University of Sydney


  • Mandelbaum House, Sydney

    We welcome casual visitors for short of long term stays during the summer semester break. Whether you are in Sydney to study, work or for a holiday, you will find Mandelbaum House to be a comfortable, secure and friendly place to stay.
    ›› visit College page

  • Sancta Sophia College, Sydney

    Located in the Heart of the City yet hidden away amongst a beautiful and serene environment Sancta Sophia College is a heritage building of grand stature, rich in history and character. The College presents guests a charming, relaxing and tranquil atmosphere surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens.
    ›› visit College page

  • St Andrew’s College, Sydney

    St Andrew's College Sydney

    Built in 1867 and set in its own picturesque grounds, the College has a proud history of success in academic, social and sporting pursuits and features heritage listed Edwardian architecture.
    ›› visit College page

  • St John’s College, Sydney

    St Johns College Sydney

    The College of St John the Evangelist within the University of Sydney is the oldest and most distinguished Australian University Catholic College. The magnificent sandstone Gothic revival building was designed by William Wilkinson Wardell. The College is set in vast manicured grounds.
    ›› visit College page


Sydney Uni O-weekLocated within the grounds of the University of Sydney in Sydney’s inner west the Sydney Colleges offer budget accommodation only a short distance from the Sydney CBD.

As you would expect of a University precinct, the adjoining suburbs of Newtown and Glebe abound with coffee shops and book shops as well as restaurants of every flavour which are within walking distance.

Whether you are looking for a typical Australian barbequed steak, an authentic Thai meal, Mexican or Italian, all are on offer close by.

A bus to the centre of Sydney takes approximately fifteen minutes. Central Railway station is five to ten minutes away by bus. Long distance coaches arrive and depart from Central Railway station.

Other suburbs within close proximity are Camperdown with Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH), Enmore with the Enmore Theatre, Chippendale with the Seymour Theatre Centre and Leichhardt with its Italian flavour.


University of Sydney QuadrangleAlthough the Colleges are so close to the Sydney city centre and surrounded by vibrant suburbs they are a world away set in peaceful surrounds with luxuriant gardens, ovals, and tennis and basketball courts.

The buildings themselves take you back to another era yet have modern conveniences.

As a guest at a College you are very welcome to explore the building and gardens and use the common areas, such as library, TV rooms and kitchenettes with tea & coffee making facilities.

Buildings bedrooms and bathrooms

Many of the buildings were built a century ago and have heritage features including leadlight windows, stone facades and timber panelled dining rooms.

Some Colleges have new wings where each bedroom has a private ensuite bathroom. In the older parts of the College there is usually a corridor with bedrooms running from it. Bathrooms are also located off the corridor. Share bathrooms have separate private cubicles for each shower and each toilet.

Many bedrooms have pleasant views to a garden, oval, or lawn quadrangle. Each bedroom has a bed, desk, desk chair, wardrobe, bookcase and lamp.

College Meals

Most Colleges serve a buffet breakfast in the dining hall. The dining room is usually a large room, which accommodates all the resident students during University term.

Some Colleges offer lunch and dinner as well for an extra charge. Availability of meals may vary during the University holidays.

Vending machines are available for drinks and snacks. Free tea and coffee making facilities are available 24 hours a day in common areas.

Internet Availability

You may have to pay for access to the internet and may need a cable to use it in your bedroom. WiFi may be available in rooms and common areas.

Please have a look at the information displayed on each College page.

The Arts

Sydney Opera House with Ferry, Sydney HarbourAt the University of Sydney there are several collections, including those at the Nicholson Museum, Macleay Museum and the University Art Gallery.

University Stays offers great value accommodation if you are attending the Sydney Festival.

Both the Seymour Centre and the Enmore Theatre are close by. And the Domain (Art Gallery NSW), Circular Quay (Sydney Opera House), The Rocks (Museum of Contemporary Art), Hyde Park Barracks and the Museum of Sydney are only a short bus trip away.