Very central! But do not use the airport pick up. I was told to wait for 20min. for the shuttle bus and ended up standing and waiting in front of the airport for more than one and a half hours (after calling the driver and the hostel for several times....).
Elephant Backpacker is a cheap and cheerful hostel centrally located between Sydney’s red light district (Kings Cross) and the City Center. We overlook Sydney’s main gardens – Hyde Park, Domain and Botanical Gardens. The hostel is housed in a Victorian period hotel built in 1892. Our rooms are large with high ceilings and our three accommodation floors each have communal ladies and men’s showers and separate toilet cubicles.
Our ground floor consists of the communal kitchen, dining area, television lounge, reception and our newly opened cafe that serves yummy meals from 7am to 11pm daily.
Our hostel has 220 beds over 3 accommodation floors ranging in a variety of room configurations. The guest mix varies from your traditional young backpackers both travelling and working, to grey nomads and Australians and New Zealanders on holidays.
Our dorm rooms are made up by our housekeeping team with a bottom sheet (all commercially laundered). You collect your top sheet, pillow and blanket from reception upon check in. Linen is included in your room rate. Our private doubles and twins already have your bed made up waiting for your arrival.
We can cater and welcome guests with disabilities. We have an accommodation room on the ground floor together with toilet and shower facilities catering for wheelchair access. Our hostel has an elevator should you wish to stay in rooms on a higher floor.
So if you are after a friendly hostel that is cheap and cheerful – Elephant is for you.
The shuttle offer of $5 is from the airport to the hostel if you are staying three nights or more. It is only one-way. The return trip from the hostel to the airport costs $12. Or $12 from the airport to the hostel if your stay with us is less than three nights.
Check-in: from 1pm and checkout prior to 10am. If you do not checkout before 10am, we will retain your key card deposit of $20.
If you 2 or more guests have booked at the same time for a dorm room, we will endeavour to place you in the same room but regrettably cannot guarantee you will be together.
We have a 48hr cancellation policy. Late cancellations and no-shows shall be charged the equivalent of the first night's accommodation. Exception: during the New Year's period, no refunds will be given.
During the New Year's period from 27 December 2012 to 4 January 2013 there are special booking conditions. During this period there is a minimum stay of 7 nights. All bookings made for the New Year period will have their credit cards charged 1st December. If funds are not available and your payment is declined we will release your bed. Please note that no refunds will be given during the New Year 2012 period. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance.
50 Sir John Young Crescent Woolloomooloo
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Very central! But do not use the airport pick up. I was told to wait for 20min. for the shuttle bus and ended up standing and waiting in front of the airport for more than one and a half hours (after calling the driver and the hostel for several times....). and then it took us about 45min to get to the hostel (it's 15min. by train). also, you need to ask if you want to have a blanket. (maybe they assume people always travel with a sleeping bag or something.)
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