1888 Hotel is a heritage listed 90 bedroom boutique hotel, eatery, bar & event space that combines a little of Sydney's old world charm with a lot of contemporary design & modern-day comfort. Built in 1888 & relaunched as a boutique hotel in 2013, 1888 Hotel showcases 8Hotels’ service culture against the backdrop of a very unique hotel in a truly spectacular city.

Located in Sydney's inner-city suburb of Pyrmont, 1888 neighbours the Sydney Fish Market, the Sydney Exhibition & Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, The Star, plenty of trendy bars, dining options & the very best boutique shopping. 1888 is just a few minutes’ walk from Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay, Sydney's CBD & Ultimo.

Meticulously restored & thoughtfully designed, 1888's collection of rooms boast 3m high ceilings, exposed brick walls, original Ironbark beams, huge sound-proofed period windows, recycled timber work stations, bespoke furniture, artwork by Australian artists, complimentary WiFi, in-room iPads, Smart TVs with media hubs, custom-made bedding with luxury MicroCloud bed toppers and bathrooms featuring walk-in rain showers.


Dear Treasured 1888 Guests,


In 2013, 8Hotels launched our social media presence through Instagram. The below Instagram feed showcases guests images (and some thrown in by us!), constantly rotating a collection of true experiences - your experiences. This is our way to present 1888 Hotel to you in its truest light, straight from your camera. So please join in, and on your next visit feel free to take photos of your experience and #1888hotel @8hotels to share these with the world. Also, check out the link to our latest guest reviews on Tripadvisor. We look forward to welcoming you to 1888 Hotel.


The 1888 team.


We all, as travellers, have always captured our adventures in videos and photographs to share them with the world. We just wanted to make it a little more fun! 1888 Hotel is the place to Instagram it all!





A ‘Selfie’ space in the lobby of 1888 has been installed where guests can take pictures and tag #1888Hotel. Their image will instantaneously appear on the screens near reception.

8Hotels has worked with a local fashion blogger, Emily Fang from Little Black Book, to create a Pyrmont Insta-Walk: the ultimate 45 minute stroll around the hotel and Sydney's Darling Harbour for taking photos. Socially conscious guests have been really excited by the prospect of finding beautiful snaps to make their own Instagram feed look even better.

Instagram users with more than 10,000 followers can REDEEM A FREE NIGHT stay at the hotel by simply emailing their request to reservations@1888hotel.com.au.

Their booking can be organised for an immediate stay or a voucher will be issued for redemption on future stays until December 2014.


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All guests, no matter how small their following is, have the opportunity to WIN A FREE NIGHT at the hotel just for taking a great Instagram shot with the hashtag #1888Hotel.

Follow us on Instagram to stay up to date with everything that's happening @8hotels. Remember to #1888hotel so we can see all your arty posts. Take your best shot because we'll have them on display in our lobby.