Big Hostel

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Average rate: $22 - Hotel class: 2 stars
212 Elizabeth Street Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia

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Big Hostel Sydney Reviews

christl3 christl3
171 reviews
Very Big Hostel Mar 11, 2013
I was impressed by this place! I was sorry we didn't stay here when we first arrived in Sydney.

It is in a good location, a mere 5 minute stumble from Central station and across the road from the bus stop where the 555 free bus runs. It's right beside a 7/11 and a 5 minute walk to Hyde Park and a 20 minute walk from Circular Quay (but you can get the free bus to there).

The room cost $36 for a 4-bed mixed dorm, en suite, which was cheaper than a lot of the other hostels i researched. The room was absolutely fine. It even had a tv! There were lockers in the room and all bed linen is provided. It also had good air-con which you were allowed to use all day free of charge.

The common room was great and very big with loads of seating both couches and bench tables to eat on. The kitchen was big with loads of fridges and it looked out onto the common room. There was even a little fish tank to add a bit of character. The wifi was free (but could only be used in the common room, not the bedrooms) but i found it a bit temperamental. Free use of their stationary computer but only for 10 minutes at a time. There was a social, communal feel to the common room too.

Character was lacking a little bit although they did have some kooky funny posters scattered about the place and a few cute Banksy art works scattered through the stairwell.

The only thing i didn't like was the elevator was broken for nearly the whole time we were there and we were on the third floor which was quite a hike and when the elevator was actually working it was quite sporadic in it's loyalties - Sometimes it would decide to take you to floor 1 instead of 3! The lockers were quite small also. Oh, and the view from our dorm room window was of a (very close) wall. We found this quite amusing!

I would stay here again.
The view from our of our window
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purplekat99 purpleka…
3 reviews
Great hostel in a great location May 07, 2011
Stayed here a few times back in 2008 and had a great time, every time! The staff was super helpful and the kitchen and public space was always clean. One free computer to use, which is great if you just want to check something really fast. Ensuite bathrooms and tv's in the private rooms. A great location near the train station and not too far from the major backpackers, but without the impersonalness of the larger places.
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homerhomerunking homerhom…
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all you need May 24, 2011
Good basic hostel. lodge is comfortable with a big flat screen. free breakfast. free wifi, but very slow. the rooms are basic, all you need for sleeping is a bed. bathroom could be better but it's enough for having a shower. the price is good for it.
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Big Hostel Overview

Located within walking distance of the city center, guests who are traveling on a budget and looking for a clean, safe and friendly environment will want to book a stay at the Big Hostel in Sydney Australia. Whether you are just passing through or staying for longer periods, this budget accommodation in Surry Hills Sydney is unbeatable. Close to public transportation and surrounded by plenty to see and do like Darling Harbour,Chinatown, the fishmarkets, cafes and nightlife, the Big Hostel Sydney is a great place for backpackers, budget travelers, friends and families alike. This Surry Hills accommodation features a cozy lounge and dining area perfect for socializing and swapping vacation stories with fellow travelers. The friendly atmosphere and welcoming staff make this a vacation spot to remember. Hotel RatingThis property does not have an official STAR Rating from AAA Tourism Pty Ltd. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

Big Hostel Amenities

  • High-speed Internet
  • Disabled Access
  • Tour Desk
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • Excursions
  • Garden
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Towels
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Luggage Storage
  • Self Laundry

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