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
  • Excellent 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 8.7

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.7

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Mar 2019
    Great place to stay, super close to Darling Harbour.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    12 Mar 2019
    My experience staying at the Lord Wolseley was nothing short of complete satisfaction . The staff were so friendly, honest and trustworthy and the other guests reflected this. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in a beautiful area close to all transport in or out of the centre and time to relax. This is your place.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Mar 2019
    Awesome place to stay super friendly staff and perfectly situated
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    23 Mar 2019
    This place would have been a 10 if there was any common area to sit, watch TV and meet other travelers. The hostel is quaint, terrific location, walkable to transportation. The pub is old, eccentric but a joyous neighborhood hangout. There are two cafes down the street, small but great coffee.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 9.1


    26 Mar 2019
    I really enjoyed my stay here. The stay was friendly and quite helpful with directions and suggestions. The kitchens were a bit sparse in supplies, but the place was clean. It had more of an old style public house, than a modern hostel feel to it, which may be why I liked it. Great location with a public library, several small coffee shops, a 24 hour convenience store, The Power Museum, and lite rail access all close by.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.9


    28 Mar 2019
    This place even SMELLS like a proper pub!! Very clean and tidy, great place to lay your head and so near to Central Sydney. A little gem.
    New Zealand, Female, 41+
  • 8.9


    07 Mar 2019
    Stayed in private room with ensuite. Great place to just sleep and wash up after being out all day sightseeing. Suited our budget and needs. Nice quiet location, quick walk to light rail and aquatic centre. Comfortable pillows and bed (although a bit low). Ceiling fan was good, but in hotter weather you'd need air conditioning. Being able to open windows and let in fresh air at night was a bonus. We did miss not having our own mini fridge in the room, but there is one in a shared kitchenette.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    13 Apr 2019
    Would definitely stay here again, the location was great, walking distance from train station and exhibition center... staff are friendly, we were provided with maps and were made to feel welcome and safe.
    Australia, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.3


    21 Mar 2019
    On the website it says there are flyscreens all room windows but there were no flyscreens. The ceiling fan in my room (room 3) only worked on low, it was quite hot when I stayed so it wasn't very comfortable. Also the bed frame, wardrobe & walls in my room were quite dirty, it looks like the room hasn't been cleaned properly for quite a while. I wouldn't stay here again
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    21 Mar 2019
    I thought this hostel would be better based off the reviews— the mattress was quite uncomfortable (could feel the springs in my back) and the bunk beds were super creaky/loud/shaky. There was very little floor space in my 4 person dorm, and one power outlet for everyone to share. However, the bathrooms were super nice with real towels and nice soap! The kitchen was very small. The surrounding location was very pretty!! I think the common area would be the bar downstairs lol
    USA, Female, 18-24
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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