Surry Hills Private Bath Penthouse!

Apartment - Private room · Elizabeth St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010, Australia
Ross, Jo & Reggie

One bedroom with own full bathroom in Surry Hills Penthouse. 2 balconies and city views. 3mins from Airport Train at Central Station. The best location in Sydney for visitors. 120+ 5 star reviews aren't wrong. We love Airbnb!

Your host, Ross, Jo & Reggie
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One bedroom with own full bathroom in Surry Hills Penthouse. 2 balconies and city views. 3mins from Airport Train at Central Station. The best location in Sydney for visitors. 120+ 5 star reviews aren't wrong. We love Airbnb!

The Space

Before You Book

We'd really appreciate you sending us a message before you send a reservation request to see if the room is available. Please also let us know why you are coming to Sydney and your arrival flight or otherwise in the message. We don’t take reservations from people who are not Airbnb verified or have a profile image.

3 Things People Love About Our Place

1. Location

Our location puts us within 3 mins of the Airport train, the city and the best choice of bars, pubs and restaurants in Sydney. Surry Hills is the best place for someone who has never been to Sydney to stay. If you want to stay where the package tourist stays then Darling Harbour and the Rocks are for you.

2. Own bathroom

A lot of Airbnb rooms do NOT have their own bathroom. Ours does.

3. The attention to detail

If you go through our 120+ reviews you will see a theme that Jo and I pay attention to the things that matter for our guests. Directions - no problem. Booking you a cab at 4am to go to the airport - No problem. Restaurant recommendations for every budget and cuisine - No problem. What are the places to avoid - No problem. Late flight and want to store your luggage for the day - No problem

2 Things About Our Listing We Would Change if we Could

1. The room is on the small size.

It's true it isn't the biggest room in the world, but if you are coming to Surry Hills to sit in your room all day then you are doing it wrong. Besides - go outside and sit on one of the 2 awesome balconies and catch a few rays and the enjoy the view

2. We Aren't Home 24/7 to Check You In

Well we both work and have a life, however generally we will go out of our way to be available when you arrive and that includes early checkins from the odd 6am flight. So 3 days a week check in is not till after 6pm.

The Apartment:

One bedroom with own private bathroom in our Surry Hills Penthouse with excellent views of the Sydney CBD & west to the Blue Mountains. The apartment on the top floor of a 6 story block is very centrally located within a 3 minute walk to Sydney's Central Station. We are right in the middle of Surry Hills shopping, restaurants, pubs & bars.

The apartment is over 2 levels with the second level featuring an outdoor lounge, large balcony terrace and herb & vegetable garden which you are free to use. The first level has a lovely outdoor teak table perfect for a casual breakfast.

The bedroom features a new double sofa bed, chest of drawers and wardrobe, as well as reverse cycle air conditioning. The bedroom is very quiet and does not face onto Elizabeth St. You are welcome to use our ADSL2+ WiFi and wash your clothes in the washing machine and dryer. Suit solo or couple. (Same sex couples welcome). You also have your own private bathroom with 2 bath sheets and 2 bath towels, Salon quality hair dryer and GHD straightening iron & guest pack of shampoo, conditioner, body wash and moisturiser.


We provide tea, coffee, bread, museli, milk and soy milk plus all the vegemite, peanut butter and honey you can handle

Look forward to having you stay with us in Surry Hills!

Bedroom Features:

Quality Double sofa bed with thick sprung mattress
500 thread count linen
Ample pillow selection
Separate reverse cycle air conditioning
Very quiet & private bedroom

Apartment Features:

Free tea & coffee
Free WiFi
Free use of washing machine & dryer
Awesome views of Sydney CBD
2 Large balconies for outdoor dining & living
Large outdoor lounge suite on top balcony
Vegetable garden on top balcony

Bathroom Features:

Shower & bath with great water pressure & lots of hot water
Salon quality hair dryer and GHD straightening iron available for use
2 Bathrobes
2 Bath sheets and 2 bath towels
Guest pack of shampoo, conditioner, body wash and moisturiser

Building Features:

High Security building
Pool, spa and sauna
2 Lifts
Convenience store
Laundromat/Ironing lady

About Us:

We are a professional couple with a dog who work weekdays & love travelling and meeting other travellers. We are home most nights and you are welcome to share a meal with us for an extra $25 per person.

Reggie is our 3 year old Dachshund and is very friendly and loves a pat and a cuddle.

Directions From The Airport:

We suggest a cab as the easiest and quickest option if you have a lot of luggage ($25-$35 depending on traffic and time of day)

The Airportlink train is $15.40 one way. Exit at the Chalmers St/Devonshire St exit (Southern Exit #6) and we are a 200m walk.

Guest Access

Free tea & coffee
Free WiFi
Free use of washing machine & dryer
Awesome views of Sydney CBD
2 Large balconies for outdoor dining & living
Large outdoor lounge suite on top balcony
Vegetable garden on top balcony

Interaction with Guests

We love Sydney, were born here and know it back the front. Ask us any questions you have - we know the answers.

That being said you can have as much interaction with us as you like. We are always happy to recommend places to go, eat, drink and party. We also don't mind giving you directions, advice on transport options and what not to do in Sydney

The Neighborhood

Surry Hills has the highest, concentration of restaurants in Sydney, a vibrant small bar & pub scene and numerous boutique fashion & retail stores. Located just 1.5kms south of the Sydney CBD it is served by train, light rail and bus.

Basically, the coolest suburb in Sydney!

Getting around

Airport Train - 200m no need for a cab!
Central Train Station is 200m away. All Sydney trains stop here
Bus - To City - The nearest stop is 100m away near the entrance to Central Station.
From City - Corner Devonshire & Elizabeth Sts. 50m away
Tram - At Central Station
Ferry - 10min train ride to Central Station will take you to Manly, Taronga Zoo
Taxis - Available right out the front at all hours

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Pull-out Sofa
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $678 /week
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • If you are looking for a nice and cozy room with a private bathroom in a great neighbourhood with small restaurants and cafes, walking distance to central station, and warm and welcoming hosts, then look no further and book this place! :-). We had a fabulous time in Jo's, Ross' and Reggie's apartment! Jo and Ross are two very kind hosts. They helped us a lot in fine-tuning our visit to Sydney. Their tips for restaurants and things to do made the icing of the cake. Highly recommendable! If we visit Sydney again, we would go back.

    June 2014
    Ross, Jo & Reggie
    Response from Ross, Jo & Reggie:

    Thanks Marjan, we hope the rest of your trip is excellent. Lovely to meet you and Max.
    Cheers Jo, Ross and Reggie

    June 2014
  • This was my first airbnb experience and I couldn't have asked for better hosts! Extremely welcoming and accommodating of our needs (especially our late departure). Jo and Ross have been doing this a long time and have thought of everything. Tea and muesli a really nice touch. Perfect location too!

    May 2014
  • I had a lovely time staying with Ross, Jo and Reggie at Surry Hills. The location is fantastic- easy to find and close to public transport. You'll never go hungry or run out of things to do. The apartment is cosy (website hidden) and Ross has provided for everything you'll need and will give you lots of tips on how to make the most of your stay in Sydney. I'd definitely stay with them again the next time I'm in Sydney,

    May 2014
  • This was my first airbnb experience and it could not have been better! These guys are true gems! So helpful and so accommodating. Thank you for a wonderful stay and I look forward to coming back. Big love to Reggie as well.

    May 2014
  • Loveliest hosts who made my partner and I feel completely at home. Ross, Jo and Reggie always had time for us. On top of the wealth of information available in our room, Jo gave us spot-on recommendations that helped us suss out the best that the amazing Surry Hills has to offer. As for the apartment, it might be impossible to find another one to match this. There's a guest bathroom (which is well stocked with a full set of towels, toiletries, and pretty much everything you need!), a rooftop balcony with great views and plenty of sunshine in the day, and the apartment sits in an amazing suburb in which you can spend a couple of days exploring. We hope to visit Sydney and stay with Ross, Jo and Reggie again soon!

    May 2014
  • Ross, Jo & Reggie were the perfect hosts to introduce me to Australia. Their welcoming hospitality went above and beyond my expectations; offering restaurant recommendations and tips & advice for getting around Sydney. The accommodations were comfortably appropriated, but the photos don't give the views justice - such a beautiful place! The Surry Hills neighborhood is a great place for foodies, especially coupled with recommendations from a local perspective. So, I'm glad I brought comfy shoes - I felt like I burned off all the calories from walking up & down those hills. Also, it was really nice to sit down after a long day exploring to chit-chat with Ross & Jo. It felt like talking with long-time friends. If I make it back to Sydney again in the future, I would happily stay with them again. Hosts like Ross & Jo, make AirBNB the best way to travel.

    May 2014
    Ross, Jo & Reggie
    Response from Ross, Jo & Reggie:

    Thanks for the great review Chris. Hope to see you again.

    May 2014
  • We had a great stay with Jo and Ross. They were a pleasure to deal with in every way, not least their friendly, thoughtful and well-informed advice about making the most of our Sydney long weekend. The apartment's location makes it a great base for connecting with public transport to the CBD and further afield. Our room and bathroom were very clean and comfortable, and we made the most of the great balconies despite the not-so-good weather. Reggie the dachshund behaved perfectly throughout.

    April 2014
  • Jo, Ross and Reggie have been wonderful hosts. The introduction given the moment you reach helps you get acquainted and comfortable with your surroundings. Every single toiletry you can think of is also provided in the private bathroom. Thank you for having me!

    April 2014
  • Great location & Excellent hosts. A fine experience overall.

    April 2014
  • Ross and Jo are the perfect hosts and have a beautiful home to welcome you into. Every last detail has been thought of to make you feel at home! The apartment is in a great location, moments from the Central train station, and Surry Hills itself is a great neighbourhood with plenty going on in terms of restaurants and bars. Thoroughly enjoyed my stay with Ross and Jo, my only regret is not being able to stay longer!

    March 2014
    Ross, Jo & Reggie
    Response from Ross, Jo & Reggie:

    Thanks Rachael. Hope to see you again.

    March 2014
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IT Project Manager from Sydney, married to Jo a Hairdresser, Stylist and fashion blogger. We love travelling, eating out, wine, entertaining and a good time. Countries we have visited in no particular order USA, Italy, Indonesia, Fiji, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, England, Ireland, France, Germany, Slovenia, Spain, Egypt, Netherlands, Malaysia, Greece, Turkey, Portugal, Austria
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