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    Elephant Backpacker

    50 Sir John Young Cres | Woollomoloo, Sydney, New South Wales 2011, Australia
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    “cleaned daily” (6 reviews)
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    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed 24 October 2016

    We stayed in an 8 bed for a week but it wasn't great. Some of the top bunk beds didn't have side rails and the floors needed a vacuum. We then moved to a private room for a week which was much better. The hostel...More

    Thank Katie W
    Response from Roisine C, Manager at Elephant BackpackerResponded 27 October 2016

    Hi Katie, thank you for taking the time to write a review. I know the repairs can be frustrating at times and we do try to do these with the least disturbance to our guests and the end goal is to enhance the hostel for...More

    Reviewed 15 October 2016

    Stayed here for 3 nights from the 12th to the 15th of Oct 2016. I stayed at a 6 bed female only dorm , roommates were decent and nice. To be honest I was skeptical about making this booking due to some negative reviews, but...More

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    Response from Roisine C, Manager at Elephant BackpackerResponded 18 October 2016

    Hi Nike, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and can see that the negative reviews are not a true reflection of the property. We hope to see you again some day!

    Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

    Rude staff, place falling apart rooms were stinky and extremely dirty... toilets even worse. Would rather sleep on the street then in this place.. wouldnt recommend this place to anyone ever.. pics dont come close to doing justice, felt like my feet could fall through...More

    1  Thank Marcus G
    Response from Roisine C, Manager at Elephant BackpackerResponded 6 October 2016

    Hi Marcus. The building is perfectly safe, due to a new handrail being installed the carpet is lifted while the works are being carried out. It seems like you have only written this review due to being asked to leave the hostel, especially since you...More

    Reviewed 25 September 2016

    When we first arrived we weren't sure we would last a week but ended up staying for 6 months through the winter whilst working and saving through winter. The location is amazing! It's just a short walk from the train station and the city making...More

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    Response from Roisine C, Manager at Elephant BackpackerResponded 27 September 2016

    Hi Kate. Thank you for taking the time for writing a fair and balanced review. I am glad you enjoy our no alcohol policy as our guests peace and comfort at night is really important to us. We agree that the hostel is not perfect...More

    Reviewed 18 September 2016

    I stayed at Elephant for 4 nights when I first arrived in Sydney. My friend had recommended the hostel and I was not disappointed. I stayed in a female dorm and it was spacious and clean. The bathrooms were right next to my room and...More

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    Response from Roisine C, Manager at Elephant BackpackerResponded 19 September 2016

    Hello, thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am glad that you enjoyed our stay with us. I understand your feedback regarding our TV room and this is an area we intend to upgrade in the near future. If you are...More

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    30 December 2016|
    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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