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Elephant Backpacker

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  • Poor8%
  • Terrible39%
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Self-Serve Laundry
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Breakfast included
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I gave this hostel a 5 out of 5 not cause its brilliant or new or has all the latest amenities but cause its very very good value for Sydney. I only paid $40 for a private room which was basic but clean and all...More

Thank marjabilundfin
Response from Amanda H, Owner at Elephant BackpackerResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worst hostel on our entire trip. The staff was not helpful at all. Our room was not ready when we came. And the room was overbooked. It was dirty in the rooms, kitchen, toilets and showers. I actually got sick after my stay. The beds...More

Thank elisekva
Response from Amanda H, Owner at Elephant BackpackerResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry your room was not ready. Vivid is a busy time for us. Our toilets and showers are experiencing heavy use as we are renovating 3 shower blocks at present. We have assigned additional cleaners to existing toilets but they are used very...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The triple room costed 70 AUD. It’s very cheap for Sydney, though Mercure in Melbourne costed 94 AUD. Feel the difference. The staff was friendly. The advantages finished. There’s just one lack, but what! Terrible cold. There is no heating, and winter in Australia, even...More

Thank VadimM67
Response from Amanda H, Owner at Elephant BackpackerResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest Thank you for your feed back. There are plenty of additional donnas held at reception. Please feel free to ask - then you would have been warmer. And yes, winter in Sydney can be colder than Europeans expect.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfectly fine hostel for a one- or two-night stay. They're certainly in the process of revising some of the bathrooms, so it's a bit noisy at the moment. The 24-hour desk was very nice, and I had no problems checking in or out. Would certainly...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hostel is fit for purpose and close location to city centre. The hostel is a large place with many rooms and several bathrooms on each floor, kitchen and common room. WiFi, security and storage options are also good. The staff was really great, and...More

Thank annausmanovanna
Response from Amanda H, Owner at Elephant BackpackerResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Anna for your review - glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Response from Benjamin R | Reviewed this property |
it's not really clear, what you want to say, but I can say, for the time when I was there, which was a year ago, that I enjoyed my stay. it's a low budget hostel. that's what you pay for, that's what you get. no more, not... More
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"Level 2 bathrooms being redone so stay on other levels cause then u dont have to walk steps for showers on..."
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"Go early to breakfast buffet cause it gets busy closer to 9am."
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"Great value for money.Leafy views.Quiet in the evening."
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"Don't expect 5 star and u will be happy :)"
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