Elephant Backpacker Sydney

2 stars
View map of 50 Sir John Young Crescent, Sydney, NS 2011

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
2.0
out of 5
1 reviews
Only the minimum of what you need

The hostel had a very dirty and unhygienic kitchen, there were cockroaches on the bench and around... See full review

  • Mary
  • 18 Apr 2015
Clean and comfortable, Elephant Backpacker Sydney makes for a suitable base for budget-conscious travellers looking to discover the wonders of Sydney. This simple hostel is within easy distance of the Royal Botanic Gardens and the exhibits at Art Gallery of New South Wales and Australian Museum. A visit to the capital of New South Wales is not complete without exploring Darling Harbour and taking pictures of the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
General

Elephant Backpacker Sydney provides laundry facilities, airport shuttle service (fees apply) and 24-hour reception. While in town, patrons can relax at the rooftop on site, venture to The Rocks or take in performances at the Capitol Theatre and State Theatre.
Location

Elephant Backpacker is set on Sir John Young Crescent in downtown Sydney, next to The Domain Park. Apart from admiring panoramic city views from Sydney Tower, tourists also check out the Queen Victoria Building and Sydney Town Hall or go swimming and surfing at Bondi Beach.
Dining

Guests at Elephant Backpacker Hostel Sydney can enjoy drinks, pizzas, sandwiches and pastas at the cafe/bar on site. Visitors can also prepare meals in the communal kitchen and eat at the dining area.
Rooms

The well-maintained four-, six and eight-bed dormitories are equipped with bunk beds, clean bathrooms and lockers. Female-only dorms are on offer. Double bed private rooms are also available.

Elephant Backpacker Sydney Rooms

8 Bed Mixed Dorm
Dormitory style and range in size from 2 beds upwards. They offer mixed accommodation.
6 Bed Mixed Dorm
Dormitory style and range in size from 2 beds upwards. They offer mixed accommodation.
6 Bed Female Dorm
Female dormitory style and range in size from 2 beds upwards. They offer female accommodation.
Double Bed Private Shared bathroom
Double private room. To secure this room you will be charged for two people even if it is just for yourself.

Amenities

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Wheelchair accessible elevators

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Hotel Map

-33.8716 151.2167
Area served
Kings Cross and Sydney's Red Light District
Area description

Elephant Backpacker is set on Sir John Young Crescent in downtown Sydney, next to The Domain Park. Apart from admiring panoramic city views from Sydney Tower, tourists also check out the Queen Victoria Building and Sydney Town Hall or go swimming and surfing at Bondi Beach.

Nearby points of interest

  • Art Gallery of New South Wales: 0.3 km
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 0.3 km
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 0.4 km
  • Australian Museum: 0.5 km
  • Sydney Mint: 0.5 km
  • Sydney Hospital: 0.6 km
  • Parliament House: 0.6 km
  • El Alamein Fountain: 0.6 km
  • Great Synagogue: 0.7 km
  • State Library of New South Wales: 0.7 km
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 0.7 km
  • Sydney Tower: 0.7 km
  • Pitt Street Mall: 0.8 km
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 0.9 km
  • Queen Victoria Building: 0.9 km
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales: 0.3 km
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 0.3 km
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 0.4 km
  • Australian Museum: 0.5 km
  • Sydney Mint: 0.5 km
  • Sydney Hospital: 0.6 km
  • Parliament House: 0.6 km
  • El Alamein Fountain: 0.6 km
  • Great Synagogue: 0.7 km
  • State Library of New South Wales: 0.7 km
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 0.7 km
  • Sydney Tower: 0.7 km
  • Pitt Street Mall: 0.8 km
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 0.9 km
  • Queen Victoria Building: 0.9 km
  • Elizabeth Bay House: 0.9 km
  • General Post Office: 0.9 km
  • Town Hall: 1 km
  • Museum of Sydney: 1 km
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 1 km
  • Customs House: 1.2 km
  • Capitol Theatre: 1.3 km
  • Government House: 1.3 km
  • Sydney Aquarium: 1.4 km
  • Belmore Park: 1.4 km
  • IMAX Theater: 1.4 km
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 1.4 km
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 1.5 km
  • Sydney Opera House: 1.5 km
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 1.5 km
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 1.5 km
  • Wentworth Park: 1.5 km
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 1.7 km
  • Australian National Maritime Museum: 1.7 km
  • Sydney Observatory: 1.7 km
  • Powerhouse Museum: 1.8 km
  • Harbour Bridge: 2 km
  • University of Technology: 2 km
  • Star City Casino: 2 km
  • Sydney Football Stadium: 2.1 km
  • Sydney Fish Market: 2.3 km
  • Sydney Cricket Ground: 2.3 km
  • Fox Studios Australia: 2.5 km
  • Luna Park Sydney: 2.7 km
  • University of Sydney: 3.3 km

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
10:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Elephant Backpacker Sydney

Overall score

2 / 5
5.01.0
1 out of 1
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
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Review of Elephant Backpacker Sydney

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Mary
Business
N/A
18 Apr 2015

Only the minimum of what you need

The hostel had a very dirty and unhygienic kitchen, there were cockroaches on the bench and around the sink. The rooms were plain ( only a bed, a cabinet, a heater and a mirror), but not even the mirror was cleaned. Our bed was very hard and you could really feel the springs in the mattress and it squeaked with every move. They only give you the minimum of what you need..(sheets, no soap in the bathrooms, very, very uncomfortable beds, most of the time non-working wifi and especially not in the rooms only in the lobby,...) The location is really good but you can get a better and cleaner accomodation for the same amount of money. I would not recommend to go there and me and my friend couldn't stay there longer than one week.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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