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Home Backpackers
Ranked #40 of 149 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
Reviewed 26 December 2012

Stayed in alot of hostels around Sydney and have definately enjoyed Home more than the others.. Relaxed atmosphere full of great people really helpful staff.. am leaving sydney to go travelling and will definately return to Home when i get back!!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Sean M
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

I stayed in the hostel for a fortnight for a very reasonable price. The room was clean, comfy beds and a brilliant atmosphere throughout the hostel. The piratey looking fellow working on reception was charming and full of knowledge of the area as were the two night managers who went out of their way to help me out; real ambassadors for young working men. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable stay, I hope to be back soon.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Chris B
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

I stayed here from October till November and had a great time here! everybody was really friendly and welcoming and for a girl traveling on her own it made me feel really safe and relaxed. The staff were friendly and helpful and went out of there way to help me and anybody else with anything. The hostel also offer up themed nights such as free pizzas on Tuesday which was great when your trying to save your cash! i have read some of the reviews on here and think they must of been at a completely different place as id recommend this to anybody! Thankyou Home Backpackers for a great stay! Hopefully i will be back soon! Sarah R xxx

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Thank TATTOO_SAM
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

we stayed here from nov 20-dec10 and really enjoyed our stay. The staff were really friendly and helpful offering info and travel advice around the city. Excellent night atmosphere meet some great people here. rooms are pretty basic but always clean provided with fresh bedding. toilets and kitchen were also decent often cleaned by one set of the cleaners

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank john_c255060
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

I've booked in for a week but will be leaving first thing in the morning. This place is disgusting the toilets aren't clean mixed and have graffiti all over them. the kitchen is absolutely revoulting there's old dishes in there from weeks ago I think even growing fungus, In the room across from me there is blood all over the door and in the kitchen from a domestic violence I got awoken by earlier this evening screaming went on for about 30 minutes then i could hear the girl being thrown across the room. I most definitely do not feel safe or comfortable especially in my bed as it is very squeaky has a very thin mattress and is riddled with bugs. Do not stay here this isn't an exaggeration! This place is a hell hole I think prisoners get better than this and people are paying to stay here.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Reviewed 31 October 2012

Stayed here for 5 days and didn't want to leave! All the staff go out of there way to help, even off duty! Have planned to return very soon! This hostel made my stay in Australia! Thank you Home Backpackers!!!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

Normally I think when reading reviews on trip advisor that the people are just really fussy which I am not but this place was awful the room 1 a was covered in dust looked like it hadnt been cleaned in at least a year. Many of the people there seemed to be living there long term and didn't like there clique been broken up. The receptionist wasn't very friendly more interested in socialising and I also witnessed her getting into the communal showers with one of the male guests. Paid for wireless Internet which didnt work but again receptionist was no help and at 12 dollars it ain't cheap. Do not waste your money on this place there are much nicer places to stay in Sydney. The room also didn't have a blind or a curtain

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Additional Information about Home Backpackers

Address: 238 Elizabeth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Surry Hills
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 149 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
Price Range: £17 - £51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Home Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just a few steps from Central station, HOME Backpackers has everything a Sydney Backpackers should have and heaps more! We offer comfortable budget accommodation right in the heart of Sydney and a jam-packed line up of entertainment each night. Our staff is a mix of travellers and true Sydney-siders who know the best places to party, eat, travel, see and experience. Reception is open 8 till 8, Early and late check in available. ... more   less 
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