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“Don't wast your money”
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Home Backpackers
Ranked #37 of 139 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Don't wast your money”
Reviewed 9 March 2013

Room still wasn't ready at 8pm at night filthy with rubbish every were from the previous people no manager on duty she was at a concert had to stay elsewhere have not got a refund for the four of us as yet

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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English first
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2013

I really enjoyed my time here, the people were all really nice and the staff helpful. It is not the newest hostel, but the bathrooms were clean and the rooms were good too. The hostel is small which gives it more of a sociable feel, we also got free pizza on a Friday and free goon and cheese on a Wednesday which was a nice bonus! I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2013

This place is revolting. There is nothing else to say really. I'm actually hoping I don't leave this place with an illness or something it's so dirty. I'm fairly certain it looks like local homeless stay here as well.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Great location right next to central station! Also within walking distance to a great mall and darling harbour! If you're looking for a fun time in Sydney I would highly recomened this place! Great friendly staff who help even after hours. Stay here if you want to have a great time!!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

I saw an ad for this hostel before arriving back in Sydney and they made it look great. The only truth in the ad is that its a great location. There is no free breakfast (unless you count leftover bread) And there is no free wi-fi (they charge a fortune to use the wi-fi there) The kitchen is so filthy, I've seen pigeons fly in there before and peck away on the counter! In the end I never bothered using it, guess I was worried what else was living under all the rot. And the cleaners are useless too. The come in, empty the bin and thats about it. And some of the locks dont work on the rooms which of course is bad if your travelling alone. Would'nt recommend it!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
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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Additional Information about Home Backpackers

Property: Home Backpackers
Address: 238 Elizabeth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Surry Hills
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 139 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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