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Distance to city centre
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|"Very helpful staff, great location."||(in 149 reviews)|
|"The private bathrooms were not clean."||(in 61 reviews)|
|"Beds is not really good"||(in 13 reviews)|
|friendly staff||in 425 reviews|
|great location||in 378 reviews|
|private room||in 278 reviews|
|free breakfast||in 233 reviews|
|close to central station||in 169 reviews|
|near central||in 123 reviews|
|good kitchen||in 108 reviews|
|common area||in 88 reviews|
|free wifi||in 72 reviews|
|comfortable beds||in 68 reviews|
|young people||in 57 reviews|
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|walking distance||in 24 reviews|
|toast and jam||in 21 reviews|
|circular quay||in 9 reviews|
|clean bathrooms||in 5 reviews|
The hostel is quite large and has a variety of room accommodations. It was well run with places to store bags on check in and check out. My favorite part about this place was the location. It was near the museum train stop which made getting to other parts of the city a 5 minute train ride or a 20 minute walk. Rooms are clean and comfortable and the heater worked well.
The heater was very strong and I was very dry throughout the night. I recommend a lower bunk in the winter to avoid the dry air from the heater.
1. Dreadful place, a rundown 2. Downstairs area where you eat & hang out smells of poo/sewage 3. Patronizing & inconsiderate attitude of staff, rude, hostile & intimidating notices everywhere: "Big Brother is watching you - do your dishes, no jokes!" where a polite "Please do your dishes" would do, "If you activate smoke alarm we'll fine you $500 & evict you in the middle of the night" where a simple "No smoking please" would do 4. Overpriced ($90 for a single bedroom, more than in local hotels) 5. Partially empty vending machine, some products expired 6. No guests allowed in rooms 7. Extremely slow Internet connection 8. Very slow elevator 9. Very limited breakfast 10. They will keep your deposit if you don't do the dishes - illegal by law
The ensuite room came with clean towels, floor mat and blankets. Other than the squeky bed, everything else was perfect for the price we paid. The location of hostel is excellent, just 5 mins walk to Paddy's market / Chinatown and 2 mins walk to free shuttle bus stops. The hostel has many security cameras installed, making us feel secured.
As mentioned above, our double bed (with a single upper bed) was super squeaky. Any slight movements will create noise.
The location is really convenient. Free Wifi is awesome though the speed is a little slow.
I hired a towel, but the cleaner just took it away without asking. (I didn't want to change it every day; One day I came back and found the towel was disappered.)
Location & Price
beds were too hard and bunk beds too noisy when anyone moved
close to the city, staff is very friendly
the double-room was way too expensive for the quality provided (no closet, very small room)
Situated within walking distance of Central Railway Station, Big Hostel provides guests with an ideal base while in Sydney. It has free Wi-Fi and boasts a rooftop terrace with sweeping city views.
There are a variety of facilities available to those staying at Big Hostel, including an express check-in and check-out feature, a 24-hour reception and a sun deck. In addition, the multilingual staff are on hand to provide local information.
Big Hostel Sydney has 36 rooms, all of which are filled with a variety of facilities to ensure an enjoyable stay. Those staying at the property can also access a shared kitchen.
The location of the hostel permits convenient access to many tourist attractions. Sydney, George Street and Hyde Park are a brief walk away.
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Value for money
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Big Hostel is located at 212 Elizabeth Street in Surry Hills, 0.3 km from the centre of Sydney. Hyde Park is the closest landmark to Big Hostel.
Check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Big Hostel.
Yes, Big Hostel offers free Wi-Fi.
No, Big Hostel does not offer free parking.
No, Big Hostel does not offer free airport shuttle service.
Big Hostel is 7.3 km from Sydney Kingsford Smith. Big Hostel is 133.8 km from Newcastle Williamtown.
No, pets are not allowed at Big Hostel.
No, Big Hostel does not have a pool on-site.