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“Best Hostel Ever stayed in”
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Wake Up! Sydney
Ranked #4 of 140 Specialty Lodging in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Rhondda, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Best Hostel Ever stayed in”
Reviewed December 27, 2011

For a hostel this place is really good. It is better than some hotels I have stayed in. It is basic but the rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. We stayed in a double room with en suite bathroom, but have previously stayed in the 10 bed dorms. The security in this hostel is really good and it has everything that a good hostel should have. The staff are friendly and helpful and the hostel is well placed for easy travelling throughout the city.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 23, 2011

Wake up has everything a good backpacker hostel offers. From well stocked kitchen to the entry of the hostel requiring card access, it is a very established hostel and certainly knows what it is doing. it even provides an umbrella loan.

The only down side are the lack of power points in the rooms, especially the ten men dorms; as well as the slight lack of privacy. I had the (mis)fortune of hearing someone having sex in my dorm at night.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Reviewed December 20, 2011

This hostel is just the biggest one I've ever seen. We were accomodated in a room with 5 bunk beds, for a total of 10 people sleeping in there.
And there are tons of other rooms too, from the single ones to the even bigger ones.
Bathrooms are cleaned at least twice a day and big enough to serve everyone on the floor (9 levels!). There's a tv room with plenty of seats, a kitchen with a lot of facilities, a bar/club at the lowest level, a sitting/smoking area on the back of the building.
No regular keys, but magnetic key-cards. They also have wifi (quite laggy though) and a lot of pc stations. Staff is really helpful and you can tell they're all young guys fit for the atmosphere, they organize trips to Bondi Beach and sightseeing tours, there's a travel agency inside the hostel with tons of material and also a billboard with job announcements.
What else would you want from a hostel in a big city like Sydney? It's the perfect place to meet people and make new friends, and the price, even high, it's almost the same of other hostels around town.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank comotrip
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 19, 2011

Cleanest and most modern hostel I stayed in throughout my whole trip. Facilities were excellent, showers, tv room, kitchens etc. Great location for exploring Sydney, very close to the train station to get out to the beaches! Can't complain in the slightest. Very helpful staff who knew their stuff about the sights. Bunk rooms were large which was a nice suprise, you didn't feel 'on top' of other travellers, especially when we all had large backpacks!

Room Tip: Large bunk rooms are very spacious!
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed December 17, 2011

The hostel is great. It's very clean. It's the first big hostel where the staff is really nice.
The organised city-tour is very good!
The bar downstairs is fun.
It would have been night if there was an outside place where you could drink your own alcohol, without buying it in the bar.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 13, 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 d...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Offaly
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Reviewed December 9, 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
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  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mark K
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Property: Wake Up! Sydney
Address: 509 Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Inner West
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 140 Specialty 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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