Wake Up! Sydney Central Reviews
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+ localisation, staff - no stairs only elevator to the rooms. Lots of waiting - someone stole food from the kitchen
I was happy with the bedroom, communal areas and though you pay for it, the wifi is excellent. The bar downstairs is kicking, and a nice big dorm room made for easy chatting and a good sleep. Location is good, opposite the central station, and the attractions of the city are walking distance. I was less impressed that when I checked in and paid by card, I was given a total in gbp without being asked. That added about 7% to the cost-changed to aud on request, but naughty.
Very good hostel, clean, comfortable and nice atmosphere.
This is a very clean and convenience hostel. It is close to the Central station with 5mins walk. The lobby is grand which is not like the other hostel. Shared Bathroom on each level. It has a wide space for shower and hang up the clothes. Provided comfortable pillow and linen. Just miss the WIFI!!! Otherwise it is perfect.
This hostel is so modern, clean and well located but the guests that were staying there were so unfriendly. I tried to talk to many of them but would not have any luck
the hostel was fine but i ended up in a room with two druk guys who didn't let me sleep the whole night. i went to speak to the receptionist but she didn't care even if I would have thrown them away. I did not feel safe and could not sleep properly
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
the place is well located close to everything and easy to get around, the bathrooms are good and clean, the internet sucks because you need to buy an awful card and you have an amount of time to use (1,2,37 days...) and time runs out easily and it is expensive, the rooms are bad and very poor, pillows, blankets and sheets are definitely a joke, and the staff is very so so, some folks are friendly and helpful others no so much, there is too much to improve in the rooms!!!
Not really good for the money. If you get a good price it is OK.
Staying at this hostel was a great experience. It has a good location, within walking distance of many great areas. I think my favorite part of this hostel was the bar downstairs. There was always something going on and it was extremely popular, even with those not staying at the hostel. Security was tight, the cafe had good food, and the bathrooms were clean and updated. The only real downside was the lack of electric outlets in the rooms (two or three outlets in rooms for 6 & 10 people).
Great hostel in an ideal location to explore Sydney, just opposite Central Station. Staff very professional and enthusiastic. Great place to meet other travellers with bar onsite and activities organised daily. Good deals on food/drink. Room was spotless and hostel feels very safe and secure.Would highly recommend and would stay again if back in Sydney!
Staff were so friendly an helpful and the location is amazing! Side bar at weekends great night out too! Would definitely stay again!!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
Great stay met so many people the free tours and socials where worth joining rooms clean bathroom facilities where very well presented my only upset is paying for wifi
Excellent location and clean hostel. The hostel is located next to Central Station (trains and light rail). There is also a bus station on George Street near the back entrance to the hostel. Hostel is easy to find and convenient for getting to the sights each day. Lots of dining options nearby. Chinatown is a few blocks north on George Street. Surrey Hills (behind the train station) has many nice cafes. Like others mentioned, get a room on a higher floor. The club in the basement is loud.
Nice location just opposite the train station, but actually its bit far from CBD, need to walk at least 15 min, but this hostel fully equipment with bar, cafe, internet area and even work/information centre, u can book whatever u want and ask working holiday information in here, also have very nice area for movie/ tv in kitchen floor, kitchen was great as well, so big, fully equipment and clean. i was really enjoy the whole atmosphere in there, staff also very helpful and nice! 5 stars rating!
One of the lifts was out of order during our stay so there was signage advising to use the fire escape stairs. After it was fixed, the signs advising to use the stairs were left in place and my friend was locked in the stairwell for 20 minutes. Staff were of the opinion it was her fault. Queues for reception were always long and there never seemed to be sufficient staff. I've stayed in Bounce before-far superior.
The hostel is REALLY great. The atmosphere is incredible, especially for a large hostel, it's still a great place to make friends. They have a cool bar downstairs which is popular in Sydney. They organize free city tours and beach walks. It's very clean and secure. Staff is really nice as well. The only problem were the rooms. Unfortunatly, the PRIVATE rooms are tiny. I never complain about the rooms because I don't expect a 5 star hotel out of a hostel, but they're really small and uncomfortabl
Great place - but it needs a bedside lamp
I though the hostel was really nice, but because it is so big it is harder to meet people. It would be nice if the kitchen would be bigger, because it is way to small for so many people! The staff is alright. There a few that aren't as nice/welcoming as the rest. The location is awesome!
Great atmosphere and awesome staff. Comfy bed and like the decent sized in-room locker. Shout out to Mich who was super helpful during the check out process. Needed somewhere safe to store my laptop and Mich took on the task of keeping it safely over the counter until I return to pick it up in the afternoon. The gentleman (should've asked for his name) was very resourceful when asked about the best way to find the Bourke St. Bakery. All in all a very pleasant overnight stay!
One of the best hostels iv stayed at. Extended my stay twice. Amazing location, right opposite central station with a great atmosphere and felt more like a holiday than a hostel with activities every night. Would defo stay again and recommend this hostel.