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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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  • 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Base for four nights on the recommendation of several friends. The hostel is in a great location right by Darling Harbour and 5 mins walk from the nearest train station. Bars and clubs are all walkable which saves a lot of money on taxi fares! Compared to other large hostels I looked at for Sydney, dorms are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great chain of hostel here in Sydney. 10 bed dorm for $33 per night. Room was clean and spacious. Amenities on lower basement and everything you could need. No issues with any facilities. Tours and jobs available in lobby. Walking distance for most of South Sydney. Would recommend.

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

Hi Paul, Thanks for taking the time to leave this great review behind. We love good reviews. Great to hear everything was tidy and clean as our cleaning team works hard 24/7 to get it all sparkly clean :) We hope to again welcome you back to Base Sydney or another Base property in the near future. Best Regards and... More 

Antarctica
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an awesome place, the position is just perfect and within minutes of any hot spot in Sydney. The place has almost everything and the bar is a five minute walk to the room if its an in house meal and mug your after. internet is very good too. Most of the staff are from other countries which is really... 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 awesome review. These are the reviews we loooove :) Its so great to hear that someone has a great time here and takes the time to leave a review behind about it too :) We hope you have a great time travelling Oz and hope to see you back in Sydney again... More 

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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in a room with my partner for AUD $120. Which is a reasonable price as its a perfect location. Room was clean and tidy. Although it was very small. The biggest issue was that we were next to the highway and every truck that drove past our whole room would shake. So take earplugs. Overall happy with the service... More 

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

Hi James, Thanks for choosing to stay at Base Sydney. We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review behind. Some rooms are a bit more spacious than others, you probably ended up in one of the smaller ones. If you come back to Base again, just ask if you can get one of the larger rooms and we... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This hostel is in a great location - walking distance from Sydney opera house and darling harbour. If you have just arrived in Sydney or Australia and need to get banks etc set up this is a good place to stay as its close to banks and phone stores. The staff are friendly and helpful. The bed rooms were nice... 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! while we are not the cheapest hostel, Sydney is unfortunately one of the most expensive cities in the world, and we are still a fair bit cheaper then a lot of our rival hostels while also maintaining an awesome level of cleanliness and a great atmosphere... More 

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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I never stayed in a hostel before so I was prepared for the worse. I stayed in a 6 bed ensuite dorm (I think it was a 8 bed dorm before, so heaps of space) which was pretty good. Although the shower was full of mold, locker under the bed was broken and that the bed was vibrating in the... More 

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

Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback with us online! just a heads up for next time, only a handful of our rooms are above the bar, so if you are after a quiet early night's sleep we can easily move the room to one that is far away from the noise :) Kind Regards,R Raph More 

Bergen, Norway
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I went to Base in February 2010 (not 2014). I stayed there for three weeks, and had a great time. The personell was nice, relaxing and from different countries around the world, working part time alongside travelling. The fascilities were ok, as expected I guess. I stayed at a six bed bedroom and easily got in touch with my flatmates.... More 

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

Hi, thanks for the feedback about your stay WAY back when in 2010! just so you know it is a pretty much all new hostel since then with all renovated common areas, renovated rooms, renovated everything really :) we do hope to welcome you back next time you are in Sydney to show you how awesome the place is looking... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Myself and some girlfriends stayed here in a female 6 bunk room. We were heading out for a night out and only used the room for getting ready and then sleep. had everything we needed for our overnight stay including lockable draws under the beds for our items. We had no issue coming back in at god knows what hour... More 

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

Hi, thanks for the awesome feedback :) we are super appreciative of you taking the time to share it with other guests! We hope to see you and your friends next time you are all in Sydney, Kind Regards, Raph More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I stayed her with a friend from 22nd – 25th (3 nights), we were in room 302, a room of 4. The first impressions were very good with a large, well decorated lounge downstairs and welcoming staff. We checked in a little early but were given a room straight away so we didn’t need to store our suitcases anywhere else.... More 

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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 :) Just so you know, all the bathroom renovations are pretty much done now which is great news! hopefully we get to welcome you back to Sydney next time you come, warm regards, Raph More 

Airlie Beach, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A really great place to stay. We stayed here before and after going overseas as the location is perfect for airports and bus travelers. The staff are so vibrate, friendly and very helpful and that really made our stay. Our private room was very modern, clean and comfortable, which meat we slept very well. (Our friends had dorms and they... More 

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

Hi, thanks for you kind and awesome words about your stay with us! It really does mean the world to us :)! Hope to welcome you back next time you are in Sydney! hugs & kisses, Raph More 

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