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Big Hostel

2.0 of 5
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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed here recently with two friends—we shared a private four-bed room with its own bathroom. The room was clean and the beds were surprisingly comfortable for the small price we paid. The only downside to the hostel is the lift—it is super slow and quite scary and should probably be looked at/fixed. While I think the hostel is above... More 

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Camdale
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in March 2015 for a short 3 night stay with five family members. We stayed in a family room on the first floor. The room was cosy but clean and well ordered. A bunk with a double on the bottom and a single on the top and a set of single bunks provided a bed for everyone. The... More 

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NSW, Aus
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were arriving by train for a concert a few blocks away so the location of Big Hostel was perfect. There were 8 of us so we booked 2 quad rooms (2 sets of bunks) with ensuite. We had booked direct with them as we found this to be the cheapest option. On arrival at the train station it was... More 

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Victor Harbor
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I was at this hostel from Monday, March 2 for seven nights as part of my holiday for Mardi Gras and my stay at the venue was fantastic. My six-bed dorm on the first floor had lockers in excellent condition and had new carpet. The hostel has a policy where you cannot bring your own sleeping materials in, so as... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I stayed at Big Hostel for 4 nights. I was in an 8 bed female dorm. I enjoyed my stay, the included breakfast is a huge bonus. The wi-fi only works in the common area but it was a nice place to sit with AC and a TV and its a great place to meet other guests. I didn't mind... More 

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

It's clean and convenient and cheap. Take a private room if you can afford it. Location is perfect if you are not fussy about quality of room. Think 3 star Motel with 70s decor and you have it. Close to Central Station and many restaurants and shops.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Over the past 10 years or so we have stayed here maybe a dozen or so times. A stones throw from Central Station (400 metres or so), so a easy to walk even with your bags when arriving or departing. Close to Paddy's market, China town and many restaurants and bars (Maloney's), but not t0o far away from Circular Key... More 

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Perth, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

For all the backpacking accommodations that I have read for Sydney, this was the one with the highest review but comes with a cheaper price. Stayed for 3 nights and didnt dissapoint me at all from what I expected. Right accomodation for what you pay. Pros: Near the train station and near to the main street. Lots of restaus and... More 

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Cairns Region, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The location is the best factor of this hostel, just 5 minutes away from central station and walking distance of most places it meant I didn't have to spend too much on public transport. The rooms are clean and good sized lockers to use. Friendly hostel although in my experience people only stayed a few nights at a time so... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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