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    Home Backpackers

    238 Elizabeth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
    011 61 2 9211 9111
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    24 Dec.25 Dec.
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    Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

    The location is good cause is close to central. Is a cheap hostel so is good if you wanna stay one or few night. Was not that clean, and the beds are not really confortable. You have to pay a bond for the key and...More

    Thank lucilalilu
    Response from troy y, Guest Relations Manager at Home BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi lucilalilu Thanks for leaving your review. Our location is only 200m from central station & as stated cheap for the location. We have strict cleaning procedures in place & sorry to hear you found 'not that clean'. Yes a $20 deposit is required for...More

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    Reviewed 3 April 2017

    My boyfriend and I stayed here and we loved it, the staff were really friendly and we met loads of nice people as well. Its really close to everything only like a 10 min walk away from CBD. The central station is only up the...More

    Thank abbieJ4
    Response from troy y, Guest Relations Manager at Home BackpackersResponded 12 April 2017

    Hi abbieJ4 Thanks for spending your time to review Our location is one of key points guests book with us. Being centrally located & only 200m from central station allows easy access to Sydney's best sites including a short walk to Sydney Harbour. I will...More

    Reviewed 6 September 2017

    I stayed in double room for 5nights . During the stay ,Staff is very friendly and had perfect work for me. this place has so many free stuff to offer every day in a week like free pizza on Wednesday,free pancakes on Saturday&Sunday and more....More

    Thank shingohayashi
    Response from troy y, Guest Relations Manager at Home BackpackersResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi Thanks for spending your time to leave a review. Happy to hear you enjoyed our free food events & will pass on your thanks to all staff. enjoy your travels

    Reviewed 4 August 2017

    This looks a good backpacker by the photos here and is well located and reasonably priced but the owner should be more flexible. I was not told about having to have a credit card when I rung up and booked it and when I ghot...More

    Thank Peter M
    Response from troy y, Guest Relations Manager at Home BackpackersResponded 10 August 2017

    Hi Peter M We require a valid photo ID & credit card to be able to check in. This information is clearly stated on our website & all other booking sites. Yes we had correspondence from you by email but as email was directed from...More

    Reviewed 15 July 2017

    My daughter and I were traveling after she had studied in Perth for a few months. It was my first time backpacking and staying in a hostel. We had a clean room, accommodated for after hours check in and early check out. Also very accommodating...More

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    Thank lisalohrum
    Response from troy y, Guest Relations Manager at Home BackpackersResponded 10 August 2017

    Hi lisalohrum We are pleased to hear your first time staying in a hostel was enjoyable & HomeBackpackers was able to meet your standards. Also happy you found us 'very accommodating' & will pass on your positive comments to staff. thanks for review & I...More

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    "so much free offer,good location , quiet room"
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    "Go somewhere else"
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    "A-Side has a bigger kitchen and tv room / B-Side is quieter but you can acces both side so its a good..."
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