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Manila
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Big Hostel is not really 'big' so don't go looking for a big structure but it's big on having friendly, accommodating staff. It's also very near Central and Museum stations. Whichever station you get off, it's a very easy, short walk. Perhaps it can improve on its signage, it's pretty small (for Big) and you can easily get past it... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights in double private room and had a great stay!!! The room was so clean including crisp white sheets and towels. Bed is okay but it is a hostel remember!!! The staff are all soooo helpful and will answer any question you have👍🏻 and help with bookings as wellWhen you check in... More 

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Mendooran
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

They have dorm rooms with shared facilities, but also have family rooms with private bathrooms. The room we got could sleep up to 6 and was $190. The linen and towels was all provided in the family rooms. Beds were good. Shared kitchen and lounge are pretty good. No parking on site, but goulburn st parking is 400m away. A... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We had a great time in the Big Hostel, even if it was just for one night. The guys at the reception were really kind, the room was ready as soon as we arrived, at 9am, the room was super clean, as the private bathroom, and pretty big, and the bed was really comfortable. It's 10mins walking distance from Sydney... More 

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Drake, North Dakota
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 19 September 2016

had a really nice time staying at this hostel the staff where all rally nice and every one i met there where nice to id most defiantly stay in this place again it was in walking distance to most of everything i wonted to see

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The hostel walking distance to the Central Station and Paddy's Market...suitable to those who use public transport to move around...we were welcome by friendly Philippine guy (sorry, we forgot to ask his name 😓) and he make our stay more interesting😁

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Stayed here with my husband and 2 friends for 6 days while we went on a holiday late August. Hostel is 5-10 minute walk or 2 blocks from Central Station and has bus stops right beside and across us. It is surrounded by restaurants (Dominos, Juicy Lucy, a Thai place, a sandwich place and convenience store), a grocery right when... More 

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Raglan, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

We had a lads weekend in Sydney - booked in at the Big Hostel online - easy, quick, clear communication. Its a 2 minute walk from Central train station! 6 bed dorm w/ bathroom, comfy beds, shower was fine. The hostel had a really cool vibe with a big communal area including kitchen. The roof top area has some choice... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed there overnight on our way through Sydney. Surprisingly it was better then we thought! Good vibes around the hostel, good facilities, old school vending machines and a big common area. Aside a few things being broken (the elevator was a little creepy- we took the stairs) and the rooms being a bit dirty, it was generally an alright place.

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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Overnight stay for City 2 Surf with my 12yo daughter and two adult friends and 1st Hostel experience. Great location, clean and quiet and staff were very helpful and pleasant. Will def return - great value for money. Common room was a great environment and facilities were very well organised with good amount of room for everyone.

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Once regarded as the traditional fashion area, Surry Hills has broadened its appeal. This neighbourhood continues to distinguish itself as a shopping destination, offering the best collection of one-of-a-kind boutiques, designer brands and flagship stores in the city. Today, this area has evolved into a hub of media, design and professional services - a colourful and diverse place equally known for its antique dealers, art galleries, cafes and pubs. Strolling down the street on a Saturday morning, you’ll see a mix of students, artists, hipsters and a few all-nighters from Oxford Street, the “Gay Capital of Sydney”. In this vibrant neighbourhood you will find bohemian chic and modern style co-existing side by side.
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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 

Additional Information about Big Hostel

Address: 212 Elizabeth St | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Surry Hills
Price Range: $33 - $203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Big Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 36
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“Our room on the 1st floor can access the free lobby wifi”
 of 5 bubbles TinQ_13, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Corner room and/or end of the hallway is large and sunny.”
 of 5 bubbles 704suzannev, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room in Mezannine, you'd have a wifi signal there.”
 of 5 bubbles rpantoni, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Free wifi in common areas”
 of 5 bubbles Alegria_es, 14 Dec 2015 | Read review
“On the first floor you can still access the Wi-Fi that's meant for the common room”
 of 5 bubbles StefaniiA_12, 21 Nov 2015 | Read review
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