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Located opposite Central Railway Station, Wake Up Sydney Central features a lively onsite bar/nightclub and a huge range of free activities. It is set in the heart of Sydney’s backpacking hub, surrounded by nightlife precincts and travel shops.

Wake Up Sydney Backpackers is in Sydney CBD (Central Business District), a 5-minute walk from Chinatown and a 15-minute walk from Darling Harbor. It is 20 minutes' by public transport from Circular Quay, where you can walk to the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Sydney International Airport is a 30-minute drive away.

Private rooms and mixed or all-female dormitories are available. All rooms feature secure lockers and a bedside lamp and power point. All rooms have modern furnishings and large windows that allow plenty of natural light in. Private rooms feature a TV.

Guests enjoy the convenience of 24-hour reception and a tour desk. Some of the fun free activities include city walks, trivia and pizza nights. Onsite Side Bar offers a great party atmosphere, with live DJs and bands.

You can enjoy a meal at the onsite Roy's Cafe & Bistro or use the shared kitchen. If booking a breakfast included rate, the breakfast consists of one breakfast toastie and one small hot beverage at Roy's Cafe.

Also on offer are laundry facilities on each floor and a guest lounge area that plays movies each night.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Wake Up! Sydney Central has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Mar 30, 2012

ATM: Need cash? This property has an ATM on site.

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)


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Area Info *
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What's nearby
  • Paddy's Markets
    0.2 miles
  • Belmore Park
    0.2 miles
  • Market City
    0.2 miles
  • Capitol Theatre
    0.2 miles
  • University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
    0.2 miles
  • Central Park
    0.3 miles
  • The Goods Line
    0.3 miles
  • World Square Shopping Centre
    0.4 miles
  • The White Rabbit Gallery
    0.4 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Side Bar
    0 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Roys Cafe
    0 miles
Top attractions
  • Australian National Maritime Museum
    1 miles
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales
    1.2 miles
  • Hyde Park Barracks Museum
    1.4 miles
  • The Royal Botanic Gardens
    1.4 miles
  • Circular Quay
    1.5 miles
  • Sydney Opera House
    1.9 miles
  • Harbour Bridge
    2.2 miles
  • Strathfield Private Hospital
    6.2 miles
  • Bicentennial Park
    7.6 miles
  • Sydney Showground
    8.2 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Lady Martins Beach
    3 miles
  • Athol Beach
    3.3 miles
  • Sirius Cove
    3.5 miles
  • Rose Bay Beach
    3.6 miles
  • Bronte Beach
    3.9 miles
Public transit
  • Train Sydney Central Station
    0.1 miles
Closest Airports
  • Kingsford Smith Airport
    4 miles
  • Illawarra Regional Airport
    52.6 miles
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Roy's Cafe

    Open for: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

Amenities of Wake Up! Sydney Central
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
Activities
  • Live music/Performance
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Bar crawls Additional charge
  • Evening entertainment
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Entertainment staff
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Pool table Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Adults only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Swedish
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Wake Up! Sydney Central takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 12:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Eftpos Wake Up! Sydney Central accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that children 17 years and under cannot be accommodated at Wake Up! Sydney Central.

Please note that as Side Bar is located beneath rooms, you can expect some noise during the night with the bar closing at 03:00.

Please note that there is a 1% charge when you pay with a credit card.

Please note that Wake Up! Sydney requires all guests over the age of 18 and all staff to be fully vaccinated. Guests will be required to present proof of their Covid-19 vaccination or medical exemption upon check-in. Failing to do so, will result in you being unable to stay at the property.

Please note that if your booking is affected by new restrictions or domestic / international border closure we will be more than happy to offer a full refund of the payment paid directly to Wake Up Sydney.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

The New South Wales Government has issued a mandatory code of conduct outlining the rights and obligations of people either hosting or renting accommodations on a short-term basis, including a complaints process.

FAQs about Wake Up! Sydney Central

  • Wake Up! Sydney Central has 1 restaurant:

    • Roy's Cafe

  • Check-in at Wake Up! Sydney Central is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Wake Up! Sydney Central offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Pool table
    • Evening entertainment
    • Nightclub/DJ
    • Walking tours
    • Entertainment staff
    • Live music/Performance
    • Bar crawls
    • Happy hour

  • Wake Up! Sydney Central is 0.9 miles from the center of Sydney.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Wake Up! Sydney Central by:

    • Train 12min
    • Taxi 40min
    • Airport shuttle (public) 45min

  • The prices at Wake Up! Sydney Central may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.