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Elephant Backpacker Sydney

50 Sir John Young Crescent, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, Australia


  • 54%Value For Money
  • 57%Security
  • 74%Location
  • 54%Staff
  • 49%Atmosphere
  • 45%Cleanliness
  • 48%Facilities

Property Information:

Elephant Backpacker is a cheap and cheerful hostel centrally located between Sydney’s red light district (Kings Cross) and the City Center. We overlook Sydney’s main gardens – Hyde Park, Domain and Botanical Gardens. The hostel is housed in a Victorian period hotel built in 1892. Our rooms are large with high ceilings and our three accommodation floors each have communal ladies and men’s showers and separate toilet cubicles.

Our ground floor consists of the communal kitchen, dining area, television lounge, reception and our newly opened cafe that serves yummy meals from 7am to 11pm daily.

Our hostel has 220 beds over 3 accommodation floors ranging in a variety of room configurations. The guest mix varies from your traditional young backpackers both travelling and working, to grey nomads and Australians and New Zealanders on holidays. We are unable to cater for children.

Our dorm rooms are made up by our housekeeping team with a bottom sheet (all commercially laundered). You collect your top sheet, pillow and blanket from reception upon check in. Linen is included in your room rate. Our private doubles and twins already have your bed made up waiting for your arrival.

We can cater and welcome guests with disabilities. We have an accommodation room on the ground floor together with toilet and shower facilities catering for wheelchair access. Our hostel has an elevator should you wish to stay in rooms on a higher floor.

So if you are after a friendly hostel that is cheap and cheerful – Elephant is for you.

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  • Latest Review

    Staff were abrupt, rude and unwelcoming. Woke me up at 8am to accuse me of drinking in the rooms, despite only spending a total 3 hours there - all of which were asleep. Beds uncomfy, toilets didn't flush, taps barely worked... Was a bit of a horrible experience throughout..
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      Anonymous, England, Male, 18-24
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Bar
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly


  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

Check-in: from 1pm. We have a 48hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night's accommodation. Exception: during the New Year's period, no refunds will be given. 1. During the New Year's period from 27 December 2015 to 4 January 2016 there are special booking conditions. 2. During this period there is a minimum stay of 7 nights. 3. All bookings made for the New Year period will have their credit cards charged 1st December. 4. If funds are not available and your payment is declined we will release your bed. 5. Please note that no refunds will be given during the New Year 2015-16 period.

Elephant Backpacker Sydney Located at 50 Sir John Young Crescent, Woolloomooloo, Sydney.
Elephant Backpacker Sydney
Sydney New South Wales NSW 2011 50 Sir John Young Crescent, Woolloomooloo
55% 1261
-33.8715201 151.2166571
Elephant Backpacker Sydney
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