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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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Troutdale, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Auckland, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now I guess when you go to Sydney you're not going to be in your room all the time, in which case this was ok. Had an 8 bed dorm with a friend. Common room was ok and some staff quite friendly, but we had cockroaches in the room and the cleaning staff burst in literally just after 10am to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So, first and foremost, when we arrived we were greeted slightly rudely, we were then given our key to our room and pointed in the direction of the lift, upon our travels to the lift we noticed our key did not actually work. We decided then and there that we would turn around, and ask for a new one, which... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only stayed one night so didn't really see everything it has to offer, bar next door was excellent although it closed before midnight. Room was nice and clean and so were the showers. Will stay here again if I return to Sydney.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night just before we caught the bus up to Byron Bay. We checked out of our previous hostel at 10 and walked to Base in its very central location. Unfortunately we couldn't check in yet as we too early but we were allowed to leave our bags in the luggage store and then go about our... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a bad place to stay. Very central. Stayed in a 10 bed dorm, some very rude, annoying people in my room but that can't be helped. Staff fairly helpful, we stowed our bags for the day because we were too early to check in. It's connected to a bar so no drinking allowed anywhere in the hostel which is... More 

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