The location is pretty good, the mattress was comfortable and the room was ok. Everything else was terrible:
*The kitchen was really dirty with bugs everywhere, and without any utensils - you have to go to the reception every time you want to cook
*Half of the toilets were blocked
*The showers weren't clean and some rubbish stayed on the floor there for days
*They don't give you a blanket unless you ask, when I asked for one the girl at the reception told me they don't have any more because all the guests were cold and wanted blankets - well that's kinda obvious un July it's WINTER!!! And to top all that they have bed bugs, I woke up with some really nasty bites still itchy a week later.
*The atmosphere wasn't really social, it seemed like most guests stayed there long term..
*And what I think was the worst is the staff! Unhelpfull, unfriendly and sometimes even RUDE! Not all of the workers but the majority of them
So yes it's cheap, but if you ask me I wouldn't pay even a dollar for what you get.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Elephant Backpacker Hotel Sydney