Sydney’s best backpacker accommodation

Sydney’s best backpacker accommodation

Located Minutes from the best that Sydney has to offer

The eight-storey heritage building, centrally located on the corner of Pitt and George Streets opposite Sydney’s Central Station, was purchased by Millett Group from the State Rail Authority of NSW.

The historic building underwent a major internal renovation before reopening as Wake Up! Sydney Central in 2002. The first Sydney hostel of its size and scale, Wake Up! is a 540 bed purpose-built youth hostel incorporating a bar, restaurant, café and travel agency.

Eat & Drink

Wake Up! also plays host to Side Bar and Roy’s Cafe. Side Bar is an internationally recognised backpacker and student bar. Trading seven nights a week, the bar plays host to themed nights, DJs and live music and attracts a mix of backpackers as well as local and international students.


509 Pitt St
Sydney NSW 2000
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