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Wake Up! Sydney Central

509 Pitt Street, Sydney, Australia


Wakeup! 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, WakeUp is the backpacker place to be!We’re located opposite Central Station and this is also the first shuttle bus stop from the airport. We’re within walking distance of some of Sydney's main attractions; a few minutes from Chinatown, a 15-minute stroll from Darling Harbour and Sydney Aquarium, 20 minutes from Sydney Sky Tower and a 30-minute walk from the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay. Talk about convenient!What's on at WakeUp!?Mondays we have a free city orientation tour with one of our knowledgeable team, taking in China Town, Circular Quay, the Botanic Gardens and more!Tuesdays there’s Trivia Madness with bar tabs, prizes and a lot of laughs.Wednesdays we put on a free beach tour, taking you from Coogee to Bondi along Sydney's spectacular coastline.Fridays are for our free city orientation tour...we can't have you getting lost just because you weren't here on Monday!And all week you can enjoy cheap meals, drink specials, bands, DJs and great times at Sydney's best and busiest backpacker bar, the Side Bar!Our hostel offers more than just accommodation - we offer a defining era of your travels. We have mixed or all-female dormitory-style accommodation as well as private rooms with and without en suite. Whether you’re a budget-conscious traveller or you’re after a little luxury, we've got you covered. Our Travel And Information desk has all the essential information and advice on finding jobs and the like, as well as being able to book you on tours - we really are your one-stop-shop! We have 24-hour reception, 24-hour internet access, a café and a restaurant. We also have our very own licensed bar - Side Bar - famous for outrageous parties!So come and experience what it's really like to Wakeup! with someone new!Please note that unfortunately we don’t have facilities suitable for children.


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • DVD's
  • Elevator
  • Free City Maps
  • Hairdryers
  • Hairdryers For Hire
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Restaurant
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Wheelchair Accessible


Traveler Reviews

“older traveler, love wake up”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on April 24, 2019

Hostels are how I've traveled for years more so in my youth, now that Ive retired early I'm back to traveling more and doing the hostel life makes it not only fun but affordable on a more fixed...

“Best hostel in Sydney”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on April 24, 2019

Nice, clean, friendly hostel with a lot going on. Staff are friendly and the promo team Amy, Wilma and Sophie always keep us up to date with the evening activities so if you’re a solo traveller...

“10/10 recommend”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on April 24, 2019

Can not recommend this hostel enough. It’s always clean and tidy and has a great atmosphere for both workers and travellers. The kitchen girls (Caroline and Sina) are especially lovely. Such...


Wake Up! Sydney Central is at 509 Pitt Street, corner of Pitt and George Streets Sydney. It's directly opposite Central Railway Station - the major transport hub for airport links, interstate coaches and local buses and trains. From Sydney Airport - catch a KST Shuttle bus from outside the arrivals gate - cost is $14 and they will drop you right at our front door. Alternatively you can catch a train to Central Station and walk across the road to Wakeup! The cost is $14. You can also catch a taxi which will cost between $25 and $30.From Central Station/Bus Terminal just walk across the road on Pitt Street and you will find us.Wake Up! is also an easy walk to major tourist hot spots - Darling Harbour, Chinatown, CBD, museums, galleries, Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the historical Rocks.


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