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Wake Up! Sydney
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Reviewed 14 December 2011

We stayed in a double room for 3 nights at the beginning of December. The room was very basic and small, the windows did not open. The room also lacked character, especially when contrasted with the rest of the hostel.

The facilities at the hostel are good (kitchen, toilets, showers). There is also a very helpful travel desk, a nice cafe' and a bar downstairs. The staff are also very friendly.

Overall while the hostel has some good communal facilities, the basic nature of our double room made the whole experience seem very overpriced. We would definitely not stay there again.

Room Tip: Not able to recommend a good room - if you're travelling as a couple and want a double then we definitely not recommend the place.
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank agatabb
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Reviewed 9 December 2011

nice hostel very decent cant complain nice location and reasonable price for sdyney nice little deli on the premises not to expensive rooms are big for a hostel

Room Tip: book very early if ur want to stay for christmas as there rooms go very quick
  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mark K
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Reviewed 6 December 2011

This a is an excellent hostel, efficient and friendly staff and perfect location, that enabled the family to explore Sydney with a reasonable price tag.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled solo
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Thank annarosemaria
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Reviewed 5 December 2011

I stayed here for 2 nights as a last resort given every hotel and inn in Sydney seemed to be booked solid.

Location wise, it's great and easily identifiable.

The hostel itself is funky, appears to run some cool activities for guests and the girls in my room were very friendly. It you're looking for some down time though it's best to avoid this place. My room faced Pitt St which meant that the street lights and the noise filtered through all night. Further, I don't know if the disco was in the building but there was techno thump music playing all night, until well after 3am and I was on the 6th floor. I never did find out where it was coming from but it really couldn't be avoided.

The best part was when the guy who checked me in repeatedly called me 'dude' even though it was obvious that 1) I'm a woman and 2) I'm not a backpacker.

Bathrooms were adequate and the rooms were of good size for 6 beds (because having spent my early 20s backpacking everywhere, I've seen some shocking attempts to squeeze 6 beds into a bupboard). Young people would probably give this place full marks, if you're looking for comfort and rest .. avoid

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled solo
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Thank Leah D
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Reviewed 5 December 2011

This was my first time staying at a hostel and I have to say that it was an amazing time. I stayed in a 6 share co-ed room. The room was a bit cramped but you're not meant to do much else in your room other than sleep. The facilities were clean, and the staff were always friendly and available. Security is not an issue at all (despite the downtown location) as they keep a close eye on the front door after hours (you need your swipe key to get in, or you need to be on the list of guests).

My only complaints about the place were that the fridge's were a bit cramped for storing your groceries, and you can still hear the club music from the basement on the 3rd floor where my room was located.

Overall it was a great experience and they have all kinds of events available to the guests (free tours, soccer games, dance club events). If you want to meet people, and have fun in a safe and welcoming environment, WakeUp! is for you.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled solo
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Thank Devin H
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