Overall i enjoyed my stay in base. It was the start of my trip so i didn't mind the party aspect at the time, it was hard to get a decent nights sleep with 10 people in a room though, a 6-8 bed would be a better option. The bathroom and kitchen area is clean, although like most hostels it is a challenge to get the cooking utensils you require. Some of the staff can be quite rude, but that is not said for all staff. It is the best located hostel in Sydney by far.