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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 4 weeks prior to arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Group bookings must pay 50% deposit to secure beds. Then balance of 50% is required 30 days prior to check in date.

There will be no refunds or partial refunds or cancellations once full deposit is made.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Elephant Backpacker Sydney

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
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Property Description

Situated close to the heart of Sydney’s CBD, Elephant Backpacker offers a comfortable budget friendly stay in a historically charming building hailing from circa 1894. Our fast, easy 24/7 check in service allows you to leave your troubles behind as you visit some of our local attractions all in a close walk. Easily accessible by train and bus, our prime location pits us a few minutes’ walk to the City Centre, Royal Botanic Gardens, The Domain and Sydney Opera House.

We have room types to suit your every need, providing large mixed and female only dorms. For those requiring a more peaceful trip away we also provide comfortable private rooms all with complimentary fresh linen and secure locker storage.

Start your day with a smile and pop by our quaint café where Free Breakfast is served by our warm, friendly staff. Catch some of those famous Aussie rays or even try to spot your Romeo from our enchanting Juliet Balcony.

Our alluring building offers free secure bike storage, wheelchair access, free fast and unlimited Wi-Fi to satisfy your Netflix cravings! Our large kitchen and dining room is open 24 hours with personal cupboard lockers perfect for those midnight snackers, and an ideal place to wine and dine the night away.
Kick back in our comfy TV room boasting a large TV, free book exchange, comfortable seating, and a great place to make new friends. For the business travellers our modern-day reading room on the 2nd floor is perfect for those requiring a more quiet, studious location, and a perfect location to brush up your resume.

More of our awesome facilities include our brand-new laundry machines, open 24hrs with complimentary Ironing facilities. Looking for an easy part time job with Deliveroo? then we have amazing, secure bike racks just for you!

Our excellent team works around the clock to ensure your stay with us is enjoyable, comfortable, and safe. All common areas and bathrooms are professionally cleaned multiple times throughout the day. Book now for a thoroughly unforgettable experience in the heart of Sydney! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 6.6

  • Security 6.8

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 7.7

  • Atmosphere 6.5

  • Cleanliness 5.1

  • Facilities 5.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    26 Feb 2020
    Highly Recommendable!! awesome staff, great selection of cereals, comfy beds, clean, cool chill out zones, large kitchen and buzzing with life. All the ingredients for an amazing travelling hostel.
    Australia, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    31 Jan 2020
    Loved my stay :)
    South Korea, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    09 Feb 2020
    Overall I enjoyed my stay. The staff were very friendly! Everyone is respectful of space. The bathrooms were cleaned daily and beds were clean. Location is walking distance to city. My only concern was the bathroom and shower locks that didn’t work.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    02 Feb 2020
    Nice hostel. They were painting the bathrooms while I stayed so looks like building is getting better. Staff amazing and great vibe in general.
    Denmark, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    14 Jan 2020
    I really enjoyed staying here. The bathrooms were cleaned regularly, the kitchen was cleaned once a day, and people are generally pretty respectful of the space. I cooked in the kitchen - it does get busy so it was tough getting a stove. No complaints whatsoever :)
    Poland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    18 Jan 2020
    We arrived at the hostel where the lovely staff welcomed us and led us up to the room. The beds were good and clean. The hostel location was excellent close to the center. The breakfast was reasonable
    Indonesia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0


    09 Mar 2020
    That is okay every thing okay good location
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    17 Jan 2020
    Overall the location is great, it’s really clean and good value for money. There is just a couple of small things that would have made the stay slightly better!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 5.4


    17 Mar 2020
    Building has a lot of potential but it’s clear no one cares enough to make the most of it. The kitchen is grim and has a weird smell constantly. There’s dead cockroaches in the cupboards and the fridge clearly didn’t work as my milk went off despite it clearly being within its sell by date. Bathrooms are decent but locks on the showers are poor. Bit of a cliquey atmosphere w lots of long term guests which is obviously fine but can be uncomfortable sometimes. Super cheap.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 4.3


    24 Feb 2020
    Staff are so friendly but the hostel is awful, so dirty, no blinds, lockers or air con. I felt dirty in the shower. The kitchen is gross.
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Wi-Fi