I stayed in a few hostels on my trip down the East Coast and was a little concerned about the prospect of booking a hostel for Sydney - where I was anticipating spending more than a few nights. A friend that I had met travelling knew someone who lived in Sydney so asked them for a recommendation and Big Hostel was the only one that they had.
I initially arrived at Big on 27 August and only left today (19 Feb)! I found that the staff were friendly and helpful and I was made to feel at home throughout my stay.
The Room - I stayed in a six bed female dorm and was so happy that I was able to get a good night's sleep - even when I went to bed early (this was often).
The Common areas - the kitchen was great as there was even an oven so I could cook proper food when I felt like it. The kitchen is open plan to the main seating area where there is a big screen TV - for rainy afternoon viewing and evenings where you don't have the money to go out. As well as dining tables there are sofas too so that you can make yourself comfortable and socialise with other guests if you want to.
As a 30 something lone female traveller, I was initially reticent about staying in hostels and honestly thought that I would hate them. I have to say that I really enjoyed my stay at BIG, met some friends for life and just hope that there are other hostels throughout the last 6 weeks of my travels that live up to this one.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Big Hotel Sydney