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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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1 of 5 stars NEW

I stayed at Base for my birthday weekend in Sydney, firstly there was no co-ordination with whether there was a bed available in my room or not after pre-booking, just told to find myself one, only to find I was in someone else's bed, the showers had very little pressure, in which I had to wipe water over myself to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I understand people like to party all night that's fine. But having a hostel right above a club so (especially on the lower floors) you can feel the vibrations and hear the music clearly is not a good model for a hostel. Like the music went past 1am which is way after the 11pm quiet hour sooo they are breaking... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at base after moving out of another horrid hostel at bondi. My double room was brilliant and clean. Massive comfy bed and clean room with TV and coffee making facilities. There is a 24 hour reception which is great. The whole place is really nice and has a good atmosphere. The staff were really friendly and there is... More 

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

Hi Linzi, Thanks for your great, positive and detailed review. We love hearing guests loving Base :) We try our hardest to keep our great hostel as clean and "fancy" as possible so great you noticed. I love hearing too that you noticed our friendly and hard working staff. Im sorry that you heard the bar noise, this is why... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed on two occasions over the last couple of months. The first in a Sanctuary Room which was ok, but the pass for the door didn't work very well and they were unable to fix it. The 'security' door between the general area and the Sanctuary was also broken which meant people could come and go as they... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave your valuable feedback with us online, as we do take these reviews very seriously! in regards to our brand new refurbished private rooms, these rooms opened about a little over a month ago and were done with an eye on being the absolute best value private rooms in the Sydney market with brand... More 

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76 reviews 76 reviews
51 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Base for 2 nights while on my way from Melbourne to London,. I have to say the location was great, only a 2 minute walk from the train station and walking distance to pretty much everything in the city. The staff were friendly, and there were large common areas. However, for an upscale hostel, I was very... 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 RE your stay with us here at BASE Sydney. We do of course take these reviews very seriously as a measuring stick for what we are doing right and what we can improve on. In regards to power points, we do have a minimum of x2... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here in Sydney and is the perfect location for all major attractions nearby. One thing Was that the nightclub can be loud on the side at the weekend but overall a bargain. 24 hour reception too is helpful. The facilities provided are ok to wash your clothes and dry too

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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! it seems like you enjoyed it here with us which is great to see! we hope to welcome you back to stay with us again sometime soon, Kind Regards, BASE Crew More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Jeroen B, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for your great review and great to hear that you liked our hostel and awesome reception staff. We hope to see you again at Base whenever you are back in Sydney :) Happy Travels, Jeroen Guest Services Manager Base Sydney More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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

Hi Sam, Thanks for you awesome reply. We take these reviews super seriously so good to hear that you loved it. Our great reception team is working really hard to give everyone the best customer service they can give, so great to hear that you noticed :) We hope to see the 2 of you back whenever you are in... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 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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Jeroen B, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for your awesome reply. Always good to read a review that is so positive. We wish you all the best in Australia and hope to see you back in Sydney someday. Kind Regards, Jeroen Guest Services Manager Base Sydney More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

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

Hey Mike, Thanks for your review. We appropriate take the time the write one and are even happier that its a positive one :) Great to hear that you mention our great reception team. We are updating our kitchen this year so I hope that if you ever come back, you bacon will be done in a few minutes!! Happy... 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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