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Surry Hills

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
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$179 per night from 9 May to 9 May
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! (975 reviews)
"Very pleasant staff, and great location, however lower floors tend to have more noise in the area on Saturday nights."

Reviewed on 1 May 2021

Rydges Sydney Central
57 Hotel
57 Hotel
4 out of 5
57 Foveaux St, Surry Hills, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$109 per night from 9 May to 9 May
Located in Surry Hills, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of University of Technology Sydney, Hyde Park and Sydney Cricket Ground. Entertainment Quarter and Circular ...
4.2/5Excellent! (984 reviews)
"Hotel is located near central station so it was super convenient in getting anywhere in sydney. Plenty of great shopping and restaurants near by. Lovely that there is pastries in the morning and coffee and tea available all day."

Reviewed on 13 Apr. 2021

57 Hotel
Best Western Plus Hotel Stellar
Best Western Plus Hotel Stellar
4 out of 5
4 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$129 per night from 9 May to 9 May
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! (989 reviews)
"Brilliant. Surprised how nice everyone was and the room was great"

Reviewed on 9 Apr. 2021

Best Western Plus Hotel Stellar
Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Surry Hills
Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Surry Hills
3.5 out of 5
359 Crown Street, Surry Hills, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$203 per night from 9 May to 9 May
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! (1,093 reviews)
"Very difficult to locate my vehicle and to find the lifts. Ineffectiveness of signage cases confusion."

Reviewed on 13 Apr. 2021

Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Surry Hills
Crystalbrook Albion
Crystalbrook Albion
4.5 out of 5
21 Little Albion Street, Surry Hills, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$255 per night from 9 May to 9 May
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! (209 reviews)
"Professional and friendly staff . Stunning rooms. Close to great cafes and restaurants"

Reviewed on 22 Feb. 2021

Crystalbrook Albion
Crown Hotel Surry Hills
Crown Hotel Surry Hills
3 out of 5
2/587-589 Crown St, Surry Hills, NSW
The price is AU$131 per night from 19 May to 19 May
Located in Surry Hills, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Hordern Pavilion, Crown Street and Sydney Cricket Ground. Centennial Park and St Vincent’s Hospital ...
4/5Very Good! (493 reviews)
"Unbeatable location. Super friendly staff. The room and kitchen are very clean and tidy, regularly serviced."

Reviewed on 21 Dec. 2020

Crown Hotel Surry Hills
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