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Base Backpackers

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477 Kent St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Wanderers on Kent)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in as 5 girls in a 6 bed ensuite room, the room was clean with air conditioning however our room was right above local bar so difficult to sleep until music stopped at 3. Staff were generally helpful and there is a job search and travel agent in the reception. Good location and you get what you pay... More 

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Raph K, Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback on line for us. Unfortunately a handful of our rooms are above the bar, but if it is going to be an issue as your will be up for early mornings then just let us know and we can arrange a room move to one of the plentiful rooms that... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not many hostels can boast such a perfect location in such a price demanding city. You are central to explore all of Sydney via any kind of transport. Smack in the centre of it all! It has an elevator for bags and staff were helpful. There is a travel desk at the hostel so that's helpful too. The community vibe... More 

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Raph K, Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Amanda, thanks for taking the time to leave your valuable feedback with us online! it is fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your time here with us at BASE Sydney! we hope you enjoy the rest of your travels, Kind regards & Safe travels, BASE Crew More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first port of call on entering Australia, and our first initial impression wasn't great, the people in the room seemed to be in groups, there was a couple in a very compromising position when we first went in th room, and we were kept up until the early hours by someone watching a movie. Once we got... More 

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Raph K, Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for taking the (considerable) time to leave such detailed feedback about your time here. We really appreciate the time you took to leave such detail for us, indicating what we got right and what we need to work on. Dorm rooms are all about sharing experiences with like minded travelers that really makes your stay sensational, and... More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This backpackers for me was perfect. Right from the off when I arrived I got the vibe of a nice friendly place and the girl behind the desk was exactly that. I'd made a reservation online and quickly it was brought up and I was presented with the key to an immaculately dressed double room with an ensuite. For the... More 

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Raph K, Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave your valuable feedback with us online RE your stay with us. We do take these reviews seriously and love the feedback (good & bad) as it helps us improve our offering every single day. it seems in this case we really met your expectations, which is fantastic to see! Thanks for sharing... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at Base for my birthday weekend in Sydney, firstly there was no co-ordination with whether there was a bed available in my room or not after pre-booking, just told to find myself one, only to find I was in someone else's bed, the showers had very little pressure, in which I had to wipe water over myself to... More 

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Raph K, Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback with us online. I am sorry in this instance we didn't meet your expectations. The cleaners, particularly in the shared rooms, do have a tough time distinguishing between peoples belongings if they are left strewn over the place (which is why every bed has a very spacious lock up drawer... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I understand people like to party all night that's fine. But having a hostel right above a club so (especially on the lower floors) you can feel the vibrations and hear the music clearly is not a good model for a hostel. Like the music went past 1am which is way after the 11pm quiet hour sooo they are breaking... More 

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Raph K, Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave your valuable feedback with us online! we do take these reviews very seriously, and it is great to see that you liked the A Grade bedding, great communal areas and awesome location. As per the noise there are only a handful of rooms directly above the bar so next time let us... More 

Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I stayed at base after moving out of another horrid hostel at bondi. My double room was brilliant and clean. Massive comfy bed and clean room with TV and coffee making facilities. There is a 24 hour reception which is great. The whole place is really nice and has a good atmosphere. The staff were really friendly and there is... More 

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Jeroen B, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Linzi, Thanks for your great, positive and detailed review. We love hearing guests loving Base :) We try our hardest to keep our great hostel as clean and "fancy" as possible so great you noticed. I love hearing too that you noticed our friendly and hard working staff. Im sorry that you heard the bar noise, this is why... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I have stayed on two occasions over the last couple of months. The first in a Sanctuary Room which was ok, but the pass for the door didn't work very well and they were unable to fix it. The 'security' door between the general area and the Sanctuary was also broken which meant people could come and go as they... More 

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Raph K, Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave your valuable feedback with us online, as we do take these reviews very seriously! in regards to our brand new refurbished private rooms, these rooms opened about a little over a month ago and were done with an eye on being the absolute best value private rooms in the Sydney market with brand... More 

Las Vegas, NV
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77 reviews 77 reviews
52 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I stayed at Base for 2 nights while on my way from Melbourne to London,. I have to say the location was great, only a 2 minute walk from the train station and walking distance to pretty much everything in the city. The staff were friendly, and there were large common areas. However, for an upscale hostel, I was very... More 

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Raph K, Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave your valuable feedback with us online RE your stay with us here at BASE Sydney. We do of course take these reviews very seriously as a measuring stick for what we are doing right and what we can improve on. In regards to power points, we do have a minimum of x2... More 

Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Stayed here in Sydney and is the perfect location for all major attractions nearby. One thing Was that the nightclub can be loud on the side at the weekend but overall a bargain. 24 hour reception too is helpful. The facilities provided are ok to wash your clothes and dry too

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Raph K, Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to leave your valuable feedback with us online! it seems like you enjoyed it here with us which is great to see! we hope to welcome you back to stay with us again sometime soon, Kind Regards, BASE Crew More 

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