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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Well, I had previously stayed at Base hostel in Brisbane and I absolutely loved it. Atmosphere was so friendly. And I was heading down to Sydney so I thought, why not stay at base again! When I arrived at the desk they were very blunt. Other than giving me the card and telling me the floor my room was on...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wifi access not included. You have to pay $ 4,00 per day in addition to access. Sometimes you should use bathroom in another floor because the bathroom on your floor is closed. The card key machine in the door haven't worked, so we needed to leave the door open.

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Base is probably a lovely hostel: the staff are friendly and approachable, the room and bathroom was clean and there was music playing constantly in all the communal areas which probably means it's a "cool place to hangout man". Despite this I checked out after just one night here (intended to stay 6) because I didn't get a wink of...

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Thank Charlotte K
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The only reason I had to stay at Base was because of OZintro! The hostel was huge..lots of rooms, 4 floors, bar/restaurant next door, lounge area, kitchen, laundry etc...the rooms were a pretty good size! OZ intro was amazing of course, doing something different everyday! Location of Base is awesome. 711 next door, train station across the road, around the...

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Thank Katie M
Alex H, General Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review with us, Katie! We're sorry you had to carry your luggage upstairs! Our staff is always happy to help you out if you ask them. Our facilities get cleaned three times daily however we apologise if you experienced this during your stay! We hope you enjoyed your stay overall and hope to welcome you...

Bremen, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in a 10 bed dorm for a night and it was great! People were respectful, wasn't too warm and amenities were clean! Check in was super slow and annoying though and I was also crappy that we couldn't check in 15 mins before check in time. I really don't see how a quarter of an hour would malen a...

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Thank laurajanerr
Alex H, General Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive feedback, Laura! We're happy you enjoyed your time here with us! However we apologise for the slow check-in. We usually need to wait for the housekeeping to give us the green light to check our guests in. We wish you safe travels further on and hope to welcome you again soon! Much love,...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights in a private room with en suite on Easter weekend. Staff were great and attentive, room was tidy and really decent for a hostel, location was perfect. We were only on the second floor so had a bit of noise from the bar downstairs but in general the stay was without problems. Would recommend...

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Alex H, General Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving a review with us legend! Happy to hear you had a great time! Much love, Base Crew

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here for a night during busy Easter Friday. The place was packed with part animals, which was fair enough considering the holiday seasons. That made the place unbearably noisy, annoying and unsafe. But that was something out of their control and honestly rather common for backpackers hostels so it was just a personal gripe. Regarding the establishment itself,...

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Thank Quoc Huy T
Alex H, General Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey mate, thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review with us, we really appreciate it! We hope you enjoyed your time eventhough it was busy and noisy and wish you safe travels further on! Much love, Base Crew

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The only saving grace for this hostel was it's location. Stayed in a private double room with ensuite. Room was everything I was expecting for a private room. The bed sheets were disgusting, covered in stains, and clearly not clean. Unfortunately I was put in a room right next door to the bar where there was a live band playing...

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Alex H, General Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review with us! We are so sorry you had these experiences whilst staying with us and we apologise for the inconvenience! We will talk to our team about it and sort it out. Much love, Base Crew

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for four nights while in Sydney. We stayed in a ten man dorm. It was comfortable and we loved the location. There was a bar and nightclub Scary Canary right beside the hostel which did really cheap dinners and always had drink deals. The laundry facilities were really nice. Also the travel desk there was great, we...

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Alex H, General Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey mate, thank you for taking the time to leave a review with us! We appreciate these honest opinions. We apologise if you've seen our facilities in an uncleaned state - we will let our staff know. We wish you safe travels further on and hope to welcome you again soon! Much love, Base Crew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Base Sydney is an awesome place to stay. The staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms and the entire place is very clean and the level of service is great. It was great and comfortable stay. The housekeeping staff are very professional and ensure that nobody is disturbed during their work. Overall, this is a good place and I will...

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Alex H, General Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your awesome review!! We're stoked to hear you had an amazing stay here at Base! We will let our staff know!! We wish you safe travels further on and hope to see you again soon! Much love, Base Crew

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Staying in Central Business District

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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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  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Base Backpackers

Address: 477 Kent St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Wanderers on Kent)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Price Range: $24 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Base Backpackers 1*
Number of rooms: 50
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“Get a high floor away from the bar”
lexxhayward, 1 week ago | Read review
“Stay away from the bar!!! Check your bed for stains before you get in it!!”
herbert57135, 1 week ago | Read review
“Choose Room 124,the street view is great because it located at the corner of the street so you can see people passing the street from 4 side”
, Mar 20, 2017 | Read review
“when you order your room online, check what room you ordered at lobby because i accidentally had a different one, to the one i booked.”
tobyv50, Mar 19, 2017 | Read review
“Use the 3rd party shuttle service at your own risk. You've been warned.”
1000GlobeTrotters, Mar 17, 2017 | Read review
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