Home Backpackers

238 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
+61 292 119 111

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7,0

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EXPHOTELWHISKY R708
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 0,4 km
Location rating 9,7
Nearest airport Sydney Kingsford Smith
Distance to airport 7,2 km

Rooms

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Double rooms

R708+

Bed type
Provider
Nightly base price
Unknown
R708 per night

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97
107
85
17
2

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air conditioning in 28 reviews
bad smell in 5 reviews
bed squeaks in 46 reviews
central station in 116 reviews
dirty carpet in 8 reviews
door slamming in 18 reviews
great location in 186 reviews
kitchen is small in 42 reviews
mold and mildew in 4 reviews
private room in 103 reviews
staff were very friendly in 130 reviews
suitcase to be carried in 6 reviews
toilets and showers in 10 reviews
tv room in 102 reviews
value for money in 35 reviews
walk from opera house in 16 reviews
wifi in the room in 32 reviews
  • Poor
    Jan 2020
    2,0

    Only the location

    Stinky, hot, no aircon inside the rooms. When I arrived I had to make my bed, nothing was done.

  • Okay
    Jan 2020
    4,2

    The only upside is that the reception staff are nice and try to help, but there’s only so much they can do when the building is like this.

    Feels like it has never had a decent clean and has a constant musty/chemical odour that seeps into any clothes left hanging in the room. It appears they try to cover up this odour with car air fresheners instead of finding whatever is causing the smell and changing the carpets?! We found multiple cockroaches in our room on the first day, and in fairness reception quickly arranged to have the carpet sprayed the following day. However we still saw cockroaches around the building over the days following. My friend and I couldn’t sleep on the pillows because we would get an itchy throat and cough every night. And I would always experience an extremely sore throat, finding it difficult to swallow whenever I spent an extended period in the room. And I cannot even bring myself to photograph the back of the curtain in our room. One day there was only 1 working shower serving 3 floors so I had to leave the building to shower and get ready at the gym 1/2 a mile away. When I came back there were still people waiting to go in. The soap dispensers had no lids on them so flies and moths would repeatedly land inside them and (this is hilarious) instead of emptying the soap or fixing a lid, they’d just pour more soap on top of the flies! The tiny kitchen was filthy. From the sticky utensils to the lower metal section holding all the pots and pans which was so rusty I actually mistook it for wood to the grubby mesh window cover protecting the kitchen from the roof outside which had faint letters reading “clean clean clean”. We were ready to leave on the very first day and had other accommodation been available over the NY period, we would have left immediately. I’ve stayed in some questionable places over the years, I’m not afraid of a little ‘back to basics’ living but this was off the charts disgusting and is not what you expect from a hostel no matter where in the world you are.

  • Okay
    Dec 2019
    5,0

    Friendly back packers.

    Not worth $70 PN. Sydney is gone way too expensive for what you get . The bed pillows were very old. Need new pillows.

  • Good
    Dec 2019
    7,9

    Bed was comfy staff were lovely. Pancakes for breakfast yummm. Good for an overnight stay good price ..

    The stairs and having to go Down a floor to the bathroom.. But that’s just me ..

  • Excellent
    Dec 2019
    10,0

    The staff were very friendly ,

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About

Overview

A stay at Home Backpackers places you in the heart of Surry Hills, within a 5-minute drive of Sydney Tower and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request).

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

7,0 Good

based on 883 reviews

9,7

Location

8,9

Service

3,4

Cleanliness

2,4

Amenities

Check in

14:00

Check out

10:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Free Wi-Fi
No smoking
Safe
Airport shuttle (surcharge)
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
Library
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Free Internet
Pets not allowed
Linens
Grill
Rooftop
Laundry service
Room service
Bar/Lounge
Express check out
Cable or satellite TV
Air-conditioned
24-hour front desk

FAQs when booking at Home Backpackers

Where is Home Backpackers located?

Home Backpackers is located at 238 Elizabeth Street in Surry Hills, 0,4 km from the centre of Sydney. Hyde Park is the closest landmark to Home Backpackers.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Home Backpackers?

Check-in time is 14:00 and check-out time is 10:00 at Home Backpackers.

Does Home Backpackers offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Home Backpackers offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Home Backpackers offer free parking?

No, Home Backpackers does not offer free parking.

Does Home Backpackers offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Home Backpackers does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Home Backpackers from the airport?

Home Backpackers is 7,2 km from Sydney Kingsford Smith. Home Backpackers is 133,9 km from Newcastle Williamtown.

Can you bring pets to Home Backpackers?

No, pets are not allowed at Home Backpackers.

Does Home Backpackers have a pool?

No, Home Backpackers does not have a pool on-site.

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Hyde Park 0,9 km
  • Queen Victoria Building 1,1 km
  • St Mary's Cathedral 1,2 km
  • Sydney Tower 1,2 km
  • Pitt Street Mall 1,2 km
  • Darling Harbour 1,3 km

Getting around

Sydney Kingsford Smith 7,2 km
Newcastle Williamtown 133,9 km

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