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Base Backpackers

477 Kent St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Wanderers on Kent)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time here with my wife and baby, had a room on the 2nd floor and the room was large, clean and relatively quite considering the traffic in Sydney. The reception staff were friendly and efficient and very quick to find out the answers to some of my more difficult questions. The kitchen is big and well stocked... More 

Thank Gavin K
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

couldn't care less staff, no empathy at all. awful room, stuck in 10 bed dorm. Checked out early, will not be returning! Wifi only in reception if you're lucky. Lost money by leaving earlier than paid for but worth the loss to escape.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked into a 6 bed en suite. Other guests were friendly, room was clean, bathroom was clean with lockers under bed (remember a padlock!) however, I stayed in room 116, which is right above the Scary Canary - received no sleep every night from 0001 - 0230. Was completely unacceptable. I then stayed an extra night and was put in... More 

Thank Fernando M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled up from Melbourne for 3 nights. Stayed in double room. Comfortable bed,clean ensuite. TV on the wall was nice, didn't have to move for the 5:00am Euro 2016 match Mon morning! Location is perfect and walking distance to shops,food etc. Staff very friendly, thanks for booking me in Alex, i'll be back to stay again another time.

Thank Mark J
Temora, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and two others stayed in a 4 bed dorm with private bathroom. Great little club (scary canary) next door that was handy for us but could get really noisey for regular visitors. Great staff and set-up, perfect for first time backpackers new to the country!

Thank 1Carly1
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location - 2 minutes from Town Hall station. So easy to get from the airport or central station! Stayed in a 4 bed - shared bathroom, lovely and clean! Warm duvet covers. Scary Canary next door is a fantastic backpacker bar.

Thank Emilina G
Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is in a great location and is perfect for meeting people and getting comfortable in Australia, especially if you are on your own. There are other places where you may get more for your money as the quality of the rooms are generally poor but the vibe and atmosphere here is great.

Thank Jasmin012341
Byron Bay, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

clean room and bathroom, cool activities (for free!), good and helpful staff. was loud on sunday evening because of the bar next door but I slept well with the provided ear plugs. kitchen had everything except an oven but was still great

Thank 95aleks95
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hostel was nice and clean, I stayed in a 4 bed dorm with private bathroom, it was more than comfortable, adjustable air con temperature, clean bedding, room and bathroom nice and clean. I hear by Aus standards this is a 5* hostel. Nice reception area with comfort seating and plug sockets and wifi. Eating area on the same level. I... More 

Thank dannixx27
Rouen, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The X Base hostel was great. Super clean rooms and bathrooms. I had a bed in this girls sanctuary and it was great. They even have hair dryers you can use. The reception team was welcoming and the overall organisation made me feel secure. Definetly recommend to stay there especially for solo female backpackers ! Really close to everything in... More 

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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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service

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 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Base Backpackers 1*
Number of rooms: 50
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