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1 room, 2 adults

Wake Up! Sydney - Hostel

2-star2 stars
509 Pitt Street, Haymarket, NSW, 2000, Australia

Adults-only hostel with bar/lounge, near Capitol Theatre
  • Free WiFi
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From 1,834 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Fantastic service
Delicious food
Great room

Wake Up! Sydney - Hostel

from A$99
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  • Twin Room, Ensuite
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What’s around Wake Up! Sydney - Hostel


  • In Sydney Central Business District
  • Capitol Theatre - 6 min walk
  • Sydney Town Hall - 14 min walk
  • International Convention Centre Sydney - 16 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 16 min walk
  • Sydney Tower - 17 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 22 min walk
  • University of Sydney - 28 min walk

Getting around

  • Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) - 12 min drive
  • Sydney Central Station - 3 min walk
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 13 min walk
  • Sydney Redfern Station - 16 min walk
  • Central Light Rail Station - 3 min walk
  • Capitol Square Light Rail Station - 5 min walk
  • Paddy's Markets Light Rail Station - 7 min walk

At a glance

Key facts


  • 451 rooms


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • ATM/banking
Languages Spoken
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi

Special features


Roy's Cafe - This café serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Side Bar - This bar specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner and light fare. Open daily.

Wake Up! Sydney - Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • Wake Up Sydney Hostel Haymarket
  • Wake Up Sydney Haymarket
  • Wake Up! Sydney - Hostel Haymarket
  • Wake Up! Sydney - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between AUD 5 and AUD 22 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 112 reviews

Good 6.0
Average hostel
I had high expectations of this hostel after reading the reviews but for me it was pretty average, location was good, facilities ok, dorms a bit Small, this hostel lacks character which is in part due to its size, the staff were helpful but a member of their security team who's name was Jason was very aggressive towards me 1 night because I wasn't sure how to get back into the hostel after hour's (it was my 1st night) and after I politely mentioned He didn't need to be so aggressive He got worse and threatened me which was laughable but I'd be worried about the reputation of the hostel with people like that associated with it also I didn't get an apology from him which summed up his attitude, regardless of that situation I would still recommend another hostel in Sydney- Sydney Harbour YHA looks amazing and certainly can't be beat for location so check it out instead.
Jamal, au5 night trip
Very good 8.0
Great short stay
Chose this hotel due to cost and location as I was going out with friends and live in Wollongong and didn't want to travel home late. I enjoyed my stay.. Had all I needed. Was quiet as they gave me a south facing room at the end of a corridor.. Only complaint is the lack of easy access stairs to move between the floors
Louise, au1 night trip
Good 6.0
Great But.....
It was a nice hostel with good service. Free wifi and computer access in the lobby and Power point/charging stations for laptops and phones were available in the lobby and in rooms. It wasn't 24 hour check in per se. You still had to wait till around 11 as long as the room was ready you could go in. each room had lockers available (byo locks). The rooms and bathroom facilities were clean and modern. The hostel is literally around the corner from Central station. The reason I am giving an overall AVERAGE feedback is because I can't seem to understand why a backpackers needs to lock the kitchen area between 10pm and 6am. Most backpackers I've been to have the kitchens open 24 hours as long as you don't make noise after hours. I wasn't able to get back home till after 10pm so I ducked into a woolworths for a salad and mousse but when I got back to the hostel the kitchen was closed. No other place for finding utensils and refrigeration. Lucky that I had thought of buying disposable spoons but I still ended up dumping my ceasar salad I had bought which needed prep. Please consider keeping the kitchen open 24 hours then maybe I'll think of coming back. I know there's cafes and restaurants in the area but most people that use backpackers are trying to live on a budget and part of that includes reduced food expenses by cooking for themselves.
Varunesh, au1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Overall Best Hostel in Sydney CBD.
I have been to almost 10 hostel in Sydney and I would say Wake Up is the best. It's clean, it's big. My favourite part is the reception. It is like a customer service public office but with a lot of computers that guest can use. Also like a library with tables ready for your computers and phones to charges. The free internet connection is fast.
Roberto, au1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Weekend stay for a train day trip
We booked Wake Up Sydney to be close to Central Railway Station, as we had a 7.25am day excursion to Orange. Location was excellent. Staff friendly, efficient and very helpful, we appreciated our complimentary Cappuccinos from the café, which we had Banana bread on the second morning, very generous serves, we could have shared one serve. Bed was comfortable, we had our own ensuite (shower is only small) it suited all our needs and we were very happy. The even offered wifi. Even though we were a mature couple, all the guests and staff were very pleasant and friendly toward us. We walked down to Capital Thai to meet friends for dinner, only 2 blocks away and walked to Paddys Markets on our second morning.
PHIL, au2 night romance trip

Wake Up! Sydney - Hostel

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