fridges and for that reason you may have seen many guests padlock their food bags. Our hostel is cleaned constantly - 8 bed dorms are often messy from other guests leaving their items about the room. Perhaps you may be better suited for a smaller bed room ie 4 bed mixed or a private room. They cost more but then you are less affected by other guests.
Regards
Elephant Backpacker

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Great location that was in easy walking distance of most places. Easy and relaxed place to stay.

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Events / festivals, Sightseeing & culture, Work / volunteering

Liked: You get what you pay for. Rooms are more spacious than other cheaper hostels. Kitche. Is okay, gets lively close to the weekends. There is a cafe attached to the hostel serving cheap meals and nice coffee. I would stay here again for a short period of time.

Disliked: Slightly shabby look about the place with just acceptable toilets.

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
02 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: Hostel is not far from city center -like 10 min walk- and if you finished the main sightseeing you can go to Botanical gardens near by the hostel.

Disliked: We only had a couple of showers on our floor and had to share with a lot of people.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: I really enjoyed stayed there, met some chilled people. My room was great.

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 May 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Events / festivals, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities, Work / volunteering

Liked: The staff were very helpful and the hostel is clean and warm, and great value for money. Located a 5 minute walk to excellent bars and 10 mins to the city centre. Thankyou to all the staff there.

Disliked: No WIFI

Customer would recommend this property

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