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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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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed there for 3 days, staff were very friendly, of a similar age to backpackers/travellers so it was easy to get on with them. Stayed in a 6 bed dorm which was comfortable, we had our own shower room and toilet, which was definitely better than communal bathrooms. Communal areas themselves were nice, good quality. Bar next door was great,... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I spent 4 days staying at Base before leaving Sydney. The hostel has an amazing central location in the middle of the city so it's really easy to get around. The hostel itself is big and busy but still has a really great vibe and we thought the staff were really friendly and helpful. Another plus is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything and everyone is incredible! Staff especially decent and welcoming and helped me out with whatever I asked! Would be idiotic not to stay here, even for a couple of nights! Will definitely be coming back here soon enough!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my fiancé have been staying at base from October to January with a short break over Christmas, we've mostly enjoyed it. The staff are very friendly and helpful and there is a drawer to lock your stuff in under the bed. People may complain the lift is slow but at least there is a lift many hostels there... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

i stayed in this hostel due to booking with sta so i could set up with my job stuff... The hostel is basic the sheets werent really clean.. And if you are staying for a lengthly time your sheets do not get changed! The showers are very slow running and also can have a very cold shower.. I didnt have... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here over the new year after booking through STA travel. This hostel came in highly recommended and thought it would be a great place to stay over NYE. Great central location not far from town hall tube station, very handy when arriving with a ton of baggage. I stayed in a four bed dorm on the first floor. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Base backpackers is in a perfect location with easy access to the station, darling harbour and a short walk to the harbour bridge and opera house. I stayed in a 10 bed mixed dorm on the 4th floor. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and stored my bags until my room was ready (as I arrived before 2pm). One... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here with 3 friends over the Christmas and New Years as it was a recommended hostel and quite central. We booked two weeks as we thought it would be good accommodation. Firstly, we got there and were disappointed as the room was pretty dirty. Then, we went to the kitchen to cook at simple meal PASTA.. to find out... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

I was so disappointed with this hostel, probably the worst one I've stayed in since being in australia. Besides it's good location for the city centre, I struggle to find any other positives about this hostel (although the staff on the front desk are quite friendly!). Firstly the facilities are awful! The beds are so uncomfortable and the bed linen... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The location for the price is great!! But the rooms and bathrooms where not the cleanest and the elevator needs some serious attention, I know it's a old building but considering the location and how popular it is they need to fix the elevator. The staff weren't that friendly. I worked at a hostel for 2 years and I know... More 

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

Hi, Thanks so much for your review, we really appreciate the time it takes. We LOVE our location too! We love being able to walk just about everywhere! Our bathrooms get 3 full cleans a day and spot checks throughout the day. We know our lift is a little bit slow, but as it is heritage listed we are not... 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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