Big Hostel

Hostel
212 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, 2010, New South Wales, AustraliaShow on map
Opened: 2002 A cosy, friendly and secure hostel in the heart of the Sydney CBD, Big is the perfect spot for school groups and solo travellers. Big offers 24/7 on-site staff, a range of room types (all with AC) and up-to-date security and sanitising practices. A few minutes’ walk from Central Station and light rail and within walking distance of Hyde Park, Chinatown, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, Botanical Gardens, Sea Life Aquarium and several of Sydney’s famous museums, we’re just a quick bus trip from some of Sydney’s beautiful beaches. Big is your base for exploring what Sydney has to offer. We offer a free toast and cereals breakfast daily and all-day tea and coffee in our fully-equipped kitchen, with large commercial fridges and shelving for food and beverage storage, cooled filtered water, instant boiling water and food preparation space and utensils. Check-in is from 1PM, and check-out is by 11AM. Before and after check-in we’ll store your bags while you enjoy the comfortable common area and kitchen. The kitchen, common room and laundry are all open 24/7 for comfort and convenience. Air conditioning is provided throughout the building, in the common areas and in every room. Unlimited free WiFi is available throughout the building, even on our famous rooftop, where you’ll find a perfect opportunity to socialise in the sun. If you’re worn out from your travel or just want a quiet day, relax on one of the many couches in our spacious common room and grab a book from the well-stocked bookcase.Show More

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  • Clean4.1
  • Amenities3.7
  • Good Location4.2
  • Good Service4.2

4.1/5Very Good

89% Recommended
  • Clean4.1
  • Amenities3.7
  • Good Location4.2
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4.1/5Very Good

89% Recommended
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  • 490m
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Airport shuttle service
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Bed in 6 Beds Mixed Dormitory
1 Adult12-25m²
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Bed in 4 Bed Female Dormitory with Shared Bathroom
1 Adult26m²2F
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Double Room Shared Bathroom
2 Adults
1 Double bed
11m²
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Bed in 8 Beds Mixed Dormitory
1 Adult18-30m²
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Bed in 8 Beds Female Dormitory
1 Adult18-30m²
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Bed in 4 Beds Mixed Dormitory with Private Bathroom
1 Adult12-18m²
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Twin Ensuite Room
2 Adults11-13m²
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Double Ensuite Room
2 Adults
1 Double bed
11-15m²
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Bed in 4 Bed Mixed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom
1 Adult26m²2F
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Single Ensuite Room
1 Adult
1 Single bed
12m²
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Family Ensuite Room (4 Adults)
4 Adults
1 Double bed
16-18m²
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1 Adult28m²2F
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Reviews(17 verified guest reviews)

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    Tina Jorgensen

    Australia

    • Bed in 6 Beds Mixed Dormitory
    • Stayed in June 2022
    • Solo travelers
    • 1 Review
    4/ 5
    Very Good

    Great kitchen and lounge area. Happy I could use the computer there

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    Posted 8 June 2022
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      Guest User

      Australia

      • Bed in 4 Beds Mixed Dormitory with Private Bathroom
      • Stayed in January 2022
      • Solo travelers
      • 1 Review
      3/ 5

      The big Hostel is close to the Central Business District of Sydney offering a clean and quite accommodation with affordable prices.

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      Posted 14 January 2022
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        Alexander

        United States

        • Bed in 8 Beds Mixed Dormitory
        • Stayed in January 2020
        • Solo travelers
        • 4 Reviews
        4/ 5
        Very Good

        The location was close to public transportation and had lots of restaurant around, but it is a ways from the rocks and the Sydney harbour. The staff was kind and informative. The room was nice and big and had large lockers to keep your luggage in the room.

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        Posted 29 January 2020
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          South Korea

          • Bed in 6 Beds Mixed Dormitory
          • Stayed in March 2022
          • Friends
          • 2 Reviews
          4.2/ 5
          Very Good

          The location is between Chinatown and Surry Hills. Very nice neighborhood quiet at night. It's very good for traveling, but I think I ate more Chinese and Thai food when I came to Australia. When you take a taxi from the airport, the driver doesn't know the address, but it seems that this place itself is not famous. I had a 6-person room, but when I left in the morning, I woke up and thought it would be nice to have only curtains. There are people who live here, so there were no strange people. There were 4 outlets, but when I slept on the second floor, I charged the auxiliary battery in the morning and charged it with it when I slept. The bathroom has 3 compartments, 3 showers, 3 toilets, and 3 washbasins, but I have never been unable to use it because there was no room when I went to the bathroom. There is also a hair dryer. The staff are friendly, but I've never seen it in my life. No breakfast, no towels.

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          Posted 25 March 2022
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          Oti

          South Korea

          • Bed in 8 Beds Mixed Dormitory
          • Stayed in April 2022
          • Other
          • 4 Reviews
          5/ 5
          Perfect

          8 person room. All but one were Europeans, and they were all well mannered and fun, so I enjoyed it. Strangely, there are few Asians and many Europeans. The backcountry and Indian staff who work in the evening and night time are very friendly. Surry Hill is also a peaceful neighborhood. The town hall city side is noisy, so this is better.

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          Posted 27 May 2022
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          Hotel Policy

          Check-in and Check-out
          Check-in from 14:00 to 22:00Check-out before 11:00
          If guests arrive later than 22:00, please be sure to contact the property in advance for check in instructions.
          Check-in Method
          • You will be welcomed upon your arrival at the accommodation.
          Children and Extra Beds
          Children are welcome at this hotel.

          Health Protected

          Clean
          • 4.1/5
          Safety Measures
          • CCTV in public areas
          • Security alarm
          • Water purifier

          Important Information

          For check-in outside specified hours, please contact the hotel in advance.
          Check-in: 14:00–22:00, Check-out time: Before 11:00,Please note your hotel check-in and check-out times.
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          Hotel Description

          • Opened: 2002
          • Number of Rooms: 35
          A cosy, friendly and secure hostel in the heart of the Sydney CBD, Big is the perfect spot for school groups and solo travellers. Big offers 24/7 on-site staff, a range of room types (all with AC) and up-to-date security and sanitising practices. A few minutes’ walk from Central Station and light rail and within walking distance of Hyde Park, Chinatown, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, Botanical Gardens, Sea Life Aquarium and several of Sydney’s famous museums, we’re just a quick bus trip from some of Sydney’s beautiful beaches. Big is your base for exploring what Sydney has to offer. We offer a free toast and cereals breakfast daily and all-day tea and coffee in our fully-equipped kitchen, with large commercial fridges and shelving for food and beverage storage, cooled filtered water, instant boiling water and food preparation space and utensils. Check-in is from 1PM, and check-out is by 11AM. Before and after check-in we’ll store your bags while you enjoy the comfortable common area and kitchen. The kitchen, common room and laundry are all open 24/7 for comfort and convenience. Air conditioning is provided throughout the building, in the common areas and in every room. Unlimited free WiFi is available throughout the building, even on our famous rooftop, where you’ll find a perfect opportunity to socialise in the sun. If you’re worn out from your travel or just want a quiet day, relax on one of the many couches in our spacious common room and grab a book from the well-stocked bookcase.

          Services & Amenities

          • Restaurant
          Transportation Services
          • Airport shuttle service
          • Shuttle bus service
          • Taxi booking
          Front Desk Services
          • Luggage storage
          • Express check-in and check-out
          • VIP check-in service
          • Tour/Ticket Service
          • Tourist map
          • Front desk safe
          • Multilingual staff
          Cleaning Services
          • Guest Laundry
          • Clothes dryer
          • Laundry detergent
          • Clothes steamer
          Food & Drink
          • Restaurant
          Public Area
          • Wi-Fi in public areasFree
          • Heating
          • Elevator
          • Lobby
          • Central ventilation system
          • Non-smoking in all rooms
          • No smoking in public areas
          • Non-smoking floor
          • Picnic area
          • Barbecue
          • Outdoor furniture
          • Vending machine
          • Shared kitchen
          • Library
          Business Services
          • Fax/copying service
          • Postal service
          Accessibility
          • Accessible room Available
          Kid's Facilities
          • Books or audio/video products for children
          • Children's desktop game/jigsaw puzzle

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