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Surry HillsSydney

Stroll through back alleys to discover bustling wine bars, independent galleries and gourmet food in this lively and historic inner-city neighbourhood.

Rich in the arts and culture, Surry Hills is a creative neighbourhood with a cosmopolitan attitude. Get a glimpse of local life in Sydney by indulging in excellent coffee, trendy bars and a range of dining options to suit any palate.

First developed in the late 18th century, Surry Hills began as a working-class neighbourhood with a reputation for crime. Families from all over the world moved into the suburb after World War II, giving it a multicultural character. Having gentrified significantly since the 1980s, Surry Hills maintains a mix of newcomers and long-term residents. Walk through the neighbourhood and see the assorted range of industrial spaces, terrace houses and modern apartments to get a sense of the area’s evolution.

Stroll down the main strip of Crown Street and peek into the Victorian-era terrace houses to see the design studios and gallery spaces within. You will find a delightful range of fashion boutiques, from international designer labels and contemporary Australian design to retro and vintage wear.

Try a beer sourced from a local microbrewery in one of Surry Hills’ modern bars or enjoy a cold lager at a classic Sydney corner pub. If beer is not to your liking, go for a drop of red or white instead at one of the suburb’s numerous wine bars.

Catch a show at the Belvoir St Theatre, which draws from some of Australia’s finest directors, actors and playwrights to put on an impressive and diverse artistic program. Make time to visit the Brett Whiteley Studio, a hidden gem of a museum, located in eastern Surry Hills. See the home and workplace of one of Australia’s most celebrated 20th-century artists.

Surry Hills is easily accessible on foot from Sydney’s central business district. Central Railway Station sits on the western edge of the suburb and many bus lines service the area. The neighbourhood’s range of hotels and holiday apartments make it a great place to base yourself during your stay in Sydney.


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Rydges Sydney Central
Rydges Sydney Central
4.5 out of 5
28 Albion Street, Surry Hills, NSW
The price is AU$186 per night from 16 Dec. to 17 Dec.

Located in Surry Hills, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Capitol Theatre, World Square Shopping Centre and Chinatown Night Market. Sydney Central ...

4.2/5Excellent! (996 reviews)
Excellent city hotel stay

"Friendly and helpful staff. Food available from the Brewery incorporated into the hotel - no dinner or breakfast boxes but food on a plate - bonus during COVID."…"

Reviewed on 29 Aug. 2020

Rydges Sydney Central
Little Albion, a Crystalbrook Collection Boutique Hotel
Little Albion, a Crystalbrook Collection Boutique Hotel
4.5 out of 5
21 Little Albion Street, Surry Hills, NSW
The price is AU$224 per night from 15 Dec. to 16 Dec.

Located in Surry Hills, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Crown Street and Capitol Theatre. Hyde Park and Paddy's Market are also within 15 minutes. ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (198 reviews)

"A truly memorable experience. Everything about The Little Albion was beyond our expectations. Staff were so welcoming and informative, the ambience in the the public area combined the grandeur of the historic building with a contemporary edge. Our upgraded room was awesome, with every touch of luxury ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Oct. 2020

Little Albion, a Crystalbrook Collection Boutique Hotel
Best Western Plus Hotel Stellar
Best Western Plus Hotel Stellar
4 out of 5
4 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills, NSW
The price is AU$119 per night from 1 Dec. to 2 Dec.

Located in Sydney Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Australian Museum, Hyde Park and Crown Street. World Square Shopping Centre ...

4.3/5Excellent! (991 reviews)
Overnight stay

"Conveniently located for overnight stay near Liverpool Street. Very friendly staff that adhere to strict COVID guidelines. Felt very safe. Rooms were spotlessly clean and tidy."…"

Reviewed on 28 Aug. 2020

Best Western Plus Hotel Stellar
Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Surry Hills
Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Surry Hills
4.5 out of 5
359 Crown Street, Surry Hills, NSW
The price is AU$178 per night from 1 Dec. to 2 Dec.

Located in Surry Hills, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Crown Street, St Vincent’s Hospital and Capitol Theatre. Hyde Park and Sydney Tower are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,114 reviews)
Loved it there

"I was very happy with my stay. The apartment was very well laid out, and the city view was breathtaking. It's an older building, but the apartment was very well maintained, very clean, very functional kitchen, comfy bed and pillows, lovely balcony. The Location is excellent. I loved it there and ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2020

Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Surry Hills
Big Hostel
Big Hostel
2 out of 5
212 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$53 per night from 14 Dec. to 15 Dec.

Located in Sydney Central Business District, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Castlereagh Street and Capitol Theatre. Paddy's Market and World Square ...

4/5Very Good! (272 reviews)

"Great people, location and atmosphere. Worth twice the price 👍"…"

Reviewed on 13 Aug. 2020

Big Hostel
Royal Exhibition Hotel
Royal Exhibition Hotel
3 out of 5
86-88 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills, NSW
The price is AU$96 per night from 17 Dec. to 18 Dec.

Located in Surry Hills, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of University of Technology Sydney and Crown Street. Capitol Theatre and Paddy's Market are also ...

4/5Very Good! (498 reviews)

"Pros: Clean, friendly staff. Cons: Unable to store my luggage at the accomodation when I checked out at around 8am. There was a bell to ring for assistance between 7:30-10:30 but no one answered. To my surprise I saw someone behind the bar cleaning when I was already outside the hotel, I guess my ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb. 2020

Royal Exhibition Hotel
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