Located on campus at the University of Sydney, continental breakfast included, short walk to Glebe and Newtown.


International House is a residential college, which is owned and operated by the University of Sydney. During the academic year it is home to a residential community of 200 students from Australia and many other countries around the world. Situated in the heart of Sydney, on the main campus of the University, International House is the ideal place to stay if you are visiting Sydney either for academic, leisure or other purposes.

Casual accommodation at International House is available during University vacation periods as well as during the semester depending on room availability. The University vacation period for summer break usually starts early December and finishes in the third week of February.

International House is close to the city centre and the vibrant suburbs of Newtown and Glebe where there is a great range of restaurants, pubs, shops, cinemas and theatres. Enjoy the convenient location, rooftop terrace with sweeping city views, courtyards, reading and TV rooms and sports facilities on or near campus. Bus stops can be found close to the residence.

Food and Drinks

Continential breakfast (cereal, yoghurt, bread and assorted spreads, fruit, milk and coffee) included in bookings. Coffee and tea available all hours. Broadway Shopping Centre and many restaurants in Newtown and Glebe a short walk from the House

Grounds and gardens

Nearby Attractions

Relax in leafy Victoria Park or the House rooftop garden or courtyard

Swim in the outdoor swimming pool (for a fee) at Victoria Park across the road or at a local beach (bus ride or short drive)

Shop in Sydney’s city centre (5 mins bus ride)

Visit Galleries and Museums on the campus or in the city (short drive)

Walk to shops, pubs, cafes and a variety of restaurants in funky Newtown or Glebe

Catch a movie at Dendy Cinemas, Newtown, or Hoyts Movie Theatre, Broadway Shopping Centre or watch a theatre performance next door at the Seymour Centre

Pick up a bargain at the Glebe Markets (Saturday mornings)

Enjoy a BBQ on the House rooftop (BYO food)

Other facilities


Shared use of Rooftop Garden with barbeque facilities overlooking panoramic views of the Sydney city skyline.

Shared use of garden and courtyard, coffee room, computer lab and television rooms with cable-tv.

Free wi-fi in common areas

Use of laundry with coin operated washing machines and dryers, and ironing facilities

Car Park is available - extra fee applies. 

Smoking is not permitted in the building at International House.

Disabled access to our accommodation facilities is limited. Please enquire separately if you require disable access.

International House reserves the right to restrict access to its facilities at its own discretion.


Disabled access available

20th century buildings

Private car parking for a charge (on site)

No smoking

Children welcome


Free broadband access (wifi)

Shared gardens

Self-catering facilities

Children's cots

Children's highchairs


Sky Television

Book library

No luggage storage

24 hour security

Pool/snooker table

Linen included

Towels included

Common room

Sitting room

Iron/ironing board


Clothes dryer

Washing machine


Food and Drinks

Tea room

Continental breakfast (included)

Picnic area

Nearby recreations

Recommended walks

Beach (a short drive)

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (a short drive)

Historic houses


Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Age restrictions

Children welcome

Minimum age 5

International House, Chippendale, Sydney - Reviews


Based on 14 reviews
Service 3.6
Rooms 3.4
Website 3.9
Value 3.8
Overall Experience 4.0

The senior residents were very helpful.
Ms Fangyuan M

Brilliant location - swim pool in Victoria Park is a great bonus
Ms Martina B

Travel Info

Address: 96 City Road, Darlington, Sydney, NSW, Sydney2008, Australia

Check In: 10:00 (10:00am) - 00:00 (12:00am) (no arrivals allowed outside this window)

Check Out: 00:00 (12:00am) - 10:00 (10:00am)

The main entrance of International House is located on City Road, next to the Seymour Theatre. The House has security doors and offers a secure environment. The main entrance to the House has an external phone that is used to contact a staff member during business hours or the Senior Resident on duty after hours or on weekends for access and check-in.

Access from Sydney Airport: guests can arrange to use the shuttle bus service 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 International House.

Access from other areas: a number of bus services from the city or other areas stop near International House.