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Bemmel
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Wake Up! is the hostel that stuck with me the most throughout all of my journeys. The hostel has a great bar (literally went there almost every evening) and best staff! Rooms were very spacious and tidy.

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

Hi Fennevdw, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, and thanks for your perfect rating. I am so glad you had such a great experience with us. We pride ourselves on our great staff here. We have had such luck in getting the nicest hardest working people from all over the world. I wish you all the...

Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Other people on the level i was staying on had no respect for others, they were constantly loud even after 10am, constantly being woken up by someone shouting down the corridors. Also got woken up each morning by staff vacuuming before 8am, and by housekeeping knocking and opening the room door. Otherwise okay for a budget hostel.

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

Hi Louise C, Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We appreciate all feedback and are constantly looking to improve our service to guests and improve the guest experience. I must apologise about your other roommates, we certainly encourage everyone to come down to our 24/7 reception and we will move you to another rooms straight away....

New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Had a great stay at Wake Up! I stayed in a 6 bed female dorm. The room was a little tight once all 6 girls had their bags in there, but it was clean and well furnished, beds are solid and comfortable, and each have it's own outlet and reading light. There are nice-sized, clean lockers to put valuables in....

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

Hi TravelGirlATC, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and thanks for your perfect rating. It certainly looks like you had an awesome stay with us and got involved in the many free activities we have on. Our central location makes it very easy to see everything Sydney has to offer. I will be sharing your review...

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed for one week here after leaving Base Hostel. At arrival we were thrilled with how clean and spacious it was compared to base. We were on the 7th (Top) floor which was fairly quiet and in an 8 bed dorm. Room was fine although small as some girls have been there for weeks and there stuff was everywhere....

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

Hi NatashaRachael, Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback, we appreciate all feedback and view it as a chance to better our hostel and the guest experience. Whilst we are a premium property we do offer some of the most competitive prices in what is one of the most expensive cities in the world. We do certainly...

Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Good location, very central. Clean-ish (in general), but very noise at night..... a definite party hostel. I'd recommend trying a nearby competitor for a better experience in Sydney. English lass at travel centre was very helpful.

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

Hi expatames, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are in a very prime central location opposite central train station, it makes travelling around Sydney very easy and seeing all the attractions even easier. We pride ourselves on our social atmosphere however we do enforce silence on the levels past 10pm and have hourly level checks....

Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

stayed at wake up 3 times loved everytime the staff are great rooms are great side bar is a personal favourite of mines aswell i must say ha nice kitchen and dining area and good space for the movie room i just feel wake is missing something maybe such as a bigger social area for the guests to mingle and...

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

Hi Jim D, Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I am so glad you had such a great experience with us. I will certainly let the whole Side Bar team know how much you enjoyed parting down there. They all work very hard to ensure everyone is having a great experience. I will certainly take your...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Was meant to stay in Wake up for 6 nights but had to reduce my stay due to the fact I could not get any sleep and the air con in the room would not switch off which meant the room was a freezing day and night. I arrived in Sydney from the UK at the evening time, after an...

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

Hi Chris I, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review; we always like as much feedback as possible as we view it as a chance to better our hostel. I must apologise about your negative experience. In regards to the air conditioning it is automatic and as you can imagine in summer time with the extreme heat...

Reviewed 20 January 2016

This hostel is situated right across the street from the Central Train Station and the Coach Terminal and is therefore really easy to reach for backpackers. All facilities are modern, spacious and kept in great condition by the staff. The reception is open 24h and very helpful with anything you could ask for. There is always something going on in...

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

Hi Larissa L, Thanks for taking a moment to leave us a review. It certainly sounds like you had an awesome time in Sydney and in Wake Up! We are blessed with our central location it makes seeing all of Sydney's major sites very easy. I will certainly let the reception team and the Side Bar crew know how much...

England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

It's crazy how overpriced this hostel is... for the same price as a private double bedroom in any other hostel you are given a 10 bedroom dorm. Seriously makes no sense. Only stay here if you have lots of money. They try make up for it by being a cool party hostel but it's not worth it for the money....

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

Hi Emberjoi, Thanks for taking the time to leave us your review, we appreciate all feedback and view it as a chance to better our property. Whilst we certainly take your feedback on board in regards to the pricing, you will find that whilst we are the best hostel in Sydney we are also one of the most competitively priced...

Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

One of the better hostels I've stayed at! Clean well maintained rooms, very reasonable toilet and showering facilities! I particularly enjoyed the free Coogee beach to Bondi beach walking tour which with Conor and Liza they have once a week, and lots of night time activities (all you can drink wine on wine and cheese night in the side bar...

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Hi Kevin W, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and thanks for your perfect rating. I am so glad you had such an awesome experience with us. I will certainly be letting Conor and Liza (we call her smiles) know how much fun you had on their beach walk. Sounds like you had a great time...

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Winner '5th Best Extra Large Hostel Worldwide' and 'Most Popular Hostel in Sydney' at the 2016 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: $68 - $368 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Wake Up! Sydney 2*
Number of rooms: 113
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