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Big Hostel, Surry Hills

2-star2 stars
212 Elizabeth StreetSurry HillsNSW2010Australia

Convenient to Sydney Opera House
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in lobby
Value for money
Best value for money
Tasty breakfast
Good internet service
Ordinary amenities
94See all 94 reviews
From 430 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Big Hostel, Surry Hills

from $71
  • Single Ensuite Room
  • Twin Ensuite Room
  • Double Ensuite Room
  • Quadruple Ensuite Room
  • Family Ensuite Room (4 Adults)
  • Family Ensuite Room (5 Adults) - Double bed + overhead single (triple bunk) + a set of single bunks
  • Family Room
  • 8 Share Dorm - Mixed (Shared Bathroom)
  • 8 Share Dorm - Female Only (Shared Bathroom)
  • 4 Share Ensuite Dorm
  • Double Room (Shared Bathroom)
  • 4 Share Mixed Dorm - Shared Bathroom

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 35 rooms


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Airport drop off (available 24 hours) *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Arcade/game room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Elevator/lift
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Be entertained
  • DVD player
  • Housekeeping - once per stay

Big Hostel, Surry Hills’s small print

Also known as

  • Big Hostel Surry Hills
  • Big Surry Hills


Please note: One-way airport shuttle service from the hotel to the airport is provided by Air Bus Sydney.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AUD 16 per person

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Big Hostel, Surry Hills


  • Sydney Opera House - 35 min walk
  • University of Sydney - 36 min walk
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - 44 min walk
  • Circular Quay - 34 min walk
  • Capitol Theatre - 4 min walk
  • Paddy's Market - 6 min walk
  • Market City - 7 min walk
  • Australian Museum - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) - 19 min drive
  • Sydney Central Station - 6 min walk
  • Sydney Redfern Station - 24 min walk
  • Sydney Circular Quay Station - 30 min walk
  • Capitol Square Light Rail Station - 4 min walk
  • Central Light Rail Station - 7 min walk
  • Museum Station - 7 min walk
  • Airport drop-off service

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 94 reviews

Big Hostel, Surry Hills
The check in staff made everything super easy from start to finish. I was barely in the room for the time outside sleeping for 7 hours but it was clean, had it's own bathroom in the room and had a nice common area and kitchen. Literally across the stress from Central Station which makes travel super easy
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Big Hostel, Surry Hills
Very Good8.0
Free , unlimited wifi use was great
Great stay for the budget conscious traveler
A Traveler, us6 night romance trip
Big Hostel, Surry Hills
Great choice
We had a great time at Big Hostel. It's close enough to everything if you don't mind walking a little bit. Staff was really nice and helpful. The only negative aspect was not having wifi in the room, but we knew that when we booked. Would definitely come back and recommend it!
Nicolas, us3 night romance trip
Big Hostel, Surry Hills
great location for getting around, but basic
This old lady felt safe and not out of place.However, I did not expect a bunk bed in my single, ensuite room.
sheridan, us3 night trip
Big Hostel, Surry Hills
Very Good8.0
Pleasantly Surprised!
Pleasantly surprised. First time ever in a hostel and decided to book a hostel with family room as we were doing a quick stop over in Sydney with the kids. The room was very clean and spacious. (stayed in a 6 person family room). Location was brilliant within walking distance to everything you could possibly need. Members of staff were very pleasant and polite. I would definitely recommend this hostel especially to families.
Kay, gb1 night family trip

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Big Hostel, Surry Hills

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