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|Distance to city centre||0,4 km|
|Nearest airport||Sydney Kingsford Smith|
|Distance to airport||7,2 km|
|"Very helpful and friendly staff!!"||(in 103 reviews)|
|"Nice staff, great location, good breakfast."||(in 148 reviews)|
|"Close to central station, cheap."||(in 92 reviews)|
|"Toilets and showers need upgrading."||(in 3 reviews)|
|"Not enough bathrooms Kitchen is small"||(in 21 reviews)|
|"Room had a strange smell."||(in 25 reviews)|
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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|
Only the location
Stinky, hot, no aircon inside the rooms. When I arrived I had to make my bed, nothing was done.
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.
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Not worth $70 PN. Sydney is gone way too expensive for what you get . The bed pillows were very old. Need new pillows.
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 ..
The staff were very friendly ,
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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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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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
|Sydney Kingsford Smith||7,2 km|
|Newcastle Williamtown||133,9 km|