One of the University of Sydney's residential colleges, this sweet spot makes a great place to stay in summer. It's a small, genuinely friendly place with a personal welcome, a not-for-profit ethos and a range of comfortable rooms, some of which share excellent bathrooms. The location is great for exploring the cafe and bar scene of Redfern and Newtown. It's terrific value.
There are laundry facilities, kitchenettes on each floor (and in the en-suite doubles) and a roof terrace and sociable lounge that make fine places to chill. Air-con is only available in the en-suite rooms.