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Elephant Backpacker
Ranked #95 of 149 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
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Reviewed 29 November 2004

honestly- we would never recommend anybody to stay there:
drunken guy was sleeping on the stairs;
shower and toiletts were never clean: we guess: too many travelling bachpackers working there and dont care a penny!; 50% of the toilets were out of order!
Rooms: neither clean nor spacious: needed to ask for vacuming...there were still hairs on the "fresh" bed cover and pillow cases
kitchen: dirty and not!! fully equipped!
They really need a constant staff to look after things!!!!

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Reviewed 2 January 2004

i stayed in this hostel for 3 months while i was in Sydney and think it's brilliant! The whole atmosphere in the hostel is so friendly and there is always people hanging out on the balconys chatting and drinking etc...a very sociable hostel, tv room is sooo comfy too. It was very clean and rooms are huge with views over the park, excellent location and close to knigs cross where you can go out along with all the other backpackers from the hostel. One of the most popular hostels in Sydney and is always fully booked, I couldn't disagree more with the above review. You have to stay here!!

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Reviewed 27 December 2003

This is one of the worst hostels I stayed in out of the 24 I stayed at during my 3 month trip. The first room we were given was so disgusting that we asked for another room. The 6-bed dorm we got next was so dirty, there were bugs crawling through the pile of crap left by previous backpackers in the corner. When we checked in, they didn't have any kitchen sets for us but still charged us a deposit until some showed up the next day. The brochure said there was a rooftop BBQ, which wasn't true. And watch your stuff, because someone stole my water bottle from the kitchen while I was sitting down eating! The kitchen hours were stupid and the location wasn't that great. Overall, this hostel is terrible.

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 November 2017
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 September 2017
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Elephant Backpacker

Address: 50 Sir John Young Cres | Woollomoloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #95 of 149 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
Price Range: £16 - £51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Elephant Backpacker 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
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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