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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we arrived back in Sydney after doing the east coast for a whole month and we just wanted to find base it didn't take to long and we arrived and the got us cheeked in almost straight away, we got to our 10 bed dorm! we soon realised even though it was a 10 bed dorm we had plenty of... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice staff Spacious rooms Good location Quite clean Awful noises around the corridors at night when drunk people are leaving/coming back. My roommates were disgustingly messy which ruined my experience a bit Free wifi, don't know why others bothered paying for wifi because if they looked properly..base do free wifi :) Would recommend this place!

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Thank glj25
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This hostel was great apart from the bouncers who refused us entry to 'Scary canary' and completely discriminated against my friend who I was with. It is abhorrent that this present day that we can be talked to like that. We spoke to the hostel staff who apologised for the bouncers behaviour. It is dispicable that such treatment should happen... More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I stayed at Base for just over a week with a few work mates and instantly noticed it's in a great location as its a quick walk from everything which is really handy and there's a train station right across the road if needed. The hostel puts on a lot of free events for their guests which are usually fun... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely Horrible experience at this hostel... we were greeted by staff that seemed to either not have a clue what they were doing or else couldn't care less about making their guests feel welcome and acknowledged. We understand that this is a Hostel and being travelers we understand things go wrong but we paid a decent amount of money for... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed in backpackers all over the world and this place is one of the worst ive experienced, the staff are clueless, I actually think the cockroaches in my room knew more about Sydney than the staff did. The kitchen was shocking almost nothing worked and it took over half an hour to boil some water! As for sleep?... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel wasn't perfect but in terms of meeting people it was brilliant. A lot of solo back packers there! Definitely do not stay here if you want a good night sleep, very noisy due to nightclub next door. I loved it here, only downfall was the kitchen!

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Full of drunk English kids misbehaving, it is impossible to sleep there. In 2 nights there, I have seen more vomit than in the 6 months before. When I moved to a sofa in the common area at 2.30 in order to sleep for my job interview, their bouncers tried insistingly to provoke me and to force me into a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having stayed here before if recommended it to my friends. Previously it was clean, the staff were friendly and we had lockers. This time the place always seemed dirty and our rooms had no way of locking our belonging . The man on check in didn't seem to know what he was doing or much about my booking. If I... More 

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Thank Megan W
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at base Sydney for a week. When we arrived early we were able to store our luggage free of charge at the hostel. However when we initially checked in it took quite a while and the girl on the desk didn't seem to know what she was doing. We were charged 45 dollars a night for an 8... More 

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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