New booking system
4th September 2023

We are trialing a new booking system based on a waiting list.
The accommodation page now has a waiting list request and only one date per customer will be available.
Bookings will still be only available for the next 3 months but will have a waiting for the following 6 months.
This is a work in progress.

Accommodation Gift Vouchers
1st September 2023

We have decided to suspend sales for new accommodation Gift Vouchers due to the increasing guest frustration with redeeming those vouchers.
Due to the reduced number of days available for accommodation, and our booking dates released on the 1st of each month, making a booking has become more difficult.
Voucher bookings will be given priority and can be made before the next months dates are released.
We apologise for the inconvenience.

Updated Terms and Conditions
27th June 2023

We have updated our Terms and Conditions for accommodation regarding transfer of booking to another guest. 
It is very important to read our T&C prior to making any booking.



Local Parking

There are two unlimited parking spaces directly in front of Ryokan Gojyuan and two spaces opposite in front of the Greek restaurant.

Apart from those 4 parking spots, the streets surrounding Gojyuan and towards Balmain shopping centre all have a 2 hour limit. Further down towards the wharf on Darling Street past Colgate Avenue and Stephen Streets parking is unlimited.

By Bus

441 - Art Gallery to Birchgrove - get off at the Town Hall Hotel and walk down Darling Street past the roundabout. 

442 -QVB to Balmain - get off first stop past the roundabout at Colgate Ave.

433 -Walsh Bay to Balmain - get off at Gladstone Park (terminates) and walk down the hill towards the wharf.

444 / 445 -Campsie to Balmain - get off first stop past the roundabout at Colgate Ave.

Sydney Timetables


Circular Quay to Balmain East Wharf
10 minute walk up the hill - we are on the left between two corner shops on Ann Street and Stephen Streets.