WakeUp! Sydney Central

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509 Pitt Street, Sydney, Australia
www.wakeup.com.au - +612 9288 7888

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WakeUp! Sydney Central Reviews

crazyjkh crazyjkh
1 reviews
Great first stop if its your first time in Sydney May 24, 2011
I stayed in WakeUp! for a week when I first arrived in Sydney, travelling on my own I found it a great place to meet people and socialise. It was in a great location, close to the sights, shopping, night life and the tube/bus terminal so getting anywhere was not a problem. The staff were very helpful, security was great and I felt that myself and belongings were safe the whole time I was there. One of the great features is that below the hostel is a bar which holds theme nights, games and events and a bonus of cheap drinks if you are staying there. The rooms were a good size and offered a variety of settings from large dorm rooms to single rooms, prices were fare for what you got and it was no more expensive than any other hostel in the area. Although the setting was for the younger travelling generation there was a large variety of people and ages staying there and anyone was made to feel welcome. The only slight down side was the communal kitchen which was always ridiculously busy and not very well stocked so cooking a meal was a bit of a mission, it was easier to eat out! Other than that my stay here was excellent and I felt very at home somewhere I had never been before!
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JesperDK JesperDK
17 reviews
WakeUp Sydney May 21, 2010
WakeUp Sydney

A very big and nice hostel.

Great location, not so far away from the main things in Sydney.

The hostel is very clean, but as many other hostels, is the toilets a bit dirty and disgusting.

Its a very nice place to stay, especially if you traveling alone and what to meet some new friends. The hostel has its own bar in the basement, a TV lounge and a lot of common areas.

The security is okay. You get you own key card to enter the front door at night, to the elevator and to lock your dorm.

The problem is that the key card doesn't work so well, resulting in a number of problems with unlock the door(s), and calling the elevator.

The staff is friendly and helpful.

They got a lot of theme parties in the basement, and something new happens every day..!

A great Hostel..!
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bek0412 bek0412
1 reviews
Feb 06, 2010
Pricey but a good quality hostel and would recomend a few nights here.
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Ape Ape
13 reviews
Massive backpackers hostel in Sydney Central Apr 16, 2008
Wha? The WakeUp! hostel

Huh? Sydney, Australia

Oh? Massive hostel with good facilities - impersonal though

Und? 7/10, good

Ah! My pleasure!

Nights spent: 7

Room: 703 (10 share)

Check out time: 10am

1. Beds: Standard bunkbeds, a bit squeeky but comfortable enough.

2. Bathroom: Shared with some.. fifty people? Non mixed bathrooms with showers, toilets and sinks, all times four. Clean. The showerheads can't be moved, but you do have some space to turn your butt.

3. Alcohol: Not allowed on the rooms, as the hostel has an alcohol license, prohibiting you from bringing your own. Not enforced, but keep it out of sight! They'll probably kick you out.

4. Kitchen: Standard sized, nothing too fancy. All the needed utensils are there, and plenty.

5. Location: Tres bien, some hundred meters from Central Station. Plenty of public transport near the hostel, but walking to the CBD, harbour and main tourist sights is easy enough. Roughly twenty minutes.

6. Price: For a backpackers', it's expensive, and probably the most I've paid for a hostelbed anywhere, not couting extra holiday charges. In november 2007 and April 2008, around 35A$ for a 6 share dorm.

7. Features: Internet (not free), travel help, job search, SideBar (+!), laundry, 24hour acces.

The WakeUp! is a massive hostel in Central Sydney. It was quite impersonal, not as easy to get in touch with other packers. It does have all the facilities though, and if you're new to the backpackers circuit or just starting your trip, this is a great place. I was quite sick for a couple of days when I arrived here, and I'm very happy about the spacious bathrooms for which I never had to wait. Underneath the hostel is SideBar, a great spot to start your night out in Sydney.

Tips:

* Ask for a room on the fourth floor or up; SideBar parties, and parties hard - every night. If you're higher up, SideBar won't keep you awake.

* Don't use the internet in the WakeUp! as it's sometimes almost four times as expensive as other places. Just around the corner is George Street, which is littered with internetcafes, who charge as little as 2A$ per hour. There's also a GlobalGossip on the corner, for assured quality.
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