We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Rooftop Travellers Lodge

14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Management photos
Rooftop Travellers Lodge
View Map
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 38: English reviews
Start your review of Rooftop Travellers Lodge
 Click to rate
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It really depends on in which room you live. Most residents ate long term so you can be lucky with the obes in your room.. or you don't. Rooms have own fridge sink watercooker and bath. Kitchen utensils are in a locker for each room. you have to be lucky to have good stuff in there. There are no towels...

Thank lionheart_lu
San Jose, California
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The place smells like smoke, alcohol, and weed. The shower gets cold after 5 minutes. The wifi is terrible (basically nonexistent). You can almost never laundry (it's packed all day). After washing my clothes, I couldn't dry them for 3 days since every dryer was being used. The whole place is dirty. You get what you pay for.

Thank goky94
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The Rooftop Lodge was ok for the first week, they chase everyone from the roof at 9 pm, no music is allowed, you can't have a beer on the roof, and the wifi I was promised worked well does not work at all. All this was fine, you think the price makes it worth the hot water running out after...

2Thank Jan-Adrian M
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Cheap and cheerful, I first stayed here back in April when I was travelling the east coast with friends because my brother has been staying long term and recommended it. The owner Bruno is a total babe, so helpful and fair and made a conscious effort to remember everyone's name. Sophie and the rest of the staff were great, and...

1Thank Melissa L
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Solo traveller on working holiday. Read this to the end, its really important amongst us backpackers. Pros: room size was good, big kitchen Cons: Not much to do in glebe, shops, restaurants close early. Only bus runs into CBD, need to get 2 buses to Newtown or Kings cross if you like to go out. Manager Bruno, he was really...

4Thank WinnieGla
Pioltello, Italy
Reviewed 19 April 2016

I've been there for 6 months, it's a good location to visit and live in Sydney, Glebe is a nice suburb! Staff amazing!!!! ...I spent really good time with everybody... It' s good accommodation for worker and traveler. I recommend!!! Thank you guys to enjoy every single moment all together!!!

1Thank Maurizia A
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2016

rooms are great everything you need bathroom computer tv when your traveling round Australia some of the hostels are shocking this place felt like home and was a refreshing break from 10 or 20 man rooms we might have been lucky the people that we met here were all mint bbq on the roof bag of goon that is all...

1Thank tomellis2016
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Very cheap but I guess you get what you pay for! Although they had their own parking it wasn't maintained. The hostel had no carpet in the corridors and we where woken up at 7 every morning by them taking it up. It smelt of cat food through out the hostel! We did have a room to our self but...

2Thank jakjamiesongray
Reviewed 28 June 2015

I stayed in rooftop for nearly 2 months while working in Sydney, and for me it was just what I needed. Glebe is a lovely location and not too far out of the city (there's a regular bus service from just outside the hostel) it also has a lovely market every Saturday that I would highly recommend . The hostel...

3Thank Rosedogg
Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 8 June 2015

this was the first hostel on our journey which had an air conditioning. And that's a very important thing when you visit australia during july - it's friggin' cold winter! There is no wifi, but computers with internet in every room. the view from the rooftop is amazing - you see the whole skyline from sydney downtown. Due the hostel...

Thank RonnyDC

3 photos of this hotel

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (3)
Other (3)
14/05/2017 15/05/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Sydney hotels
Best Western Haven Glebe
Best Western Haven Glebe
#123 of 174 in Sydney
54 reviews
City West
Woolbrokers Hotel
Woolbrokers Hotel
#124 of 174 in Sydney
135 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Ibis Budget St Peters
#1 of 1 in St Peters
483 reviews
Song Hotel Redfern
#118 of 174 in Sydney
336 reviews
Darlo Bar Darlinghurst
Darlo Bar Darlinghurst
#127 of 174 in Sydney
44 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Glebe

Neighbourhood Profile
An inner city suburb along the water, Glebe has a deep-rooted sense of cultural history and heritage. It originated as a semi-rural resort for the well-to-do, but has transformed into a student-centric melting pot. Visit Glebe Point Road for ethnic cuisine as standard as Mexican, Indian, Italian and Chinese, or as diverse as Spanish, Bavarian, Polish, Czech and Lebanese. You will find that Glebe is accepting of the eccentrics and aboriginals that roam the streets, integrating students and people of all economic statuses into the multi-cultural fabric that distinguishes this suburb. Glebe Foreshore is a great destination for a leisurely walk along the Bay, and the Saturday market is a great scene for bargain hunters.
Explore this neighbourhood


  • Free Parking
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Rooftop Travellers Lodge

Address: 146-148 Glebe Point Rd | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Glebe
Price Range: $24 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld so you can book your Rooftop Travellers Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Rooftop Travellers Hotel
Rooftop Travellers Motel
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Rooftop Travellers Lodge staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Rooftop Travellers Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“perhaps ask about the current room mates and that you have a room where the air con works.”
AlixW_11, 25 Jan 2012 | Read review
“Don't choose a room here.”
shaunl_12, 4 Jan 2012 | Read review
“Our room was on the upper level of the hotel and we never heard any noises from guests or staff”
pfish61, 19 Nov 2011 | Read review
3 of 3
Check these sites for availability
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates