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Base Backpackers

1.0 of 5 Hostel   |   477 Kent St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Wanderers on Kent)
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The base was reccomended by a friend but we were very dissapointed by the noise from the club until 3am & having to fight past rows of smokers to get in & out of the building. Rooms were as expected, value for money, tidy, beds were nice & linen was clean & crisp, but the bathrooms were TERRIBLE; wet floors,... 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 it very seriously and use it as a measuring stick for helping improve our offering to our valuable guests. We are sorry that in this instance we weren't able to meet your expectations in this instance. Just as an fyi, we do have... More

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at base after a long flight and were shattered. We got into our room and went to sleep only to be woken up by rude cleaners that kick your things round the floor in order to hoover and turn the light on without asking, waking you up... We were not a fan of this. After a month and... 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 about your stay here! It is fantastic to hear that you had a great time here with us. I will bring it up your comments with our housekeeping manager RE always knocking before entering the dorm rooms, and I am sorry about that intrusion. In terms of... More

Zushi, Japan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When it comes to backpackers hostels, you can't expect much. I can understand when I'm jet lagged and a group of 19 year olds with vodka bottles busts in the room at 1 am. Or that the bass from the bar below is shaking the room. Fair enough. But when you lock everything up (which you definitely should) and then... 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 online, we do take it all on board and always aim to improve our offering where possible. We do have a handful of rooms above the bar, but are always happy to juggle people around if they are after a quieter room, I will bring up your comments with housekeeping... More

Nuneaton, England, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Base was a lovely hostel. Internet was a decent price $12 a week. Plenty to see around Sydney and this hostel is in a great place to see it all. Staff r lovely and very helpful. Will now be staying in other base hostels around Australia :)

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

Hi Samantha, Thanks for choosing Base and leaving this great review behind. We work our hardest to run this place as smoothly as possible and keep our guests (and staff) as happy as they can be. Its always nice to read that you liked our staff as I always tell them to read these reviews :) I hope you have... More

Margate, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with my sister a few years ago while she was doing a year backpacking. I found it to be very relaxing, and more like a hotel than I thought it would be! Although we didnt spend much time in the building it was a nice place to be able to spend your time and cook your meals... More

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

Hi Betty, Thanks for your great review. As you can probably see on the pictures, we did some big renovations here at Base and I hope you can come back some day to check out our great new reception and updated dorms. I wish you all the best and again, thanks for your review. Kind regards, Jeroen Guest Services Manager... More

Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I accidentally booked my stay at this hostel for the wrong weekend, and when my friend and I showed up to check in, the hostel was booked full! We were just about to panic when the man who helped us at the front desk offered to accommodate us in a room that was closed for the winter. We were extremely... More

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

Hi Sarah, Thanks for your awesome review and for booking Base Sydney. I'm so happy to hear that our night manager Manuel sorted that 'mistake" out for you and that you were overall happy with your stay. I'm always happy to read when our staff goes an extra mile for somebody so I will tell him he did an awesome... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here while in Sydney, the location was amazing! Just a 20 min walk to Harbour Bridge & the Opera house. It can be very noisy here but it's what u expect being in such a lively city. Staff were fab and very helpful ;-) and price was good reasonable!

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

Hi There, Thanks for choosing Base Sydney and for your awesome review. Its great to hear that you liked our staff and we agree with you on our location, it cant get better then next to Town hall right?! We hope to again welcome you back to Base Sydney or another Base property in the near future. Best Regards &... More

Dundee, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a double private room when we came to stay at the end of June. The room was clean and quite comfortable considering the cost. The shared bathroom facilities were kept very clean too with plenty of hot water. The hostel is in a great location, right across from the train station. Walking distance to opera house, harbour bridge... More

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

Hi Rachel, Thanks for choosing to stay at Base Sydney. We take these reviews super seriously, and are really appreciative of you taking the time to complete one for us. It sounds like you had a great stay with us which was fantastic to read and exactly what we would hope for. I am so happy to hear that you... More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I stayed at Base Sydney for 3 nights. It was an amazing experience. Loved the bar and we got to meet very interesting people. Throughout the stay, we spent most of our time in the common area where we were able to interact with other travelers. Also, great staff!

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

Hi there, I love reading your review, thanks for the positive comments!! I'm so happy to read you liked our bar and that you met some awesome people here at Base. My favourite part is reading that our staff is friendly, in my opinion one of the most important things in a hostel. We hope to see you again whenever... More

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I stayed at Base for two nights in the sanctuary dorm and we really enjoyed our experience. The room was clean and spacious (I didn't even realise it had 8 beds in it at first!), as were the rest of the facilities (bathroom, kitchen, etc.) We also enjoyed our time in the Scary Canary next door, especially... More

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

Hi There, Thanks for your awesome review. We just updated our Sanctuary space a bit (with all new power points in the rooms, fresh paint and the mirrored new hallway :) ) so I'm happy you liked it. Shame to hear your room mates were a little anti social, I hope you met some awesome people at Scaries?! I hope... More

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Address: 477 Kent St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Wanderers on Kent)
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
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Hotel Class:1 star — Base Backpackers 1*
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