Short Stay

Your base in Sydney

Warrane College is open 365 days a year. During university recess times, Warrane College welcomes male guests who are studying or working in Sydney. The College is a perfect venue for students undertaking Summer Session or bridging courses at UNSW or other universities in Sydney. Only 20 minutes away from Sydney’s CBD by bus, it is also conveniently located for work.

Warrane offers temporary accommodation during the academic year in the graduate wing of the College. Vacancies are limited during this period and rooms are best booked in advance.


Delegates attending conferences at UNSW or other universities are welcome at Warrane College. For details of conference packages, contact us on (02) 9313 0300 to discuss particular requirements.

More than just accommodation

Each guest is provided with single-room accommodation with the choice of an en-suite or a shared bathroom. Three meals are served daily with special efforts made to celebrate significant days such as birthdays of residents, Easter, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Facilities open to university students during session are also offered to guests. These include: access to the computer room, library, study rooms, TV room, chapel and gymnasium.

In recess times, residents organize a full range of activities such as nightly gatherings over coffee, BBQ dinners at Sydney ’s beaches, sports, trips to the Hunter Valley and Blue Mountains and visits to cultural attractions such as museums and exhibitions.

Guests staying either for a few days or several months can participate in the full range of activities that the College offers.


Warrane College is a home away from home and cannot be compared to a bed and breakfast or backpacker’s hostel.

We believe the idea of “home” to mean an environment that is vibrant, inclusive and supportive. It is achieved by maintaining some basic standards and the promotion of collegial activities open to all. Warrane's home environment reflects the College's Christian ethos.


Different rates are charged depending on whether the guest is a full-time university student and the preferred choice of accommodation (shared facilities or en-suite).

  • Rates are quoted per night and include 3 meals per day and the use of all college facilities.
  • Extra charges apply for Internet usage. 

During the summer recess period (28 November 2016 - 17 February 2017), the discounted nightly rate is $60 per night for full-time students and $70 per night for other guests. En-Suite rooms are not available during the summer recess period.

The standard rates during semester periods are as follows:

Guest Type

Room Type

Nightly Rate

Nightly Rate
7+ nights)

Full-time Students

Single Room
(Shared Facilities)



(Part-time Students and Visitors)

Single Room
(Shared Facilities)



Single Room




How to apply

Initial enquiries regarding Guest Accommodation can be made by calling the College on (02) 9313 0300.

Applications are open to men over the age of 16 and can be made by completing the online application form.

After your application has been approved, you will be promptly issued an invoice for the duration of your stay. Your room is only secured once the invoice has been paid in full. You may cancel your booking up until 14 days before your due arrival date and receive a full refund. If you cancel within 14 days of your arrival date, cancellation fees may apply.

On arrival, all guests will be given an orientation to the living environment and facilities offered by Warrane College.

Further enquires can be made by email: