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Macleay Lodge

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Location is prime in Potts point, lots of fancy schmancy places to grab a bite in the area. A quick walk and you're in Kings Cross. My room was smaller than a shoe box but you're getting what you pay for and I suppose it is Sydney. Things are tight! Bed was amazing. But that's cause I had an afternoon nap. I didn't actually ended up spending the night here cause I got lucky at the club, wooohooo! :-) Found it weird that their were shared bathrooms and not included in the rooms. But they were clean and good! I'd stay again if necessary.

The room was maybe a bit basic, but it had everything I needed for my stay (a small desk, TV, fridge, kettle, some cutlery, and a sink). A minor annoyance was that the bathrooms are shared and really quite small (at least the one closest to my room). The best aspect of the lodge was the location. It is fairly centrally located and I was able to walk everywhere I wanted (which I always enjoy to do in a new city).

Better than expected. Quiet and secure location up Macleay st. Clean and compact room, with kettle/coffee, fridge, m/wave, sink, comfortable bed. No 311 bus stops nearby. Kings Cross station is a short walk. Clean modern toilet/excellent showers are a few steps from any room. A Woolworths nearby, with lots of good cheap eating a few hundred metres towards Kings Cross.

First of all I understand this is a 2 star hotel, so I wasn't expecting nothing too great, having said that, there are minimum standards for any hotel specially in a first world country as Australia. First we got a room with views to the extremely noisy boiler (room number 3, avoid it when making a booking....) we could barely sleep that night, that's not acceptable for any place, not matter how bad it is, if you can't sleep what's the point? The day after we asked to be moved to another room. It still had no views and was noisy but not so much, they went from one star up to two stars when we moved... but then...There were cockroaches. And noise, lots of noise either from others guests, boilers out in the patio or the cleaner moving the bins before the sun had come out. The shared bathroom was at least clean and the receptionist was really helpful moving us another room, However I don't recommend this place unless you're under 25 and a backpacker.

The guy on the front desk is really rude. the lodge you can not have visitors come up. I would highly recommend to not stay here at all because it just is not a friendly environment. I would highly recommend stay at a backpackers or just somewhere else in general over here. Not happy at all, will 100% not be back any time soon or at all.

These lodges are situated in a good central location in the heart of Sydney. Clean and tidy with all the essentials needed, including a fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster. There were only two points to highlight about this place is that: 1) They don't have any lifts, so carrying luggage up the stairs is required. 2) The rooms have a shared shower room (shower, toilet and sink) with other guests. A supermarket is situated a couple of minutes up the road for all your provisions.

I stayed here with a friend for 4 nights. It is in a great position. There is a supermarket a few doors up and plenty of restaurants cafes and pubs within easy walking distance. The train station is an easy 5-10 minute walk. The staff at the lodge were all friendly and helpful. The rooms are not fancy but they have a bar fridge sink microwave kettle toaster and tv. You have a shared bathroom but I never had any issues with waiting. The one near my room was quite small but the one up the passage was a bit roomier. If you're looking for something in a backpackers price range but with a bit more privacy this is a great place to choose.

Location quite nice, near by got market & restaurant , convenient area. walk around 10 min then they got train station its easy and good area. room was ok, just noisy at early morning from street. this is nice hotel for staying but no lift.

Booked a room with a double and single single bed. Arrived to Sydney before lunch and room was ready, allowed to drop bags off and relax in room. Clean, neat and great location. Price was excellent for Sydney and I will stay again.

Wifi not working evening/night, very noisy from bathrooms and people walking in the stairs. And the closest shared bathoom was really dirty. Ok location, but you can get a much nicer place for the same money in Sydney.

71 Macleay Street Potts Point NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Laundry facilities

Macleay Lodge places you within 2 miles (3 km) of popular sights like Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay. Each of the 27 rooms at this hotel includes a refrigerator, a microwave, and a coffee maker. Also close to this Potts Point hotel are Sydney Harbour Bridge and University of Sydney.


All of Macleay Lodge's 27 air-conditioned rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can enjoy TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Free toiletries are also included. Bathrooms are shared; weekly housekeeping is available.

Property features

At Macleay Lodge, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and laundry facilities. Airport transportation is made easy with a shuttle from the hotel to the airport during limited hours for AUD 14 per person. A multilingual staff is on hand to help with tours or tickets, and offer sightseeing advice. This hotel also has an ATM.

Room options

Single Room, Shared Bathroom

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double Room, Shared Bathroom

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room with Balcony & Shared Bathroom

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

66% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 241 reviews