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Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hostel in February and chose it based on price and location. We had read some of the reviews and were a little dubious! But Sydney is expensive and given it was well priced and there was 4 of us travelling thought we would take a chance. We were pleasantly surprised! I think when you stay at...

Thank galerobinson9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for one night in march with my partner. We paid $80 for a private room. The bed was bunks with a double bed on the bottom and a single on the top. The bed was comfortable enough and came with sheets and pillows. The linen was clean but the rest of the room didn't look like it...

Thank Melly081992
Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best feature is its location – just on edge of city and only takes 10 minutes to walk through the parks to get to hostel or via this strange travellator that you can get from Hyde Park (near College Street) to a car park right in front of the hostel. This is a good option if its raining. There is...

Thank yelenabondarev
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Male bald manager was the most unhelpful person iv ever came across! Wouldnt give me back my key deposit because i was 50 minutes late checking out! Said that he couldnt check in other people to the room because of it, but if he checked his computer he woulda seen there was already two if not three beds free! Dont...

1Thank Barry S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel stunk as soon as you walked in. When we first walked into our room we found a man sleeping in one of the beds. When we asked reception why he was there and they said they didn't know. They didn't even offer to change the sheets he had been sleeping in. The room had not been cleaned and...

Thank Georgina S
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 February 2017

For one, the building was very old and had probably not been renovated in years. The room was okay, except for one of our buck beds, which had no staircases so we had to climb onto it from behind. The common areas were very dirty; I had to wonder if they were any cleaning staff. It is not uncommon to...

2Thank Jeanne-Charlott... W
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The only good thing I can say about this place is that it has a good location. I checked out yesterday after staying there for 5 nights and could not wait to get away. We arrived late at night and the receptionist was rude to us straight away. Not once did he smile or make us feel welcome. He couldn't...

2Thank cookejoanne
Lille, France
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We stayed in a double in Elephant Hostel for $70 a night a week before Christmas! This was a really a great spot located 5 minutes out of the town, so an easy walk to everything. After reading the poor reviews here, I was prepared for the worst. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was actually a good...

Thank garcellem
Roisine C, Manager at Elephant Backpacker, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am happy to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We agree that having no alcohol in the hostel makes it a much more pleasant place to be. Thank you for the feedback regarding the TV room, we are in the process of upgrading (which you noted)...

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE Just to start, I'm not picky at all with hostels. I've been to bad ones and to this one... Our room was dirty, there as nails on the floor, dirt on the walls and even on the mirror (there was a sweaty dick on it?!?!). Room was hotter than a sauna, not even with the...

1Thank GDD1002
Roisine C, Manager at Elephant Backpacker, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to write your review. It is disappointing to hear you didn't enjoy your stay with us and I am also surprised as you came to reception on a regular basis and never mentioned that you were unhappy. If you felt your room did not meet your expectations we would have been happy to...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 13 January 2017

My best friend and me decided to splurge and come to Sydney for NY. The fireworks were amazing and worth standing in the sun for 16 hours to get the best spot! Seriously this is what you have to do to get a great view and not pay a fortune. We booked at Elephant with some apprehension cause some of...

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Roisine C, Manager at Elephant Backpacker, responded to this review

Hello Lindy. Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. If you ever visit Sydney again we would love for you to stay with us again.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Elephant Backpacker Sydney is located between the night life of Kings Cross and the City Centre. All major tourist attractions are within 10-15 minutes walk. Our hostel has a beautiful new cafe & bar that offers restaurant quality food and backpacker prices. We pride ourselves on being cheap and cheerful.. ... 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: ₹ 1,238 - ₹ 4,234 (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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“Don't book here at all.”
 of 5 bubbles jeannecharlottew, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Anything outside this hostel.”
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  • Stains, mould and bugs all around...
  • That shampoo bottle spent TWO nights there.
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 of 5 bubbles makotoy876, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Recommend getting a private room on weekly rate. as its only $200 each (2 people)”
 of 5 bubbles katiewC2913BN, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The rooms on the top floor are the quietest”
 of 5 bubbles parburytravelgirl, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“108 and 208 are huge, best rooms at the hostel!”
 of 5 bubbles kellyorich, 2 Mar 2016 | Read review
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