We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Wake Up! Sydney

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
Wake Up! Sydney
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,198 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Wake Up! Sydney
See the most recent reviews
Showing 1,040: English reviews
geroge4982
Level Contributor
120 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wake up is a great hostel for any type of backpackers. It is clean and well organized and the common areas are well maintained. They do free walking tours which are worth while and have a bar downstairs Side Bar which is generally always happening.

Helpful?
Thank geroge4982
WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi George4982, Thanks for taking a moment to leave us your impressive rating and for your comments. I will certainly pass on your kind words to the activities crew and the cleaning staff who work very hard to maintain our high Wake Up! standards. We look foward to seeing you again soon! Wake Up! Management More 

Karlslunde, Denmark
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at Wake Up for 3 nights, and i wish i could have stayed longer. The atmosphere is so great, people are happy and the staff is so helpful! Events and parties every night and there is a bar and a restaurant at the hostel. The location is really good, 2 min from Central station - and the Greyhound... More 

Helpful?
Thank miajuulbagger
WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Miajuubagger, Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback and for your perfect rating. It certainly sounds like you had a great stay with us here at Wake Up! We are very lucky with our location right in the heart of Sydney, it makes getting out and exploring all we have to offer very easy. We always... More 

Brooklyn, New York
Level Contributor
64 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second time staying in a hostel on this trip and it was an experience. I'm 34 and traveling solo/met a friend along the way. The vibe is super young, but there are some older people staying there (30s on up!) but the majority are teens or early twenties backpacking throughout Australia. I found everyone to be really... More 

Helpful?
Thank AdventureEveryday
WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Adeventureeveryday. Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I am so glad you had such an awesome experience with us. I will certainly be sharing your comments with all the staff here across all the departments as I believe they have all contributed to your great stay here at Wake Up! We pride ourselves on our... More 

Level Contributor
24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I couldn't have asked for much more from my time at Wake Up! Being my first solo trip and stay at a hostel I was a bit nervous before I came, these nerves soon went as soon as I walked through the door. I was welcomed by the staff on the door as it was late at night, and the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Callum W
WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Callum W, Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback and for your great rating. It certainly sounds like you had a great experience with us. I am so glad that you got to do the tours and activities we put on here, it is a great way to explore Sydney whilst also making new friends from... More 

Level Contributor
36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's my first time backpacking around Aus. Wake Up! was my second place that I stayed at and I was not disappointed! The place is kept exceptionally clean, bathrooms were great and as a traveler you cannot get a better location. I was in a mixed room and met a whole lot of great people from all round the world!... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tim W
WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Tim W, Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback and thanks for your perfect rating. I am so happy you had such an awesome experience with us. I will certainly be letting housekeeping know how much you appreciated their efforts, as they do work very hard to maintain our high standards. Whilst we do have private... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly helpful staff, really good facilities. Was just a shame that our room was located right by the lift and the sound proofing wasn't very good, so kept being woken up by people waiting for / leaving the lift throughout the night. Other than this it is a great place to stay and would probably have given a 4.5 score... More 

Helpful?
Thank vawders
WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Vawders, Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback, I will certainly let the staff know how helpful you found them to be, we truly have a passion for what we do here at Wake Up! and like visitors to our great city to get the most out of their stay. I must apologise about the noise... More 

1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in wake up for a week when I first arrived in Australia and really enjoyed my stay. The hostel was constantly kept clean and the rooms were regularly hoovered. I would definitely recommend going to wake up if you are up for meeting people. Loads of social events put on and side bar is great fun with happy hour... More 

Helpful?
Thank Katherine P
WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi katherine P, Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback and for your perfect rating. I am so glad you had such a nice experience with us here at Wake Up! I will certainly be sharing your kind words with all the departments here as I believe they have all contributed to your awesome stay with us.... More 

1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As WakeUp! Sydney was our first stop we were quite impressed by the cleanliness at the hostel. Our room (6bed only female dorm) was really nice and cleaned every day. the bathrooms are very clean aswell and big enough for the size of the hostel. Only the kitchen was at the "rush-hour" a bit messy, but still okay. The location... More 

Helpful?
Thank Corinna S
WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Corinna S, Thanks for taking the time to leave us your review and for your feedback. I am so glad you had such a nice stay with us here at Wake Up! I will certainly pass on your kind words to our housekeeping team who work tirelessly to keep everything very clean and tidy. The Travel Up! team are... More 

Hannover, Germany
Level Contributor
132 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the room (double room with bathroom) already from home. Once we arrived they couldn't find our confirmed booking anymore and we needed to stay the first night in a double room without bathroom. Very bad performance by the hostel management!! Beside that the hostel is very nice and clean. Rooms are modern. Good breakfast in the attached coffee... More 

Helpful?
Thank Christian V
WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Christian V, Thanks for taking the time to leave us your review and for your feedback. I am glad overall you liked the hostel. I will certainly pass on your kind words to our housekeeping team as they do work extremely hard to maintain our high Wake Up! standards. Roys cafe is always a great place to start the... More 

Tiptree, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I (both 22) stayed in this hostel for 5 nights. It is very clean, staff are super friendly and helpful, kitchen is small so very crowded at peak times but well equipped although some guests are SO lazy and don't clean up after themselves but that's not the hostels fault! Toilet and laundry facilities are very good.... More 

Helpful?
Thank rosiethomas2707
WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Rosiethomas2707, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I am so glad you had such a pleasant experience with us here at Wake Up! We like to ensure our guests have all the creature comforts during their stay which is why we have personal lights and power sockets as well as lockers and comfy bedding. We... More 

145 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (103)
Viewed
Bathroom (7)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (10)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (14)
Viewed
0:48
Videos (3)
Viewed
Other (66)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (42)
Viewed
Room/Suite (14)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (23)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Sydney hotels
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour YHA
Sydney Harbour YHA
#2 of 133 in Sydney
967 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Surry Hills
Bounce Sydney
Bounce Sydney
#4 of 133 in Sydney
673 reviews
Sydney Central YHA
#9 of 133 in Sydney
638 reviews
Blue Parrot Backpackers
#8 of 133 in Sydney
242 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Winner '5th Best Extra Large Hostel Worldwide' and 'Most Popular Hostel in Sydney' at the 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 Join us and experience Wake Up! Sydney today. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wake Up! Sydney

Address: 509 Pitt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: $40 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Wake Up! Sydney 2*
Number of rooms: 113
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Agoda, TripOnline SA, Odigeo, Travelocity and Priceline so you can book your Wake Up! Sydney reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Wake Up! Hotel Sydney
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Wake Up! Sydney staff and other travellers.
5 questions
Ask a question
Watsonville
4 months ago
2 months ago

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Wake Up! Sydney staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Shuttle airport bus”
 of 5 bubbles 55manuelep, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Lower floors are generally noisier”
 of 5 bubbles 101bethh, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“best hostel”
 of 5 bubbles amandaalsterlund, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“go for a larger dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles steel420, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Go for a smaller dorm (max 6 beds) if you want a quiet night.”
 of 5 bubbles Steekomajeeko, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay