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    Big Hostel

    212 Elizabeth St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Traveler (65)
    Room & Suite (81)
    Dining (7)
    • Excellent33%
    • Very good47%
    • Average14%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible1%
    Travelers talk about
    “free breakfast” (41 reviews)
    “central station” (61 reviews)
    “common room” (16 reviews)
    Free Internet
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Laundry Service
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    Oct 29Oct 30
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    1 - 5 of 311 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My wife and i aren't exactly backpackers (oldies in fact) but we found this hostel perfect for our needs, Because of our advanced years we chose a twin room with ensuite. We had all we needed, a comfortable bed, a nice shower and breakfast. The...More

    Thank tyranny
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Really nice hostel, a bit pricey but u get also quality. Great kitchen, have also free breakfast and some free food. Wifi works well in everywhere in the hostel. Room was a bit hot even thou wasn't hot outside. Common area also good

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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Definitely one of the better hostels I've visited. The atmosphere's laid back, the common areas are good and the rooms and bathrooms of a pretty decent size and always clean! Furthermore the staff are all real nice and helpful. It's not a party hostel but...More

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    Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

    Best location in Sydney, step away from Sydney Station, near bus stop and many choice resto also convenience store around. Family room with private bathrooml and free breakfast available before explore Sydney are very special

    Thank afdal f
    Reviewed July 27, 2017

    I was working at a location at the northern end of Hyde Park. The Big Hostel was a fantastic location for me to get in a stroll before and after work and decompress on the way. The room was quiet, very clean, had the basics...More

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    Woon C
    August 21, 2017|
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    Response from Peter W | Reviewed this property |
    Across the road and north one block is a multi-storey car park. It's not free. I had a motorcycle which is cheaper than cars. Hope you enjoy you stay.
    March 22, 2017|
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    Response from AusHellen | Property representative |
    sure does, all rooms except dorms have private bathrooms at our hostel :) p.s "en-suite" means bathroom inside or attached to room regards Hellen
    June 21, 2015|
    Response from AusHellen | Property representative |
    Hi Katharina, we dont generally have such long stays, the weekly rates are on the websitebighostel (google as cant post links here) and we initially take 2 week stays that can be extended, regards Hellen
    Room Tips
    "Twin room included a double bed/single bed combo for the bunk"
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    "Had a private room on the mezzanine floor which was great"
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    "Avoid level 1 facing Elizabeth St as you get the noise of traffic and trains. Lift too slow? use the stairs..."
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    "If there are four of you traveling together it is just as cheap to get a private bed and bath as to get dorm..."
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