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Melbourne, Australia
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68 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at this hostel for three weeks during my visit and loved it, made awesome mates whilst there. The staff were always willing to help, great knowledge of the area and recommended tourist attractions within my budget. Loved the free pizza night and pancakes on the weekends. Best value for money in the CBD and would definitely recommend!

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

To stay there is cheap, you are really close to everything 5 min walk from central station and also central. Friendly staff and helpful. The facilities are clean there is everything to cook your own food. Nice hostel to meet people.

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Drummoyne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I caught a train from the airport to central station, walked 5 minutes and I was there. Perfect location. reception is small and staff friendly. Building is secure with a swipe card to access. I was in a 8-share female dorm with own en suite. Room was big, locker for each person, pillow/linen provided. en suite bathroom is big.Shared bathrooms... More 

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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I am a backpacker and stayed here for two nights and can honestly say that I tried to stay away as much as possible and dreading sleeping here. We were on a tight budget so we're understanding we wouldn't be in the nicest of places but this place was vile. We stayed in a room with two others and the... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I stayed here with my girlfriend for 2 nights and the best thing of this hostel is the location (near to central station). Biggest problem is the lack of cleaning in all common areas. As an example, somehow a toilet was broken one morning and the pieces remained there whole day

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troy y, Guest Relations Manager at Home Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi RubenKid Thanks for taking the time to leave a review as value feedback to improve our standard of accommodation. We are happy to hear you found our location positive as being situated only 200m from central station & short walk to Sydney Harbour has its advantages. But we are sorry to hear you were there to experience unsatisfactory cleanliness... More 

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Reviewed 28 September 2016

staff are really helpful go out there way to sort problems or issues out for you. always clean and tidy.great place to meet other backpackers. not far from central station coles and the shopping center.great prices for rooms.really enjoyed my stay here.would defiantly book again.

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troy y, Guest Relations Manager at Home Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Suzanne Thanks for taking the time time review & your high rating is appreciated. We are pleased that you noticed our attention to keeping up on cleanliness of hostel. We have a strict cleaning schedule day/night to keep up with meeting our own high standards & guest expectations. We are very fortunate to be centrally located within Sydney City... More 

Cork, Ireland
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40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I spend a week in it and i wasn't pleasant . This hostel only for low budget people who can't afford better hostel. Very old and very worn. Also not suitable for people who is taller than 6 foot. There is areas where u have to mind your head. Otherwise u have a bump on your head. But there is... More 

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troy y, Guest Relations Manager at Home Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Arthur Thanks for spending your time reviewing. We value all feedback & view it as a chance to better our service & accommodation. You stated early in your review you weren't pleased but later stated it was not so bad after all? We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our free pizza night(Thursday) & we also provide free pancakes... More 

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

The hostel its self has great social vibes, free pizza and pancakes aswell! The facilities were not great, the kitchens are filthy with maggots on the ceiling to be exact on A side... with dirty uncleaned spillages around the fridge etc. The staff are great and very polite however one staff member a German Gent Norman, was quite unprofessional, would... More 

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Reviewed 28 July 2016

This hostel was just so much fun! I was there one night and the staff was very very helpful and gave me all the information i needed to fully experience and enjoy Valencia's top places. I also joined the pub crawl which they organize and let me say this... it's the perfect event to meet a lot of nice people;... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Stayed there in 2/3 people room for 5 nights. Rooms are very basic and house is old, but since we are not fuzzy travellers and the price was cheap, it was exactly what we looked for. Positive sides: Rooms were cleaned daily, comfortable beds, clean bed linen, good kitchen and nice staff. Plus pancakes in the weekend :) Top of... More 

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Once regarded as the traditional fashion area, Surry Hills has broadened its appeal. This neighbourhood continues to distinguish itself as a shopping destination, offering the best collection of one-of-a-kind boutiques, designer brands and flagship stores in the city. Today, this area has evolved into a hub of media, design and professional services - a colourful and diverse place equally known for its antique dealers, art galleries, cafes and pubs. Strolling down the street on a Saturday morning, you’ll see a mix of students, artists, hipsters and a few all-nighters from Oxford Street, the “Gay Capital of Sydney”. In this vibrant neighbourhood you will find bohemian chic and modern style co-existing side by side.
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Located just a few steps from Central station, HOME Backpackers has everything a Sydney Backpackers should have and heaps more! We offer comfortable budget accommodation right in the heart of Sydney and a jam-packed line up of entertainment each night. Our staff is a mix of travellers and true Sydney-siders who know the best places to party, eat, travel, see and experience. Reception is open 8 till 8, Early and late check in available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Home Backpackers

Address: 238 Elizabeth St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Surry Hills
Price Range: $31 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Home Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 36
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“B side is better than A side”
 of 5 bubbles 89suzanneg, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stay in B side. Seemed quieter also, ask windows facing away the hostel open air area.”
 of 5 bubbles KatsPats, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
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