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Raglan, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a lads weekend in Sydney - booked in at the Big Hostel online - easy, quick, clear communication. Its a 2 minute walk from Central train station! 6 bed dorm w/ bathroom, comfy beds, shower was fine. The hostel had a really cool vibe with a big communal area including kitchen. The roof top area has some choice... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed there overnight on our way through Sydney. Surprisingly it was better then we thought! Good vibes around the hostel, good facilities, old school vending machines and a big common area. Aside a few things being broken (the elevator was a little creepy- we took the stairs) and the rooms being a bit dirty, it was generally an alright place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overnight stay for City 2 Surf with my 12yo daughter and two adult friends and 1st Hostel experience. Great location, clean and quiet and staff were very helpful and pleasant. Will def return - great value for money. Common room was a great environment and facilities were very well organised with good amount of room for everyone.

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Aarhus, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Big hostel is a very nice hostel near central station. It is close to the train station and about 2 km to Circular Quay (but it is a lovely and easy walk). The beds were good and every one had huge lockers! Breakfast was included (toasts, spreads, cereals), so was unlimited internet (only on the ground floor though) and tea/coffee.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

My overall stay in the hostel is excellent. Friendly and helpful staff and guest.The room is clean and comfortable (my roommate is nice). Facilities were great. The breakfast is good (Apricot Jam with toast is the best). Don't cook in the morning because the kitchen is full. The kitchen is a bit messy in the morning between 8am to 9am.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Quiet hostel, very clean. The staff was very helpful. Didn't like the fact that the rates changed because of an event that was happening that weekend. Excelent if you have to work or just don't want to stay up until late hours.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Travelling to Newcastle to Sydney from see Vivid with my 2 grandchildren son & daughter in law didn't want to make the trip home that late in the night but because it was just a bed to sleep in hopped on bookings.com. The big Hostel had a room availble for 5 with a private ensuite at a really good price.... More 

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

My partner and I stayed in a double bunk room with ensuite. The room was very clean and comfortable. Facilities were great - there is a common room on the ground level with a TV, wifi and a kitchen. Staff were very welcoming and friendly. Locations is 5 min walk from central station. highly recommended

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Thank jadeakis
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Had booked into the Big Hostel for 4th June to take my family to see vivid and visit the aquarium, however Saturday morning while preparing for our trip it was advised on the news that people should stay in doors due to heavy rains and high winds. I contacted the hostel and asked if I could possibly change my dates... More 

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Bundaberg, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Never stayed in a hostel before, wanted something cheap but didn't fancy dorms. I paid $99 from booking agent for twin room with bathroom. This was half a klm from Central station so easy walk in the morning to bus station after the complimentary breakfast. This hostel had a great vibe, friendly helpful staff, clean and comfortable. Would definitely return... More 

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Staying in Surry Hills

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Surry Hills
Once regarded as the traditional fashion area, Surry Hills has broadened its appeal. This neighborhood continues to distinguish itself as a shopping destination, offering the best collection of one-of-a-kind boutiques, designer brands and flagship stores in the city. Today, this area has evolved into a hub of media, design and professional services - a colorful and diverse place equally known for its antique dealers, art galleries, cafes and pubs. Strolling down the street on a Saturday morning, you’ll see a mix of students, artists, hipsters and a few all-nighters from Oxford Street, the “Gay Capital of Sydney”. In this vibrant neighborhood you will find bohemian chic and modern style co-existing side by side.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
boutique hostel in a great location.clean,budget and open age friendlywifi is only FREE in our communal areasplease remember we are a hostel and not a hotel- no turndown services or beds made daily sorry.happy to assist with job hunting, apartment hunting,tours and all information needed for exploring Sydney. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Big Hostel

Address: 212 Elizabeth St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Surry Hills
Price Range: $23 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Big Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 36
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