We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Value”
Review of Sydney City Lodge

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Sydney City Lodge
Ranked #16 of 57 Sydney B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 11, 2014

Stayed 3 nights and found the location very central for getting around. Transport very close by and having a couple of convenience stores just across the road made buying the necessities easy.
Stayed in Queen room with ensuite which was small but very clean and tidy.
Staff were very helpful especially by letting us store our baggage for a few hours before check in and after check out. Leaving us the use the most of our time.
Great selection of eateries just around the corner.
If you are looking for well priced, no frills, clean place to just put your head down for the night this place would fit the bill.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Malcolm T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
John C, Manager at Sydney City Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2014

Dear Malcolm,
Thanks for your positive reviews. We're glad to host your stay and looking forward to meeting you next time. Wish you have a nice day.
Regards John

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (127)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

76 - 82 of 127 reviews

Reviewed April 10, 2014

I stayed at this lodge whilst on business in Sydney and was really impressed with the standards it was very clean and well equipted. the road outside was noisy but if was not excessive. The staff are freindly and helpful. The cost of my stay was half of my colleges elsewhere and I found it very easy to get around and into the city was a ten minute walk.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank David F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
John C, Manager at Sydney City Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2014

Dear David,
Thanks for your great reviews. We're trying to do our best to make our guests enjoy their stay. Sydney is a beautiful city with so much to offer. Welcome back for your next trip.
Regards John

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 30, 2014

Whilst the location is very good, The lack of onsite parking is a problem. To park my rental car it cost over $130.00 The carpet was awful see photo. There was no UHT milk in fridge so I couldn't even make a cup of coffee! Will stay somewhere else next time in Sydney

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank CareyR1963
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
John C, Manager at Sydney City Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2014

Thanks for your review. The next carpet cleaning has been scheduled in April. Normally, there is a fresh milk carton in the fridge. I am very sorry to overlook the supply and will check with our service team. Parking at the domain car park is a lot cheaper.
Wish you have a nice day.
Regards John

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Had a few nights in the Singleroom 4 down at the courtyard. A very small but cosy and well equipped room with shared toilet and shower right opposit and a kitchen beside. Everything is very clean and staff takes good care of their guest of all ages. Lots of rules what's allowed and what's not, but not everybody respects it!! In the evening new arrived guests with jet lag usually spends their time in the courtyard talking, drinking AND cooking(!) that you can't sleep for a minute. Every Youthhostel or YMCA was much more quietly from 11-7pm, THAT is a rule everbody knows and respects in Australia. But the staff did not interfere!! Beside that: very centered place in a side road with everything (including a well sorted supermarket opposite) within short walking distance and a good price for the room, staff very friendly and helpfull, but avoiding conflicts with "difficult" guests s.a. Apart from that I would definitly recommend the place...when your sleep is deep enough :)

Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
Thank GGerats
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
John C, Manager at Sydney City Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2014

Dear Guest,
Thanks for your reviews and suggestions to improve our service and facilities. With reference to your reviews, we will upgrade your next booking for free. Wish you have a nice day.
Regards John

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

I booked this hotel for at the end of our 2 week holiday! The reviews and website made it look a quirky courtyard hotel! This is certainly what it Is and the staff are extremely helpful but the room was so small it was ridiculous! We had no where to put our luggage and had to sit side saddle on the toilet! My husband and I are very tall and really struggled! The room was clean and hotel Central so probably perfect for many people if that is what they want but personally I think for what we paid it is too highly priced compared to what you could get more central with better facilities etc! Unfortunately we wouldn't stay here again or reccomend it! Far far too small of a room for our liking!!

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
2  Thank bessie49
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
John C, Manager at Sydney City Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2014

Dear Guests,
Thanks for your nice reviews. It is our pleasure to host your stay. With reference to your reviews, we can offer you a free upgrade in the next booking. Wish you have a nice day.
Regards John

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 28, 2014

A lovely welcome for my one night stay with a 12 noon check in available. Close to some great cafes and an easy walk for business in town. I had a single room, so just a single bed but all the handy appliances...iron, jug, tea, coffee. Staff were really friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: I was higher and it wasn't noisy
See more room tips
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Mark H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
John C, Manager at Sydney City Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2014

Dear Mark,
Thanks for your great reviews. It is our pleasure to host your stay. Looking forward to meeting you again. Wish you have a nice day.
Regards John

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 25, 2014

We wanted something close to the city, and we found staying here was a great choice. Close to all amenities. Great restaurants within walking distance. Definitely would stay again. Staff were friendly and courteous and as we arrived early looked after our bags and put them in our room when it came available.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Nicola W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Sydney hotels
Central Business District
Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
Central Business District
Song Hotel Sydney
Song Hotel Sydney
#107 of 179 in Sydney
1,953 reviews
Glebe
Verona Guest House
Verona Guest House
#10 of 57 in Sydney
86 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Central Business District
City Lodge
City Lodge
#46 of 57 in Sydney
176 reviews
Bet's B&B Studio
#1 of 2 in Annandale
154 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Sydney City Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Sydney City Lodge

Address: 146 Crown St | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Darlinghurst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 57 B&Bs / Inns in Sydney
Price Range: $56 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sydney City Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our lodge is a small up-market boutique Guesthouse with fully furnished quality rooms that include TV, DVD, Sink, Fridge, Microwave, Crockery & Cutlery, free WIFI, heating & cooling and room safes. Security consists of individual electronic locks to all accommodation rooms and the main access doors. ... more   less 

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing