Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

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. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    16 Feb 2020
    My partner and I stayed in a private double room. It was a slow period, so I think we had the whole hallway to ourselves which was lovely. The pub was adorable, especially the outdoor terrace, but the noise was fine as long as we kept the windows closed. The room itself was great. Very cute and cosy. Location was spot on - super close to a train station! Would stay again.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    07 Nov 2020
    Staff were super lovely and it is in a great location. I would definitely stay again :)
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    25 Jul 2020
    I love this place. I usually stay midweek for study stays. This time it was a Saturday night for a cultural city break. I brought my teenage son. He agreed that it is a great place. Thankyou
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.7


    30 Jan 2020
    Excellent place. Wonderful old-fashioned atmosphere, and its location in the residential area of Ultimo makes it much quieter than in the CBD. My only complaint would be the lack of air conditioning. Unless you can take the heat, I would advise going elsewhere during the summer months.
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    09 Mar 2020
    Exceptional location for my 14 year old and I. Only a few minutes' walk to Light Rail and PowerHouse Museum. Not much further to Fish Market, Chinatown, Chinese Garden and Darling Harbour. Our room was large and clean, bathrooms and shared kitchenette were perfect for us. The adjacent park is a great oasis given the proximity to the CBD. Disappointed that the Bistro wasn't open on Monday, and the tired condition of the bar gave a poor first impression. Would definitely stay here again
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    30 Jan 2020
    The + The hostel is charming, pub downstairs and restaurant are very great. Room was quiet and washrooms super clean. the - The area is pretty empty of any attractions. But there is the restaurant downstairs, a little store around and 2 coffee shops. Transportation is convenient with Bus 501 and Train L. There indeed are some bugs running here and there, but well that's nature.
    France, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    13 Mar 2020
    I was there with my husband and i booked private room..location is fantastic.. bus stop near the hostel.. if you don’t want to take bus to the city centre, just walk down the road and you will find chinese botanical garden and a little further you will arrive at townhall.. room is superb, kitchen a lil bit small, toilet was ok..
    Malaysia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    05 Feb 2020
    Great location for my needs. Welcoming, clean, and safe.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    13 Mar 2020
    Great location, easy walk to restaurants & Darling Harbour. Good value.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    21 Feb 2020
    Overall was good value for money and a really convenient location for the fu croon we were attending. Only problem was that the music from the pub downstairs carries through the floor and was still playing loudly at 2am the first night. The second night it at least finished by midnight. If stated again we would ask for a different room to see if the sound level was better
    Australia, Female, 41+
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  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities