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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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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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        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

        Hotel Awards

        AustralianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedSydneyHome Backpackers

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

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        Home Backpackers Location

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        • Parks
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        • Museums
        • Convention centers
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        What's nearby

        Popular areas

        Places of interest

        Train stations

        Shopping areas

        Stadiums

        • Qantas Credit Union Arena - 2000 ft

        Museums

        • Australian Museum - 2700 ft

        Parks

        • Chinese Garden of Friendship - 2300 ft
        • Chinese Friendship Garden - 2300 ft

        Universities, Institutes

        • University of Technology Sydney (UTS) - 2700 ft

        Theaters

        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

        Hotel Awards

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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