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Reviews of Big Hostel Sydney

Hostel

212 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia

Atmosphere 81%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 78%

Location 91%

Safety 90%

Staff 92%

Value 82%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Restaurant
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel 1.51USD

Important Information

Individuals who book groups only rooms will have their booking cancelled. If you are needeed to book for a group, please place a request through the HostelBooker's groups department.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 00:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Group booking?

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Atmosphere 81%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 78%

Location 91%

Safety 90%

Staff 92%

Value 82%

Showing 11-20 of 47 reviews

89% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Well located, loads of local area info, clean, secure and staff were ruddy helpful!

Disliked: Lift access only, took ages. Atmosphere severely lacking in communal area

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Location is amazing! Convenient for airport, city centre and shops/food

Disliked: Young kids are allowed to stay which was a bit annoying

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: Decent price. Included breakfast is a great thing! Good location between Central Station & the commercial area around Pitt St & Darling Harbour. Fairly clean overall. Shared bathroom on each floor. Secure entrance after dark. Big size lockers in the rooms. Good big common lounge area and kitchen.

Disliked: The Blankets are not washed regularly! They give you two sheets instead (one for mattress under you, one for on top under the blanket). I could feel every spring in my mattress, although as I'm a heavy sleeper it didn't bother me too much. Not enough tables/shelving in the room or bathroom to put your stuff on (as we're told not to leave stuff all over the floor). Also, only 3 showers and 3 toilets in the Level 1 Bathroom (shared for male & female) - was ok for my stay, but might get busy.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Family Holiday, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff, good location very near central station, nice atmosphere, clean and safe. They provide lockers before check-in and after check out time which is good if you want to make the most of your time in there. Worthy!

Disliked: I wouldnt say dislike but maybe the lobby and kitchen are a bit small, it becomes too busy at peak hours. But patience is the key.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: Location and roof top

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Very nice and friendly. The location is great. Everything I needed was walking distance.

Disliked: I stayed in a private room and in some other hostels I've been to it looked a little better. But I liked it anyway.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 May 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: Friendly and helpful reception.

Disliked: Nothing really

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff. One member of staff after me asking where I could buy some wine actually have me some free wine.

Disliked: Why only have wifi on the ground floor?

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Free wifi and a PC as well

Disliked: nothing in particular

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Business / conference

Liked: One felt welcomed and comfortable there, which was obvious due to the amount of people who hung out in the common area.

Disliked: No internet in the rooms, no internet on the rooftop. Only internet available in the common area.

Customer would recommend this property

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