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Wake Up! Sydney Central Reviews

509 Pitt Street, Opposite Central Railway, Sydney, Australia

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90%

Rating
3033 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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97%

Great friendly hostel in a central location. Great bar with daily food/drink deals and daily activities to get involved in! Definitely recommend :-)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Cheers for leaving us such a nice review! Our Activity Schedule along with the daily food and drink specials are such an important part of the Wake Up experience. It is all about getting everyone together and breaking down the barriers that can sometimes keep people apart in big hostels. We are a big hostel we en equally big atmosphere! We look forward to seeing you here in the future. Cheers Dev Penney General Manager Wake Up! Sydney

97%

Right from the moment I walked in, I was made very welcome. The Guys at the front desk were awesome, always with a smile on their faces. The rooms were clean and the bunks were really comfortable. The meals were good and well priced. I would definitely stay here again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, We are pleased you took the time to review your recent stay with us here at Wake Up. The reception team will be stoked that you have given them a shout out online. I will be passing on your comments at our reception meeting later today! We look forward to seeing you back here next time you are in Sydney. Cheers Dev Penney General Manager Wake Up! Sydney

86%

Great facilities, super clean bathrooms (nice showers and water pressure) the rooms are large and air conditioned. Some staff not as friendly as others... Locations a bit north for my preference but over all I quite enjoy WakeUp!

  • 19th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Huge hostel with all needed services. It was indeed party hostel, however you could sleep when wanted. Personally my experience was even better by having good luck with roommates. Of course this is not always the case.


83%

We had a double bed room, which was nice. Air con in every room, you can't set the temperature but it wasn't too cold. And it's very quiet, you cannot hear the street outside. Everything is very clean. The kitchen is a little bit too small. The location is perfect for discovering Sydney, there is a free bus to the CBD and the trains at Central Station are only a short walk away. The staff ist very friendly and helpful, they even opened the kitchen for an early breakfast for us!


74%

Good hostel. I stayed 4 nights but I had to change room during my stay. The second room was much better than the first, it was the same number of bed (6) but the room was bigger, more facilities (locker, private light), so can't complain. The staff was pretty helpful, specially the blonde lady for my check-in. Some issue with the key card sometimes but nothing really bad. If I had to come back to Sydney, I think I will choose again this hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback. Our room sizes vary due to the shape of our building so there are some rooms that are naturally better than others. We are glad that you enjoyed your second room much better than the first! Thanks for also mentioning he helpfulness of our reception team. I am able to see who checked you in so I will be passing on your comments at our reception meeting today. Cheers Dev Penney GM - Wake Up! Sydney

97%

Stayed at Wake Up for 3 nights whilst doing a bit of travelling around Australia. Safe to say it was the most enjoyable time of my trip, the hostel is clean, staff friendly and helpful, and the whole place is a buzz of atmosphere from the vast array of young people staying. If you are planning a trip to Syney then this is the place you have to stay. Amazing.

  • 17th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks for such a nice review! We are really pleased that Wake Up was the highlight of your travels around Australia and we look forward to seeing you back here in the future. Please spread the Wake Up word. Dev Penney General Manager Wake Up! Sydney

100%

Loved everything about it! High standards for everything, booked 3 nights here and ended up staying another 3! Can get a little noisy in the evening on big nights but that's nothing a pair of ear plugs can't fix! If you're wanting a party atmosphere then this is the place!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, We love everything about your review! I will be passing your comments on to our Activities staff and the management team at Side Bar. I know they will be please that you have mentioned our party atmosphere! While there can be a little noise from the bar on our biggest nights, we offer complimentary ear plugs at reception for anyone who needs them as well! Cheers Dev Penney General Manager Wake Up! Sydney

83%

Overall good stay. Hostel organised activities good, ideal for meeting others. Very close to Central station and Greyhound bus stop. Bathroom often a bit gross, with one of the four showers for the girls being out of order my whole stay. Our 6 bed dorm was too small for 6 adults with a big bag or suitcase each. Had to pay for wifi and then wasn't a good enough connection for FaceTime or similar.


100%

Perfect location, slight downfall is the kitchen size doesn't reflect the number of guests but is still okay and has a lot of equipment. The cleaners work so hard here everyday and the hostel is on top form for cleanliness! An outdoor 'chill out' area other than the street/cafe would be perfect!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks for leaving us such a great review! We have a great team of housekeepers here and they really do take pride in their work. I am sure they will be stoked that you have mentioned just how hard they work! Cheers Dev Penney General Manager Wake Up! Sydney

80%

Great location. Most Backpackers weren't the friendliest when we arrived but not the hostels fault. great big kitchen and clean rooms. Laundry is way overpriced. A little expensive for what is offered and bar is crammed!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. Here at Wake Up we realize that we are on the more expensive of things and that is why we go to great lengths to value add to our guests stay wherever possible. Our action packed Activity Schedule is full of free events and we do our very best to ensure that everyone gets a comfortable and safe nights sleep in a nice clean environment. Enjoy your travels! Dev Penney General Manager Wake Up! Sydney

100%

Beautiful facilities. The whole thing looks brand new inside.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you for your kind words regarding our facilities! We look forward to seeing you back here at Wake Up in the future. Cheers Dev Penney General Manager Wake Up! Sydney

100%

A great stay in a clean and friendly hostel. Loads going on for travellers.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, We could not have asked for a better review so thanks for taking the time to leave one for us. Please spread the Wake Up word... Cheers Dev Penney General Manager Wake Up! Sydney

71%

I liked the high level of security including lockers in the dorm, the helpful travel desk and vouchers for the cafe. I would have liked more than 1hr WiFi, and the option of a quiet bar, perhaps if the cafe stayed open later. Definitely a hostel for a younger crowd.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. The average age here is quite young and we are unashamedly a party hostel. In saying that it is pleasing that you mentioned the level of security we provide for our guests and the lengths we go to to ensure that everyone upstairs gets a good nights sleep. Roy's Cafe is currently open until 9pm at night at which time we close in favour of Side Bar. Thanks again for your review Dev Penney General Manager

89%

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100%

I had absolutely no complaints about Wake Up! The rooms were clean and comfortable. The place was clean. They organized events daily to help you meet people. The food at the bar and cafe were pretty good. The kitchen was big, but it was very crowded for a hostel this size. Definitely the most secure place I have stayed on my round the world trip. You need a keycard to get in the building, get to your floor, get in your room, etc.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks for leaving such a fantastic review. It is especially pleasing that you have mentioned the cleanliness as well as the secure nature of our property. I know that for many travelers these are very important attributes in a hostel and we are glad that we met your expectations in this regard. We look forward to seeing you here again in the future. Cheers Dev Penney General Manager Wake Up! Sydney

94%

THE place to stay in Sydney. Great location and facilities, especially Side Bar. Lots going on socially too each day/night !

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for your special mention of our bar, Side Bar. Side Bar has been the premier backpacker & student bar in Sydney for many years now and we are constantly reinventing it to ensure it remains fresh and cutting edge. Please feel free to give Side Bar a plug on your travels! Cheers Dev Penney General Manager Wake Up! Sydney

91%

Good place to stay in Sydney...especially if arriving late at night or leaving the next day as it's right across from Central Station. Lots of activities for young people, but was made to feel welcome as an over 40 year old traveller as well. Good daily food deals, and very clean. Not a fan of having to pay for internet but the prices are actually very reasonable.

  • 9th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Could not ask for a better hostel in Sydney. Great place, great staff, great location and great atmosphere (especially if your looking to meet people).

  • 6th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, We appreciate you taking to time to review our property and are really pleased you gave us such a great rating. Our staff put a lot of work into the Activity Schedule with the aim of creating a good atmosphere and making it easy to meet fellow travelers. We are glad this was one of the highlights of your stay. Enjoy your travels! Dev Penney General Manager Wake Up! Sydney

94%

Stayed in Wake Up for 4 nights and absoulotley loved it! Rooms were clean as well as the bathrooms and kitchen. Best location you could ask for. Just walking distance from the opera house and circular quay, and the bus stop for bondi was just around the corner. The sidebar is a great opportunity to hang out and meet new people. Would definetly stay there again.

  • 5th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, Thanks for leaving such a nice review. Looks like you had a great stay at Wake Up and for that we are pleased. Enjoy your travels and we look forward to seeing you back here in the future. Cheers Dev Penney General Manager Wake Up! Sydney

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