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Big Hostel
Ranked #8 of 139 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Trainer, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
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“You must stay here”
Reviewed 31 October 2011

The people running Big Hostel are passionate about providing a home away from home for you. Ken knows well how to make a splendid experience for people. The best hostel experience I have had. Much more then a place to sleep, with the other hostelers, it is like a big family. You must go here, you will love it!

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 October 2011

i love this hostel as we have 3 people, but got a 4 bed room, the charge are also 3 persons only,,,,since we book 2 months earlier...There includes a simple breakfast,,,then u can start your tour,,.buses are nearby and trains and shops,,,u won't feel uncomfortable although it is not a 5 stars hotel...Beds and pillows are clean, especially like the toliet. I'm not paid to advertised,,but it's a really good hostel.

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  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 October 2011

stayed here for 4 nights, hostel is in a good location, free shuttle bus stop is very close and central station is just down the road. Shops are also within a walking distance.
room - we were in an 8 bed female only dorm. good size, with shelves and rails to hand clothes on, there was also a large mirror and lockers.
Bathrooms - although there were only 3 toilets and 3 showers on our floor we actually didnt ever have to wait for one. They were clean but would often run out of hand towel
common area/kitchen were nice but would get busy, and Kitchen is a bit small, although plenty of fridge and shelf space! They offer free breakfast - cereals/toast which was very good.
staff were mostly friendly and helpful but some of them not very knowledgable and gave us the wrong information (for bus prices and train times)!
they also have a lot of rules(some which they then dont adhere to) - there are rules for TV usage, only blue and green materials bags are allowed in the fridge, you are meant to pay in advance in order to secure your bed (if people extend their stay & have to swap rooms and they are busy at reception when you have to change rooms then you just pay later).
They also have a list of names each day of people who are checking out posted in the lift - they use your full name, not sure why!
Check out is at 11am which is great but they allow people to check in and go to the room before you have checked out/a bed is available! We had 11 people in our 8 bed dorm at one point which is a bit chaotic when your are trying to finish packing to leave and someone is unpacking next to you! If they had allowed anyone else to check in we could have had up to 16 people in our room at one time!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Bristol
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Reviewed 25 September 2011

Stayed here for 2 nights in a double room earlier this year. Friendly staff, large communal area and the room though basic was very clean and quiet enough to get a good nights sleep. Free shuttle bus stops just opposite the hostel. Cereal and toast included in the room rate.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2011

Overall great hostel. Good location for getting around (free bus stop right out the door). The staff are very friendly. Cheaper rates for stay and luggage storage than YHA. Free wi-fi. Nice and quiet compared to other hostels. Great for getting good sleep. Missing half a star because kitchen may be a little bigger for the amount of people that may be present.

Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Big Hostel
Address: 212 Elizabeth St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Surry Hills
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 139 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
Price range (per night): $33 - $168
Hotel Class:2 star — Big Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
boutique hostel in a great location.clean,budget and open age friendlywifi is only FREE in our communal areasplease remember we are a hostel and not a hotel- no turndown services or beds made daily sorry.happy to assist with job hunting, apartment hunting,tours and all information needed for exploring Sydney. ... more   less 
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