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Woolbrokers Hotel

22 Allen St, Sydney, New South Wales 2009 Australia
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#153 of 192 hotels in Sydney
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Clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation in the heart of Darling Harbour on the western fringe of the Sydney CBD. Close to cafes, restaurants, bars, tourist attractions, shops, and public transport. A selection of rooms from singles to family-sized, either with ensuite or shared facility. All rooms with TV, fridge, tea & coffee making facilities, and serviced daily. Breakfast available, plus guest laundry, internet terminal, secure parking, and luggage storage. Reception 7am-10pm only.
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Paid public parking nearby
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English, Dutch, Polish, Thai
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Joanne D wrote a review Apr 2023
Aylesford, United Kingdom45 contributions12 helpful votes
Nice little budget place to stop off in. Was only in Sydney two nights and this is a hostel had a big room all to myself although shared amenities. Although book a hostel and cheap and cheerful is what you get. Clean and tidy and quiet enough to be able to sleep so exactly what it says on the tin
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Megan L wrote a review Jan 2020
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Disgusting! I was not expecting much for the price and it was just a place to rest our heads after a wedding - I was only expecting something clean. It was definitely not clean. Dust and inch thick on mirrors and furniture. Bathroom was filthy. I wore things in the shower and did not want to sit on the toilet seat.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Marvin wrote a review Jan 2020
Canberra, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
Goulburn goal has better conditions than this place. No air con, beds over 15 years old, sink smells like urine, $10 Kmart fans. Worst place I have ever stayed in. Don’t waste your time spend a little bit more money and sleep in comfort.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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AmateurAdventure wrote a review Dec 2019
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom49 contributions59 helpful votes
We booked this place as compared to the other hotels around it this stood out as the cheapest for the area, so for this reason we certainly weren’t expecting the ritz but there are a few things that could be fixed up. Let start but saying, check in was easy, staff were very friendly cannot fault that. Room was spacious enough, had a small clothes rack with hangers, a fridge, a kitchen style sink and a fan. I knew it didn’t have air conditioning when booking but for me it was soooooo hot. As it was twin beds, even on pivot the fan would not reach us both. We had the window open too but there was no breeze, and the road below can get a little loud. I brought with me a small towel which I was wetting and sleeping with which helped. As I said though, I knew it had no air con so this isn’t the fault of the hotel, possibly if I had asked for a second fan we could have gotten one but I’m not sure. Then next day I popped down as I needed to change up a note to use the washing machine and dryer, but could not see anyone on reception for at least half an hour despite it being between the times they are supposed to be there, I walked all over and could find anyone so ended up walking to a local shop and buying something small to get change. Even when I went to breakfast area there was no one, not even in the kitchen so if we had come down wanting breakfast I don’t know how we would have gone about it. Not a major issue though. The thing I would take biggest issue with is one of the first floor bathrooms seems to have a big problem with bugs. Not sure what they were but they were grey in colour and there were hundreds of them gathered in the shower and around the toilet. Not the biting type thankfully but still not very pleasant. Wasn’t a problem in any of the other bathrooms though. A couple of times I did go in there though just for a quick wee and there was no toilet paper either so maybe a few extra checks throughout the day just for this would be good. Location-wise you are only about a 10 min walk if that to Darling Harbour which is lovely, lots of restaurants etc. About a 3-5min walk to a small convenience store with anything you might want for your stay. Overall I am not disappointed with our stay. We are on a budget at the moment as travelling all over so it did us for what we needed. Air con turned out the be a bigger issue than I anticipated but I knew they wouldn’t have any so can’t blame them for that. Only that one time was not able to see staff when needed, and a little work on the bathrooms is all I’d say. I have also seen a few reviews commenting on lack of breakfast variety. When I translated to English pounds it is £7.50 for coffee, tea, juice toast, eggs amongst other things I cannot remember right now. For that price I hardly think you can complain, you would struggle to find any cheaper!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bryan wrote a review Nov 2019
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they cancelled booking then tried to up the price substantually higher. Would not stay there because of this, people should be aware of this pofiteering attitude of this place, and on looking at pics its not worth the price to stay in what is backpacker rooms
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Samia Alves wrote a review Oct 2019
Innisfail, Australia32 contributions34 helpful votes
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We booked this hotel as a holiday package from Jetstar. It's on a good neighborhood, close to many nice places. However the hotel is actually a B&B and the building is for lease/sell. We got first surprised by the lack of ensuite bathroom in our standard family room. The shared bathroom was dirty, missing tiles and no amenities in there, not even a floor rug. The room furniture was old and damaged, including the curtain,carpet and quilts. I wouldn't reccomend this place. I am not sure how Jetstar accepted this place on their package.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Blake K wrote a review Oct 2019
Inverell, Australia62 contributions26 helpful votes
Staff were friendly. Rates very affordable. Room was clean and included TV, fridge, heater, kettle, tea/coffee,table and chairs. Shared bathroom and toilet facilities which were clean and modern. Excellent value for money.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Ozzie007 wrote a review Sept 2019
Collaroy Beach, Australia114 contributions62 helpful votes
We stayed there because it's close to Darling Harbour & other attractions, but doesn't cost as much as other hotels. We stayed on the ground floor with a fairly new bathroom. The rest of the room had dated but clean furniture. But if it was modern then the price would reflect that! The staff on the front desk was pleasant & helpful. We had an enjoyable stay.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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megday4 wrote a review Aug 2019
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I have stayed at the Woolbrokers many times over the past 2 decades & I'm finding the condition of the rooms & customer service deteriorating! Our last visit was in June 2019 for 2 nights in a quad room.. 1 Q/S bed & 1 x bunks.. no room to place your luggage, not even anywhere to hang your clothes.. The towels had holes in them, lampshade was broken, the QS bed was so uneven (2 singles pushed together) we had to stop ourselves from rolling out. We went down for breakfast Saturday morning only to be told ‘that the kitchen was having maintenance issues’ - no breakfast (this happened last time we stayed as well 🤔) When we were departing I spoke to reception (different person from the Saturday) regarding the wonky QS mattress, state of the linen & condition of the room. Also how we where not informed when we checked in that breakfast would not be available - the receptionist had no idea what we were talking about as he said the kitchen was not having any maintenance issues & should of been open.. Regarding the bed, linen etc - he said this would be fixed & I would receive a call back.. Well nearly 3 months on & I haven’t heard a single word from The Woolbrokers.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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colleenp122 wrote a review Aug 2019
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions2 helpful votes
If you like buildings with character and history you will really enjoy this rare old beauty. Being on Darling Harbour, it is surrounded by the modern glass and concrete hotels that cost significantly more. I opted for the double room with ensuite The sweeping high ceilings kept the small room from feeling confining. Clean, sweet and basic. The hotel is amazingly situated, with the ICC, shopping and restaurants all in easy walking distance. Public transport/trains a four minute walk, and will get you just about anywhere. Parking is across the street from hotel. The staff show a love for the hotel and its history, and make the effort to know each customer by name. I stayed for three nights to attend a conference at the ICC and felt right at home.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: double bed with ensuite is private and comfortable - a bit more expensive but worth it
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AU$29 - AU$40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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AustraliaNew South WalesSydneyCity West / Central Business District
NUMBER OF ROOMS
27
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Frequently Asked Questions about Woolbrokers Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Woolbrokers Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Flight Experience (0.3 km), Darling Harbour (0.4 km), and Australian National Maritime Museum (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Woolbrokers Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, baggage storage, and outdoor furniture.
Is parking available at Woolbrokers Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Woolbrokers Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Ternary, Social Brew Cafe, and Sokyo.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Woolbrokers Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Thai, Polish, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Woolbrokers Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting State Theatre (1.0 km), Anzac Memorial (1.3 km), and St. Mary's Cathedral (1.5 km).