Big Hostel Sydney

212 Elizabeth Street, Surry HillsSydney2010Australia
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About Big Hostel Sydney

Just minutes away from Central Station, the Big Hostel Sydney is in the heart of Sydney’s downtown. Providing first rate hostel facilities in a social atmosphere, this property is perfect for exploring Sydney’s sights.

Rooms offered include private and shared options, with single-sex dormitories available featuring bunk beds. Lockers are provided in all rooms whilst there is a choice of private and shared bathroom facilities.

Communal areas of the Big Hostel Sydney include a library of books and DVDs, plus a TV lounge and rooftop courtyard. Reception offer assistance with arranging travel and ticket booking for Sydney attractions.

A shared kitchen and outside BBQ offer guests self-catering facilities at the hostel. A free continental breakfast is supplied every morning, plus free tea and coffee is offered all day.

Darling Harbour is just ten minutes on foot from this property. Chinatown, The Opera House and Sydney Tower are all also within an easy walking distance.


212 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, 2010, Australia
Telephone: +61 292816030 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel safe
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Television


  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Prime central location

The hostel is located very centrally in Sydney, just minutes from Central Station. This prime location is appreciated by many guests who enjoy being able to walk to many destinations in the city centre, as well as having quick access to the city's transport network.

Lockers provided in rooms

Each room features lockers for every guest to utilise, albeit with their own padlock. This additional security option is greatly received by guests who may have concerns with leaving their luggage in a shared room.

Friendly and informative staff

Staff of this hostel are subject to regular praise from guests for their welcoming and friendly manner. Guests report the staff to be very informative and helpful with local advice and assistance with booking tickets and transport for guests.

Negative Reviews

No Wi-Fi in rooms

Multiple reviews mention the Wi-Fi only working in the lobby and common areas on the ground floor of the hostel. Guests feel frustrated that the coverage doesn't extend to the rooms and upper floors of the property.

Poor quality bunk beds

Bunk beds in the dormitories of this hostel are regularly criticised for their quality and sturdiness. Reviews suggest the ladders of the beds are loose and the beds themselves move a great deal, leading many guests to state they feel unsafe on the beds.

Dirty and busy guest kitchen

The shared kitchen in this hostel is often described as dirty and not well-maintained, with it getting very crowded in the mornings. Guests state there is regularly a great deal of dirty dishes and work spaces are not wiped down, leaving the prospect of cooking in the kitchen to be not very appealing.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 2190 reviews across the web
8 /10
  • hostelbookers
    8.4 /10
  • other websites
    7.9 /10
8 out of 10 based on 2190 reviews