US$53 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 8 Jul 2015 Check-out 11 Jul 2015

Home Backpackers Sydney

2 stars
View map of 238 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NS 2000

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
20 reviews
Good budget facility in a prime

Good budget facility in a prime location. Close to Central Station. Brilliant friendly and helpful... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • 14 Aug 2010
Very basic, bit shabby, but great

Very basic, bit shabby, but great location, cheap and felt safe. Mixed ages staying which surprised... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • 1 Mar 2010
Home Backpackers Sydney offers an ideal base for travellers looking for comfortable accommodations close to well-known city attractions in this side of Australia. While on a Sydney vacation, tourists should not miss catching performances at Sydney Opera House, exploring the entertainment opportunities at Darling Harbour and strolling around the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens. Holidaymakers can also shop for souvenirs at Oxford Street.
General

Home Backpackers Sydney provides Internet access at the reception area, coin-operated laundry, ironing facilities, lockers, mini safe deposit box and storage room. Guests can spend free time at the outdoor deck, roof garden, TV room and lounge on site. Visitors can also witness shows at nearby Capitol Theatre.



Location

Home Backpackers is set right in the heart of Sydney, within easy access to train and monorail stations. Vacationers learn more about Chinese heritage at Sydney Chinatown whiles corporate visitors attend trade expos at Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Dining

Start the day at Sydney Home Backpackers with toast, jams and coffee/tea. For other dining needs, patrons can cook meals at the two kitchens or barbecue area on site or check out nearby restaurants.
Rooms

All rooms and dorm-type units have cosy atmosphere and comfort amenities like ceiling fan and shared bathroom. Some units have en suite facilities.

Home Backpackers Sydney Rooms

6 Bed Dorm
6 Bed Dormitory Style - 6 person shared room. Rate for one person only. NOTE: This room type does not have a private ensuite/bathroom. Shared facilities are available for guest use.
4 Bed Dorm
4 Bed Dormitory Style - 4 person shared room. Rate for one person only. NOTE: This room type does not have a private ensuite/bathroom. Shared facilities are available for guest use.
Budget Twin/Double Room
A double/twin room to get a good night's sleep. All rooms have fans, bedside tables and lamps, luggage rack and linen. NOTE: This room type does not have a private ensuite/bathroom. Shared facilities are available for the guests' use.
Budget Twin/Double Ensuite
A double/twin room to get a good night's sleep. All rooms have fans, bedside tables and lamps, luggage rack and linen. This room type features a private bathroom.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Services
Tour desk
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle

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Hotel Map

-33.8814 151.2086
Area served
Sydney.
Nearby airports
Sydney International Airport.
Area description

Home Backpackers is set right in the heart of Sydney, within easy access to train and monorail stations. Vacationers learn more about Chinese heritage at Sydney Chinatown whiles corporate visitors attend trade expos at Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Nearby points of interest

  • Belmore Park: 0.1 km
  • Capitol Theatre: 0.3 km
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 0.6 km
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 0.7 km
  • University of Technology: 0.7 km
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 0.8 km
  • Town Hall: 0.9 km
  • Australian Museum: 0.9 km
  • Powerhouse Museum: 0.9 km
  • Great Synagogue: 1 km
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 1 km
  • IMAX Theater: 1 km
  • Queen Victoria Building: 1.1 km
  • Pitt Street Mall: 1.2 km
  • El Alamein Fountain: 1.2 km
  • Belmore Park: 0.1 km
  • Capitol Theatre: 0.3 km
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 0.6 km
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 0.7 km
  • University of Technology: 0.7 km
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 0.8 km
  • Town Hall: 0.9 km
  • Australian Museum: 0.9 km
  • Powerhouse Museum: 0.9 km
  • Great Synagogue: 1 km
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 1 km
  • IMAX Theater: 1 km
  • Queen Victoria Building: 1.1 km
  • Pitt Street Mall: 1.2 km
  • El Alamein Fountain: 1.2 km
  • Sydney Tower: 1.2 km
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 1.2 km
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 1.4 km
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 1.4 km
  • Sydney Mint: 1.4 km
  • Sydney Aquarium: 1.5 km
  • Sydney Hospital: 1.5 km
  • General Post Office: 1.5 km
  • Wentworth Park: 1.5 km
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 1.6 km
  • Parliament House: 1.6 km
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales: 1.6 km
  • Australian National Maritime Museum: 1.6 km
  • State Library of New South Wales: 1.8 km
  • Sydney Football Stadium: 1.8 km
  • Sydney Cricket Ground: 1.8 km
  • Star City Casino: 1.9 km
  • Sydney Fish Market: 1.9 km
  • Museum of Sydney: 2 km
  • Elizabeth Bay House: 2.1 km
  • University of Sydney: 2.1 km
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 2.1 km
  • Customs House: 2.1 km
  • Fox Studios Australia: 2.2 km
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 2.4 km
  • Sydney Observatory: 2.5 km
  • Government House: 2.5 km
  • Sydney Opera House: 2.6 km
  • Harbour Bridge: 2.9 km
  • Luna Park Sydney: 3.7 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 Home Backpackers Sydney

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
20 out of 20
Amenities:
2.6
Cleanliness:
2.9
Hotel staff:
3.5
Comfort:
2
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.5

70% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Home Backpackers Sydney

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
hz YOH
Business
adl
9 Dec 2012

Terrible

We are very dissapointed with this accomodation. The room is horrible, smells bad, run down, very humid with poor ventilation, extremely stuffy even with the window opened. Only one of the toilet has light bulb in it, two bathroom, both have missing window that allows people with the next building to see into the bathroom when you take shower. Terrible stay, DO NOT STAY!

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

Business

Review of Home Backpackers Sydney

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
geofftwmba
Business
toowoomba
3 Dec 2012

dont look forward to free breakfast

The only things about this hotel are 1.Location-five minutes walk to Central Station, 2.Sheets are clean, 3.Hot water good and bathroom clean. However The rooms are small with just a fan and no heating or cooling. Tv is in common room Have to pay deposit on key$20,and towel $5. Reception closed 8pm to 8am Breakfast(tea coffee and toast-run out by 8.15 the first day so didn't bother going again The room was vacuumed daily but carpet so old it looked dirty still. The price is high considering the age and condition of the hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

breakfast served at cafe around the corner for $6 if you say you are from backpackers.Very good but tea/coffee extra $3.

Review of Home Backpackers Sydney

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
metalhead
Business
Canberra
7 Oct 2012

Perfect for what it is.

We stayed one night after going to a concert in the city. The room was reasonably sized (not like staying in a shoe box you know), the sheets were clean, the place was quiet and we could easily have stayed longer if need be. For the price it was a palace and I would go there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

secure parking just up the road, we paid $25 to leave the car there on a saturday night.

Review of Home Backpackers Sydney

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
catlovers
Business
catlovers
23 Jul 2012

good location, not clean

the location is good, near central station, near china town, in a walking distance to darling habour. Free bus to CBD. Mattress is not clean, very small toilet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Home Backpackers Sydney

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Traveller David
Business
Calgary, Canada
8 Jul 2012

The Definition of "Roughing it"

The Home Backpackers is one of those hostels that isn't so much for actual backpackers, but caters mostly to 40-something locals whose wives have given them the boot, International students looking for cheap rent while on working holiday, and other long-term residents. There isn't much of a communal feel here - it's more like an apartment complex than a hostel. Fellow travellers mostly kept to themselves, and the common areas were almost invariably deserted. The free breakfast (toast) came in handy for lunch and dinner, too - they just leave bread in a box, so help yourself. Kitchen equipment could use some work - a lot of it was rusted beyond useable condition. The rooms were incredibly cold - there is no heating here, which makes for some chilly evenings in the winter. Do yourself a favor and pay a few dollars more and stay elsewhere....unless you want to be in a dorm room with a 45-year old man.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Purchase a MyMulti day pass ($21) which covers you for all forms of transport within hundreds of kilometers of Sydney, including Newcastle, Blue Mountains, and Goulburn (near Canberra). It's a great deal for those who are travelling further afield and want to save some cash.

Review of Home Backpackers Sydney

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Aussie Traveller
Business
Melbourne, Australia
13 Jun 2012

Budget all round

Don't expect anything nice for this price. All your going to get budget all round.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Home Backpackers Sydney

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tommy
Business
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
13 May 2012

Great friendly spot in city center

It is very well situated. Free bus shuttle to best tourist places in town. Simple clean rooms. Sweet and helpful people at reception. Dining room has free fridge to put your food away, free kitchen facilities to cook your meals. Free hot water for Breakfast, plates silverware bowls knives etc.. all available. Free dinner each night if you are there on time ( around 6 45 PM). Fantastic for backpackers and low budget travelers.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Home Backpackers Sydney

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Janice
Business
Not Provided
17 May 2011

Building is rundown but relatively

Building is rundown but relatively clean. Quiet location and handy to Central Station. Free bus loop bus stops outside. If you are not staying in your room except to sleep a good cheap accommodation stay. Did not appear to have any heating for winter so check if you need winter warmth.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Home Backpackers Sydney

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
3 May 2011

it must be the worst hostel I

it must be the worst hostel I ever stayed. I wanna run away when i see the room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Home Backpackers Sydney

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
4 Nov 2010

Not having stayed at backpackers

Not having stayed at backpackers before I was unsure of what to expect. The location was very good, nice and central with only a 5 - 10 minute walk to anywhere I needed to be. The building although reasonably old seemed clean. The facilities are basic with one shower and a couple of toilets per floor (about 10 rooms) but I never had to queue for the shower. A communal kitchen and TV lounge offerred th opportunity to meet other guests. Free internet is available at reception or wireless elswhere if you prefer for a fee. Early checkout is accomodated and you may also use towels upon payment of a reasonable bond which is refunded on return of the towel. I thought the room rate was a little bit more than I would have liked to have paid. Overall a good stay for short term.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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