This hostel is committed to following WHO and local government guidelines for Covid-19 sanitation. This includes increased cleaning routines, better hygiene measures and social distancing when required.
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Big Hostel

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8.8
Fabulous
1420 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

A cosy, friendly and secure hostel in the heart of the Sydney CBD, Big is the perfect spot for all types of travellers. Big Backpackers Hostel offers 24/7 on-site staff, a range of room types (all with AC) and up-to-date security and sanitising practices. A few minutes' walk from Central Station and light rail and within walking distance of Hyde Park, Chinatown, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, Botanical Gardens, Sea Life Aquarium and several of Sydney's famous museums, we're just a quick bus trip from some of Sydney's beautiful beaches. Big is your base for exploring what Sydney has to offer.

We offer a fully-equipped kitchen, with large commercial fridges and shelving for food and beverage storage, cooled filtered water, instant boiling water and food preparation space and utensils. Check-in is from 2PM, and check-out is by 11AM. Before and after check-in we'll store your bags while you enjoy the comfortable common area and kitchen. The kitchen, common room and laundry are all open 24/7 for comfort and convenience. Air conditioning is provided throughout the building, in the common areas and in every room.

Unlimited free WiFi is available throughout the building, even on our famous rooftop, where you'll find a perfect opportunity to socialise in the sun. If you're worn out from your travel or just want a quiet day, relax on one of the many couches in our spacious common room and grab a book from the well-stocked bookcase.

The rooms at BIG are a selection of mixed and female-only 8, 6, 4 and 2 share dormitories, plus a large range of private rooms (singles, twins, doubles and 4-person family rooms), most with private bathrooms (options available when booking. Each floor is serviced by both an elevator and stairs. We take security seriously so the hostel is only accessible by key overnight and CCTV cameras are throughout the common areas of the building.

Note: all bookings require valid government-issued photo ID. All card payments (EFTPOS, Mastercard, Visa etc.) incur a 1% surcharge.

Dormitory/shared room age range: 18 - 40 years only. Anyone outside this range will need to book a private room.

Reviews & Ratings

8.8
Fabulous
1420 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9
  • Location
    9.7
  • Staff
    9.4
  • Atmosphere
    8.4
  • Cleanliness
    8
  • Value for Money
    8.7
  • Facilities
    8.2

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6.9
Good
Sep 06, 2023
Big Hostel is fine. The 4-bed ensuite dorm wasn't too crowded, felt clean, smelled alright, had good spacious lockers. I did find a cockroach in the bathroom once. The kitchen is pretty much unusable -- always dirty, not enough dishes/cutlery/tea towels, boxes on the shelf are weeks past check out date. Pretty clear no one makes any effort to keep it clean or tidy. Weekly rates are reasonable, so expect to meet lots of long-termers, or not meet them as they tend to do their own thing.
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Male, 31-40
6.3
Good
Aug 31, 2023
The staff were the best thing about this hostel! The room was clean and well kept but the shared facilities (kitchen) was not clean at all! Lots of long term guests here which made the atmosphere weird, not very sociable. I’d suggest this place just for somewhere to sleep.
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Female, 25-30
10
Superb
Jul 29, 2023
Over all 10/10. Location, atmosphere,clean toilets, comfortable rooms. Super recommended!
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Male, 18-24

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free City Maps
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Wheelchair Friendly
    • Security Lockers
    • Key Card Access
    • Common Room
    • Elevator
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Air Conditioning
    • Adaptors
    • Book Exchange
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Utensils
    • Dryer
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Jobs Board
    • Hair Dryers For Hire
    • Hair Dryers
    • Iron / Ironing Board
    • Microwave
    • Washing Machine
    • Flexible NRR
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Towels for hire
    • Luggage Storage
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
    • Internet café
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Vending Machines
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Foosball
    • Wi-Fi