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    Elephant Backpacker

    50 Sir John Young Cres | Woollomoloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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    • Excellent6%
    • Very good32%
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    Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

    Came here for 8 days, the location is perfect I can't complain about that, the rooms are basic, the only thing that was a bit annoying about the hostel was that I came alone and there were no common room or nothing... I think at...More

    Thank Aaron T
    Reviewed 29 April 2017

    This hostel is not going to win any beauty awards but it was clean and quiet enough for a few nights stay. The complaints I've seen are unfair as some expectations were set way too high. Sydney is a VERY expensive city to visit. From...More

    Thank TroyPJnr
    Reviewed 27 April 2017

    Totally better than what I expected -- it's a social place but not loud at night. They’d just started free breakfast - simple but good. Stayed at hostel a couple of nights. Value was pretty good overall. Place was clean and rooms were well managed.

    Thank Jonathan S
    Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

    A friend has already written a review but Elephant Backpackers was so bad that I am equally compelled to write one as word of warning. We are two young travellers currently travelling Australia. We are not picky, and understand that generally in hostels you get...More

    3  Thank Alexandra H
    Reviewed 31 March 2017

    By far the worst hostel we have stayed in in Australia. Upon arrival the manager insisted that the deposit we had already paid to the hostel was a hostelworld charge and tried to make us pay more money on top of what was owed. He...More

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    • US$14 - US$61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    Response from Benjamin R | Reviewed this property |
    it's not really clear, what you want to say, but I can say, for the time when I was there, which was a year ago, that I enjoyed my stay. it's a low budget hostel. that's what you pay for, that's what you get. no more, not... More
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    "Third floor rooms quietest of all!"
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    "The 3rd floor rooms are the quietest if that is what u are after."
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    "Breakfast is in cafe which is hidden a bit down a corridor - check it out though!"
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