A place to stay

There are many accommodation options in Darling Harbour from hotels to Airbnb to backpacker motels. With plentiful public transport, you might wish to stay slightly further afield, in the Central Business District (CBD), Newtown, or Bondi.

Exclusive Accommodation Offers

PARKROYAL Darling Harbor

PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney is located on the city side of Darling Harbour and is close to all of Sydney’s major attractions and within walking distance to Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay Wharf and the Queen Victoria Building located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. The Sydney International Convention Centre is an 8 minute walk and Town Hall Station gives direct access from the domestic and international airports.

The below weblink will assist you with accommodation at the PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney when attending a conference at the International Convention Centre, Sydney. You will access a 10% discount off the Best Available Rates and if rooms are available at the time of booking they will appear via this weblink: www.parkroyalhotels.com/icc-sydney

Hyatt Regency

The Hyatt Regency Sydney is located adjacent to Darling Harbour in Sydney’s Central Business District, a short walk from the conference venue. 4S has negotiated a conference rate of $325 Australian/night. Book here. Please call or email the Hyatt directly for reservations beyond the main dates of the meeting


4S has negotiated a 10% discount with AccorHotels for guests attending the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science – 4S 2018, ICC Sydney, travelling between 29 August to 1 September 2018.

Quote the discount code “4S2018” when booking at AccorHotels via phone or email to receive 10% off the best available unrestricted rate at the time of booking for room only accommodation (subject to availability) at the following hotels:

Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour
12 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour NSW 2000
Ph: 612 8388 8888
Email: H9729@SOFITEL.COM

Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour
70-100 Murray Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009
Ph: 612 9288 7180
Email: H1181@accor.com

Ibis Sydney Darling Harbour
70-100 Murray Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009
Ph: 612 9288 7180
Email: H1757@accor.com

Novotel Sydney Rockford Darling Harbour
17 Little Pier Street, Darling Harbour NSW 2000
Ph: 61 2 8217 4081
Email: Sydney.Reservations@rockfordhotels.com.au

Novotel Sydney Central
169 -179 Thomas Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: 61 2 9218 2872
Email: h8781@accor.com

Mercure Sydney
818-820 George Street, Ultimo NSW 2007
Ph: 61 2 9217 6666
Email: h2073@accor.com

Ibis Sydney World Square
382 -384 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: 61 2 8267 3111
Email: h2132@accor.com

Pullman Sydney Hyde Park
36 College Street, Sydney NSW 2010
Ph: 61 2 9361 8527
Email: h8763@accor.com

Pullman Sydney Hyde Park
36 College Street, Sydney NSW 2010
Ph: 61 2 9361 8527
Email: h8763@accor.com

Ibis Sydney King Street Wharf
22 Shelley St, Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: 61 2 8243 0700
Email: h6412-re01@accor.com

Budget and Low Cost Accommodation

There are a number of budget and low-cost accommodation options around the conference venue. Hostels in the city CBD (including: Sydney Base Backpackers, the Woolbrokers Hotel & Wakeup Central Sydney) are a short walk to the ICC.

Hostels around Sydney’s ‘Central Station’ (including: Sydney Central YHA, 790 On George Backpackers Hostel, Sydney City Hostels, Sydney Railway Square YHA, Pod Sydney & Home Backpackers) are also a short distance to the conference venue, either on foot or bicycle via the ‘Goods Line’ walkway’ or via the Sydney Light Rail Network, alighting at ‘Convention Centre’ (see LocalTransport).

For those wishing to use AirBnB and other accommodation sharing platforms (see also: Homeaway, Stayz, VRBO, Flipkey) nearby neighbourhoods include Haymarket, Ultimo, Pyrmont & Glebe. Further to the west neighbourhoods such as Annandale, Lilyfield, Haberfield, Lewisham & Leichhardt) are all served by the Sydney Light Rail Network and local buses. The neighbourhoods of Balmain, McMahons Point and Kirribilli are also accessible via the Sydney Ferry loop serving Pyrmont Bay Wharf, near the ICC (see LocalTransport).

Those who wish to share accommodation with other delegates can subscribe to the following google group to connect with each other. Please see: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/4s-sydney-accomodation-discussion-group.

Please note, 4S takes no responsibility for accomodation arrangements organised privately by delegates. All discussions regarding accomodation are self-managed by members of the group. Do not post credit card, bank account or other personal financial details in this group. If you wish to respond to a message, please send a separate private email to the person posting.