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Wake Up! Sydney Central

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Wake Up! Sydney Central was rated the \'Most Popular Hostel in Sydney\' at the 2017 Hoscars and it's no wonder - this hostel is located just next to the Central Station, near Paddy's Market and Chinatown and a short walk from Darling Harbour. Travellers tell us they appreciate the hostel\'s 'very engaging community', with staff who 'are super friendly and go out of their way to accommodate you', hosting parties and events every day. We like their attention to little details, providing rare extras such as an on-site ATM as well as hooks and shelves in the showers.

Property Description

Winner ‘6th Best Extra Large Hostel Worldwide’ and ‘Most Popular Hostel in Sydney’ at the 2018, 2017 & 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. We have mixed or all-female dormitory-style accommodation as well as private rooms with and without en suite. Whether you’re a budget-conscious traveler or you’re after a little luxury, we've got you covered. We have 24-hour reception, 24-hour internet access, a café and a restaurant. We also have our very own licensed bar - Side Bar - famous for outrageous parties!

We’re located opposite Central Station which is also the first shuttle bus stop from the airport. We’re within walking distance of some of Sydney's main attractions; a few minutes from Chinatown, a 15-minute stroll from Darling Harbour and Sydney Aquarium, 20 minutes from Sydney Sky Tower and a 30-minute walk from the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay. Talk about conveni

ROYS CAFE: Open from 7am, come and enjoy great food and our Colombian Single Origin coffee made by our baristas.

SIDE BAR: Open from 4pm till late, enjoy cheap meals, drink specials, bands, DJs and great times at Sydney's No #1 Backpacker & Student Bar

ACTIVITIES & EVENTS:

Monday:
Guided City Tour meet in reception 10.45am
Free Pizza at Side Bar from 7.00pm
Sydney’s Biggest Monday Student Night + $6 Fireball

Tuesday:
$10 Pastas
Tuesday Trivia at Side Bar from 7.00pm (win $100 cash)
Live Music feat. Black Diamond Hearts from 9.00pm

Wednesday:
Bondi Beach Walk meet in reception 10.45am
Free Wine & Cheese Party at Level 1, Wake Up from 7.30pm
Free Drinks at Side Bar at 9.00pm + huge uni parties and headline DJs

Thursday:
$10 Fish and Chips
Pool Competition at Side Bar 8.00pm (win $100 cash)
Fiesta Thursdays with guest DJs and $6 Tequila

Friday:
Guided City Tour meet in reception 10.45am
$10 Gourmet Pizzas
Free Punch at Side Bar at 9.00pm + $6 Coronas

Saturday:
$10 Burgers
Beer Pong Tournament at Side Bar from 8:00pm (win $100 cash)
Frat Saturdays with guest DJs and American anthems

Sunday:
$10 Steak and Chips
Pool Competition at Side Bar 8.00pm (win $70 cash)
Live Music feat. Dave White from 9.00pm

TRAVEL & TOURS:

Our Travel & Information desk has all the essential information and advice on finding jobs and the like, as well as being able to book you on tours - we really are your one-stop-shop! Free Travel Talk every Monday & Thursday @ 5pm in Side Bar

Dont forget our FREE travel talk - It’s an opportunity to talk face to face with our resident travel Gurus who can answer all those burning questions about work and travel in AUSTRALIA. Not to mention they can tailor make a trip to suit your time and budget as well offering you awesome discounts. So remember to pop down to side bar every Monday and Thursday at 5.00pm for a chat and free drink. See you there!

T&Cs

Please note that unfortunately we do not accept guest under the age of 18!
We require a valid photo I.D. (passport or driver’s license) to be presented at check-in for all guests.
Please read our Things to Note below before booking.

Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.5

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 May 2018
    Hands down the best hostel I've stayed at. Ignore all the negative reviews. Helpful staff, clean rooms, close proximity to city centre. There are activities organised by the hostel almost every day to bring people together. I loved the city tour with Alba as our wonderful guide, and Matt, who took us on the Coogee to Bondi beach walk tour was also amazing. Best part for me was bonding with my roommates and other hostel mates and hanging out on our own in the city. Thanks for the memories guys!
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 May 2018
    Best hostel I ever stayed in, can highly recommend it! Atmosphere is so cool and staff is very friendly and helps with everything. Very safe, you can’t enter the floors without a room card. Also very good located, everything is close by. My highlight was the Sydney city tour! I will definitely come back next time I‘m in Sydney
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    19 May 2018
    EXpect for the fact that I did not realise the hostel was actally called WAKE UP Sydney Central ( thought that was just an acknowlegment that you would be right close at Central Station ). Staff very friendly . Room quite basic but very clean. Would be good if there was a glass or tumbler for drinking water.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    20 May 2018
    Good place to stay as really conveniently located to Central Station. Staff were friendly and helpful. Main criticism is lack of communal area other than a loud bar or a cramped kitchen, and not many places to eat food. Overall a good place to stay
    England, Male, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • DVD's
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table

Awards

  • 2018

    6th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2018

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Sydney

  • 2017

    3rd, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2017

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Sydney

  • 2016

    5th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2016

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Sydney

  • 2012

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Sydney

  • 2010

    2nd, Best Large Hostels

  • 2006

    Best Large Hostels

  • 2006

    1st, Continent Winners Oceania

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Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Wake Up! Sydney Central says

I think what makes us different is that we offer an experience, not just a bed. We add value to your room rate by offering free daily activities, including a city orientation tour twice a week, a beach walk, football outings and more. On check-in you'll receive lots of vouchers with discounts, including a free beer in our bar and free coffee in the café. In fact, we've got everything all under one roof: whether you want to do your laundry, get online, watch TV in our common areas, connect to Wi-Fi, prepare your own food, withdraw cash, book a tour, have a beer, coffee or a cheap meal, Wake Up is fully equipped to serve you!
We offer easy access to all of Sydney's main attractions. I recommend taking the short bus ride to the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, or over to Bondi Beach.
We cater mainly to 18-30-year-old travellers on a budget but all adults are welcome and we do cater for people with special needs or disabilities. Unfortunately, we don't have facilities suitable for children. Dev Penny, General Manager

Things to Note

Please note that Wakeup has a 24 hour cancellation policy on all bookings except those between 21 Dec and 3 Jan. During this special period bookings need to be prepaid and are not refundable or transferable.

For last minute, multiple person reservations, in periods of high demand it may not be possible to put all occupants in the same room. We shall certainly do our best though.

Please note that unfortunately we do not accept guest under the age of 18!


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