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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   212 Elizabeth St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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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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21 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hostel is a good location for exploring downtown Sydney.It's only a few minutes walk from Central station. The staff are helpful about our inquiries. Breakfast is adequate and on time. Our room (ladies only) was clean and has huge windows.As for sleep quality, like all other hostels, it depends on how noisy/quiet your room mates are. The only negative... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in many hostels around Australia , this hostel was my worse experience ever at all .The staff are extremely rude here , if you leave one unwashed spoon at kitchen you will obviously loose your key deposit straight away ( this hostel is watched 24/7 and they know every movements that you have in the hostel , has... More

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

Sorry you feel that way Andy, we have a group of 55 students currently here for 2 weeks and the lounge has been busy for certain periods of the day while they are here, the cameras are only in common areas and it makes other travelers feel safe - cameras are a must! there is no "scary atmosphere" there are... More

Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I (mature age) stayed here in September. Hostel Virgins - what a pleasant surprise. All common areas were well maintained, people friendly, staff fantastic. Our room was cosy, well and very clean. Whilst we felt all guests were social it was always peaceful and with a low hum of activity during the much needed sleeping hours. Thanks... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed m y stay here- i stayed here for four weeks, i met lots of people and made new friends that i am now travelling with. the thing i liked the most about this place was the common areas. there was tv's comfy lounges and lots of space to relax after working or sightseeing. the kitchen was also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most staffs are friendly and helpful. Excellent location as just cross over the road to take bus to Darling Harbour or Circular Quay. Walkable distance from Sydney Central station. Kitchen was big and fully equipped with cooking utensils and clean all the time.

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

thankyou for the great feedback and hope to see you again. regards Hellen (general Manager) More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here back in 2010 and 3 times in 2011. I love the atmosphere in here and really friendly staff. Everything was clean and breakfast was a plus. Location is also very nice. There is nice rooftop, lot of restaurants nearby and trainstation was 2 blocks away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reception staff friendly and helpful. Excellent facilities, including laundry, kitchen, hair dryers etc. Clean dorms, guests encouraged to be considerate of others. Lockers, shelves and hooks to help you keep organised. Free breakfast and WiFi. They think of everything. Relaxed atmosphere. One of the best hostels I've stayed in in Australia.

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15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

5 minute walk to Central Station, 5 Minute walk to Surry HIll everything you could want! clean rooms and bathroom facilities (we had a private twin), great common area and kitchen. Everything you need for a basic trip. would stay again only negative was the pillows they were paper thin - but again it is a hostel so i wouldn't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Without a doubt one of the best hostels in Sydney. Stayed in a private room over the weekend and was super impressed with how well-maintained and clean the room was. Not only that, but the entire hostel was above par! Staff were absolutely fantastic and were incredibly friendly and genuinely involved with the hostel and the guest staying there. Highly... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I stayed here for a while and I can say I enjoyed every single day, it felt like home. The location is amazing, it´s just a few minutes to Chinatown, Darling Harbour, the supermarket, central station and the main shopping area. The staff is friendly, funny and always helpful. The rooms are big enough (and with aircon/heater) and they clean... More

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Address: 212 Elizabeth St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Big Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 36
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