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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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Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Another STA Travel booking nightmare, I booked the female only 'sanctuary' dorm for the first week arriving in Oz after a long trip around Asia but found no sanctuary in this place. Reception staff were friendly but the staff on the job desk were awful, one grumpy lady in particular obviously had some personal issues going on. The kitchen was... 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! we do take these reviews really seriously and thank you for leaving your feedback. Our guest kitchen does get cleaned x3 times daily by our professional staff, but being a huge property it also can get a hell of a work out and sometimes other guests are... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hostel its ok, I stayed there two times and I really enjoy. Its a hostel, so don't wait to be a 100% clean :P, but its quite good. The desk support its good and also they are pretty good to help with tour plans. Also they have a pub close to the hostel, the Scary Cannary with is pretty... More 

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

Hey Marco, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review behind. Great to hear that you liked our staff as we all work really hard and we all love this place. We are also doing some renovations (recarpeting and a panting) as we speak so next time you are here, you will also sleep in a fresh room :)... More 

Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
22 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Within 10 minuets of arriving at Base I was ready to pack my bags and head straight back to the UK. Our room was completely filthy on arrival (2pm) and we were unable to turn the lights on to be able to unpack because as we later found out the two French prostitutes in our room needed their beauty sleep... More 

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

Hi Chelsea, Thanks for taking the time to leave your valuable feedback with us online, we do take these reviews very seriously as we always work towards improving our offering to our valuable guests. We do appreciate you didn't enjoy the company of some of your french room mates, and we do apologize for that though there is only so... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will start off by saying I think our room was in an older part of the building, or a part that hadn't yet been refurbished because some parts of my floor were much newer than others. That said, the main thing that I didn't like was that the carpet in my room was so dirty that some of it... More 

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

Hi Jasmine, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review behind. We are recarpeting the whole building as we speak (what was really needed) :) So next time you come back to us, you will have new fresh carpet :) Its great to hear that you liked your stay so we hope that you can give us another chance... More 

Townsville, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome atmosphere, dorms and bathrooms were super clean & spacious. Best location! Right next to the station & plenty of sights within walking distance...The kitchen was clean & well stocked with utensils etc. The staff were all smiles and really helpful...Not to mention good looking... ladies ;). The scary Canary next door was wiiiild - so many good nights! Great... More 

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

Hi Daisiito, Thanks for your awesome review. We love reviews like these, short and extremely positive :) We appreciate you very much ;) Happy Travels and see you back in Sydney again one day!! Cheers, Jeroen Base Crew Sydney More 

Troutdale, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worst of the three hostels I stayed at but still a place I would stay again. Read reviews so I knew coming in that the bar next door doubled as a Night Club so not a silent night, not overly loud either though. The kitchen is large but feels like a dungeon, huge room with low ceiling, has free Foosball... More 

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

Hi Spencer, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review behind. I wished we were the best you stayed at though ;) Just wanted to let you know that we are recarpeting the whole building, painting the rooms and we will update the kitchen after that. I hope that you will appreciate all the hard work we will put... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having stayed in a few hostels around Sydney, my friend and I really can't recommend Base more. It is clean and has all of the facilities you could possibly need, the price is competitive and they offer weekly stay deals. The staff are lovely and friendly and do their best to help at all costs. There's a wide variety of... More 

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

Hi Victoria, Thanks for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Sydney. We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review behind. I was superduper pleased to read that you liked our hostel as much as we do!! So, It sounds like you had a great stay with us which was fantastic to read and exactly what we would hope... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A good backpacker vibe but also a relaxed one if you are seeking it. The rooms are away from the bar down stairs so are nice a quiet. The blinds in the upstairs rooms were great, so you can always get a good sleep in! Very clean and the staff were very friendly. Luggage storage is great and safe and... More 

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

Hi Jessica, Thanks for your awesome review. We love that you loved your stay at us. We hope to see you back here at Base soon if you ever come back to this amazing city :) I hope you have an awesome time here in Australia!! Happy travels!! Cheers, Jeroen Base Crew Sydney More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

If you have booked this hostel through STA travel as you're first base in Sydney then I sincerely hope that you read this trip advisor before you fly, and try and get your money back!!!! This is the mistake we made, after booking our trip to Australia in September of this year, and flying in the April. As the travel... 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 regarding your stay with us here at BASE Sydney, we are sorry we didn't get to meet your expectations regarding your stay here in Sydney, though even as we speak our entire building is currently being re-carpeted, re-painted and all of our communal shower bathrooms are being... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
14 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Where do I start?! I booked a room and stated I was there for BUSINESS which usually would get you a quieter room in my experience yet here they put me in what can only be described as the loudest room in the hostel! It was right above the club that started making noise at 8pm and is only getting... 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! we do appreciate that you were a business traveler, and our budget youth hostel accommodation was not suitable. it was why we offered you a refund and wished you safe travels! we do hope you found somewhere more suitable for your needs, Kind Regards, BASE Crew More 

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