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Base Backpackers

1.0 of 5 477 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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Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm welcoming from all staff. Always made me feel welcome.They have have great attention to detail, always remembering my name. I had a great time at the beach BBQ, definitely recommend going to that if you can! I really liked that they had a job and travel desk at the front. Very knowledgeable and were happy to answer any questions... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in an 8 bed mixed dorm during my stay in Sydney and had a great time. I arrived alone however after attending my orientation with job search the following day I was never alone, they organise free city walking tours on tuesdays and a free beach walk and BBQ on thursdays which are also a great way to... More

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

Hi There, I would just like to thank you for leaving your review behind.We take these reviews super seriously, and are really appreciative of you taking the time to leave 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 wish you great travels... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived at Base backpackers not knowing what to expect. My travelling companion and I were picked up from the airport in a shuttle bus - this was a free shuttle bus as long as you handed in all the dirty linen at the end of your stay - which is very fair I think! This hostel was clean and... More

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Wales
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Base in Sydney for almost three months and had an amazing time. I booked my hostel through a package with STA which I would not reccomend, I would book it directly through the hostel as the STA package is a waste of money. When I arrived I had to pay $20 for the key which you get... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Positives would be that there are more than enough plug sockets, bar next door does cheapish meals for people staying, they sell handy things at reception e.g. towels, phone adaptors, drinks etc... However the negatives seriously outweigh the positives. The first floor is horrendous for a nights sleep, the room and beds vibrate from the base downstairs. We were only... More

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

Hi There, Thanks for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Sydney. We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review behind here. Your first complaint is about the noise on level 1. We do now close the bar at midnight so I hope that this will be less from now on. We check the levels multiple times per night... More

Medellin, Colombia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The services on this hostel are the best, the staff is friendly and fast for all the enquires, they have multiple discounts for attractions and the best traveling packages, and you will not get a better location in Sydney CBD. The problem is that the hostel is really loud, everyone is screaming outside the rooms, as well the bathrooms are... More

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

Hi Pablo, Thanks for leaving this review behind. We think its really important to hear how peoples experience was, just so we can improve where it sometimes goes wrong. First of all I love to read that you liked our staff. We all really like working here so I'm glad that you noticed this :) I'm not really happy to... More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is ridiculously over priced compared with others in the area. I only stayed here as it was part of the package which I paid for in the UK. After travelling for 24 hours, waiting 6 hours for a room is not ideal. Staff were not helpful, did not explain where anything was within the hostel and didn't tell... More

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

Hi there, Thanks for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Sydney. We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review behind :) I see that you had to wait for 6 hours to check in. Our check in is at 2pm, this gives us enough time to let all people check out at 10 am and give the rooms... More

Torquay, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Base is a great place to stay, perfect location, great nightlife just next door and awesome staff who make the place feel alive. I stayed in the girls only dorm where there was access to strightners and hairdryers just outside the room so you didn't have to annoy other guests in you room with noise - great idea. The place... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Jeroen B, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi There, Thanks for your great review, We love getting good reviews and its great to hear you appreciated our newly updated "Sanctuary Hallway" :) Even better to read is that you liked our staff, I think a clean hostel with friendly staff will go a long way. Again thanks for your awesome review and we hope to see you... More

Bangkok, Thailand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This was the party hostel next to the amazing scary canaries The rooms where solid so if you wanted a quiet night the room next door wouldn't disturb much or I never really had a problem. The breakfast was good simple but nice and the people are great and staff are super friendly and helpful. It is in a prime... More

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

Hi there, Thank you for your great review. We love to hear that somebody had a great time here. We hope to get even more reviews like this after all the renovations we have done :). Just to let you know....we are working on fast(er) Wi-Fi as we speak so I hope it will be way quicker when/if you come... More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It has a perfect location, you can easily walk everywhere from here and its close the the train station. The atmosphere in the hostel was super, the staff was very friendly and great people! The Scary Canary next to it as an awesome bar, where I've spent some great nights. They also serve some great food here, which is very... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 22
Jeroen B, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Yanou, Thanks for your awesome review. We appreciate it so much that you leave this review behind and loved this place just as much is we do :) We just updates the Sanctuary Hallway with those blow dryers/straighteners so its great you liked it. Safe travels and we hope to see you back someday. Cheers, Jeroen Guest Services Manager... 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Base Backpackers 1*
Number of rooms: 50
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