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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   212 Elizabeth St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here about a week during my month-long trip in Australia, and, I have to say, Big Hostel turned out to be the best hostel I stayed at in Australia! The location is really good. It's about a 10-minute walk from Central Station, and it's easy to catch a bus, light rail, or a taxi near the hostel. If... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked 5 nights in the Big Hostel for our last days in Australia. The staff is very friendly, and the patrons as well. A good mix of backpackers and families. You have a TV with Foxtel in the common room and a free wifi as well. Don't expect anything from the wifi, it's terrible. The common room was pleasant... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 4 nights in January. Booked a bed in a 6 person room, which turnes out to be unavailable on arrival. Got a free upgrade to a 4 person room that had ensuite bathroom. In short: It's called big hostel for a reason. There are lots of people ranging from young backpackers to families. The hostel is ideally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have now been staying in hostels for the past 4 months and big hostel has to be one of the best so far! I stayed over the Christmas and New year period in a family room of 5 and then a 3! The rooms are clean and comfortable , everything you need! They also have a good size en... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super easy to find, great location, clean and friendly staff. There is only 2 things that need improving and they are the reason I will not be reccomending Big Hostel. First is there is a loud noise that goes for what seems like hours at a time and all through the night. This meant we got absolutely no sleep. Breakfast... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Stayed in the Big hostel in june 2014 for 3 nights. Well located to bus station and close to central sydney, darling harbour and the shopping centre. I was in a 8 bedded dorm and it was as spacious as it could be. Bathrooms were shared but clean, kitchen was fully equipped with all utensils you would need. The staff... More 

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Seremban, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This was the first time I stayed in a backpacker hostel. The front desk staff are helpful. We got an en suite room. The room is clean but the there was small little spider on the bed. Other than that, it's still consider okay for a hostel. Breakfast is provided but help yourself with bread, cereal and milk. Wifi only... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Big Hostel Sydney review Big Hostel was a good option for a back packing trip for a group of 4 buddies touring Sydney. We got the 4 pax room. So it was like our private room with our private Bathroom , and we did not need to share the room. The price included towels. For the price , it was... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This was the very first time my friends and I had gone interstate (from Brisbane) and I would definately recommend this place! just a few streets walk to China Town and George Street (main street). It was definitely a great place to stay. The bathrooms/Toilets were clean and the rooms were very nice! The Staff were always happy to help... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Had the family room with our own en suite. Bed was very comfortable and clean. Towels are supplied but only hand soap for the sink no shower gel. Air conditioning worked great. Free continental breakfast is served cereals and juices bacon and egg till 10am. Check out is 11am perfect for the xmas party hang over. Staff are very pleasant.

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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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