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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Had a great time at wake up, v. Easy to meet people as a so traveller if you attend all of the social events they have in the evenings and hit side bar lots! Fantastic location right beside Central station and v. Helpful tour desk at reception. Cafe on ground floor serves delicious breakfasts for about $12 and most staff... More 

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

Hi Ajadventure, Thanks for your feedback. I am so glad you had such a great time with us. We have alot of fun activities on every day of the week to create a social atmosphere both in Wake Up! and in Side Bar. I will certainly be letting the cafe and the reception staff know how impressed you were their... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

i stayed at wake up for 18 days over Xmas and New Years and had the most amazing time. From the moment you walk through the doors you are met by the friendly staff and can see how clean the hostel is! I was staying in a 6 bed mixed dorm which was really nice, and super clean! They clean... More 

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

Hi Jayire, Thanks for your feedback and thanks for your perfect rating. It certainly sounds like you had an awesome stay with us over the Christmas New year’s period, it is such a great time of year and we always have alot of fun surprising guests and making sure they have a great time away from home. I will be... More 

Perth, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 10 January 2016

I really enjoyed the time at WakeUp!, it was just a bit too big for me as I'm travelling alone and have always been in smaller hostels where it was much easier to get to know some people. Still, the location is awesome, the service personal is really nice and always willing to help, the events in the evening are... More 

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

Hi Pucaina, Thanks for taking the time to leave us your review. It certainly sounds like you had an awesome stay with us. Whilst we are a large hostel we work very hard with our many free activities and events to create a social atmosphere. Side Bar is also a great way to meet backpackers from all over the world.... More 

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Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Wake Up during Xmas and New Years and had a great time. Friendly staff, clean rooms, ideal location for travellers next to central and a short walk from the city. Social events are also recommended, the hostels bar is a good location for a few drinks at night too. Would stay again!

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

Hi Ben D, Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I am so glad you had such an awesome time with us and also gave us a perfect rating. Side Bar is a great place to have a couple of drinks and meet new people from all over the world. We are very lucky with our central... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

I stayed here over New Years for 12 nights. It gave me chance to explore the city and the surrounding area. It's the perfect place to do this as it's so central. The hostel is very clean and tidy. It's a great way to meet lots of new people. It's a large hostel but very well organised that it doesn't... More 

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

Hi Catrin T, Thanks for taking the time to leave us your review and thanks for your perfect rating, we all work extremely hard here to ensure our guests have an awesome time. I will be showing all our staff here your review as I believe they have all contributed to your Wake Up! Experience. We always have lots of... More 

Porto Alegre, RS
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Rooms and bathroom were ok. The room was big enough and had lockers for everybody. The bathrooms were shared but clean. Great location, close to the train and bus stops and to Sydney's Chinatown. Just didn't like the other people in the room (very loud, drunk and inconsiderate to other guests).

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

Hi Priscila Y, Thanks for taking a moment to give us your feedback. I’m glad overall you had such a great stay with us. Housekeeping work very hard to ensure our facilities are kept in the best possible condition, so they will be thrilled with your positive words. On occasion we get guests that aren’t on the same type of... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

I arrived at Sydney airport about to start this crazy adventure travelling Australia. All I knew at this point was that I had my first ten days booked at Wake Up, Sydney! I couldn't have asked for a better start to my journey. I was greeted by friendly, welcoming staff and a buzzing atmosphere. If you are looking for a... More 

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

Hi Kate S, Thanks for taking the time for leaving us such in depth feedback, and thanks for your perfect rating. It certainly sounds like you made the most of your Sydney adventure. I’m so glad you choose to stay at Wake Up! to start your trip. All the staff across all the departments will be so happy to hear... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 8 January 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed in a private dorm, around July time. The hostel was perfect and was our first and last stay of our 6 week trip. When we first arrived after out LONG travel, the staff were super helpful, gave us lots of freebies and arranged for us to check in early, which was greatly appreciated. They got... More 

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

Hi Hannah94L, Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback and thanks for your perfect rating. I am so happy you had such a great time with us. We always do whatever possible to make sure our guests are comfortable as we know that travelling certainly does take it out of you. We always have lots of free... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

I love this place. Great value, lots to do and events organised and good facilities. The location is great. I've stayed hear a couple of times over the past few years and love it. The bar downstairs is good (though can be extremely busy) and the cafe is lovely and well priced. The hostel gives vouchers at the start of... More 

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

Hi Matthenry9, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It certainly sounds like you made the most of your stays with us at Wake Up! I personally can’t go a day without a great feed from Roys Cafe. We provide lots of free events to make sure our guests make the most of their Sydney experience. We... More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Absolutely great hostel. Staff amazing, good chance to meet people. Also very clean for a hostel would recommend to all. Sidebar is good a busy club just underneath the hostel but not too loud if you don't want to go out. Kitchen is very nice but can get a littl busy.

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

Hi Michael H , Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I am so glad you had such an awesome experience at Wake Up! All the staff will be so happy with your positive comments about them; they all have a great time working here and work very hard to ensure all our guests have an incredible... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Wake Up! Sydney

Address: 509 Pitt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: $43 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Wake Up! Sydney 2*
Number of rooms: 113
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