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Bradford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Out of all of the hostels we have stayed in throughout Sydney, Base has been the best by far. The staff were friendly and so welcoming and our room is nice and clean! Excited to see all this place has to offer.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lost count of hostels I've stayed in and this is one of the best. Worth every penny! Amazing location (best in Sydney) super comfy beds, kitchen is massive with loads of storage, nice chill out area downstairs and the bar is probably the best hostel bar I've been to. Nightly events and games etc, so easy to meet fellow travellers.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I planned a 30th birthday weekend away for my partner. I booked us in here because it was the cheapest around & very central to the other things I had booked & planned. Yes, it was cheapest around but very expensive for the room quality. I booked a private room for the two of us, with an ensuite but didn't... More 

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

Good afternoon, It was absolutely hear breaking to hear about your time with us. We pride ourselves on being able to offer hotel standard accommodation and this is definitely not the response we are trying to achieve. We are so sorry for this inconvenience and would love to know more about your stay and investigate why you were downgraded to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for 5 nights and right from the start of my stay i was made to feel part of the family. Staff on reception were on point and really helpful, Craig and Mark both helped me throughout my stay and always went out of their way to help. Rooms were clean and beds comfy the whole place is more... More 

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

Hi Jack! Thanks so much for leaving your feedback with us. We were so over the moon by your response we sent it around to all the staff to congratulate them on their efforts! Mark and Craig were also given some goodies and praised for getting mentioned. We appreciate time detail and time youve taken to leave your review. Every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect location and good price.We will comeback there. The place will be enjoyed better for younger people because it had a bar connected to the hotel and they organize parties almost every night. We went there just for the location and the low price, it was good to have a room away from all the noise so it was perfect!

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

Thanks so much for your feedback Paula! Our bar definitely gives us a party atmosphere but we try and cater to all types of travelers ! We are stoked you enjoyed your experience. Thanks again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in a six people room with en suite bathroom for six nights. The room is spacious and clean. I didn't use the en suite bathroom much though since I hate disturbing the others in room at night or in the morning when they were sleeping. To my surprise, the public bathroom was clean as well! The common area was... More 

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

Hi Terence! Thanks so much for taking the time to review our hostel! We were so stoked with the review you left! In our eyes if you cant have a clean bathroom you cant run a hostel, we are super stoked you enjoyed the cleanliness and facilities of the hostel! Hopefully we see you again next time you visit our... More 

Gold Coast, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a great time at Base! I had a room on the 2nd floor. The room was large and clean. The staff was amazing, very friendly and professional at the same time. The facilities are great. You can't beat the location... it's close to everything. The best value for your money. Would definitely recommend this place to any one looking... More 

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

Thanks so much for your feedback Anderson, we were ecstatic about your review and over the moon you enjoyed your stay! We will see you next time legend! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 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 

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

Hi Gavin, Thanks so much for taking the time to review our hostel. It doesn't go unnoticed and we really appreciate the feedback you've given us. We cant wait to accommodate you next time you stay with us in Sydney! Take it easy and travel safe legend! More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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

G;day legend, It was absolutely gut wrenching to hear about your time with us!It came as quite a shock to hear your feedback. Our staff are hired on the basis of being vibrant,cultural customer service related employees and the training inductions for all of our staff are strongly focused on customer service . For us customer service is key and... More 

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6 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 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 

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

Hi Fernando! Thanks so much for providing us with your feedback. The scary Canary below can be a bit noisy at times and we apologies immensely for this. We do offer ear plus and noise sensitive rooms and i'm so sorry these weren't provided to you during your stay. We will definitely look into the cleanliness issues you've pointed out... More 

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Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
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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About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Airport Transportation

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: $26 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Base Backpackers 1*
Number of rooms: 50
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