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About this property


Shakespeare Hotel is a charming budget accommodation that was built in 1879, offering guests a great option with an interesting and unique style. Situated in the heart of Surry Hills, Shakespeare Hotel occupies a great location for nightlife, dining, and trendy shopping. The property is also near such culturally-rich attractions as Belvoir St Theatre, Ray Hughes Gallery, and Brett Whiteley Studio. The city center is just a mere kilometer away and the airport can be reached within 15 minutes. Shakespeare Hotel is famous for its on-site pub, a true Sydney classic often packed with locals who come to enjoy the cold beer and pub meals. Patrons can dine in the main dining room featuring leather armchairs, oversized timber tables, and Victorian lamps that give it special character. The guest rooms are adorned with vintage wardrobes, lamps, chairs, lush bedspreads, rich wallpaper, and classical-style paintings. While the style is vintage, the property offers modern conveniences like air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and Wi-Fi access. Step into another time and enjoy a unique stay at Shakespeare Hotel.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Shared kitchen
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • ATM
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Smoking area


  • Pets allowed
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Reception is open from 10:00 AM to 11:30 PM. Guests arriving outside these hours are requested to contact the property directly prior to arrival so alternative arrangements can be made.

The property is not recommended for the elderly or those with young children as it is located in the nightlife center and may be noisy during the night.

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-3 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 3 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 01:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 10:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 1.0 Km
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 6
Reception Open Until: 11:30 PM
Time to Airport (Minutes): 10
Year Hotel Built: 1879
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2012
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Verified traveler reviews

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based on 32 reviews
  • Cleanliness 6.0
  • Facilities 6.0
  • Location 7.7
  • Room comfort and quality 6.1
  • Service 6.3
  • Value for money 6.3
  • Food and dining 6.7
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DAIN from Australia
Solo travelers
Room number 1
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016
Great location
Good food.A bar with character. Plenty of other venues (food.beer)nearby
Reviewed July 19, 2016

Kristal from Australia
Room number 4
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016
Great location and comfortable room
We really enjoyed our stay. The room (we stayed in room 4) was private, with great light and comfy furniture. The food and atmosphere downstairs was great and pub staff were no fuss and friendly. It would have been nice to have access to soap and a hair drier in the bathroom/room. And some extra pillows.
Reviewed July 05, 2016

Stephen from United Kingdom
Solo travelers
Room number 5
Stayed 3 nights in June 2015
Disgustingly dirty
The food is good quality
I could talk about the surliness of the staff, being woken up by the so-called cleaners at 6am everyday, the peeling wallpaper, the cobwebs, dirty bathroom tiles, broken taps, or blown lightbulbs but it's the following that makes this place the most abysmal place I've stayed in: On the floor by the bed was a $10 note and a used sanitary towel. The towel was disgusting enough but the $10 is a true testament to the lackadaisical performance of the cleaners.
Reviewed June 22, 2015

Humiski from Canada
Solo travelers
Room number 1
Stayed 1 night in February 2015
not that good
there is a bar in the grand floor,convinient
couldn't find reception,take me long time to figure out,they just bar tender.need share the toilet and bathroom. after midnight no one work at hotel.
Reviewed March 09, 2015

eugene from Australia
Solo travelers
Room number 2
Stayed 2 nights in March 2015
Good location
location, service and staff
Fair to mild
Reviewed March 06, 2015

eugene from Australia
Solo travelers
Room number 2
Stayed 2 nights in February 2015
Extremely well situated plus efficient staff
Location, efficient staff and
Reviewed February 05, 2015

deane from New Zealand
Solo travelers
Room number 5
Stayed 1 night in January 2015
Best atmosphere
The decor, the burgers. Surry Hills
So good, will definitely be back,
Reviewed January 19, 2015

dennis from New Zealand
Solo travelers
Room number 1
Stayed 5 nights in December 2014
odd question?
food and staff location
maintenance was very poor, taps leaking or falling off, light bulbs blowing constantly, milk was off by the self service coffee area. draws were dirty lights in room didn't work only one shower area.
Reviewed January 06, 2015

Wallace from Canada
Room number 5
Stayed 4 nights in October 2014
Canadian retirees first Aussie visit
Pleasant staff, goos food, convenient location
Location near Central and buses suited us, and the friendly staff were very helpful. However,if a facility is a hostel, don't call it a hotel. Our four day stay saw no bed-making, garbage service, nor any cleaning. Not quite what we expected, but because of convenience, we have booked another stay prior to departure.
Reviewed October 30, 2014

Jeanie from Australia
Business travelers
Room number 2
Stayed 1 night in September 2014
never again
shower - disgusting room smelly bedding smelled of past customers cigarettes floor in toilet was sticky
Reviewed September 29, 2014


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