Profit for Purpose

YWCA Australia has proudly been supporting women and young people for 140 years. Our programs are dependent on funding – much of which has been made possible because of our innovative Profit for Purpose business model. 

The profits from our Profit for Purpose businesses – Song Hotel and Song Kitchen in Surry Hills, Sydney – are re-invested back into YWCA’s programs and services.  

Song Hotel  

Located in the heart of Sydney near Hyde Park, Song Hotel offers affordable accommodation that you can feel good about. Song is also on the doorstep of Surry Hills and Darlinghurst, with Oxford Street a stone’s throw away.  

Rooms come complete with Free WIFI, Internet enabled TV, coffee and tea making facilities, fridge, safe, a dreamy bed and clock radio. Newly renovated premium rooms offer extra comfort and from October some with private balconies. Included in all room rates is a Continental breakfast at the onsite restaurant and bar. Why not come back at 5pm for happy hour and dinner? 

For those wanting something a little different and fun, we suggest booking one of our theme rooms, which celebrate the achievements of Australian women. You’ve got the choice of Sia, Lee-Lin Chin, Nakkiah Lui, Missy Higgins, Tina Arena, Bindi Irwin, Sally Rugg and Deborah Mailman – or if you can’t decide – the “We Paved The Way” Room, which celebrates the history of feminism in Australia.  

Renovations due for completion in late 2024 will bring this quirky hotel from a 3-star to a 4-star stay.  

Song Kitchen   

song kitchen sign

Song Kitchen is a versatile space with nooks for an intimate dinner or an ideal event space on the lower level. Located at our Song Hotel, Song Kitchen is our profit-for-purpose restaurant and bar.  

 Inspired by homely Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, Song collaborates with sustainable producers and use fresh, seasonal produce. The goal is to provide great value, offering affordable dining options without compromising on quality or flavour. 

The wine list showcases wines from women winemakers or estate owners, promoting gender equality in the industry. 

Perfect for a weeknight catch up after work, or an early dinner before heading into Surry Hills or Darlinghurst for a night out – dining at Song Kitchen will leave your heart and stomach full.