COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Overview of The Village Surry Hills

Photo gallery

Featured image
Iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

The Village Surry Hills

2 out of 5

3.7/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry

Explore the area

    Popular LocationWorld Square Shopping Centre19 min walk
    Popular LocationInternational Convention Centre Sydney10 min drive
    Popular LocationSydney Town Hall13 min drive
    AirportSydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.)18 min drive

Choose dates to view prices

Basic Shared Dormitory, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom

No guest room rating
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Standard Double Room, Private Bathroom

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Basic Room, Non Smoking, Shared Bathroom (Twin basic)

No guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Standard Room, Non Smoking (Twin Ensuite)

3.8/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Standard Shared Dormitory, Non Smoking

4.2/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

About this area


Located in Sydney, The Village Surry Hills is near a metro station. Circular Quay and Overseas Passenger Terminal are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Crown Street and Paddy's Market. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Luna Park are not to be missed.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • World Square Shopping Centre - 19 min walk
  • St Vincent’s Hospital - 4 min drive
  • Hyde Park - 8 min drive
  • International Convention Centre Sydney - 10 min drive
  • Sydney Town Hall - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Sydney Redfern Station - 9 min walk
  • Redfern Station - 9 min walk
  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 17 min drive


  • Abdul's Restaurant - 5 min walk
  • Coffee Tea & Me - 5 min walk
  • Brickfields - 5 min walk
  • Henry Lee's - 6 min walk
  • Blacksmith - 6 min walk

About this property

The Village Surry Hills

Sydney hostel in Surry Hills, near International Convention Centre Sydney
This hostel features WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities and tour/ticket assistance. Additionally, multilingual staff, barbecues and a picnic area are on-site. All rooms are shared and offer WiFi and showers. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find LCD TVs with digital channels.
The Village Surry Hills offers 42 forms of shared accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature shared/communal kitchens. LCD televisions come with digital channels.

Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. This Sydney hostel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (AUD 3 per 24-hour period)
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (AUD 3 per 24-hour period)

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Things to do

  • Access to nearby health club

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Bathroom (partially open)
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower


  • Digital channels
  • LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Shared accommodations



Check-in from 2 PM - 5 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5 AM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 5 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
This hotel will charge a 2% credit card or debit card fee for any reservation deposits or bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking.

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 3 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: AUD 3 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 22 per person (one way)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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 on-site parking is available
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Alcohol is not served at this property

Property is also known as

VLA Surry Hills Hostel
VLA Hostel
VLA Surry Hills
Village Surry Hills Hostel
Village Surry Hills
Alfred Park Hotel Sydney
The Village Surry Hills Surry Hills
The Village Surry Hills Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 32 out of 156 reviews
5 - Excellent 21%
Rating 4 - Good. 76 out of 156 reviews
4 - Good 49%
Rating 3 - Okay. 30 out of 156 reviews
3 - Okay 19%
Rating 2 - Poor. 10 out of 156 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 8 out of 156 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2021

3/5 Okay

Business traveller, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
Great location right opposite a park and close to train station and city. Good value for money.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good service, and comfortable beds in a centrally located hostel. Its a good spot for the young backpacker.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Fabulous Staff - Italio is the perfect host, very kind and made us feel really welcome ☺️
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019