Get an overview of this hotelAdults-only hostel with restaurant and bar/lounge


Located in the heart of Woolloomooloo, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Domain, Sydney Opera House, and Circular Quay. Sydney Harbour Bridge and University of Sydney are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hostel has a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk, and tour/ticket assistance.

Room Amenities

This hostel has 48 rooms. Bathrooms are shared and limited housekeeping is available.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hostel offers a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. For a surcharge, a roundtrip airport shuttle at scheduled times is offered to guests. This Victorian hostel also offers tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities.

Elephant Backpacker Sydney - Hostel is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Restaurant 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Total number of rooms - 48 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Year Built 1892 


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Shared bathroom 
  • Shower only 

Where to Eat

Breakfast is available for a surcharge each morning.

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

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Boat tours nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Braille or raised signage 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children under 18 years old are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests 18 or older are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 30 per stay.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Minimum guest age is 18

Only service dogs are allowed

Caters to adults only

No cribs (infant beds) available

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.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between AUD 1 and AUD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 15.00 per person (one way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 30 per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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