Five Ways B and B

Five Ways B and B is a traditional 1880s terrace house near Five Ways Paddington, offering an airy and tranquil master bedroom with king size bed on the first floor. French doors lead to a balcony overlooking the street which is shaded in summer by a frangipani tree.


About Us

We have been running our quiet B and B for over 15 years now. We enjoy welcoming guests to Paddington, one of the loveliest suburbs in Sydney, and try to make your stay relaxed and enjoyable. We are both retired, Alan from  architectural practice and Ursula from literary research at the University of Sydney. Languages spoken: German and French.


We are listed on Airbnb as Superhosts and have consistently received five star reviews over the past few years. Many guests have become regulars.


Five Ways (named for the convergence of five streets) is in the heart of Paddington, popular for its vibrant cafe life and charming Victorian architecture. It has an excellent supermarket, pharmacy, hairdresser, two fashion shops, a pub and an Anglican church. It is within easy reach of the city and Bondi Beach by bus, or a 30 minute  level walk will get you into the city centre. It is a friendly, lively and safe location. The house is a 2 minute walk from Five Ways but sufficiently removed to be quiet at night. We are within walking distance of Oxford Street, the Entertainment Quarter, Sydney Cricket Ground, the Football Stadium, Rushcutters Bay and marinas, and magnificent Centennial Park.

Link to Five Ways cafes

The numerous cafes and restaurants at Five Ways offer a great range of dining experiences, from Italian, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, South American fusion and an Australian pub menu at The Royal Hotel.


Our guestroom is on the first floor of our three storey house (not suitable for those with mobility problems). It is equipped with king size bed, reverse cycle air-conditioning, an overhead fan, TV, microwave, bar fridge, kettle and toaster. WiFi is available free of charge.


The private bathroom (not en suite but a few steps away) includes hair dryer, shampoo, sunscreen and beach towels. There is a washing line for small laundry items or a nearby launderette for larger loads.

We do not prepare breakfast for you but we provide the basics on arrival and top up during your stay: cereals, milk, butter, conserves, fresh coffee, and tea. The supermarket may satisfy all your light meal requirements, and if you are a coffee fan the skilled  baristas at Five Ways cafes cater for all coffee needs! 


2 – 6 nights $120 per night (minimum two nights)

7 nights and over $110 per night.

Payment is by direct debit, PayPal or cash. We do not take credit cards.

Checking in

Check in time is flexible, as is checkout. We welcome all guests personally, and are happy to provide any local or Sydney information you might require. We also have Opal cards available for public transport. Your privacy is respected.   

Entrance hall and stairs to first floor

Contact details

Alan and Ursula Potter

Phone: 0412727873 / 0293604084


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