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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 £77 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan

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 £128 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan

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! (202 reviews)

"I can't imagine myself staying anywhere else when I'm in Sydney. This is a gorgeous hotel, so quiet and dark (great for sleeping!), with super helpful and friendly staff, lovely décor, and some really special touches like the bar/cafe, gin cart and rooftop. Absolutely loved my stay here."…"

Reviewed on 20 Dec 2020

Little Albion, a Crystalbrook Collection Boutique Hotel
57 Hotel
57 Hotel
4 out of 5
57 Foveaux St, Surry Hills, NSW
The price is £58 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan

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! (994 reviews)

"Great location. Friendly staff. Quiet and relaxing hotel"…"

Reviewed on 10 Dec 2020

57 Hotel
Central Private Hotel
Central Private Hotel
2.5 out of 5
358 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, NSW
The price is £45 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan

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! (493 reviews)

"Had a quiet ensuite room for 4 nights, reasonable price near central train station, old building but clean and tidy"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

Central Private Hotel
Best Western Plus Hotel Stellar
Best Western Plus Hotel Stellar
4 out of 5
4 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills, NSW
The price is £67 per night from 19 Jan to 20 Jan

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! (994 reviews)

"Convenient location, clean room with good amount of amenities. Staff were friendly, helpful and attentive. Thank you."…"

Reviewed on 15 Dec 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 £86 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan

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! (1,119 reviews)

"Large rooms, being able to cook, Washing machine. Pleasant area overlooking garden. Close to everything."…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2020

Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Surry Hills
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