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Reviews of Elephant Backpacker Sydney

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

63.9% Overall Rating

341 out of 481 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (16/08/2015)

Johanna Hoekmann thinks…

"Comfortable, affordable and very well located. Staff are helpful, sharing and warm."

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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 10.45
  • Towel USD 3.48

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Important Information

1. During the New Year's period from 27 December 2015 to 4 January 2016 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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63.9%

Overall Rating

341 out of 481 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Elephant Backpacker Sydney'

Atmosphere
58.4%
Location
85.6%
Facilities
56.8%
Cleanliness
44.8%
Staff
68.8%
Value
69.6%
Safety
63.2%
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54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nothing really

Disliked: Everything

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

Johanna Hoekmann

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 August 2015 Johanna would recommend this property

Liked: Comfortable, affordable and very well located. Staff are helpful, sharing and warm.

Disliked: WIFI didnt reach my room but works well on ground floor.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Vicki Gater

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 August 2015 Vicki would recommend this property

Liked: The easiness to walk straight into town. The fact it was quite cheap.

Disliked: The hostel was cold. Yes, it's winter, but throughout the hostel was cold. The the atmosphere is fine enough the decor wasn't very welcoming. Worm white walls through out, and not a very big communal area to meet others. Although the staff we friendly when I needed them, I was expecting on arrival to be given a bit more information ie where the common room was, how I could get the cooking materials they provided off them and, generally, more welcoming information. Especially for a lone traveller. Additionally, this isn't the hostels fault, but my dorm mates(all male) often decided to leave our door propped open by the bin all night. Not sure why, but since it's easy to enter off the street, I made me nervous knowing my dorm mates would happily leave our room unlocked for everyone.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

04 August 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were extremely helpful. It was also very good value for money.

Disliked: The showers could've been cleaner but its a busy hostel so can't complain that much

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Andrew Cope-Perera

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 July 2015

Liked: nice location.

Disliked: no wifi fridges were filthy even after a supposed deep clean of the kitchen! no communal area lots of people on working visas who didnt keep the hostel very tidy.

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

Robson Rocha

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 July 2015

Liked: Location was ok and some of the other people staying there were good people.

Disliked: Not being clean and being very loud.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Nathaniel Gordon

Alone

Visiting friends or family

22 June 2015

Liked: Location, the actual building.

Disliked: The vomit on the shower floor, the "down" wifi.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Nathan McCabe

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 June 2015

Liked: Not a lot

Disliked: No TV room, Kitchen wasn't the cleanest, horrible toilets etc

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Kellie Suttle

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

26 May 2015 Kellie would recommend this property

Liked: Not only were the staff (and the other residents) really friendly, but the on-site cafe was super cheap and very delicious, and you even got further discounts if you were staying there! All the major tourist spots were a short walk away, and the hostel is right across the street from a park.

Disliked: There wasn't any Wi-Fi on the property, but the State Library was a ten-minute walk away, and it was easy to get internet access there, so it wasn't a big deal. Also, you had to leave the toilets and go into the showers to get soap, but at least there was soap there.

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

Eunsang Mun

Alone

Events / festivals

26 May 2015

Liked: Location

Disliked: Facilities

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

26 May 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location - cheap price

Disliked: Cleanliness

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.


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