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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 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.3

  • Facilities 9.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 May 2019
    ton of fun! Lots of stuff to do around, lots of events organized by the hostel, rooms and bathrooms are clean, would definitely go again
    Canada, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 May 2019
    Thanks for lovely and kind staff. Everything was perfect. I also want to thanks for the free walking tour. Hotel has many options with a perfect smiling.
    Turkey, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 May 2019
    Great staff, extremely helpful
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 May 2019
    A really nice place: Eventhough it’s big, you can easily meet people (mainly short time travellers really nice & open-minded people i found). Very clean & well equiped facilities. Always activities, which give you a great chance to meet people (Thank you again for the great walking tour Alba!). Would definetely recommend staying here, for people who travel (maybe not necessary for long-term stays) Two points of improvement: Keep kitchen open longer than 10 & a communal chill out area.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 May 2019
    Not hyping it up when I say this is the best hostel I’ve ever stayed in. The staff are super helpful and friendly and the guided tours they do of Bondi and Sydney are very well done. If you’re a solo traveller this is definitely the place to stay to meet people as there’s always something going on and even when there’s parties at night you can’t hear anything in the dorms. The location also couldn’t be beat, right beside the Bus/train station that takes you anywhere in Sydney or beyond.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    12 May 2019
    Great hostel! Very accomodating staff, rooms are nice, facilities were great. Big hostel but still staff were always helpful with any questions and the travel agents had great recommendations and handled all of the sign up process for trips. Lockers in the room are really useful. Let me come back after I had checked out to shower and get luggage before my flight for no extra cost.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    10 May 2019
    Nothing bad to say about this hostel! The beds were comfy, internet was very good, and the entire hostel was always very clean. As well, the activities provided were excellent and there was always a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    15 May 2019
    Good location, near to transport links. Clean bathrooms, good activities
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    08 May 2019
    I was only there for 1 night. I do recommend providing more information about how things work, such as the kitchen and a list of recommended restaurants in the area.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    14 May 2019
    I’m afraid I really didn’t like this hostel. The staff were great and it was clean but it was incredibly impersonal, the kitchen was huge and everyone kept themselves to themselves and despite being on the 6th floor, I was kept awake every single night with the thumping music from way down in the basement. If I’d have known it was more of a party hostel (foam parties, bar crawls etc), I’d never have booked it as that’s not what I wanted but it’s really obvious until you get there.
    England, Female, 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

    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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