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Elephant Backpacker

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for a few nights when I first arrived in Sydney. This place is great - there are rules about noise and drinking, guests, etc, which I LOVED as I was working full time and sleep is important! This place is a large hostel but is relatively clean given the number of the guests but it is very...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The manager I forgot his name but I think it's lanu or Lani is the worst person to manager this place! I throughly enjoyed my stay here but unfortunately the manger was terrible he mixed pleasure with work. Terrible guy who is only there to get sponsored always complaining how tired he is and very rude when you approach reception....

1Thank frankyeast
New Delhi, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As soon as I booked this hostel I started to have doubts after reading some of the reviews. After staying at the Elephant I want to advocate for it as I think some people who write these reviews need to consider what they were booking or thought it should be hotel standard. It’s a hostel and as such only expect...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

TL;DR: cockroaches, dirty, uncomfortable, avoid at all costs. This place is derelict. My sister and I stayed here for 4 nights, after we originally booked in for 7 but the place is so awful we could not bear to stay any longer. When we arrived we were met with rude staff who did not tell us anything about the hostel...

1Thank Gem M
Albury, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose this hostel as it was close to the city and several reviews indicated it was a quiet hostel and it was cheap compared to many other places. I was happy with my stay! The hostel didn't have the usual rowdiness or parties you often encounter at budget youth hostels so I was able to get a very good...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for 8 days, the location is perfect I can't complain about that, the rooms are basic, the only thing that was a bit annoying about the hostel was that I came alone and there were no common room or nothing... I think at backpackers hostels that is really important, there was just no fun vibes at all to...

Thank Aaron T
Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is not going to win any beauty awards but it was clean and quiet enough for a few nights stay. The complaints I've seen are unfair as some expectations were set way too high. Sydney is a VERY expensive city to visit. From my quick checks before booking, just average hotels cost $100-$150 a night or maybe even...

Thank TroyPJnr
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Totally better than what I expected -- it's a social place but not loud at night. They’d just started free breakfast - simple but good. Stayed at hostel a couple of nights. Value was pretty good overall. Place was clean and rooms were well managed.

Thank Jonathan S
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

A friend has already written a review but Elephant Backpackers was so bad that I am equally compelled to write one as word of warning. We are two young travellers currently travelling Australia. We are not picky, and understand that generally in hostels you get what you pay for. However, the level of dirt and filth in Elephant was enough...

2Thank Alexandra H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2017

By far the worst hostel we have stayed in in Australia. Upon arrival the manager insisted that the deposit we had already paid to the hostel was a hostelworld charge and tried to make us pay more money on top of what was owed. He was rude, unhelpful and unpleasant. The room we were given was dark, dirty and smelt...

1Thank aliceg77892

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Elephant Backpacker Sydney is located close to city centre in gentrified suburb of Woolloomooloo. Set over 4 levels, the top 3 floors accommodate a variety of dormitories and private rooms with each level having communal ladies and men’s shower blocks and separate toilets. All accommodation rooms are provided with bed linen, lockers and reading lights. The ground floor houses a communal kitchen and dining area, tv room, our reception and licensed café & bar. The building offers secure card access. Woolloomooloo, the gentrified city fringe suburb of the hostel is just 5 minutes’ walk from Hyde Park and 10 minutes from shopping at Pitt Street Mall. It is 10 minutes’ bus ride from Sydney Opera House or 15 minutes’ bus ride from Bondi Beach. Enjoy taking the underground travelator across from our hostel to Hyde Park! Our hostel does not permit alcohol to be consumed in the rooms or common areas. Alcohol is available for purchase in our licensed café & bar. We are not a party hostel but suitable for travelers, families and groups. We also welcome disable guests and have a large lift that can accommodate wheel chairs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Elephant Backpacker

Address: 50 Sir John Young Cres | Woollomoloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: €13 - €54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Elephant Backpacker 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
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“Third floor rooms quietest of all!”
chenkuohua8, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“The 3rd floor rooms are the quietest if that is what u are after.”
lisajohn750, 6 May 2017 | Read review
“Breakfast is in cafe which is hidden a bit down a corridor - check it out though!”
, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Don't book here at all.”
jeannecharlottew, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Anything outside this hostel.”
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makotoy876, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
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US$34* /night
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