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Home Backpackers

2-star2 stars
238 Elizabeth St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia

City-center hostel within walking distance of Capitol Theatre
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • There are some fan in the room. But still hot. The staff is friendly and helpful. Even…Jan 1, 2020
  • Great location. Clean bedrooms. Lovely staff. For simple budget, will definitely stay…Dec 4, 2019

Home Backpackers

  • 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


  • 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 - 33 min walk
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - 40 min walk
  • Bondi Beach - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • Taronga Zoo - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km

Getting around

  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 20 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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
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. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

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

  • Government-issued photo ID may be 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



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


  • No onsite 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’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.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

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.

FAQs for Home Backpackers

  • Is parking offered on site at Home Backpackers?
    Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Home Backpackers.
  • Are pets allowed at Home Backpackers?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Home Backpackers?
    You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Home Backpackers?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Fino Par (4-min walk), Goro's Japanese Karaoke Bar (4-min walk), and Reuben Hills (4-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Home Backpackers?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM on request. The charge is AUD 15 per person one-way.
  • Is there an onsite casino at Home Backpackers?
    No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Star Casino (9-min drive) is nearby.
  • What is there to do at Home Backpackers and nearby?
    Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, sailing, and skydiving. Home Backpackers also has a garden.

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 71 reviews

Very good 8.0
There is no explanation for ths area. We have to ne actively asking
au1 night trip
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
This place was an unexpected gem! The staff at check in were so friendly and helpful. The room was super clean and the facilities were clean and functional. It is very close to Central train station and there are lots of places to eat nearby. Will definitely stay there again.
au1 night trip with friends
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
Very good 8.0
Near the central station, easy to go many landmarks on foot.
Ping Wah, us1 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
Very run down accomodation. Every door and floor is squeaking. Had a room next to entrance door and couldn’t sleep because of the noise from door every time someone entered the building. Also rooms were very run down. Very very basic.
au1 night trip
Good 6.0
I suppose it is all one can expect for 80 bucks so close to the CBD
au1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
It was actually clean and quiet. However its a very aging building and it shows
au2 night trip
Good 6.0
The price was good the hostel kinda suck the staff was very nice.
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
This backpackers really convenient to their tenants. Walking distance to Paddy's market, Central station, etc. In short, it's a good place to stay, i stayed there for 3 nights and all was good. Worth with what u pay
Norhisham, my2 night trip

Home Backpackers