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Reviews of Home Backpackers Sydney Hostel

238 Elizabeth St, Sydney, Australia

Atmosphere 62%

Cleanliness 53%

Facilities 50%

Location 91%

Safety 65%

Staff 78%

Value 66%

What's Included

  • Linen

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Postal Service
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel 3.85USD

Important Information

All card payments are charged a 2% fee and that full payment will be taken at time of booking.

In the case of a cancellation or no show the first nights’ accommodation payment will be charged. Guests can cancel their booking free of charge up to 20days before arrival date.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 10:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Sydney?

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Atmosphere 62%

Cleanliness 53%

Facilities 50%

Location 91%

Safety 65%

Staff 78%

Value 66%

Showing 1-6 of 6 reviews

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Events / festivals, Partying / nightlife, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities, Work / volunteering

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Great crowd, great staff, free pizza Thursday! Tv room is pretty awesome

Disliked: Cockroaches aren't a huge problem but there's a few around

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
18 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
18-24

Liked: Price, location, helpful front desk

Disliked: Stained mattresses and sheets

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 100%
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  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Romantic getaway

Liked: good

Disliked: good

Customer would recommend this property

60% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 80%
60% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Location and the price

Disliked: Rudeness of staff, inability to contact the staff to alert them to my late arrival and then being in a dorm with a faulty smoke alarm that continued to beep all night. Not to mention the blind that was broken and couldn't be let all the way down, along with toilets that definitely hadn't been cleaned in the preceding 24 hours at least.

69% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: Perfect location for where I wanted to be

Disliked: Extremely noisy, people running up and down the corridor banging on everyone's doors at 2am

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
27 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Its closeness to Sydney CBD

Disliked: No free wifi

Customer would recommend this property

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The friendly staff and other backpackers

Disliked: the shower room was never cleaned properly, was covered in old grime and hair

Customer would recommend this property

71% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
71% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Work / volunteering

Liked: Friendlly staff

46% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 40%
46% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: dirty, hot, itchy.

Disliked: it was very uncomfortable

43% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 20%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 20%
43% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Dec 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: The place is filthy we booked a 4 bed dorm it was awful it stunk there was no pillow just a stained mattress, thick dirt everywhere had to change to private room which was alot better! There is a pest control notice up for cockroaches and ants! Bathrooms were filthy! Kitchen had no mugs and the toaster didnt work there was one hob for the whole hostel

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