Comfortable accommodation, situated in the quiet and serene grounds of Sydney University. Accommodation available from mid Nov to end of Dec.


Located in the heart of Sydney, yet hidden away amongst a beautiful and serene environment, Glebe Space is a heritage building of grand stature, rich in history and character. Rooms are available during the summer vacation when the students are away from November through to February. If you are looking for accommodation outside of this period, please take a look at the Sancta Sophia College (Off-Peak) profile.

Glebe Space is conveniently located a short walk from bohemian King Street, Newtown, one of Sydney’s live music hubs, where you’ll find attractions that range from restaurants and bars, to theatres and clubs.

Since Newtown is one of Sydney's most quirky suburbs it also has a selection of shops to match: fashion, vintage, antique and music stores, bookshops as well as hairdressing salons. If you’d like to explore the rest of Sydney, Glebe Space offers easy access to Sydney’s major transport hubs with Central and Town Hall stations just a short bus ride away.

Accommodation is available in a variety of rooms to suit your budget and travel preferences. All rooms are spacious, furnished and offer a range of features. There are vintage styled rooms available in either single, double, twin and triple rooms with access to a common kitchen and bathroom facilities.

Further accommodation is available in modern suites/studios which have it's own bathrooms and kitchenette. Studios include a choice of single, double, twin, triple and quad layouts. 

History to the present day

In November 1923 the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, Michael Kelly and the Bishops of New South Wales issued a pastoral letter that drew attention to the advantages of university education for the Catholic community and announced that a Catholic Women’s College would be built and Sancta Sophia College was founded as a residential college in 1925.

Food and Drinks

Guests have use of the fully equipped modern kitchens to allow you to prepare your own meals. King Street Newtown, located at the top of Missenden Road, has a diverse and vast range of cafes, bars, restaurants and shops to choose from.

Grounds and gardens

Guests may enjoy the grounds which are an ideal space to unwind in and relax during Summer.

Other facilities

Laundry: the College provides coin-operated washing machines and dryers as well as irons and ironing boards.

Recreational lounge: all guests are welcome to use the Octagon Recreational Lounge area that hosts; tea and coffee making facilities, a microwave, fridge and sink with a dining area on one side and a separate lounge area for watching TV or Foxtel on large screens or relaxing with a book.

Internet connection and computer room: The College has complete WIFI facilities connection.  A credit card is required to use the Cirrus service and options range between $5 and $30.

For those that travel without a laptop the computer room facilities are available to guests for checking emails, printing and photocopying.


20th century buildings

Breakfast (at additional cost)

Private car parking for a charge (on site)

Children welcome


Internet access for a charge

Shared gardens

Tennis court

Luggage storage

Food and Drinks

Self-catering facilities

Picnic area

Nearby recreations

Recommended walks

Beach (a short drive)

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (a short drive)

Historic houses


Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Age restrictions

Minimum age 18

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Travel Info

Address: 8 Missenden Road, Camperdown, Sydney, 2050, Australia

Check in: From 2.00pm. Check out: By 10.00am

The property located behind a large wall, however, the Pedestrian access gates are always open. For car or taxi access please contact the Conference Manager for the Access Code.

The property has security doors at both entrances and offers a secure environment.

The Main Entrance to the College (facing St John’s Oval and the University of Sydney) is where you check in.

This main entrance has an external phone that is used to contact a staff member during business hours or the Resident Attendant after hours or on weekends for access and check-in.

Guests can arrange to use the Shuttle Bus service from Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport or take a taxi. Alternatively, you can catch the train from the Airport to Central Railway Station and then catch a bus or taxi to the College. A host of buses accommodate the immediate area from the city, western suburbs, eastern suburbs and other areas.