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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   212 Elizabeth St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Ranked #16 of 130 Specialty lodging in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent friendly staff, very helpful. I was upgraded to a private bathroom despite only booking shared. Location was fantastic and breakfast sufficient to get you through the day. My room was on the 3rd floor, bed comfy and barely any noise at all. Great hostel for exploring sydney and getting some sleep at night!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was essentially home for me for almost three months while I worked in Sydney. I definitely didn't intend to work a 40 hour week whilst living in an 8 bed dorm! However that is just a testament to how awesome Big is - I stayed because the place is super friendly, quiet at night, very clean (probably the... More

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Crested Butte, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big Hostel was convenient from the train station to get back and forth to the airport. Convenient to walk around town and down to the harbor. The dorm was clean and comfortable. The staff were excellent - very friendly and helpful! I would stay there again when I am in Sydney.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in this hostel for 5 weeks whilst I settled in Sydney and found work/permanent accommodation. Very pleased with the atmosphere, cleanliness and service the hostel provided. The roof terrace is excellent for sunny BBQs and drinks, the rooms are a good size, and I made some good friends during my stay. Highly recommended!

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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Big hostel is definitely a thumbs up when it comes to hostels in Sydney. Big, clean and spacious rooms. Met a lot of nice people staying at the hostel. Easy reachable and very good location close to Chinatown and Central station. Would stay here again.

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thankyou for the nice feedback :) More

Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We stayed at Big Hostel for 4 nights at the quad en suite room. Our first impressions of the hostel were not too great but the place grew on us. The plus point is the myriad of tours and services available - from arranging day tours to airport shuttle bus. The hostel is also centrally located at Central Station and... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I stayed here for 2 nights solo, staying in a private room with ensuite. Sydney is always very expensive, but by comparison this place was quite good for the money. The room was clean, the linen was fresh, and the ensuite was clean. Good hot water with pressure to make for an enjoyable shower. The room is no-frills - just... More

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Calgary, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I stayed at Big Hostel near the end of January with my girlfriend for Australia Day, the main reasons we chose Big Hostel was the central location, availability and price. We initially had booked a shared room, but opted for a private room last minute. Having our own A/C room with a private ensuite was a very welcome treat as... More

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Cairns, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I stayed in Big Hostel for 2 nights. When I arrived I wasn't able to check in yet, no problem at all while I arrived really early in the morning. At least there was free WiFi! But in the common living room, there was a sign "No sleeping on the couches!!" So, with barely any sleep I sat down. On... More

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BIGhostelboss, General Manager at Big Hostel, responded to this review

dear guest, we do apologise for any cockroach sighting in early Feb, the heat in Sydney at this time is a culprit and we had the whole building fumigated as we do yearly(a few weeks ago) which meant they came out for a 7-10 day period - now there are zero sightings again .. the signage everywhere in many or... More

Sao Paulo, SP
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

In a good location, very close to train station, friendly staff, friendly environment, good air conditioner, free Wifi,free breakfast, My room had a private bathroom (it was awesome). Great City. I advise. Cheap, best cost benefit.

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BIGhostelboss, General Manager at Big Hostel, responded to this review

Thankyou for your feedback and we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us! :) regards Hellen (manager) More

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Additional Information about Big Hostel

Also Known As:
Big Hotel Sydney
Big Hotel
Address: 212 Elizabeth St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 130 Specialty lodging in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Big Hostel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
boutique hostel in a great location.clean,budget and open age friendlywifi is only FREE in our communal areasplease remember we are a hostel and not a hotel- no turndown services or beds made daily sorry.happy to assist with job hunting, apartment hunting,tours and all information needed for exploring Sydney. ... more   less 
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