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.
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  • 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
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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 8.8

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    25 Aug 2019
    I loved it. Nice change from hostels. This was a combination hotel, bar and resturant incorporated in 1881. The street it is on was turned into a park with historical references, so seems to now be a walk in residential bar and resturant. I loved the high ceilings and old woodwork. It had modern bathrooms and kitchen. There is no stove, but refrigerator freezer, etc. 6 bedrooms on the third floor and the same on the second. I had the third floor to myself three nights. Great place to stay.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    29 Aug 2019
    I met new friends who work there , they are friendly and very nice . If i have any chance i will stay this hotel again. The room clean and good to stay near ICC 👍🤘🤘🤘
    Thailand, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    19 Aug 2019
    Great spot to stay. Warm and comfy; close to the city (short walk), Darling Harbour, and Chinatown.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    11 Aug 2019
    Lovely place. Quiet, cozy snd well cared for. Staff couldn't be nicer.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    12 Sep 2019
    I think my great great great great uncle Field marshall wolseley, Queen victorias favourite general, would be proud of this splendid little pub. Among its fine points is the way it has such a friendly band of 'locals' or 'regulars' and such welcoming and jolly staff - and one can drink and eat outside in the gorgeous little park with paperbark and casuarina trees, staghorn and tree ferns .
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    05 Sep 2019
    Really nice place. Everything was tidy and cleaned daily. However, I still saw a cockroaches (was surprised). Rooms are big enough for 4 people and there is some storage room underneath the bed (lockable if you bring your own lock). The kitchen consists of a water boilder, microwave and a toaster. It is not possible to cook here, but this is clearly stated in the hostel description, so we expected that. The rooms are above the pub but we heared and smelled nothing from below. Recommend it!
    Austria, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    10 Aug 2019
    Really friendly and clean accommodation that is great value for money. Even arriving early was not an issue - nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Thanks.
    Wales, Female, 41+
  • 8.0


    06 Sep 2019
    My overall experience was good. The location and the atmosphere are great. The only negative point is the fact, that my room was left open at one day (with door stopper) by staff members (no other guests in the room during that time except me). I came back in the evening and the room was open. Regarding the fact that my stuff is located in the room, I expect the room to stay closed during the day.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    14 Aug 2019
    A historic Pub stay.Thanks to the staff for a pleasant stay.Great location while attending a conference in the city.I stayed in room 4 ,second floor above Bar at front of the property.I am a light sleeper and found it difficult to sleep related to a constant noise 24 hours a day from the Bar refrigeration cycle & Bar noise below . If a light sleeper like me would recommend a different room .I would stay again .Thank You
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 6.6


    27 Aug 2019
    I found the staff seemed uninterested in making conversation , i wouldnt return put it that way , it was quaint but could have been priced lower for what it is .
    Australia, Male, 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