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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 1.54USD

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%

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Anonymous
15 Nov 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff. Quiet and clean rooms. Other travelers very friendly as well.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
City break, Family Holiday, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: It was one of the only places that catered for a family of 5. The location was really good for getting to the airport for an early start. Breakfast was included which was a bonus as we hadn't realised it was.

Disliked: Nothing.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Big hostel was an all around great stay. The facilities are cool, SUPER secure, and they are kept pretty darn clean. The free breakfast in the morning is wonderful and the common room is an easy place to meet people. The staff at the front desk was really, really helpful!

Disliked: There are however a lot of long-term people staying there, who are not as friendly but I was still able to meet some cool people.

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
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80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, City break, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Lovely roof terrace, close to the trainstation and easy to get around in the city from. Also a very nice kitchen.

Disliked: It was a bit hard to understand the openingtimes of the roof terrace. Would have been even better if the wifi worked other places than just the kitchen/common room.

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
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80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
07 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: Clean, good location.

Disliked: Nothing.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Clean, nice, friendly staff, nice room, decent brekkie

Disliked: nothing

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Liked: Friendly staff greeted us when we arrived, our room was clean and the hostel's location is great. We would definitely stay here again!

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
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80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Nov 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Staff was helpful, had lots of flyers and information about activities around the area. Good place to stay when travelling on a limited budget.

Customer would recommend this property

51% Overall Rating
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51% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Nov 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Location, close to sydney's central station.

Disliked: The accent on all the things that are not allowed.Inflexible when it comes to helping out a customer.It seems that the hostel owner cares for his needs mostly.

51% Overall Rating
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51% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: not at all

Disliked: not good. I had a big 8 ppl dorm. when I entered my room, sock smell attacked my nose, windows never been open. so I did open it but smell still there. elevator was broken. I had to climb up to my room. breakfast simple, only toast jams,cereals. staff not smiling? overall not good.

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