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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loud music almost every day. The tiles in our bathroom were vibrating due to our room being located directly above a club. Also we booked as a group of three and when we arrived we were told that we were in three different rooms. The personnel was rude and most times unhelpful. Good thing is the location and the ensuite... More 

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Lismore, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here 2 nights - friday and saturday - in october 2014 with my daughter as we needed somewhere central and cheap for a quick Sydney weekend. Position is AMAZING, can walk to everything if you want to, or ferry/bus/train/monorail all close by. 7-11 next door on street level to buy cheap food & supplies. Stayed in girls dorm (they... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will start off by saying I've stayed in a few different hostles during my Stay in Australia. I would not be able to handle more than 2 nights at this place. It was the worst of all my accommodations. The service was terrible, the people at the front desk had no idea what was going on. At one point... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in a double room which was excellent, clean and almost like a hotel, if slightly on the small side. Bathroom was tired however, the shower barely a dribble and smelt very much of drains the whole time. The hostel is big, which as predicted means no personality and very impersonal, staff are just focused on getting the guests booked... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for four nights and if I would have been without my friend I would have left to stay at a different place. First of all, you pay extra for wifi, breakfast and to store your luggage on the day of check out. Compared to other hostels I stayed at, the rooms were not very clean and didn't have... 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! we do appreciate the effort and take these suggestions very seriously, so thank you. We do charge for breakfast ($6 all you can eat buffet), wifi ($4 day / $12 week) & luggage storage after check out (starting at $1), but we also do charge $5-$10... More 

Ironbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is fairly pricey for what you get. However the location is brilliant especially as it's right next door to Scary Canaries! Staff are helpful and there was a great atmosphere during our stay

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

Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave your awesome feedback with us about your stay here! we really do appreciate it! we know Sydney is a pretty pricey place to stay, but we are still usually a good amount cheaper then lots of our nearest competitors! we do hope you come stay with us again soon! Warm regards and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy walk to Darling Harbour, Opera House, restaurants and bars, bus, train, supermarkets. Clean, large rooms, very safe. Friendly staff who go the extra mile. Only negative thing was other backpackers who didn't clean up after themselves in the kitchen and room mates who steal your pillow. That's poor form! Overall a great place that I will return to whenever... More 

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

Hi, Thanks so much for the amazing feedback! it is really crappy when guests dont clean up after themselves in the guest kitchen, but we do professionally clean that space x3 times daily with regular spot checks as well. If you are ever a pillow short (because someone naughty decided to take two) just let us know, and our rad... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 nights in November and could have stayed longer. Very nice and clean hostel. Friendly and helpful staff. The bathrooms were nice and clean and the 8 dorm room I stayed in had lots of space. The location is very central. The only negative thing is the price is a bit too high.

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

Hi, thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with everyone! we do love to hear back from all of our rad guests and really appreciate you taking the time! we are totally glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back to us sometime soon, warm regards, BASE Crew 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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