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Big Hostel

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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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Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here twice now,myself husband and four young children,and would highly recommend. Great location,friendly staff,decent facilities,and fairly priced. Will stay again,whenever in Sydney.. Felt safe and secure...

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really liked this hostel, good facilities which were clean & comfortable. Room was spacious & bathrooms were clean - with a hairdryer too! Wifi was free and very good & location was handy near central station. Staff were friendly & helpful. The only thing I didn't like were the signs everywhere telling us what we can and can't do in... More 

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Cranbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a family room with an en suite. We're 4 adults and the room was perfect. The staff were great, friendly and very helpful. We met friendly people who's been staying in the hostel for months. Location was good - we didn't need to catch a taxi to get around. We walked from Circular Quay back to the... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in a family room for 5 with attached private bathroom. The room is rather tight for 5 persons but very clean. Hotel location is good where the Central Station & Paddy's Market are within the walking distance. The free DIY-breakfast really helps if you are on a tight budget trip. Hotel staff are friendly & helpful. The only complaint... More 

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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed at this hostel twice now and I can't fault the place. If you want to avoid party going backpackers this place is perfect! It's relaxed, the staff are great, really helpful and very welcoming. The cleaners come in every day, the kitchen is huge and kept tidy. I'll always recommend this hostel to friends and I'll be back... More 

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France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good: The hostel is really close to the central station, 10mins walk. Provides breakfast. Clean beds. Bad: The hostel's policy is that staff will change the towels every 2days but 1 of the towels we had were just folded back in place, which made us wonder if the rest were changed too. Some staff were rude, there was one female... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Firstly you do have what you need in this hostel. Kitchen, lounge, info desk, free wifi (although it hardly ever works), and free breakfast which is pretty good. The rooms are very small, there's not much room between bunks, and it's hard not to get in each other's way. Also the showers aren't the cleanest and they are lukewarm at... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in an 8 bed dorm, room was spacious with a desk/mirror and adequate amount of plugs. Comfortable atmosphere in the public area with good free wifi. Kitchen was well equipped, free breakfast was a bonus too - good choice of toast/spreads and cereal. Good location, short walk to places to eat and train stations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

Originally I just wanted to stay one night at the big hostel. But I ended up staying my whole 10 days that I spent in Sydney. I was in a 8bed female dorm with much space, fresh linen and very clean toilets and showers. You have hairdryers for free in the bathroom and a big mirror in the room. You... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Stayed in Big Hostel for a week and i will definitely stay here again when i go back to Sydney. Located at a heart of Surry Hills along Elizabeth St. which is close to everything from shopping centres, bars, museums, food places and just 15mins away from Sydney Opera House. Staff are generally nice, clean rooms and family friendly. Lovely... More 

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