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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Shared a 4 person with onsuite room. Luckily the Japanese couple was considerate of us when sleeping. The room was cramped with no space for baggage. Our room was above the restaurant bar night club that everyone goes to until 3am, yes the room vibrated all night was like sleeping on top of a sound system. At least every day...

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

Thank you for leaving a review with us mate! We are sorry about the noise but we provide free earplugs at reception and are always happy to move you into another room on the other side of the building. We hope you enjoyed your stay overall! Much love, Base Crew

Graz, Austria
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my stay in the "female sanctuary". It's a part of the hostel only for girls. The doors are pink and there are hair dryers and straighteners. I stayed in a 4 bed dorm. The room was very big with a high ceiling, two bunk beds and a big window with a view of the city. Since it's...

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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 enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again soon!! Much love, Base Crew

Feilding, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

1st nite share berth 1 person arrvd from club 2am 2nd 3am with friend! Gave up sleep on return 4 nite later 3rd floor no lift 3 others in ok 2am 3am party people noise outside over half hour door locks noise in out half hour! Lift fixed shuttle told 7 30 arrive 8am parked busy street dumped bags in...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time at Base Backpackers. The staff was friendly and helpful, the hostel was clean, and the vibe was great. We also really appreciated the resources they provided for planning onward travel or longer stays in Australia.

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

Thank you for leaving a review with us, legend! It is always great to hear when people had a fun time here at Base. We hope to see you again soon! Much love, Base Crew

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nick genuinely cared about my well being. I see him like this guidance counsellor- always caring and knows about the people checked in. He has the best interest at heart for everybody! He will guide you in the right direction to travel. It made staying at Base a hostel I want to be at and return. I am forever grateful...

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

Thank you mate!! Nick will we happy to hear that :) Much love, Base Crew

Reviewed 1 week ago

Base was ok-good on average, but that's because they were great at some things (super comfy beds, friendly staff) but bad at others (pretty much everything electrical I ever saw was broken, & WiFI $7/day - seriously?! :o). But the big worry for me was the fire alarm going off, with "Evacuate, evacuate!" sounding over sirens and *staff did not...

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

Kirsty, thank you so much for leaving such a detailed review - we really appreciate it! This is definitely not okay and we will let our staff know! Much love, Base Crew

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to Sydney in November, had the most amazing time. The bar next door is great, with themed nights every night so you will always have something different to do! The location is right in the CBD so you are close to absolutely everything, and there is a train station located right across the street. The staff at this hostel...

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

Thank you so much for your feedback, Matthew!! It is always great to hear people enjoyed their stay at Base and had a fun time! We hope to see you again soon and wish you safe travels further on! Much love, Base Crew

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived to Sydney with just a recommendation from a friend about base. I had no idea I had to do the "east coast", didn't even know what it meant. I was greeted by Nick in reception. I later saw that he was at the travel desk and 30 minutes later I had an Aussie east coast trip, the red...

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

Thank you legend! We're glad you enjoyed your stay!! Much love, Base Crew

Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nick from the travel desk is one of the most helpful and useful guys ever! I arrived in Sydney not having a clue where I was going or what to do and he sat down with me and talked me through absolutely everything. He took note of everything I said I was interested in and gave me such a range...

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

Thanks Becca!! Nick is so stoked to hear about you having the time of your life!! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! Much love, base Crew

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel is in a good location right next to Darling Harbour but I'm sure there must be better places to stay. My key card did not work once to let me into my room and the rooms are really minimal even by hostel standards - ours didn't have any windows to outside, just a window that looked into some...

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

We are so sorry for the inconvenience! We have quite a lot of new staff to be trained at the moment so it may take a while. We hope you could enjoy your stay overall though! Much love, Base Crew

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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
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • 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: $27 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Base Backpackers 1*
Number of rooms: 50
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“female sanctuary rooms for girls”
 of 5 bubbles 960nina, 3 days ago | Read review
“Stay single room if avaiable”
 of 5 bubbles petehoneymanph, 1 week ago | Read review
“Higher floors are better for quiet sleep, but worse if your bags are heavy & the old elevator dies.”
 of 5 bubbles 134kirstyr, 1 week ago | Read review
“The higher level the room is on the quieter it is from the street. level 1 and 2 can be noisey from the bar downstairs”
 of 5 bubbles charlotteleach91, Dec 27, 2016 | Read review
“stay more than 3 nights and you can get a free airport transfer! 405 people were the best!”
 of 5 bubbles BackpackerUK1, Nov 29, 2016 | Read review
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