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Wake Up! Sydney Central Reviews

509 Pitt Street, Opposite Central Railway, Sydney, Australia

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90%

Rating
3141 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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100%

Lovely friendly place to stay. Staff all very friendly and always very welcoming. Especially John who works a few night shifts and always is very cheerful and helpful. The social events arranged are great fun to get to know other people too. Every time I come to Sydney I know this is the hostel I will always stay at.

  • 21st Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you for leaving us such a nice review and for your personal shout out to John on nights. I am really pleased you mentioned our social events as these are one of the best parts of any Wake Up stay and what we feel sets us apart from our competitors. We look forward to seeing you back here in the future. Cheers and thanks again. Dev Penney - GM

97%

Our stay was great, friendly staff and got a free upgrade. Overall had a really nice stay :)

  • 20th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Very modern hostel right in the heart of Sydney. An excellent place to stay.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Vincent, Thanks for your kind words and online recommendation! Enjoy your Australian adventure and we hope to see you back at Wake Up in the future. Cheers Dev Penney - General Manager

89%

For a first time traveller and visitor to Australia, I'd highly recommend this hostel as I got the chance to meet people through the highly organised events that wake up staff provide us. It almost becomes your new home once your settled and the staff help that. I became very familiar with one staff member on the night reception, Jonathan, as he seem me on regular nights out in side bar. He is a friendly guy always has a smile on his face. Overall brilliant service from everyone at wake up!

  • 18th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks for your recent review of Wake Up and for your glowing endorsement of our activity schedule. Activities at Wake Up are specifically designed to get our guests together and our super friendly activities staff know just how to get a party going! Really glad that this was one of the highlights of your stay. Enjoy your travels and we hope to see you back in Sydney soon. Cheers Dev Penney - GM

94%

Very clean and friendly with lots of activities! Though I felt information booth was trying to coerce paid activities vs giving information to do on your own ie blue mountains.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review in addition to your feedback. Glad you mentioned how fun and friendly our hostel is as this is a big part of the Wake Up experience. The information booth is actually our inhouse travel agency so while they give out plenty of friendly advice their primary role is to sell tours. Hope you understand. Cheers and thanks again for your review. Dev Penney - GM

89%

A solid place to stay. Tough to meet people, but would stay again!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. I was disappointed to hear that you found it hard to meet people but can assure you that we have an action packed activity schedule specifically designed to get our guests together. From our Beach and City walks, to our free food events and live entertainment in Side Bar we really try our best to make it a fun place to be! Cheers Dev Penney - GM

100%

Outstanding hostel- really can't fault. Comfortable beds and rooms, close to the city centre, lots of activities and good bar downstairs, but still quiet for sleeping upstairs. Staff were the friendliest and most helpful I've come across in hostels- can't recommend enough.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, WOW... Thanks for leaving us such an awesome review! I will be posting your review to our staff Facebook page as I know the entire team will be thrilled to have had such fantastic feedback! Cheers Dev Penney General Manager

80%

good hostel. Had better, had worse. definitively the position is a big plus! very nicely marketed as well. all in all would recommend

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks for reviewing your recent stay with us here at Wake Up. While the percentage you gave us was quite low your words were, on the whole, quite positive. I would welcome any additional feedback you care to give and will be emailing you shortly with my details. Cheers Dev Penney General Manager

83%

the rooms were great, just that there is a better spot for the room mirror placement. instead of placing it on the back of the door, maybe it can be repositioned to the wall perpendicular to it? if not for the sound of the lock, my wife almost got hit while using the mirror by a new couple entering the room.

  • 13th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, We appreciate your feedback regarding the mirror placement in the rooms but unfortunately they are not easily moved. I have flagged this with the owner as something to discuss when we next refurbish the rooms. Thanks for your review and we hope to see you back at Wake Up again. Cheers Dev Penney - GM

94%

I had a very good experience in all aspects.

  • 13th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us and for giving us such a nice review. Enjoy your travels and we hope to see you back at Wake Up soon. Cheers Dev Penney General Manager

97%

Excellent hostel, amazing location

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks a mil for your kind words! It is super pleasing to see that you enjoyed your stay here with us at Wake Up. We look forward to welcoming you back here in the future. Cheers Dev Penney General Manager

100%

I've been to hostels in seven countries on three continents and among best I have ever been to! The space is clean, beds are comfy and there are a lot of activities to help you meet other travelers. Although you have to pay for Internet, it's not too expensive. Getting around the city is pretty easy since Central Station is across the street. Or if you choose to walk, many things are within a 30-min trek. My only qualm is that my door was a bit squeaky.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks so much for leaving such a fantastic review! We can see from the many reviews you have previously posted that you are indeed well traveled. This makes your review of Wake Up even more special to us. Enjoy your travels and we look forward to seeing you back here in the future. Cheers Dev Penney General Manager

86%

I have stayed here twice now, in two weeks! Both times I have paid for a 10 bed mixes dorm for me and a friend, and both times I've been upgraded too a twin room! Which naturally I was thrilled about! It's the first hostel I've ever stayed in, so I don't have anything too compare it too as such, but it's clean, and well presented! I've had no reason too use the communal areas but it seems too have everything you need! They market very well for backpackers, great location, ill be back for sure!

  • 8th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, First times are always special so we are glad that you chose us here at Wake Up! Enjoy your travels and we look forward to seeing you back here in the future! Cheers Dev Penney General Manager

86%

Great location right opposite central station so easy if you are coming off a Greyhound / train from the airport. Clean and tidy, met some great people there too. Didn't use the kitchen but did notice the TV lounge area was right next to it so probably not the most relaxing place to have it (open plan). Wifi could be better on the 4th floor, slow at times considering you have to pay for it too. However I really enjoyed my stay and would recommend this hostel to fellow backpackers!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and for your feedback on the 4th floor wifi signal. I shall be looking into it to ensure that it is running perfectly asap. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate you recommending us to your fellow travelers. Cheers Dev Penney General Manager

97%

Great overall. Would be even better if the private rooms have lockers.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks for your review and also for the feedback regarding lockers in private rooms. I shall be discussing this at our management meeting this week. Looking forward to welcoming you back to Wake Up in the future! Cheers Dev Penney General Manager

69%

A place to go if you want to go to Sydney and get drunk all the time. They have an annoying tannoy system in every room, just to warn anyone thinking of going. The staff were awesome, apart from one of the guys in the bar downstairs, we ended up not staying at the bar because who wants to eat in such a loud place? Not what we were looking for from our trip to Sydney but it was a great location and the free bus stops just around the back of the hostel.

  • 4th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks for reviewing your recent stay here at Wake Up. Although we were not what you were looking for on this occasion it still sounds like there were many positives to your stay. Thanks for giving us top marks for our awesome staff and also for mentioning what a great location we have. Cheers and thanks again! Dev Penney General Manager

94%

#lovechaene #lovewakeuptravelup


63%

Big hostel no atmosphere. In the kitchen you have a couple off islands were you can cook on but only 2 cookers per person. 6 dorm bed is small and the layout is not good to meet other people. They have a TV "room" but it's next to the kitchen and the with the music from there is not nice trying to watch a movie. Also no pool ore table football fore and making new friends. Fore how much you pay fore this place I can not recommend it and met some people that left because they didn't like it.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us after your recent stay here at Wake Up. I was very disappointed to learn that we did not meet your initial expectations and will be speaking with my team to see where we may have improved your stay. I note that you extended your stay by two days after you wrote your review so I will take this as a positive that your time at Wake Up ended much better than it started. Cheers Dev Penney - GM

100%

Absolutely love this hostel. As a single traveller the hostel walks and general hostel environment made it so easy for me to make so many amazing people. Although one of the more expensive hostels it is completely worth the money and I extended my stay here twice. Would definitely recommend.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, We work so hard for reviews like yours so a big thank you from all of us here at Wake Up! Please recommend us as much as you can and we look forward to seeing you again if you make it back to Sydney. Cheers Dev Penney General Manager

100%

Made my Stay in Sydney amazing. Great staff, fab for lone travellers, clean! The showers are awesome. They put on trips to get to know the city. Can't rate it enough!


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