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Wake Up! Sydney Central

509 Pitt Street, Opposite Central Railway , Sydney, Australia

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  • 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.
Best For: Meeting People

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Mon 25 Jun 2018 - Thu 28 Jun 2018 Change
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Room Summary

Mon 25th June 2018 - Thu 28th June 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.0


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    16 Jun 2018
    Honestly one of the best hostels on the East coast and definitely best hostel in Sydney!
    Finland, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    14 Jun 2018
    Great location (opposite Central bus and train station), great security, really clean and tidy bathrooms. So much onward travel advice and help available and really friendly staff! Definitely would stay here again (:
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    16 Jun 2018
    A nice hostel at Sydney's Central station. Central isn't technically the 'middle' of Sydney City, but it's a good spot for its proximity to public transport, Chinatown, and Surry Hills. You can walk into the centre of the city and down to Circular Quay, but it's a long-ish walk. The hostel is nice for a larger hostel, and really has everything you need. Would recommend.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    12 Jun 2018
    A really nice hostel, in such a good location for everything with clubs within walking distance as well as the train station only being over the road. The staff are so lovely and really helpful, I would recommend.
    England, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • DVD's
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi

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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