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Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens
Desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, linens

Guest reviews

4.4/5 Excellent
36 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping


Explore the area

Popular LocationFairy Meadow Beach Park15 min walk
Popular LocationWollongong Science Centre and Planetarium19 min walk
Popular LocationUniversity of Wollongong11 min drive
AirportShellharbour, NSW (WOL)18 min drive

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  • Studio Queen

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStudio Queen
  • Studio Queen & Single

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsStudio Queen & Single
  • Studio Twin Queen

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsStudio Twin Queen

About this area


Located in Wollongong, Nightcap at the Charles Hotel is in the suburbs and by the ocean. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Wollongong Science Centre and Planetarium, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Fairy Meadow Beach Park and Stuart Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at WIN Entertainment Centre or WIN Stadium. With parasailing, windsurfing and sailing nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Fairy Meadow Beach Park - 15 min walk
  • Wollongong Science Centre and Planetarium - 19 min walk
  • Stuart Park - 3 min drive
  • North Wollongong Beach - 9 min drive
  • University of Wollongong - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Fairy Meadow Station - 10 min walk
  • Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) - 57 min drive


  • Moe's Burgers — 1 min walk

About this property

Nightcap at the Charles Hotel

Suburban Wollongong hostel in Fairy Meadow, near Fairy Meadow Beach Park
Along with a restaurant, this hostel has a bar/lounge and express check-out. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a TV in a common area. All 16 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and electric kettles, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities available to guests include free bottled water, showers and ironing boards.
Nightcap at the Charles Hotel offers 16 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and an iron/ironing board. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.

Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Enhanced cleanliness are washed at 60°C or hotter
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and enhanced cleanliness
Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Contactless check-in and check-out

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
Temperature checks given to staff
Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • Fridge


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in reception

Room amenities


  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Linens


  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 40-inch flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Fridge


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board



Check-in between 2:00 PM and 10:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

American ExpressDiners ClubMastercardVisa

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No on-site parking is available.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; enhanced cleanliness; enhanced cleanliness.
  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.
  • Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.
  • Individually wrapped food options are available.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
The guestrooms and property amenities at this hotel are not accessible to wheelchairs at this time.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

Charles Hotel Fairy Meadow
Charles Hotel
Charles Fairy Meadow

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Nightcap at the Charles Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Nightcap at the Charles Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Nightcap at the Charles Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this hostel pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this property?
Nightcap at the Charles Hotel doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at this hostel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Nightcap at the Charles Hotel located?
Located in Fairy Meadow, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fairy Meadow Beach Park and Wollongong Science Centre and Planetarium. Stuart Park and Wollongong Botanic Garden are also within 3 mi (5 km). Fairy Meadow Station is 10 minutes by foot and North Wollongong Station is 28 minutes.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Nightcap at the Charles Hotel

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Clean and comfy! Close to restaurants and shops..

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The room was very spacious, newly refurbished and very clean. The staff were very obliging and couldn't do enough for you. We did find the stairs (about 15) a bit much though. We are thankful of the hint given us by the staff for the restaurant Alsheel just down the road which was a great experience.

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Booked this hotel on the basis of the excellent reviews from previous guests, which are totally accurate - but why did no one (at the time of my booking) mention the noise from vehicles, especially trucks & boy racers, on the main road? I was in room 6, which is a nice room - clean, a comfortable bed & pillows, great shower, and a friendly welcome from the bar staff on check-in - but it’s at the front, overlooking the road, with windows on two sides, which aren’t properly sealed, and it was like having the windows open to the street! I mentioned the noise in my reply to Expedia’s “How was your check-in?” email - the hotel’s response was to ask if it was from other guests, and when I replied that it was just from the road, I heard nothing more from the hotel. I’m assuming they were full that night. There is a review from someone who stayed in room 14, who said it was quiet - well that’s because room 14 is away from the road! Bring earplugs, just in case. Also, the blinds don’t really cover the windows, so the room gets bright as soon as the sun is up.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Very clean and excellent facilities in superb location. Great service too with daily room service.

Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

loved the room, free from smoke smells. Stayed in room 12

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020