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Weymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

So far wake up has easily been the cleanest and most modern hostel I have visited, the dorms are big and spacious and every bed has side light and charging point as well as lockers to put your valuables in! It's easy to find, had a luggage storage area and the staff were helpful! The kitchen was also clean although...

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WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi hkstanger, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and for your feedback. I will be sharing your review with all the staff here as I believe they have all contributed to your awesome experience. We are quite a large hostel and we work very hard to create a social atmosphere we have free activities and events...

Bavaria, Germany
Reviewed 5 March 2016

I booked my tour from Sydney up to Cairns with Loka about WakeUp. I just had 3 weeks to do my tour that´s why I really appreciate that I organized everything so good for those days that I really had a great time. In those days I saw and did everything I wanted to do and more on the East...

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WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Suela B, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and thanks for your perfect rating. I am so glad you had such an awesome experience with us. Kody and the whole Travel Up! team work very hard to ensure everyone makes the most out of their Australia trips. I will certainly let Kody know how thankful...

Vaasa, Finland
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

During my stay it was hard to sleep because people partied in the dorm and the hallway late at night. The hostel claims to be really against people drinking in the rooms, but there were drunk and loud people both in my room and outside my dorm. I also witnessed a very intimate and loud act of love in the...

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WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Mizmizza, Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback. I will certainly be letting the housekeeping team know how impressed you were with the cleanliness. We pride ourselves on our great staff here and they all work very hard to ensure all our guests have a great experience in Wake Up! and Sydney. I am sorry about...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

I stayed for 3 nights in March and as it was my first time travelling on my own I was nervous about staying in hostels in general. I decided to book Wake Up as it is where my top deck tour was picking me up from. The hostel is lovely. I stayed in a 6-bed female dorm and the rooms...

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WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Alys19, Thanks for taking the time to leave us your review and thanks for your perfect rating. It certainly sounds like you had an awesome experience with us. I will certainly pass on your kind words to our housekeeping team who work very hard to ensure our high Wake Up! standards are met. The Beach walk is an awesome...

Sneek, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Definitely a very good hostel. They organize a lot of free activities during the week, like a city tour, beach walk, free pizza if you buy a drink.. and so on! Very good. The thing I personally didn't liked was that the kitchen was closed during the night and for an hour in the afternoon. You just can't get to...

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WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Mrielie, Thanks for takings the time to leave us your feedback. I am so glad you had such an awesome stay with us. We put lots of effort into our activities schedule to ensure our guests get the most out of their Sydney experience. We have recently introduced a free reptile night where guests can get their photo taken...

Reviewed 3 March 2016

Facilities were clean, people were friendly, I just really loved the atmosphere. A great place. My only complaint was the slow elevator which was required to go anywhere. But my experience here far surpassed what I've seen among other hostels.

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WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Andrew S, Thanks for taking the time to leave us your review and thanks for your perfect rating. We often find that backpacker are pleasantly suprised with their experience. I will certainly be sharing your review with all the staff as I believe they all contributed to your awesome stay. In regards to the elevators guest’s passes give them...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

A really nice hostel centrally based in Sydney. Rooms where clean with a decent size locker and light with a plug which was very practical. Washroom and toilet facilities where always clean, never a problem during my week stay. Staff where friendly and very helpful with questions and queries. Would stay again if the price per night dropped by at...

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Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Really fresh hostel with lots of space, a nice kitchen and the most friendly and helpful staff! They answer all your questions with a smile and you can post your postcards there! Also always something fun going on! :D could be for example a beach walk or a party night at sidebar :)

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WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Elsa A, Thanks for taking the time to leave us your feedback and thanks for your awesome rating. I will certainly be showing all the reception staff your nice comments. I am sure they will be all smiles as they work very hard to ensure all of our guests have the best possible experience at Sydney and Wake Up!...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 February 2016

The hostel atmosphere, design, cleanliness, and welcome/service gift cards etc. are awesome! The staffs are friendly and always willing to give you the essential info about anything to want to know. They also help us find the right solution for our trips and/or any problems we've faced during the trips.

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WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Ywp11, Thanks for your review and for your perfect rating. It certainly sounds like you had an awesome stay with us. We pride ourselves on our staff here and feel it’s what makes the hostel what it is. I will let the Travel Desk and reception team just how much you appreciated their efforts. Thanks again for your feedback....

Manchester, UK
Reviewed 28 February 2016

I stayed here for 2 nights in a private room. The room was a corner room therefore benefited from 2 large windows overlooking the streets below. The room was large, clean, quiet and had everything we needed including a TV. Shared bathrooms were spacious and clean. The staff were welcoming, efficient and helpful. Regular food and drink offers for Side...

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WakeUpTeam, Manager at Wake Up! Sydney, responded to this review

Hi Jebbtlt, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and thanks for your perfect rating. It certainly sounds like you had an awesome stay with us. We pride ourselves on out great reception staff who have a passion for what they do, so they will be thrilled with your positive comments. Thanks again and we look forward...

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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. ... more   less 

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Address: 509 Pitt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range: $40 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Wake Up! Sydney 2*
Number of rooms: 113
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“I'd recommend to ask for a room that is not on the street side as you may hear the music coming from side bar at this night.”
 of 5 bubbles jeannecharlottew, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“First floor is relatively close to the street and you can sometimes hear the music and noise from the bar downstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles tarrynhassell, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Any of the 06 or 10 bed dorms are the best- very spacious and sociable”
 of 5 bubbles Amy2062017, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“it's quite noisy on weekend nights”
 of 5 bubbles _missanhtran_, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“6th floor good, no street noise”
 of 5 bubbles Daylee-BH, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
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