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Located in Darlinghurst - Surry Hills, this hostel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Capitol Theatre, Sydney Opera House, and University of Sydney. Sydney Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Property Features

This hostel features a rooftop terrace, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk. Free continental breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, an arcade/game room, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are onsite.

Room Amenities

This hostel has 35 rooms. Housekeeping is available once per stay.

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3.9 out of 5
84% of guests recommend
3.8 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
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Nice Hostel close to Central Station

5 out of 5
Posted Feb 13, 2017
Very convenient location for central station, travelling to and from airport and Sydney transport system. Hotel staff very friendly and helpful, nothing too much trouble. I witnessed a member of the evening staff trying to help a group who had made no reservations anywhere - even though they couldn't accommodate them. My room was en-suite very comfortable and clean and more importantly had air conditioning when Sydney temperatures were 40oC !
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Good place

4 out of 5
Posted Feb 13, 2017
Pros: Location
Cons: The bed, base broken and put mattress on floor to sleep comfortably
Location: Very close to trains and buses
Great location, great staff and good place to stay...easy for trains and buses
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great location

5 out of 5
by from ocean beach
Posted Feb 3, 2017
Pros: close to transport
Cons: squeeky bed
Location: great for transport theatres and restaurants
Great location, friendly helpful staff, easy for transport would recommend
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Good location close to everywhere

5 out of 5
by from Malaysia
Posted Aug 18, 2016
Pros: Location & Helpful Staff
Good Location, Helpful Staff, Comfort Room. Around 5 minutes walking distance to Central Station, 7-Eleven, Woolworth and also near to Paddy Market and Chinatown.
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Fine if not wanting to hang out there

3 out of 5
Posted Jul 12, 2016
Pros: Location to Central Station Staff was great
Cons: Rooms were small Cement wall outside window
Location: Some good breakfast places a few blocks up Chinatown is walking distance Some nightlife on Oxford Street,mostly geared towards gay community
The scoop on where to stay in Sydney: * Surry Hills used to be a happening spot in Sydney for night life, but since the "lock down" happened, the scene has changed a bit. If you want a more funky, lively nightlife experience and a massive choice of eclectic restaurants and people, stay near Newtown instead! We found The Bank Hotel and The Marlborough on King street to be the best dance night clubs. King Street was truly happening. But we hear the lockdown might be headed to that part of town soon! * Surry Hills has more of a business feel to it , although there was some nightlife on Oxford street, with a large gay community feel to it. Big Hostel is just a five minute walk to Central Station which is really convenient for getting to other parts of the city, still we wouldn't stay in this part of town again. * "The Rocks" area is another spot to check out, there are some nice hostels up that way and that part of the city is quite beautiful, with easy access to many restaurants, clubs, ferries, etc. This is the first time staying in a hostel for me and maybe it's just not my scene. It is just a place to sleep, rooms were too small to hang out in. However, if you like Hostels, the Staff was very friendly & helpful & rooms were pretty clean. There was a window in our room, but it had a giant cement wall outside of it, so we couldn't see anything. We had a private room & felt that for just $20-$30 more a night, we probably couldn't gotten a regular hotel room.
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Don't stay here its dirty and smelly.

1 out of 5
Posted Apr 26, 2016
When we pulled up we were so shocked and disappointed that we almost left. But we had prepaid the first night. We had friends stay at another hotel for cheaper and much better.
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Great hostel close to everything in Sydney centre.

5 out of 5
by from Moonbi
Posted Mar 29, 2016
Pros: Friendly staff, excellent location close to central Sydney, good reasonable room rates and good standard of cleanliness and comfort.
Cons: Just to make sure no one on roof terrace too late at night as noise and chatter carries to guests below.
Location: Great location. Stroll to Paddy's Market, Chinese Gardens, Darling Harbour, Hyde Park, Botanical Gardens, China Town etc. Pack good walking shoes.
From moment passed through the door felt very comfortable. Fellow at front desk very pleasant and eager to help. I arrived 8.40amish on a very wet morning and he was apologetic room was not ready. Check in is 2.00pm onwards so did not expect him to be so obliging. Stored my luggage and was advised to return in an hour as he would get to girls to clean my room asap. Most impressive. Room was clean and airy with the ensuite looking quite new. There was a relaxed feel to the communal lounge area and the furnishing in this room were quite stylish with a big screen TV. Only small issue to my stay was that some guests (may have been on rooftop terrace..although should be shut at 11.00pm) were chatting rather loudly till early hours of morning. I on 3rd floor so could hear them easily. Unless it was a building nearby?? Other than that little hitch would definitely recommend this friendly, clean, economical and central hostel to anyone. Would definitely stay there again.
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Great hostel great location !!

5 out of 5
Posted Dec 5, 2015
Great location close to central station. Staff very friendly and helpful! Double ensuite was very clean!
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3 out of 5
Posted Nov 1, 2015
Pros: Good value
Cons: Communal space a little small, very busy at times.
Helpful staff. Room was adequate. A bit of external noise from traffic, trains etc but did reduce after midnight.
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Close to china town

3 out of 5
Posted Feb 28, 2015
The stuff are nice. I stayed in the single room. The room is ok but the toliet is not that clean. N the toliet is so noise. Its so close to central station.
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Hostel Amenities

Hostel Amenities

Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. For a surcharge, a shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available on request) is offered to guests. This Surry Hills hostel also offers a rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills.

  • Airport transportation - drop-off (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 35 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Garden 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Multilingual staff 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • DVD player  


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

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

Where to Eat

A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning between 7 AM and 10 AM.


Start your day with a free continental breakfast, available daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Hostel Policies


Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

24-hour check-in

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


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 16 per person
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.