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Lord Wolseley

265 Bulwara Road, Ultimo, Sydney, Australia


  • 83%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 65%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

Property Information:

The ground floor comprises a historic public bar and restaurant and the upper floors are for accommodation only.


Free Hi-speed WiFi in every room.

Flat panel TV with USB, HDMI, and DVD, in every private room.

Ceiling fans, and large opening windows w/ flyscreens in every room

There are six shared bathrooms for only seven rooms without ensuites, meaning you’ll NEVER have to wait.

-IMPORTANT – Guests should be aware that currently - while we do have a kitchenettes for guests - the facilities are limited to toasters, microwaves and kettles. This is due to new council regulations regarding fire safety that do not allow us to offer stove/oven cooking facilities.

However, we are minutes’ walk from Chinatown which offers the cheapest dining options in Sydney, and there is a picturesque cliff-top park 1 minute walk away that has free public barbecue/cooking facilities - and great sunset views!

Our restaurant serves affordable and delicious meals for lunch and dinner 6 days a week. Our ground floor public bar closes at midnight at the latest and is open 7 days.

The hotel is not a hostel in the typical sense – there is not a large common area for guests to sit on beanbags and watch DVDs – however, the bar (and adjacent park) is a great place to relax and meet other guests and local people.

We also have some of Australia’s best blues musicians play live in the bar every Saturday night between 8:30 and 10:30.


We are conveniently located near Chinatown and Central Station (Sydney’s main train station) in a quiet and leafy part of historic Ultimo, adjacent to a park. Darling Harbour is a 5 minute walk away and colourful Glebe, with its markets and cafes’ is a ten minute stroll.

Also nearby are Surry Hills and Newtown; famous for nightlife, and cafes and restaurants. Sydney locals tend not go to the city CBD, where most of the hostels are - unless it's to work or shop. Once you have seen the major attractions our staff can give local advice that isn't in the guide books.


The Lord Wolseley Hotel is also one of the oldest and smallest pubs in Sydney and certainly one of the most original. It has operated non-stop since 1881. The hotel will appeal to people that appreciate local institutions, and basic, clean and spacious accommodation at a very inexpensive rate.


Monday - Friday: 10:30am - Midnight.
Saturday 11:30am - Midnight:
Sunday: 11.30pm - 10pm. 


Please note that outside of peak hour we are about $30 taxi from the airport.
Both airport shuttle buses and the train from the airport cost $16 per person, so it is not cost-effective to use these services unless you are traveling alone.

PLEASE BE AWARE; that because our reception closes at midnight (and 10pm on Sundays), if your flight lands within 1.5 hours of reception closing, you should definitely catch a taxi, as it will be cheaper than arranging a late check-in if you are late.


To be eligible to stay in a dorm; you must be under the age of 40, unless you are a visitor from overseas. Note, when booking out all the beds in an entire dorm this rule is irrelevant.

Under 18s must be accompanied by guardians.

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  • Latest Review

    The location is great and for the money you pay for it's good value. The room was nice and functional. There could be some improvements to the cleanliness of the kitchen facilities. Also you need to bring your shampoo, tea and coffee, milk supplies if you're after those things.
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      Anonymous, Australia, Male, 41+
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  • ATM
  • Bar
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Jobs Board
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Postal Service
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Included
  • Washing machine


  • Age Restriction
  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

Check out is at 10am. Guests late in checking out may result in 1 night accommodation being charged to the credit card details supplied above. Cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to the scheduled check in time (12pm, AEST). Should notice of cancellation not be received within the above time period, 1 night accommodation (based on quoted room rate) will be charged to the credit card details supplied above.

Lord Wolseley Located at 265 Bulwara Road, Ultimo, Sydney.
Lord Wolseley
Sydney New South Wales NSW 2007 265 Bulwara Road, Ultimo
77% 680
-33.8767401 151.1968517
Lord Wolseley
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