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“Great Atmosphere Great Location”
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Wake Up! Sydney
Ranked #4 of 140 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere Great Location”
Reviewed 1 September 2014

My friend and I stayed here for 3 weeks while taking a vacation in Sydney. The hostel is 5min walk from the train station which was ideal for us. The staff were very helpful arranging trips and days out. The bar on the basement floor is a great way to meet people. Although we were not travelling many travellers said it was the best hostel they had stayed in. We stayed over Christmas and New Year and had a fab Christmas morning breakfast down in the bar, they also did dinner time meals and had live bands on occasion.There were plenty of computers to use in the main reception area, there was also a job board for people who were travelling. The kitchen area was kept clean and tidy, and so were the bathrooms, they were cleaned at certain times and the staff did a great job in keeping them clean and tidy. I would definitely recommend this hostel and if I am ever in Sydney again I would stay here. Hope this is helpful.

Room Tip: The higher the floor...the further away you are from the sounds of the nightclub below which goes on...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review, 15 September 2014
Hi Milton,

Thanks for leaving a review with us!

We really appreciate feedback from our guests, especially detailed comments about our property :)
I'm glad you enjoyed Wake Up! and liked both the staff and our facilities. We organise lots of events as you mentioned so we love hearing from people who took advantage of them!

I hope we get to accommodate you again soon so we can show you all of our new funky renovations ;)

Wake Up! Management
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Leuven, Belgium
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2014

Stayed here two weeks before starting to move around. Staff is friendly, rooms get cleaned often, bathrooms are clean enough, snack bar prices are a bit high but hey it's Sydney. The hostel organises activities such as city and beach walks, which is nice. Side Bar downstairs offers a different budget dish every day, very handy for people trying to save a bit of money. Drinks at the bar are Sydney-standard price, so expect to pay. China town is not far away so if you really want to save money, just get cheap food and drinks there. The kitchen in the hostel was a nightmare though. Way too small if the hostel is fully booked. People fighting over pans, plates and even forks. Not the cleanest stuff either. Plenty of opportunity to use computers and internet (not free). They also have a travel desk that can help you out loads. Would stay there again!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

desk staff were great, hostel is very clean (although the room cleaners are as loud as the new years eve fireworks) and the wake up announcements in the morning can be annoying, but hey it's their thing.
Don't stay on the first floor if you want to sleep, I only made that mistake once. The bar (sidebar) down stairs is convenient but that's about it. Drinks are expensive, and bar staff are slow and confused. Best really only go there if you don't want to go out for long or for the cheap food. Other than the relitive sterility of such a large place give it a hit when you're in Sydney.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

I stayed here for 2 weeks as I had justs moved to sydney. The reception staff were excellent - very friendly,helpful and a credit to the hostel. Side bar was fantastic - lots of good activites and friendly staff.

Only negative would be that in the whole 2 weeks I was there I had 1 guy who spoke any English- he stayed for 3 days. Would have been nice if staff had paired my 6 man room up with some English speaker to make it easier to meet people.

  • Stayed August 2014
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Thank Bruceyboy247
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014

so me and my boyfriend stayed here originally for a week but ended up staying like a month and a half! Fantastic hostel, so clean and you will make loads of friends we stayed in a 8 bed dorm and it's was fab. The only downside was the kitchen pots and pans were dirty and rusty however we spoke to the kitchen guy who spoke to management and the following day there was new pans and knifes.
Apart from this I loved this hostel, staff were so welcoming and sidebar had loads of activitys every night!

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Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

Wake up is a backpackers paradise should you end up with cool bunk mates. Many of the staff are backpackers as well. Rooms range from a bunk bed with a tv and private bath to 10 in a room with shared bathroom. If you are there on a busy week get the room with one bunkbed and private bath, it will be much cheaper than getting a hotel. Otherwise roll the dice and hope for cool roommates !

  • Stayed April 2014
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Kessel-Lo, Belgium
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014

- clean rooms and bathroom
- really not expensive for Sydney
- the staff is so kind and helpfull!!!!!!!!
- excellent location
-nice bar, the price for food and alcolhol is really ok;
- modern and new,

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank sooooofieke
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Property: Wake Up! Sydney
Address: 509 Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Inner West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 140 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Wake Up! Sydney 2*
Number of rooms: 113
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Winner '3rd Best Extra Large Hostel Worldwide' and 'Most Popular Hostel in Sydney' at the 2017 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 Join us and experience Wake Up! Sydney today. Now with FREE High-Speed Wifi available to all guests. ... more   less 
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