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1 room, 2 adults

Home Backpackers, Surry Hills

2-star2 stars
238 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills, NSW, 2000, Australia

City-center hostel within walking distance of Capitol Theatre
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Great location
Fantastic service
Good internet service
Vibe is not too good

Home Backpackers, Surry Hills

from $27
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Double or Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Bed in a Four Bed Mixed Dorm (Shared Bathroom)
  • Bed in a Six Bed Mixed Dorm (Shared Bathroom)
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Business Double or Twin Room
  • Bed in a Six Bed Female Dorm

What’s around Home Backpackers, Surry Hills


  • In Sydney Central Business District
  • Sydney Tower - 15 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 22 min walk
  • Circular Quay - 28 min walk
  • Sydney Opera House - 34 min walk
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - 40 min walk
  • Bondi Beach - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • Taronga Zoo - 6.9 mi / 11.1 km

Getting around

  • Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) - 12 min drive
  • Sydney Central Station - 4 min walk
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 15 min walk
  • Sydney Redfern Station - 21 min walk
  • Capitol Square Light Rail Station - 5 min walk
  • Central Light Rail Station - 6 min walk
  • Museum Station - 7 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 36 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
Airport shuttle service is available on request from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (18 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

WiFi rated slow



  • Airport shuttle from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Home Backpackers, Surry Hills’s small print

Also known as

  • Home Backpackers Hostel Surry Hills
  • Home Backpackers Surry Hills
  • Home Backpackers Surry Hills
  • Home Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Home Backpackers Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Surry Hills


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: AUD 20 per stay

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2 percent

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AUD 15 per person (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 110 reviews

Very Good 8.0
The location on this backpackers is the best. This building is close to Chinatown, darling Harbour and central station. The internet is terrible,room is too small and no light.
Wai Keong, us1 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
This was my first stay at a hostel, and this was a good experience. Located in a good area, walking distance from Hyde Park, restaurants, and shopping centers. The front desk was helpful, and they offer help organizing day tours. My only complaint is that the building was a bit rundown, and the windows in the bathroom where missing a few pieces of glass -__-. I know it's a hostel but this should be fixed. I was only there for 2 nights and did not really meet any people. So if you're looking for a social vibe, I wouldn't book this place for that.
usOther trip
Very Good 8.0
Great location,. Could do with more showers!
Dion, us2 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
The lady in the reception was really nice and friendly. The good thing about this hostel is that you can book a private room for a very reasonable price and its location is amazing. Bathroom was ok. Overall ok.
Maria Manuela, au1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The location is the best. As many of reviews said, the building is old and the floor is squeaky, but they are upgrading by painting walls and providing in-room shelves, desk and individual lockers. The hospitality of the staff, especially Ashley working at reception, was super! She was so friendly and attentive to make our stay happy in many ways. I would definitely return to Home Backpackers!!
Kei, au8 night family trip

Home Backpackers, Surry Hills

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