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Surry Hills

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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The Village Surry Hills
The Village Surry Hills
2 out of 5
207 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills, NSW
The price is AU$33 per night from 20 Aug. to 20 Aug.
Located in Surry Hills, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of University of Technology Sydney and Crown Street. Capitol Theatre and Paddy's Market are also ...
3.7/5Good! (158 reviews)
Disappointing Sydney Stay
"Disappointing. Check-in was confusing. Identity would not register. Room smal and facilities not very clean. No towel provided"

Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2021

The Village Surry Hills
Rydges Sydney Central
Rydges Sydney Central
4.5 out of 5
28 Albion Street, Surry Hills, NSW
The price is AU$161 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
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! (971 reviews)
"Property is very centrally located, there is a small Woolworths located nearby. Parking was frustrating, I tried to reserve parking and was told that this was not possible but not to stress there would be a spot and that someone could park the car. Upon arrival ahead of family I was told there is ..."

Reviewed on 24 Jun. 2021

Rydges Sydney Central
Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Surry Hills
Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Surry Hills
3.5 out of 5
359 Crown Street, Surry Hills, NSW
The price is AU$203 per night from 26 Jul. to 26 Jul.
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 ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,098 reviews)
"Great location and very friendly, nice lobby and rooms but the bathroom is due for an update."

Reviewed on 15 Jun. 2021

Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Surry Hills
57 Hotel
57 Hotel
4 out of 5
57 Foveaux St, Surry Hills, NSW
The price is AU$119 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
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! (980 reviews)
"Proximity to rail and pub grub"

Reviewed on 29 May 2021

57 Hotel
Best Western Plus Hotel Stellar
Best Western Plus Hotel Stellar
4 out of 5
4 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills, NSW
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$189 per night from 2 Aug. to 2 Aug.
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)
"Staff were very good Would stay again, no worries"

Reviewed on 13 Apr. 2021

Best Western Plus Hotel Stellar
Central Private Hotel
Central Private Hotel
2.5 out of 5
358 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, NSW
Located in Surry Hills, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Railway Square and Theatre Royal. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) away. Central Light ...
3.6/5Good! (490 reviews)
"It needs a Power Point close to the Table, as one can not Operate a Computer from the Table ore recharge Phone or Laptop from here., unless You have a long Extension Cord. which would be dangerous on the Floor"

Reviewed on 31 May 2021

Central Private Hotel
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