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Elephant Backpacker Sydney - Hostel, Woolloomooloo

2.5-star2.5 stars
50 Sir John Young CresentWoolloomoolooNSW2000Australia, 800-491-6126

Adults-only hostel with restaurant, near Sydney Opera House
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in lobby
2.5 / 5
Service could be improved
Vibe is not too good
Amenities are not the best
Could use a good cleaning
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Elephant Backpacker Sydney - Hostel, Woolloomooloo

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

from $19
  • One Bed In Eight Bed Mixed Dorm
  • One Bed In Six Bed Mixed Dorm
  • Twin/Double Room
  • One Bed In Four Bed Mixed Dorm
  • One Double Bed in Four Bed Mixed Dorm
  • One Bed In Six Bed Female Dorm

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 48 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1892
  • Elevator/lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only

Special features


The Elephant Cafe - This café serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Elephant Backpacker Sydney - Hostel, Woolloomooloo’s small print

Also known as

  • Elephant Backpacker Sydney Hostel Woolloomooloo
  • Elephant Backpacker Sydney Woolloomooloo
  • Elephant Backpacker Sydney Hostel
  • Elephant Backpacker Sydney


This property accepts only cash for any payments made on the premises. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking. Please note that children cannot be accommodated in the dormitory rooms, only in the private rooms.
This hotel's policy is to accept bookings only from international guests. Guests whose residence is within Australia will not be allowed to check in. Guests must present an international passport at check-in. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: AUD 20.00 per stay

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Rollaway beds are available for AUD 30 per stay

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AUD 15.00 per person (one way)

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

What’s around Elephant Backpacker Sydney - Hostel, Woolloomooloo


  • Heart of Woolloomooloo
  • Sydney Opera House (23-minute walk)
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge (37-minute walk)
  • Circular Quay (25-minute walk)
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales (6-minute walk)
  • St Mary's Cathedral (7-minute walk)
  • The Domain (7-minute walk)
  • Woolloomooloo Wharf (8-minute walk)
  • Australian Museum (9-minute walk)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (9-minute walk)
  • Hyde Park (10-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) 17-min drive
  • Sydney Circular Quay Station 19-min walk
  • Sydney Central Station 25-min walk
  • Sydney North Sydney Station 8-min drive
  • Town Hall Station 17-min walk
  • Convention Light Rail Station 28-min walk
  • Paddy's Markets Light Rail Station 29-min walk
  • Onsite parking not available
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Elephant Backpacker Sydney - Hostel, Woolloomooloo

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