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3.7 out of 5

"It's cheap but you get what you pay for... If you're on a tight budget it's not a bad place. Conveniently close to public transport and everything, ju ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 26 Jan 2016

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Hotel Description

At Randwick Space you'll be 0.5 km (0.3 mi) from University of New South Wales and 3 km (1.8 mi) from Coogee Beach. Highlights at this hotel include in-room washers/dryers.

WiFi and desks are featured in all 80 rooms. Bathrooms are shared.

This business-friendly hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and tour/ticket assistance. Added amenities include laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of self parking.

With a stay at this 3-star Kensington hotel, you'll be 2.2 km (1.4 mi) from Centennial Park and 3.9 km (2.4 mi) from Sydney Cricket Ground.

Double Room with Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Triple Room with Ensuite

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

2 Bedroom Apartment

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Twin Room Ensuite

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max


Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Single Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Randwick Space ratings based on 58 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Randwick Space

Everyone (35) Couples (17) Family (6)
3 out of 5
The only reason why u need to choose it is the price and the location

Posted by on 29 Dec. 2016

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2 out of 5

True Uni experience

Room at Shalom College was dirty, bed side table had sticky drink rings. Second bed side table was broken and unstable. Staff were helpful when they were there. Unable to check out of room properly as no staff were available to speak to. Bathroom was dirty. Toilets had markings all over and didn't look like they had been cleaned for a while. No air con in rooms. Coming back from concert late at night and keys to the college and room didn't work, still didnt work the following day. Upside: Close to bus and UNSW grounds in general were lovely to walk around.

Posted by on 10 Feb. 2016

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3 out of 5
It's cheap but you get what you pay for... If you're on a tight budget it's not a bad place. Conveniently close to public transport and everything, just wasn't the most comfortable stay.

Posted by on 26 Jan. 2016

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1 out of 5

Don't waste your money

Pros: It was cheap...never again
Cons: I don't have enough room or time to answer this
Appears to be run a bunch uni students for free rent...they had no clue. If you stay you can enjoy your time with noisy students who have no regard for anyone but themselves...the doors did not stop banging and and bouncing pool ball was just awesome at 1am.

Posted by on 25 Jan. 2016

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3 out of 5

Ok Stay

Pros: The price was very good for the location. I would be happy to stay here again.
Cons: The cleaning was not great, the old wet towels of the previous guest were still hanging behind the door.
Location: The location was fantastic for us. Central to the uni, bus stops and many take away food shops. very convenient!
The staff were wonderful upon check in and carried my 8 year old's bag up to our room for us. The room was new and had an ensuite and we were comfortable. The shared kitchenette was conveniently located with hot and chilled water; we didn't use the small fridge as it was over crowded for the number of guests. The west facing room was quite warm in the afternoon with just a ceiling fan for cooling, I would ask for a room on the eastern side on our next stay if possible.

Posted by , from Tamworth on 23 Jan. 2016

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4 out of 5

Sydney's Hidden Gem!

Pros: Towels (2) supplied, along with shampoo, conditioner, hand & body wash, and body lotion supplied in sealed containers.
Cons: Two single beds in my room made things a little cramped, but having the spare bed meant I could put my belongings on it. Doors close noisily.
Location: I had work to do in Kingsford (5 blocks away). Thus very handy. Many restaurants nearby and city bus services even closer. Reasonably quiet location.
A very pleasant stay. Staff very pleasant overall (no nasty surprises!). Shared bathrooms good except for untidy guests who seemed to ignore "keep tidy"notices posted there. Microwave and electric jug for guest use was very useful. However, the guests left these items in a disgusting mess! The fridge was also crammed to the point where the door would not properly close. Why would anyone put their food into a fridge where it would spoil? Especially that of other guests! This is NOT the fault of the management; the blame rests fairly and squarely on the guests who are too lazy to follow simple instructions and clean up after themselves. This establishment is one of the best value for money places in which I have ever stayed. It really is a hidden gem.

Posted by , from Hobart TAS on 23 Jan. 2016

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3 out of 5

UNSW Shalom Residential College

Pros: Location
Good idea to use college for budget accommodation, great location. However room was stuffy, no fan and no screen on window. When window was opened during the night, mosquitos came in big numbers.

Posted by on 7 Jan. 2016

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4 out of 5

Short personal business trip

Pros: Convenience and good fee
Cons: The parking permits - I bought three but wasn't told they needed to be displayed immediately and received a parking fine - have to dispute with RTA
Convenient but too noisy on the Barker street side

Posted by on 21 Dec. 2015

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3 out of 5

Handy but very basic

Trip back in time staying in a college. Clean, basic room but Sydney accomodation prices are outrageous.

Posted by on 30 Nov. 2015

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3 out of 5
Pros: Location
Cons: Dirty sheets and towels
Location: Reasonable access, Near transport
Facilities: Basic; Value: Moderate; Service: Inferior; Cleanliness: Dirty sheets and towels; Room had not been cleaned after last guest. Sheets and towels had been used. Clean single sheets were given for a double bed and only hand towels!!

Posted by , from Australia - ACT - Canberra on 21 Mar. 2015

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Property Features

Randwick Space offers its guests tour or ticket assistance and laundry facilities. The front desk is open around the clock. Parking is available for a fee. This 3-star Kensington hotel is smoke free.

  • 80 guestrooms or units
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Laundry facilities
  • Washer/dryerfalse


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) (9.1 km / 5.7 mi)
  • Train station: Sydney Central Station (5.4 km / 3.3 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Randwick Space offers 80 forms of accommodation with washers/dryers and free toiletries. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Rooms have private bathrooms or access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a limited basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Cots/infant beds (surcharge) are also available.

  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Washer and dryer
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Wheelchair accessible

Hotel Policies


  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM, please contact the property at least 24 hours in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
Guests arriving after 8 PM must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • Pets are welcome for a fee


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • One child stays free


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 15 per week (rates may vary)
  • A pet fee will be charged
  • Early check-in fee: AUD 30 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: AUD 30 (subject to availability)
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for an additional fee

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Randwick Space
  • Randwick Space Hostel
  • Randwick Space Hotel Kingsford
  • Randwick Space Hotel
  • Randwick Space Kingsford
  • Randwick Space Hotel
  • Randwick Space Kensington
  • Randwick Space Hotel Kensington
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.