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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Big Hostel is one of the best hosteles I have stayed in, if not the best !!! The staff are friendly and very helpful - nothing is too much for them. The hostel is spotless. I have made lots of great friends at Big. I will be back at "Big Hostel" again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Never had such a great, clean Hostel like the BIG hostel. It also includes Breakfast (Toast, Butter, Jam, Cornflakes & Milk) what was really great. It's so central (about 10 min walk to Central Station and also nearby some Bars and Nightclubs) I'm definitely coming back to this Hostel when I am in sydney again! :-)

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

-The beds are uncomfortable, springs dug into my back, pillow is barely a pillow - Unfriendly guests and staff - Pay a $2 fee to pay by card (I am from Western Australia - this is not a thing- daylight robbery!!) - The whole 1st floor smelled like socks - Everyone is staying long term, all they are interested in... More 

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AusHellen, Manager at Big Hostel, responded to this review

Hi Tazra, Sorry to read your experience but thank you for your feedback, we have an entire female only floor with female only bathrooms, We would have happily recommended these facilities to use if we had known there was an issue. We will look at the mattresses in your room and remove any that appear uncomfortable, thank you for bringing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed for 3 nights. pros: 1. excellent helpful staff 2. free wifi 3. free breakfast 4. dorm comes with a big locker 5. hair dryer in the toilet, unlike other hostel without hairdryer or always unavailable 6. bed linen is clean 7. central location, walking distance to train station cons: 1. room can be quite messy sometimes due to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big hostel is OK overall: Pro's: 1. Location: near the central train station: cross over the road, turn left and keep walking straight on. The hotel will be on the RHS of the road, about a 5 minute walk away. 2. Shared facilities: communal kitchen with all equipment/tools, free computer to use, wifi, lounging area, book exchange. 3.Tea/coffee/hot choc machine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really liked the hostel. They had free breakfast and were really helpful. Free bag storage and spacious rooms with a good view of the station. Clean bathrooms (no cockroaches!) and overall I enjoyed staying here. It is clean and that's what I think was the most important thing! No cheap supermarket close which is a shame.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Location!. Very close to Sydney Central. I Stayed for One night only. The sleep quality is good. I like the breakfast system there really like Hostel type. And friendly staff. The room was clean and the beds were comfortable. Average Pricing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed there for 3 nights in a single room. As all hostels old and in need of restoration, but the room was clean and the internet worked good (but only in the lobby and some homepages like streaming-websites were banned and I was not able to use skype). Location is good for trips downtown, either walking or by train. Breakfast... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

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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