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Reviewed 17 February 2017

I stayed back in 2009 for about 2 months. Best hostel experience I've ever had. Clean spacious. The Travel agent rebooked everything for me after my tour operator from home cancelled my trip and got it much cheaper. Hostel was super fun for nights out in the bar, good food, TV Room, Internet access, Kitchen, Laundry. Many fun nights in...

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WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Dublinboi, Thank you so much for the awesome review - glad we made a lasting impression on you! We've had some refurbishments done upstairs and in Side Bar in recent years. If you are ever back in Sydney we will treat you to a few beers down there. Hopefully we can have you back one day! Ryan - WakeUp!

Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Our 10 days in Wake Up were really good. The hostel is on the best location ever...super super clean and with instalations modern, spacious and very convenient. The only but for us was the ambiente. The hostel in itself rocks, but probably you will enjoy it better if you are under 25. The mood is like a non stop party...

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WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Violeta, Thank you for your review. Great to hear our Central Location was convenient for you to enjoy Sydney! We pride ourselves on our cleanliness so it's great to hear positive feedback on this. Our bar does attract a lot of backpackers from all over the world and there are nightly activities designed for guests to meet each other....

Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I stayed in wake up for over 2 weeks and wouldn't recommend anywhere else in Sydney ! Great location opposite central station, within walking distance to China town, darling harbour etc. Air con which hits you as soon as you walk in the foyer (amazing on a hot day!). Dorms and bathrooms are always spotless and cleaned regularly. Charging points...

Thank Laura M
WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Laura, Thank you so much for your detailed review - so glad to hear you had a great time over your two weeks at WakeUp! Sounds like you took full advantage of what we have to offer. I'll definitely pass your kind words on to our reception team! Hope to have you back stay with us again. WakeUp! Management

Byron Bay, Australia
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

By far the best hostel i ever did. the staff is helpful and it's perfectly located at the central trainstation. The bathrooms are simple but very clean. No noise from outside or from the bar. I would recomment this hostel to everyone.

Thank Arianessss
WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Arianessss, Thank you so much for your review and recommendation! Hope you enjoy the rest of your travels. Thank you. WakeUp! Management

New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Clean: I have to stay this is the cleanest hostel I've ever stayed in. The rooms are "deep-cleaned" whatever that means twice a week and the bathrooms are cleaned three times a day. And the showers at least the one I used have great water pressure. There's ample space and even though it's a big hostel, I never had to...

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WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Alli, Thank you so much for your generous and detailed review! So glad you enjoyed your stay here and took full advantage of what we have to offer. I will pass your review on to Linnea - i am sure she will be pleased! Hopefully we can have you stay back here soon. Thank you. WakeUp! Management

Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Wake Up! Sydney Hostel Always seemed to be someone at the front desk, which was great. The staff were also all pleasant and helpful. Free wifi in the lobby, pay in the rooms. ATM in the lobby is handy. I was able to check in early in the day and ditch my bags to make site seeing easier which was...

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WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Nicole, Thank you for taking your time to leave us such a detailed review! Glad you enjoyed our 24 hour reception - it's always great to hear positive feedback on our staff. Sorry to hear about the bathrooms - they are cleaned multiple times per day. We encourage guests to notify our 24 hour reception at any time they...

Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed in wake up for two weeks over Christmas and new year and it was definitely one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in! Firstly the rooms were very clean, beds comfortable and they have an excellent bathroom and shower area. They had events and deals on most nights at side bar and hosted the sunset booze cruise at...

Thank Kirsty M
WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Kirsty, Thank you so much for the amazing review! Christmas and New Years is an awesome time here - i am glad you were able to enjoy all the events we ran! The 500 person harbour cruise was definitely a highlight! Our travel desk do a great job - i will pass your kind words on to Linnea. Sorry...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Right across the street from the central train station, loads of things to do all around. WakeUp organized activities each day around the city, and every night a different theme at the partner bar "Sidebar" right next to the hostel, often with free drinks and prizes! Great for solo travel...everyone I've met in the building (guests and staff) were all...

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WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Tarryn, Thank you so much for leaving us a review - sounds like you had a great time here which is awesome to hear! We aim to include groups and solo travelers alike so it's great to hear you were made to feel welcome from our staff and took advantage of our events and bar! As it is peak...

Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The hostel is run very well clean, you see the staff cleaning all the time. Bed was comfy. Only down side was the room had no air con or fan so was very hot and sweaty. I woke up and my pillow was wet. Great location central so can walk everywhere.

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WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Adam, Thank you so much for your review, great to hear you had a clean and comfortable stay with us! Sorry to hear about the temperature. We have central air conditioning on every floor. It can only be adjusted by staff. Staff are available 24 hours to cater to this. Thanks again! WakeUp! Management

Pelham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 29 January 2017

My main complaint about this place is that they cram too many people into a room. Very little room to put you luggage. They do give out free earplugs. Otherwise a well run and clean place. Across the street from the Central Railway Station.

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WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review, great to hear you enjoyed our location and cleanliness! We have 4,6,8 or 10 bed dorms available to suit everyone's preference. There is also lockers in the room to create more space for guests to utilise. Thank you. WakeUp! Management.

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Winner '3rd Best Extra Large Hostel Worldwide' and 'Most Popular Hostel in Sydney' at the 2017 Hostelworld 'HOSCARS' awards. Wake Up! Sydney Central represents all that Sydney has to offer. It's modern, it's clean and it's the hub of backpacker activity, right in the heart of Sydney. With a fresh layout, friendly staff and funky activities, Wake Up aims to offer an experience, not just a bed Join us and experience Wake Up! Sydney today. ... more   less 

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Address: 509 Pitt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: $39 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Wake Up! Sydney 2*
Number of rooms: 113
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“I'd recommend to ask for a room that is not on the street side as you may hear the music coming from side bar at this night.”
 of 5 bubbles jeannecharlottew, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“First floor is relatively close to the street and you can sometimes hear the music and noise from the bar downstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles tarrynhassell, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Any of the 06 or 10 bed dorms are the best- very spacious and sociable”
 of 5 bubbles Amy2062017, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“it's quite noisy on weekend nights”
 of 5 bubbles _missanhtran_, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“6th floor good, no street noise”
 of 5 bubbles Daylee-BH, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
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