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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to arrival. 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

First nights accommodation to be paid at the time of reservation.

All guests must be 18+ and must have a vaild passport or Australian Drivers License to check-in.

Additional Terms and Conditions

All guests must be 18+ and must have a vaild passport or Australian Drivers License to check-in.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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First nights accommodation to be paid at the time of reservation.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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Wake Up! Sydney Central

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Hostelworld says

Wake Up! Sydney voted 'Best Hostel in Australia' & '5 Best Extra-Large Hostel Worldwide' at the 2020 Hostelworld HOSCAR Awards 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

Voted 'Best Hostel in Australia' #5 Best Extra-Large Hostel Worldwide at the 2020 Hostelworld HOSCAR 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, Free High-Speed WiFi, a cafe and a restaurant. We also have our very own licensed bar/nightclub - 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 convenience

For guests choosing the Bed & Breakfast option the breakfast consist of a Toastie & small hot beverage @ Roys Cafe

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
Pizza Night (free) at Side Bar from 7:30pm
Sydney's Biggest Student Night - Side Bar
DJs from 8pm - late

Tuesday:
Personal Training at Jetts Gym - meet in reception 9:45am
Tuesday Trivia at Side Bar from 7pm (cash prizes)
DJs from 9:30pm - late

Wednesday:
Coogee to 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 9pm + Hip-Hop, R&B, Throwback & Trap

Thursday:
Yoga Class - meet in Side Bar 9:45am
Karaoke Thursdays from 7pm
Cash & Prizes Up for grabs
Free Sign Ups & $6 Tequila
DJs from 11pm - late

Friday:
Guided City Tour - meet in reception 10.45am
Friday Night Social at Side Bar
Free Vodka Cocktails at 9pm

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
Best For: Entertainment Young Travellers

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.0

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 8.9

  • Facilities 9.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Jul 2022
    This place is superb. You cannot go wrong! Location is amazing, so are the staff. Showers are great, bedrooms slightly on the small side but honestly not an issue. I would 100% stay here again!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    21 Jul 2022
    Fabulous time at wake up! The staff who run the activities were top!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Jul 2022
    This place was wonderful! I stayed in a mixed 4-bed dorm for 4 nights-- the bed was comfy, the lockers were plenty big for my valuables, and the desk even had earplugs available when a snorer stayed in the room. The bathrooms were clean, and never too busy. The lobby was great for hanging out during the day (it was quite rainy when I went), and Sidebar and Roy's were wonderful to have when I didn't feel like going far to eat. Highly recommend!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    20 Jul 2022
    Literally across the street from the train station, great staff managing large workload at front desk efficiently and with a smile. Clean - or constantly cleaning. In the madness of dinner the kitchen can be a warzone but the team is always on top of the cleaning in general. Bathrooms, showers, and rooms too. Respectful roommates, comfortable bed, quiet on 6th floor, good social scene on the first and a basement building nightclub and common areas for work and bag storage etc. All good.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.7

    Superb

    07 Jul 2022
    Great hostel, great staff and great (free) events! I highly recommend.
    Denmark, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    04 Jul 2022
    Definitely a “youth” hostel but a great stay for us as we got into Sydney! They upgraded us for free which was very nice. Would stay again.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    08 Jul 2022
    Lovely clean hostel with great facilities! We very much enjoyed our stay. Our only issue was that we found the kitchen area a bit cliquey and it was difficult to make friends in there. Some of the staff kept to their own groups and it felt difficult to join in their games etc.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    08 Jul 2022
    Perfect place to stay in Sydney. Easy to meet people. Definitely try to stay in a six-bed rather than a four-bed, because the room is significantly bigger and there’s actually room to put your things. Room for improvement: the kitchen was always pretty messy from what I saw, and the bathrooms have black mold in them.
    Switzerland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    28 Jun 2022
    Music from side bar was extremely loud almost every night making it really hard to sleep.
    Greece, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    08 Jul 2022
    Great stay at Wake Up hostel, met some great people in my room. The showers had really hot water which was perfect for the cold weather. The only area I found lacking was cleanliness as the rooms were really dusty & the toilets were not always that clean either since there are a lot of people using the same cubicles. But staff were great, and can’t beat the location.
    Singapore, Female, 25-30
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 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
  • Board Games
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2020

    5th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 2020

    1st, Country Winners Australia

  • 2019

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Sydney

  • 2019

    7th, Worldwide Extra Large Hostel

  • 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 Penney, General Manager

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