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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 1.49USD

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

  • Age Restriction
  • 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 31-24 of 24 reviews

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

Anonymous
25 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: beds were good, clean showers, nice staff

Disliked: the elevator

Customer would recommend this property

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

Anonymous
14 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Very friendly atmosphere for a place of its size.

Customer would recommend this property

60% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 40%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 40%
60% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: good location, friendly staff

Disliked: small bathroom, not the best wifi, few common places

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Good location in Sydney, kitchen always open & accessible, not too party-mad, nice showers.

Disliked: I did see a cockroach in the main area of the hostel

Customer would recommend this property

69% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 60%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Has a well equipped kitchen and is all you'd expect from backpacker accommodation.

Disliked: The hostel was good in all aspects except the location. It is located close to Central Station and a 20 minute walk right into the city, but it isn't a nice area to stay whilst in Sydney. Head to the coast which is well connected by the public transport so you can get into town easily.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

Hi Glenn, we love this part of the city- close to central,chinatown,oxford st- Surry Hills is considered very chic but we thankyou for all feedback regardless .. :)
Hellen (manager)

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Nice hostel, everyone was very friendly. There are lots of long-termers but they made me feel welcomed. Good location, very close to all the main attractions. Would definitely recommend this hostel.

Disliked: The only negative is the size of the bathrooms, very small with no shelves to put your toiletries in the shower.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: clean and nice location near the central station and city center.

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
29 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Events / festivals, Sightseeing & culture, Work / volunteering

Liked: Emphasis on keeping kitchen clean, so it stayed clean. Breakfast in the morning. Close to the buses/train•great location•felt safe •good wifi and comfy couches•great maps and customer service

Disliked: The lift was broken otherwise it was great

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Really good location, close to central station and walking distance to shops. Rooms were clean

Disliked: Found out there was a break into one of the rooms which made me feel unsafe. There is night security but they still managed to break in and steal belongings.

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The staff were really great and friendly. The beds were comfy and the wifi was great. Having breakfast was a bonus and the kitchen is huge! It's true a lot of people are long term but I still found them really friendly, as were the other folks staying short term. The place is really safe with video cameras and locks. I'd definitely stay here again! Definitely do the free walking tour, it was awesome!

Disliked: The only thing about long term stayers is they sleep weird hours so it was hard in the morning sometimes because they were all still sleeping. They were also a bit messy....though you can find this with anyone. Maybe putting them all together in one room would be better......

Customer would recommend this property

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