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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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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 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.
Please read our Things to Note below before booking. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Apr 2019
    As a career traveler through 50 countries during 20 years as backpacker, I should say this is the best of the best hostel I know and I don't think any else can do better. 1-location right crossing the central station. 2-huge community room 3-huge kitchen 4-huge dining room 5-two elevator 6-room clean 7-receptionists and manager very nice, helpful (could not be nicer) what else I forgot but just think what you need on the road you can find help here. Tam Nguyen & Cathy Tran (USA)
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    16 Apr 2019
    Wake up is always such a solid hostel chain to stay with, clean, sociable, good value for money, I wouldn’t stay anywhere else in Sydney!
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    16 Apr 2019
    Had a great stay at Wake Up! Staff were lovely and so many different activities and events on every night.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    14 Apr 2019
    really impressed with the hostel. Amazing reception area downstairs and always helpful staff on hand to help
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    19 Apr 2019
    Good Hostel! Staff were extremely helpful and were very knowledgeable. The dorms were spotless but the bathrooms lacked at times and weren’t very clean. Side Bar is also a great time for anyone looking to party and it’s always pumping at night. Can’t get a much better location than Wake Up either; we walked everywhere! Would definitely stay here again.
    Australia, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    15 Apr 2019
    Stayed 2 nights in a dorm & decided to extend as the location was perfect. We had to move rooms & got free upgrade to private room! The bed didn’t smell great so the manager came to look & we think it was the mattress from previous guest. He immediately swapped our room & gave us free coffee vouchers. Not only that they offered us breakfast the next morning to apologise for any inconvenience although we felt it had been dealt with amazingly. Fantastic service & great staff especially Mo & Liam!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    16 Apr 2019
    Good location and has nice activities organized. Ended up having a nice stay and met great people. Totally cool if you’re looking for a bit of a younger, loud crowd. If not, might not be the place for you.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    20 Apr 2019
    The staff was friendly and the place was for the most part pretty clean, but this might not be the place for people that are trying to get sleep. There's a club or something in the basement and the music was so loud that our walls were literally shaking on the 5th floor. I did not get the impression that this was a party hostel from the page or reviews, otherwise I would've booked elsewhere. I booked because the location to Central station made easy airport access, but ended up getting no sleep.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.6

    Good

    18 Apr 2019
    The Spanish receptionist was particularly friendly and welcoming.
    Scotland, Male, 25-30
  • 6.6

    Good

    16 Apr 2019
    Pretty good hostel.
    USA, 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

  • 2019

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Sydney

  • 2019

    7th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 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

    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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