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 9.0

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Nov 2019
    Such a lovely place. So clean, showers are amazing, the staff are really nice and friendly. The bed was very comfortable and the atmosphere was brilliant. If you are from England the pub atmosphere feels like a home away from home.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 10.0


    26 Oct 2019
    fantastic place to stay. Clean, well appointed rooms. Lovely staff. Great value.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 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
  • 9.7


    29 Nov 2019
    A fantastic spot that has its own character. Quiet community area yet close to the Central Train station, the Powerhouse Museum and many cafes. I enjoyed my stay there - the owner always said hello and goodbye and wished that I had a good day! The only downside was that the wifi was weak when on the taller levels. Apart from that, the bathrooms were clean, they allowed me to keep my luggage aside before my flight after check out and really good value for money! I never questioned security too.
    New Zealand, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    06 Nov 2019
    Great location and value for money. Friendly people and amazing food in the pub.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    23 Oct 2019
    The hotel is an old building sitting in a very nice, quiet, safe neighborhood. The location is super, basically you can walk to all the major attractions in Sydney city centre. The check in and check out is simple and the staffs are super nice and helpful. Thank you to Mr Danny, Rose and Lez for making my stay smooth and enjoyable. There are noises from the bar (outdoor) pat the ground level, but it is not to the disturbing level and it ended before 8pm
    Malaysia, Male, 41+
  • 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


    21 Nov 2019
    The Lord Wolsey Hotel, and old world pub loved by it's local community and welcoming to new comers and visitors. I found my room minimalist and spotlessly clean. It is a small pub located very close to Darling Harbour and the CBD. I'll be staying again.
    Australia, Male, 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
  • 8.0


    01 Dec 2019
    Friendly good staff basic accommodations and relatively clean. Super worth it and the pub attached to it downstairs is a great local watering hole! Would stay here again!
    USA, Male, 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