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Central Railway Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Super friendly staff there to greet you upon arrival, and they will help you with your luggage as there are no lifts. You can however request for ground floor rooms when booking as they were trying to get a one for me after seeing how big my suitcase was even though I did not ask for one. My room had adequate space and I was pleasantly surprised by a huge bed! Everything was very clean even though the fitout was a bit worn. In general I was very happy considering the convenient location (lots of restaurants and cafes around), great price and cleanliness!!

First impression was from the front desk staff who were really helpful. Then, the layout of the room itself is also satisfying. Adding by a special Christmas gift from the hotel really touching for us who were celebrating Christmas in a foreign country. We are satisfied, and might be an option for us to stay here again if we have the chance to come to Sidney in the future.

The front desk staffs were friendly and helpful. The room was a little dated, but it was clean and tidy. The location is average as the hotel is located about 15 minutes of walking distance from the Central station.

Nice location, easy for arriving from the airport. Nice room, quiet place. Very clean, comfortable and well prepared, with all you may need. The staff is really friendly. Wifi works perfect. We will recommend it.

Stayed as a family of 5, all in same room 2 singles, 1 double and sofa bed ok for 5 adults, clean and ideal for quick breakfast (toaster, microwave, kettle and fridge) good size tv and air conditioning, for 3 nights good value and great location (5 minutes from central station which is 5 stops from Bondai beach and 4 from Harbour bridge / Opera House and shops so ideal ) local bars and fantastic good value Thai cafe 2 minutes away. Friendly staff, we were 3rd floor (no lifts) but for the able bodied that wasn’t an issue and help Around to assist with luggage.

If you are heading to Sydney as a single, couple or as a family, the hotel is well worth checking out if you're attending a game at Moore Park or the Cricket ground. It is either a quick bus trip, or just walk over the hill and you're their. You can even stop n at te multitude of pubs, restaurants and cafe's along the way. Give it a try and you'll be surprised at the value for money.

Three friends and myself stayed at the Central Railway Hotel for one night. We needed somewhere convenient and local. Beside the front staff being rude, the place served its purpose. We had the family room and were able to lucky enough to have four single beds. I would recommend if you just need to sleep.

I was pleasantly surprised for this central hotel. I usually stay at JW Marriott or Hyatt, but for the great price this was a very clean hotel with nice rooms. Quiet street and the staff is very nice and helpful. My room had a nice mini kitchen (microwave & fridge/sunk) and couch and I liked the queen bed. One can walk to the railway station and even circular QUAY (45 MINUTES). I am going to stay here again and if one wants value this is it. My company owns five business hotels in Japan and this is a well run and super value hotel based on experience in the industry..

Not far from Central Railway station where you can catch the Hop on Hop off bus. Close to China town. A pleasant surprise was the espresso coffee and steamed milk plus pastries in the morning. Can’t say enough about the staff. They are very accommodating to make your stay great. I especially want to acknowledge Erasha who was a tremendous help in helping me find my cellphone that I had dropped earlier in the day at the train station. Without her help I would not have found it.

A well situated hotel within walking distance to the city and major train station also a woolworths supermarket and an excellent bakery on the same street.. Room was spotless, staff were friendly and helpful.

240 Chalmers Street Redfern NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities

University of Sydney is within 2 miles (3 km) of Central Railway Hotel while other popular attractions such as Sydney Opera House are within 3 miles (5 km). This 36-room, 3-star hotel has in-room conveniences like kitchenettes, refrigerators, and microwaves. It's in central Redfern and also close to Sydney Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay.


The 36 air-conditioned rooms feature kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Rooms also include ironing boards.

Property features

Central Railway Hotel features free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out. If you drive, self parking is AUD 35 per night, or you can take advantage of the shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available on request) for AUD 15 per person. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. This hotel also has laundry facilities.

Room options

Quadruple Room

King 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 4

Family Studio (3rd Floor - No Lifts)

Full 1 | Sleeps 5

Studio Triple

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

64% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 709 reviews