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Reviews of Elephant Backpacker Sydney

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

59.5% Overall Rating

319 out of 442 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/03/2014)

CHEN YEN JIUN thinks…

"1.good person and a part of staff 2.when I check in,I can use lift to move my luggage."

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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 4.65

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

For bookings between 27 Dec 2012 – 5 Jan 2013: Please note that Elephant Sydney will contact you directly to process the remaining amount owing for your booking. They will charge the credit card used to make the booking one month prior to your arrival date. They will confirm the booking following this payment. Please note that payments made are non refundable and that bookings made are non transferable. 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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59.5%

Overall Rating

319 out of 442 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Elephant Backpacker Sydney'

Atmosphere
64.8%
Location
78.4%
Facilities
47.2%
Cleanliness
40.8%
Staff
60.8%
Value
66.4%
Safety
58.4%
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94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Anna Marie Gazzardson

As a family with children

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

17 July 2012 Anna Marie would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel grows on you. At first you think it is a little old and tired but EVERYONE makes you feel at home and involves you in activities and before long you don't want to leave. It is very well priced and have a great little coffee shop attached to the hostel that is open from early to late and like the hostel you can affdord to eat there. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Kitchen closes at 11 pm - so you cant make food if you come back late.

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

John Thomas

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

16 July 2012 John would recommend this property

Liked: Staff, nightly entertainment, cafe at end of hostel, close to city center, PRICE!

Disliked: Nothing - good value for Sydney.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 July 2012

Liked: Location

Disliked: STAFF!!!!!! and they messed up a very simple booking.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

10 July 2012

Liked: Easy walk to the center, cheap

Disliked: This place is DISGUSTING. There were 3 toilets on the first floor, I went to bed one night and 2 were clogged with poop, I woke up in the morning and ALL THREE were clogged overflowing. No one picks up in the kitchen, I caught the housekeeper not changing the bottom sheet when a new guest was arriving. This is just a very cheap place to crash

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

Kim Murray

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 July 2012 Kim would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was such a surprise. Its a big hostel that has a small family friendly atmosphere where you easily make friends and the staff are super nice. It was very clean, as there was someone vacuuming, cleaning and wiping down all the common areas daily.

Disliked: Happy with all!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

09 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The acomadatipn was good for money I will stop here again . The kitchen is good if you want to make yourself a meal and the room was clean and cosy. The staff are very helpful and friendly

Disliked: Wifi not working when I there - walked to Library and it was free.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

05 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's very close to the city centre and you can easily reach everything on foot.

Disliked: The staff wasn't very helpful in some ways.

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

Cassandra Brathenwilt

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 June 2012 Cassandra would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap, clean and the dorms feel quite large compared to other hostels dorms. They were spring cleaning some dorms while I was there – so had to shift rooms a few times. If you are looking for a good value budget place in Sydney, book a stay!

Disliked: Not really dislike...but you had to get cookware from reception. The pots were clean and came with cooking utensils. They told us it was to stop mess being left in the kitchen as everyone had to return the pans to them clean - just a bit different I guess.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 June 2012

Liked: Location and price

Disliked: Filthy full of cockroaches, super cold in the rooms no isolation at all, shower in my room didn't work! I payed for a room with shower!

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

21 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, very central to the main attractions and nightlife

Disliked: Needs some TLC!!

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

Erik Schatz

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

18 June 2012 Erik would recommend this property

Liked: The owner and staff is very welcoming and helpful. I noticed reception open for almost all the day till late night. Rooms been clean everyday. Café attached to hostel offers meals and drinks at cheaper rates compared to city centre. Also open till 11pm which is great. Great victorian Building, although a bit away from city centre.

Disliked: Nothing for the price!

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

12 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Convenient location and meets basic requirements, have stayed in better but certainly stayed in worse.

Disliked: The member of staff we dealt with on arrival was maybe not having a great day as was quite rude. The dorm we were in had a bathroom attached to it but shower was apparently leaking into the room below it so out of operation, the bed one of us slept in had a really uncomfortable mattress - not sure if this applies to all bunk beds there.

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

Vince Defazio

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

11 June 2012 Vince would recommend this property

Liked: good location, stuff- simply great!

Disliked: wifi does work on upper floors

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

cornelia wenger

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals

03 June 2012 cornelia would recommend this property

Liked: Location and cost

Disliked: You get what you pay for, if you want a 4 star hotel there's one round the corner

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

Liam Skene

With friends / other travellers

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

03 June 2012 Liam would recommend this property

Liked: I shifted from a hostel down town that charged $20 more each night than this hostel. It was worth changing as hostel is in good location and has a good vibe and I could save. If you are working and saving for a trip it offers good value.

Disliked: No - all good

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

Oliver Jones

Alone

City break
Events / festivals

21 May 2012 Oliver would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly and helpful staff, good atmosphere.

Disliked: Not as tidy as it might be. Rubbish left on balcony area and in bathooms. Communal kitchen area was messy.

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

Henrix Jensen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 May 2012 Henrix would recommend this property

Liked: A good value choice. You get exactly what you pay for and you don't pay very much. Great value though and well located. Meal deals in cafe excellent especially for a hostel.

Disliked: Could be bigger kitchen and sitting area.

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

Che Laan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Family Holiday
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

12 May 2012 Che would recommend this property

Liked: I really enjoyed staying at Elephant, staff really goes out of their way to help you, the bar is nice and cozy, and location is also a plus, just 15min walk from the Harbour Bridge and 5 min walk from the red light area where you can buy groceries. The only minor complaint would be kitchen is very busy and you need to choose time to cook meal. But all in all, a great deal.

Disliked: Kitchen gets full at night.

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

charlotte drake

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 May 2012 charlotte would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very friendly and helpful. It's very near the city centre and you can walk anywhere. Hostel is busy with heaps of activities at organised nightly. Cafe has nice meals.

Disliked: Nothing - good vaue and location

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

As a family with children

Family Holiday

04 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location of this hostel was only a 10 minutes walk from down town.

Disliked: This hostel for sure has seen better days. Both the rooms and the facilities for cooking are rather old and not the cleanest ones.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Close to the City

Disliked: some of my dishes got stolen

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

23 April 2012

Liked: Not much

Disliked: It was dirty and disgusting - cockroaches, the bathrooms were never cleaned once in 3 days, ... Very little atmosphere.

The property's response is...

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

Mu-Han Hung

Alone

City break
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

22 April 2012 Mu-Han would recommend this property

Liked: Location, staff very friendly and helpful, busy place so meet other travellers, cafe very nice and good price

Disliked: Had to pick time to cook at night otherwise too crowded.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

21 April 2012

Liked: Nothing in particular

Disliked: The room had no electricity and the people working weren't helpfull. And full of bugs.

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

Angelia Zhang-Li

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

17 April 2012 Angelia would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel has a wonderfully warm and welcoming atmosphere. I stayed in a mixed dorm and the room itself, the beds, sheets, lockers, etc. were nice and clean. The Staff was welcoming and helpful (gave me great tips where to go in the area)

Disliked: Hostel is very busy and you have to choose time when to use kitchen otherwise its a long wait!


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