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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Nuneaton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Margate, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Dundee, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed at Base Sydney for 4 nights in July. Took the 6 bed per room c/w bathroom ensuite. The staff at the counter were very helpful and they would greet you with a smile and try to help you check-in to your room ASAP. The receptionist attending to me even took the initiative to walk me to the lift and... More

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

Hi There, Thank you so much for your great review. We love hearing good things about our hostel, especially because we spend a lot of time in trying to get it all right. I especially love hearing that you think our staff was nice. I think that a clean hostel with nice staff is already "half the job". We got... More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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203 reviews 203 reviews
28 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good fun hostel! Lots of great memories of this place! Clean hostel, good size rooms, cool bar nice place to stay! Good bar and common area to meet people! Good kitchen to plenty of room to cook and meet people! Beds were good bathrooms were fine! Good staff!

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

Hi, Thanks for leaving your awesome feedback with us about your stay here this week! It is fantastic to see that we really nailed it this time, and hope we get the chance to have you stay with us again sometime soon, Warm regards and happy travels, BASE Crew! More

Preston, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Standard base but majorly over priced! Stayed in a ten bed dorm which was clean and spacious. The air con seemed to make me and most people in the room ill. Stayed here for a week whilst finding a job and a shared apartment. Couldn't stay here much longer, kitchen was ok bit cramped for the amount of people. Stayed... 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 stay about your stay with us one year ago! we do really appreciate the feedback! Just as an fyi the property has had some significant renovations and a huge face lift which we are sure you would be really impressed by, as well as a big managerial shakeup! we are... 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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