Mandelbaum House is an affordable, clean and home-like place to stay whilst enjoying all that Sydney has to offer, and its is located 3km from the CBD.


Mandelbaum House welcomes students and non-students for stays from December 2018 to February 2019.

Why stay at Mandelbaum? 

Location - We’re right on campus, 3km from the city centre and just around the corner from cosmopolitan King St, Newtown. Walk to cafes, shops, gym, pool, markets, Carriageworks, night-life, classes and quick public transport to the CBD, Sydney Harbour and beaches.

Affordability - We’re a non-profit organisation. Our rates reflect that.

Size - Our boutique scale makes our service and support exceptional. Guest will feel at home and meet fellow students and travellers.

Quality - No need to compromise on comfort or security. Our rooms are clean and private, with excellent amenities, in one of the safest buildings on campus.

Holiday period

We will not be accepting arrivals on Christmas Day (25 December), Boxing Day (26 December), 31 December or 1 January. Between 28 December 2017 and 2 January 2019 the minimum stay is five nights.

Food and Drinks

During the Summer break (December- February) there are no meals served. There is a microwave, kettle and bar fridge on each floor which can be used.

Other facilities

Within the college, there is a library, games room, lounge/seminar room, a roof-top sitting area and out-door patio and small garden area. A pool table, table tennis table, piano, some sporting equipment and televisions are also available.

There are a limited number of car parking spaces within the building and this must be prearranged with the office. A daily fee of 22 AUD applies. The laundry is located in the car park area and there are coin operated machines and dryers. It costs 3 AUD to wash and 3 AUD to dry per load.


No disabled access

20th century buildings

Private parking (charge)

No smoking

Children welcome



Free broadband access (wifi)

Outdoor terrace


Book library

Luggage storage

24 hour security

Pool/snooker table

Linen included

Towels included

Common room

Sitting room

Iron/ironing board


DVD player

Clothes dryer

Washing machine

Electric heating

Bicycle storage

Bring your own travel cot

Food and Drinks



Nearby Recreations

Recommended walks

Beach (a short drive)

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (a short drive)

Historic houses


Tennis courts (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (a short drive)

Mandelbaum House, Darlington, Sydney - Reviews


Based on 19 reviews
Service 4.4
Rooms 4.1
Value 4.2
Overall Experience 4.2

All aspects, for this type of accommodation, were of the highest standard. We enjoyed our time with you.

Everyone at Mandelbaum house was really helpful and friendly. The location’s excellent for the train at Redfern and is also close enough to the center. Definitely recommend people to stay here, great value for money!
Mr Owain H

Mandelbaum House was a very comfortable and quiet place to stay during the summer months. Exceptionally helpful and responsive office staff. Short walk to King Street shops and restaurants. Overall I'd definitely stay here again!
Prof Penelope S

I stayed at Mandelbaum House just after arriving in Sydney, Australia, while I was looking for long-term accommodation. The staff was very friendly, and graciously let me use the address at Mandelbaum House to do the necessary administrative work.
Mr Timothy V

I absolutely enjoyed my stay here. With its close proximity to Redfern Station and Newtown, its definitely ideal for those exploring the city. Hope to return soon :)
Ms Zhaoyuan L

When I stayed in front room on second floor outside temperature was mild. I can imagine the room could get warm in hot weather. Can hear traffic in front room but was not a problem for me. Otherwise was quiet. TV room a bonus. Friendly people when I saw them. Brilliant location. Nice walk to Redfern station
Mr Gerardine B

Arrival Info

Address: 385 Abercrombie St, Darlington, NSW, Sydney2008, Australia

Check In: 14:00 (2:00pm) - 14:00 (2:00pm) (arrivals normally allowed outside this window if your travel plans can't be adjusted)

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

Please report to reception to check in.

Train:Take the train from the airport to Central station, once at Central station take the train to Redfern station (1 stop away). Thereafter, Mandelbaum House is a 10 minute walk from Redfern station. When coming out the station make way onto Lawson Street, walking down Lawson, turn left onto Abercrombie Street (ask anyone which way Sydney Uni is and they’ll point in the right direction).

Taxi: A taxi should cost around $30.00 - $40.00 from the airport depending on traffic. The address is: 385 Abercrombie Street, nearest cross streets are Codrington Street and Golden Grove. Let the driver know we are near the University of Sydney Darlington campus.