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 9.2

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Oct 2019
    Great place at a very convenient location. Loved the building and the whole vibe of the place.
    Mexico, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    21 Sep 2019
    Lovely little place to stay. Great location.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    17 Sep 2019
    Absolute gem of a place. Relaxed and down-to-earth with an old-timey boarding house feel. There's a pub, restaurant and everything else you need. Ate possibly the best sandwich of my life in the restaurant and had great random chats with locals and visitors down in the pub. Everyone on staff made me feel welcome, like a part of the community. I don't see staying anywhere else in Sydney after this. Definitely stay here, and be nice! You'll meet some great people.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    30 Sep 2019
    Nice place and nice Hosts.
    France, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    24 Sep 2019
    Good hostel in a great location in Sydney. While I did not feel like the backpacker social aspect was very great here I still managed to meet people in the bar below. Good location close to the university and Chinatown. My only issues is that the room has very little light and no way to charge devices from the top bunks.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    16 Oct 2019
    Quaint old pub. Quite noisy when you are in the corridors but rooms were surprisingly quiet. Bed OK, shared bathrooms were small but clean. easy walk to Darling Harbouretc
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 8.6


    15 Oct 2019
    Stayed for a couple of nights for an event I attended at the ICC. Was the perfect location and great value. Not like a typical hostel in that there wasn't a common room area. The shared kitchenette and bathrooms was small but functional. Bunk beds were not the most comfortable. There's lockers underneath the beds which you can bring your own key for. I had dinner at the pub one night which was excellent. Overall, I would definitely stay there again if visiting the area, thank you!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    04 Oct 2019
    This is a great place to chill out for a few days and get away from the hustle of the city while not being too far away either. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and the owners are very welcoming.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    12 Oct 2019
    Funky pub room. Well located.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 8.0


    15 Sep 2019
    The Hostel is at a great location right next to Darling Harbour, which is Great for sightseeing! Unfortunately it was raining during our stay and because the hostel has no common rooms we kind of had to spend the entire time in our dorm room. It wasn’t really crowded so it was alright. The kitchen is free to use and bathrooms have always been clean.
    Germany, Couple, 25-30
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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