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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

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Wake Up! Sydney Central

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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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 Student Night - Side Bar

Tuesday:
Person Training at Prince Alfred Park - meet in reception 9.45am
Tuesday Trivia at Side Bar from 7.00pm (cash prizes)
Live Band feat. Black Diamond Hearts from 9.00pm

Wednesday:
Bondi Beach Walk - meet in reception 10.45am
Free Wine & Cheese Party on Level 1, Wake Up from 8pm
Free Drinks at Side Bar at 9.00pm + Hip-Hop, R&B, Throwback & Trap

Thursday:
Yoga Class - meet in Side Bar 9.45am
Pool Competition at Side Bar 8.00pm (cash prizes)
Fiesta Thursdays with guest DJs and $3 Tacos & $6 Tequilas

Friday:
Guided City Tour - meet in reception 10.45am
50c Chicken Wings - from 4pm in Side Bar
Free Drinks at Side Bar at 9.00pm + $6 Coronas

Saturday:
Day out at Glebe Markets - meet in reception at 10.45am
Beer Pong Tournament at Side Bar from 8:00pm (win $100 cash)
Frat Saturdays with guest DJs and American anthems

Sunday:
Wake Up! Pub Crawl
3 Free Drinks, 3 Awesome Venues, FREE food
Tickets $10 at Reception - meet on Level 1 at 6pm

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.
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Overview

Bright, buzzing and bang in the middle of town, at Wake Up! Sydney Central there's always something going on. You'll find us around the corner from Central Station. And if you're on a late flight, no worries: our reception is open 24 hours. Build up a sweat before a busy day with a fitness class, or flex those muscles with some yoga. Fresh Colombian coffee is on tap at our friendly café. When your feet are itching to get out and explore the Harbour City (it's what you came for, right?) grab some cash from our on-site ATM, pick up a free city map and head out.

Location

If you’re coming from the airport, the shuttle bus will bring you right to Central Railway Station, which is just a 3-minute walk away. We’re handily sandwiched between the cultural Ultimo and ultra-chic Surry Hills neighbourhoods, so you’ll be right in the heart of the action. Our highlights? Browsing the local produce at Paddy’s Market, slurping noodles in Chinatown or kicking back by the sea at Darling Harbour.

Rooms and Dorms

Our rooms are modern and airy. Choose between mixed and female-only dorms or private rooms with or without en suites. Reading lights mean you can stay up past everyone else's bedtime to plan your next move (without disturbing your bunkmates). We've taken care of the essentials here – bed linen is free and there are security lockers for you to safely stash your gear.

Extras and activities

Many friendships have been forged on our guided city walks. Back at the hostel, make our restaurant your first stop, then head to the Side Bar – famous for its parties (and don't miss the budget-friendly drinks). If you're after a quieter night, join us for wine and cheese tasting or try our trivia comp. Tight budget? Don’t miss the free pizza at our legendary student nights. Wi-Fi's free too, so you can check in with home (and gloat a little about what you’ve been up to).

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.7

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Aug 2019
    Great hostel! It is in a very convenient location that is walkable to all of the main tourist spots and right across from the train station. It also has events every night, which makes it easy to meet other guests. Would stay here again!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Aug 2019
    Affordable, clean, great place, and really enjoyed staying there. Great area of the town, I love this hostel and their bar! and very helpful staff.
    Thailand, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Aug 2019
    Stayed for two nights, and it was the best hostel we stayed at out of 4 other hostels! Very clean and modern rooms/bathrooms/building! Very professional staff! They have over 500+ beds so there are a ton of people to meet! My friend and I loved the beer pong competition as well as the the bar crawl the they had the next day! The two staff members Nicole and Simba absolutely killed it! ‘‘Twas a lit event even though we didn’t win the $100 bar tab, we made friends with those who did 😉!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Aug 2019
    the place is clean and the staff are accomodating
    Philippines, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Aug 2019
    Fantastic all around.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    05 Aug 2019
    Really amazing staff and such a good environment! Met some great people! :)
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Aug 2019
    I stayed at Wake Up Sydney August 4th for the entire week and it was a great experience! Initially I had only booked two nights but I ended up extending my stay because I loved it so much. The staff was so amazing and welcoming and there was so many free activities going on at the hostel. Its a great spot and i would 100% go back!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    08 Aug 2019
    A very well put together place with excellent facilities. The walking tour was amazing (and free!). Frustratingly, a bar staff member had a minor episode against myself and others for various reasons, but, management and security were very quick and helpful at getting it resolved. With that in mind, I’m confident the same issue won’t manifest itself and I’ll certainly stay here again. Thank you for everything :-)
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    15 Aug 2019
    Good location right next to the central railway station - easy access to and from the airport. Bar and cafe are good, staff are friendly and helpful. Good range of social activities. Only issue was relatively poor nights sleep due to roommates, but that’s the same in almost all hostels so can’t complain.
    Scotland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    14 Aug 2019
    Very convenient from the airport train! A little further than anticipated from the Harbor but it is such a walkable city it was not so bad. The rooms and bathrooms were very clean although the beds were a little wobbly. Number one complaint was to do with the shower heads -- it was much too close to the wall, making hair washing pretty difficult. Other than that, the staff were friendly and happily stored our luggage the day we checked out and allowed us continued access to the bathrooms all day
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
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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

  • 2019

    7th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2019

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Sydney

  • 2018

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Sydney

  • 2018

    6th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2017

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Sydney

  • 2017

    3rd, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2016

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Sydney

  • 2016

    5th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2012

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Sydney

  • 2010

    2nd, Best Large Hostels

  • 2006

    1st, Continent Winners Oceania

  • 2006

    Best Large Hostels

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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

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