Home Backpackers - Sydney

238 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, Australia  show map
 2 stars
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Home Backpackers - Sydney

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking
Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Outdoor dining area

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

Home Backpackers is a 2-star venue set just 1.6 km from Darling Harbour, St Stephen's Uniting Church and Mrs Macquarie's Chair. The hotel's Chinese building set in the heart of Sydney was completely refurbished in 2011.

The city center is 10 minutes' walk of the property. An opera house, a tower and a theater lie a short distance away.

Wynyard metro station is quickly reachable. The hotel is around 10 minutes' drive from Kingsford Smith airport.

Rooms

Guests are offered 36 en-suite rooms featuring free Wi-Fi, pay television, a fridge, a kitchen and cable TV with on-demand movies.

Eat & Drink

Longrain and Oxford Social are situated in a central area, about 300 meters from the venue.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Home Backpackers provides guesets with free shuttle bus service, housekeeping and room service.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   36.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • No elevators
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Vending machines
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast
  • Outdoor dining area

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Steam shower

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen

Media

  • International calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

238 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, Australia

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City Center
  • Sydney
    3000 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Central Station Sydney
    1000 ft
  • Sydney Central Railway Station
    1700 ft
Underground stations
  • Wynyard Station
    1.1 mi
Restaurants
  • Longrain (cuisine: Thai, Asian)
    900 ft
  • Mamak (cuisine: Malaysian)
    2000 ft
Beaches
  • Queen Victoria Building
    1200 ft
  • iVenture Card Australia
    4100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    36

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Rooms and availability

Home Backpackers photos Room
Bed 4-Bed Dormitory Room
Bed type: 1 Bunk bed
Size: 240 sq. feet
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This room features a locker for each guest, which can fit a large suitcase or backpack.

Room facilities
    Home Backpackers photos Room
    Bed 6-Bed Dormitory Room
    Bed type: 1 Bunk bed
    Size: 155 sq. feet
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    This room features a locker for each guest, which can fit a large suitcase or backpack.

    Room facilities
      Home Backpackers photos Room
      Double or Twin Room Private Bathroom
      Bed type: Double bed
      Size: 155 sq. feet
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      This room features a private bathroom. It includes a fan, a bedside table, a luggage rack, linen and a small fridge. Please note that the rates are based on 2 guests. There is no capacity for additional guests.

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        Double Room
        Bed type: Double bed
        Size: 155 sq. feet
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        This room includes a fan, a bedside table, a luggage rack, linen and a small fridge. Toilet and bathroom facilities are shared. Please note that the rates are based on 2 guests. There is no capacity for additional guests.

        Room facilities
          Home Backpackers photos Room
          Twin or Double Room
          Bed type: Double bed
          Size: 155 sq. feet
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          A double room that can accommodate a 3rd person at extra charge, or be a twin room.

          Room facilities

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Home Backpackers - Sydney Sydney location
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            Hotel Address:

            238 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, Australia

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            City Center
            • Sydney
              3000 ft
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Central Station Sydney
              1000 ft
            • Sydney Central Railway Station
              1700 ft
            Underground stations
            • Wynyard Station
              1.1 mi
            Restaurants
            • Longrain (cuisine: Thai, Asian)
              900 ft
            • Mamak (cuisine: Malaysian)
              2000 ft
            Beaches
            • Queen Victoria Building
              1200 ft
            • iVenture Card Australia
              4100 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Year renovated:
              2011
            • Number of rooms:
              36

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            Home Backpackers Location

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions

            Popular areas

            • Taylor Square - 1400 ft
            • Crown St - 2700 ft
            • City Center - 2700 ft
            • Oxford Street Darlinghurst - 2700 ft

            Places of interest

            Train stations

            Convention centers

            Shopping areas

            • Market City - 1700 ft
            • Australian Museum - 2700 ft

            Museums

            • Chinese Garden of Friendship - 2300 ft

            Parks

            • Qantas Credit Union Arena - 2000 ft
            • Chinese Friendship Garden - 2300 ft

            Universities, Institutes

            • University of Technology Sydney (UTS) - 2700 ft

            Business areas

            Public parking

            Local attractions

            • Art Gallery of NSW - 5200 ft
              Art Gallery Rd, Sydney
            • State Library of New South Wales - 1.0 mi
              Macquarie Street, Sydney
            • Museum of Sydney - 1.1 mi
              37 Phillip Street, Sydney
            • Australian National Maritime Museum - 5200 ft
              2 Murray Street, Sydney
            • The Domain - 1.0 mi
              Art Gallery Road, Sydney

            Near the hotel

            • Queen Victoria Building - 1200 ft
              455 George Street, Sydney
            • Chinatown - 2200 ft
              Sydney, New South WalesAustralia
            • Opera Australia - 2700 ft
              480 Elizabeth St, Sydney
            • Powerhouse Museum - 2900 ft
              500 Harris St Ultimo, Sydney
            • Hyde Park Barracks Museum - 2000 ft
              Macquarie Street, Sydney
            • Chinese Garden of Friendship - 2600 ft
              Darling Harbour, Sydney
            • Australian Museum - 2700 ft
              6 College St, Sydney

            Restaurants nearby

            • Longrain - 900 ft

              Address: 85 Commonwealth St.
              Phone: 02-9280-2888

              70% likes this, based on 345 reviews
              Cuisine: Thai, Asian

            • Oxford Social - 2100 ft

              Address: 135 Oxford Street
              Phone: 0293310557

              86% likes this, based on 163 reviews
              Cuisine: Australian
              Price Range: USD 10 - USD 29

            • Lucio Pizzeria - 2600 ft

              Address: 248 Palmer Street

              80% likes this, based on 108 reviews

            • Mamak - 2000 ft

              Address: 15 Goulburn Street
              Phone: (02) 9211 1668

              76% likes this, based on 384 reviews
              Cuisine: Malaysian
              Price Range: USD 10 - USD 14

            • Tetsuya's - 2500 ft

              Address: 529 Kent Street
              Phone: 61 2 9267 2900

              71% likes this, based on 525 reviews
              Cuisine: Asian fusion
              Price Range: USD 0 - USD 440

            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Year renovated:
              2011
            • Number of rooms:
              36

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            Home Backpackers Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Home Backpackers

            Average guest rating

            5.4out of 10
            Guest rating
            Based on 69 reviews

            Guest reviews

            • Single
              7.4

              Location. One block from the train station to the airport. I had to leave at 7:00 am and having to wake the housekeeper to get my $20.00 deposit on the key was a bit of a drag.

              It was fine for one night in town. I am 64 years old and were I to be there for any more than one day I would have chosen a grade or two higher in accommodations.

            • Couple
              2.8

              Very bad experience: bedroom dirty and bad smell (backpackers so dirty I didn't take any shower and I cleaned myself my bedroom otherway I couldn't sleep at all coz of the smell), staff not friendly at all= I cancelled my booking and I just stay 1 night. It was enought. + notice on the door " because of the number of agression at night don't be by yourself too late in the street". Nice= Get away.

            • Couple
              5.0

              Bed sheets were clean. Price per night was reasonable. Clock radio was useful.

              Did not like the fact that the carpet in the room was so old and dirty. The bed spread and blankets were also dirty and stained.

            • Group of friends
              7.0

              Goodness of staff and good services getting to the customers

              The dilapidated furniture and the real estate in général

            • Single
              3.8

              location of the hostel

              (1) room very unclean (2) no pillow (3) bedsheet used ones left on bed

            • Family with children
              2.4

              Bad smell from the room; unhelpful frontdesk; no followingup after reporting broken bulb in toilet; extremely noisy at night (from outside traffic noise)

            • Group of friends
              6.6

              The Location was really good. Close to all the stores and the arcade. Lol

              I didn't like the fact that we had a remote for the tv and no tv. Lol

            • Single
              5.0

              The only good thing was the location.

              I stayed in the private room. Toilet kept leaking, shower had missing tiles and no curtain or door, bathroom had no door knob and did not close properly. Obvious mold throughout the room and growing on the curtains as well.

            • Group of friends
              7.4

              The location and the facilities quite enough

              New guest already came before I check out, the check out time is 10 am, and the guest came at 8.30.

            • Single
              4.2

              Location

              No lifts. Dirty room. Dirty linens/bedsheets. Musty, old smell. Cracked shower glass in the bathroom. Leaky faucet. I checked in to see the room, and checked immediately - I couldn't stay even for one night.

            • Couple
              3.8

              The images used to advertise the ensuite rooms differ from the same rooms available. We found the staff to be unfriendly and the room to be disgusting. The room is dirty and the bathroom is rotten. The room must be rodent/insect infested. I strongly discourage anyone from staying here as the room advertised differs from the one's available. I'm still waiting on my refund too.

            • Single
              4.2

              i didn't like anything , may be the bathroom is best , that's all

            • Group of friends
              5.8

              You are right in the heart of Sydney and within walking distance of a number of attractions. Central stations is 5min away.

              This accommodation is budget. Really budget!!! If you closed the window to keep the noise out there was no ventilation. The shared amenities were on a different floor and the staff have little idea about how to fix a problem which has to be passed on to the manager who I think is fictitious. The light bulb in our room blew and was not replaced during our stay. Lucky there was street lighting shining in the curtainless window.

            • Group of friends
              5.4

              A bed to sleep on

              The bathroom was very dirty and the toilet ran the entire time.

            • Group of friends
              2.8

              Nothing was good about this hostel, i'm sorry but just don't go there

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Home Backpackers - Sydney Sydney location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            238 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, Australia

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Sydney
              3000 ft
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Central Station Sydney
              1000 ft
            • Sydney Central Railway Station
              1700 ft
            Underground stations
            • Wynyard Station
              1.1 mi
            Restaurants
            • Longrain (cuisine: Thai, Asian)
              900 ft
            • Mamak (cuisine: Malaysian)
              2000 ft
            Beaches
            • Queen Victoria Building
              1200 ft
            • iVenture Card Australia
              4100 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Year renovated:
              2011
            • Number of rooms:
              36

            Hotel Awards

            AustralianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedSydneyHome Backpackers

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Hotels Recommended by Guests in Australia

            Use Badge