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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

26 April 2015

Liked: Location

Disliked: It was disgusting and old.

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

Aline de Wit

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 April 2015 Aline would recommend this property

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

Disliked: Busy hostel so kitchen always crazy full

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 April 2015

Liked: Good location. Short walk to the CBD The elephant cafe. Very cheap food and drinks for backpackers and good specials

Disliked: Untidy Shuttle service!!!! the shuttle company was supposed to pick us up on the airport for 8$. They came at 10.30 and charged 15 $ Most of the bathrooms are out of order Staff isnt very friendly

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

Christina Leutscher

Alone

Business / conference

01 April 2015 Christina would recommend this property

Liked: Staff are really friendly, and always there to assist, with any questions, you may have. Showers are very good. Always hot water and clean bath rooms. The cafe is 5 star. $ 2 for a lovely glass of wine, the food is excellent, really delicious menu. I will go back any time for a good meal at the Elephant, for such reasonable prices. Thank you for great hospitality.

Disliked: Wifi is unfortunately not very good. The Elephants could really need to improve it, by better connection through out the hostel.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

03 March 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Felica Yara Gehde

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

27 February 2015 Felica Yara would recommend this property

Liked: The beds are clean. The staff was friendly.

Disliked: The wifi wasn't so good. The toilets and basins were sometimes defect.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Free Luggage Storage Quiet Free wifi

Disliked: No Curtains -> if daylight Wakes you up that will be at 6:30

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

Frischhut Ulrich

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 February 2015

Liked: Best hostel i stayed so far.

Disliked: Frischhut left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

06 January 2015

Liked: It's a very cool building/facilety in a great location.

Disliked: This hostel was the most dirtiest hostel I have ever seen. And if they were cleaning they did'n do a good job! I'm really not that pici... but it was.... :/

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

23 December 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff members were very friendly and helpful. Toilets and showeres were numerous and I did not have any problem/waiting using the facilities.

Disliked: the place seemed to be a little bit understaffed. In busy hours there must be at least two people serving at the reception. Cleaning chores should have been more regular. The checking out time is too Early. Some of the shower heads and basin taps were broken. The cafe did not have a good variety of foods to offer.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

13 September 2014

Liked: It is very central and has a nice kitchen and TV room.

Disliked: It is dirty and many of the showers and other fscilities do eitlher not work or are super filthy.

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

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

31 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lots of cool people, 24h reception, good cafe

Disliked: Rooms and bathrooms a little bit too dirty

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

Alisa Sergiienko

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

23 August 2014 Alisa would recommend this property

Liked: 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 incredibly low, and the the hostels cafe is serving cheap and tasty food. U will never feel sorry if u choose this place to stay !

Disliked: Unfortunately i lived on the last floor and girls shower was being repaired, but there was no problem cause i could use the one on the other floor :) but it was the only small disadvantage,

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

04 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, big room, big kitchen, free individual kitchen utensils, free lockers, free WiFi.

Disliked: Hot water in shower disappears sometimes, WiFi only on the ground floor, cockroaches appear sometimes, if your window leads to the same side as the entrance you're always a passive smoker even with closed window, sometimes people from the street go in and ask "do you know when can I buy pot?" even on the third level.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Partying / nightlife

28 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The kitchen was very clean and the staff was both friendly and helpful.

Disliked: The wifi wasn't working while I was there and the ladies toilets on my floor were out of order.

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

cyril quiniou

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 June 2014 cyril would recommend this property

Liked: Good ambiance

Disliked: Si durty

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: On board cafe

Disliked: Insects

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

Bindi Stretha

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 May 2014 Bindi would recommend this property

Liked: Location, cheap & cafe!

Disliked: Kitchen was really busy so I had to wait.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

27 May 2014

Liked: The friendliness of the reception staff was the only thing that saved thid place.

Disliked: I know this is cheap accommodation but that doesnt mean basic rules of cleanliness should be broken. Bathrooms were disgustimg and roaches were everywhere throughout the building. And my food was stolen out of thr fridge within hours.

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

Customer review

Alone

Relaxation/spa

23 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap, friendly.

Disliked: Dirty.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
City break

19 April 2014

Liked: Location was really good

Disliked: Enough if you want to party and don't care about dirt and noise, but it wasn't for me. On top of that staff wasn't too helpful (might be because of overall insufficient management)

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

Chelsie Pim

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 March 2014 Chelsie would recommend this property

Liked: TV has good channels Staff are friendly BYO LIVELY

Disliked: Wifi not working A few bugs in the kitchen

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

CHEN YEN JIUN

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 March 2014

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

Disliked: 1.If someone already clean,it’s average cleane. But it is dirty most of time . 2.When I check out ,lift not working. I went downstairs with big luggage.it’s so hard. But other housemate help me fortunately.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 March 2014

Liked: Good location and really cheap as well. Nice Rooms and good matrass. You just can not expect to much for the price..

Disliked: They had 4 toilets, 1 was puked all over, 1 had no lock, 1 had nowhere to sit on and the last one had no light (on 1th floor) !!! The water was not working in the bathroom and it was absolutly discusting! WIFI is really bad, works most of the time not.. Can not expect to much for the price but at leased a working toilet was nice!

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

Josca Wuis

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 March 2014

Liked: The location is alright.

Disliked: The bed was horrible. The bathrooms wereld really dirty. It is really noisy next to a busy road. I could not check in when I came.


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