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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 public areas

Parking
Kitchen facilities
Air conditioning
Laundry

Self-service laundry

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Breakfast

Overview

Home Backpackers is a comfortable 2-star property with 36 rooms to stay in. The hotel's Chinese building set in the center of Sydney was completely refurbished in 2011.

Thanks to its perfect location, Home Backpackers provides direct access to a theater, a tower and an opera house as well as St. Mary\'s Cathedral, which is about 15 minutes` walk. Guests can get to Sydney city center, which is 1 km away.

Set within a 20-minute walk from Wynyard subway station and 450 meters from Central MLR tram stop. The hotel lies within 10 km of Kingsford Smith airport.

Rooms

Home Backpackers welcomes guests to en-suite rooms appointed with complimentary Wi-Fi, climate control, cable TV with on-demand movies, a refrigerator and a writing desk. They feature bathrooms with a shower and bath sheets.

Eat & Drink

A delicious breakfast is served daily. Offering Thai, Asian and Australian dishes, Longrain is a 5-minute walk away.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 

Services

Guests can make use of free shuttle bus service, housekeeping and room service as well as a baggage storage, a designated smoking area and a safe deposit box.

Relax

On-site leisure facilities include a rooftop terrace, barbeque grills and a golf course.

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 rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Locker room
  • Vending machines
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Services

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

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area

Business

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots

Spa & Leisure

  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Massage

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Wardrobe
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shower

Media

  • International calls

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hostel

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Hostel Address:

238 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, Australia

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Airports
Train
  • Central Station Sydney
    1000 ft
Underground
  • Wynyard Station
    1.1 mi
Restaurants
  • Longrain (cuisine: Thai, Asian)
    900 ft
  • Mamak (cuisine: Malaysian)
    2000 ft
Hostel 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

Shared Bathroom Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

A double room that can accommodate a 3rd person at extra charge, or be a twin room.

Home Backpackers Location

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Local attractions

  • Parliament House5200 ft
    Parliament House 6 Macquarie St
  • Sydney Fish Market1.1 mi
    Bank St Pyrmont
  • Sydney Harbour1.6 mi
    Sydney, New South WalesAustralia
  • Woolloomooloo Wharf1.1 mi
    Sydney, New South WalesAustralia
  • The Rocks1.5 mi
    Sydney, New South Wales 2000Australia

Near the hostel

  • Chinatown1700 ft
    George St
  • Kings Cross4800 ft
    Sydney, New South Wales 2011Australia
  • Sydney Town Hall3000 ft
    Sydney Town Hall 483 George St

Restaurants nearby

  • Longrain900 ft

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

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

  • Oxford Social2100 ft

    Address: 135 Oxford Street
    Phone: 0293310557

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

  • Lucio Pizzeria2600 ft

    Address: 248 Palmer Street

    80% likes this, based on 108 reviews

  • Mamak2000 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's2500 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

Hostel 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

5.4
Guest ratingBased on69 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 hostel

hostel Home Backpackers - Sydney Sydney location
Show big map »

Hostel Address:

238 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, Australia

Get directions
Airports
Train
  • Central Station Sydney
    1000 ft
Underground
  • Wynyard Station
    1.1 mi
Restaurants
  • Longrain (cuisine: Thai, Asian)
    900 ft
  • Mamak (cuisine: Malaysian)
    2000 ft
Hostel 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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