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Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

We stayed at base as a group of 4 whilst travelling through Sydney. Apart from two exceptions I found the staff behind reception to be quite unfriendly, there was always a long queue and when you finally got to the front the staff were not overly helpful. The kitchen was gross - no dishes were clean and there was no...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

This was my first stop when I arrived in Sydney. I only stayed 4 nights and I'm very glad about that. It's not a bad hostel at all, it's just let down by a few things. Firstly, the wifi is only free if you book the job search package, otherwise you're paying $4 a day for really slow useless wifi...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Without sounding too pretentious, I've stayed in backpackers all around the world in some really dingy places and this was the first time I've ever felt so unsafe. Being a solo traveller on a strict budget means I can't just up and leave, so I had to push through the three night stay at Base. Let me say, never ever...

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2Thank Kat J
Herts, UK
Reviewed 28 November 2015

I've not stayed in many hostels but BASE provided what I was expecting. The beds are okay, they are just a place to sleep, and you have your basic amenities around the hostel including laundry, a messy kitchen, and bathroom. Stayed in a 6-bed dorm which was okay. The door you had to slam for it to close so anytime...

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Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

Booked into a room for 3 people to be given a room with 1 bed in it, tried to move rooms and the staff stefan especially were very rude and non cooperative, I would never recommend this place to anyone due to the behaviour of the staff and the very poor facilities! Stay clear of you want an enjoyable stay

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1Thank Laurensmeaton
Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

We stayed in a 6 bed dorm which was nice and clean. The room was cleaned everyday and we had our own bathroom in the room as well. The kitchen could be better, but as a backpacker in Australia I have definitely seen worse kitchens! The staff is cool and the bar next door (Scary Canary) is a great place!...

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Thank Camilla S
Jeroen B, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Camilla Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review for us here at Base Sydney! Our cleaners are troopers and they work extremely hard keeping the place nice and tidy for everyone so thank you for noticing their hard work! We actually have plans to renovate and upgrade our kitchen area in the near future, so...

Suffolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Base Backpakers for 2 nights. The bunk beds were stable and comfortable. The facilities were clean and tidy. The staff were friendly and helpful. The location was perfect, only a short walks distance from Darling Harbour, the underground trains and bus stops. Over all an excellent experience. I would really recommend this hostel to any young travellers!

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1Thank MissEStreet_
Jeroen B, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a positive review for us here at Base Sydney. We really enjoy reading such feedback! We pride ourselves on having a great, positive team, from the people keeping the place clean and tidy to the guys behind the reception desk. Thanks again and we look forward to hopefully...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Great location to stay and great people. You could gone cheaper accommodation but could go somewhere and a pay a lot more! Everything you need and more. Would recommend this place to anybody looking to stay in Sydney on a budget. Just around the corner from darling harbour which is a must go to!

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Jeroen B, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Jimmy Thanks for the amazing review and for taking the time out of your day to leave it! It's great to hear such good feedback coming from our customers. We pride ourselves on being a hostel for everyone and every budget. Safe travels and we look forward to seeing you in the future.

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

Stayed in a private room. Probably one of the best BASE hostels we've stayed in - nice modern private room with a double bed, air con, TV and ensuite. The sheets were clean and the room was tidy, not a great size room but it was fine for what we needed. Good location, very helpful & friendly staff. Would recommend!

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Jeroen B, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such an awesome review! We loved reading this, we have recently spent some money renovating all of our private rooms so we are glad that you enjoyed the facilities that have to offer! Safe travels from everyone at Base Sydney and we look forward to hopefully seeing you in...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 November 2015

I stayed in Base Backpackers with a friend in a 6 bed dorm room for 4 night while travelling in Australia. We had been recommended the hostel several times over by many friends and colleagues. The hostel is very clean, each day the property was cleaned around 9 a.m. A few people we shared we mentioned it was annoying if...

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Jeroen B, Guest Relations Manager at Base Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Terri Ann Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay here at Base Sydney. We are so glad that you enjoyed staying with us, thank you for also mentioning how clean the building is. Our cleaners work tirelessly to keep the building in tip top condition for all our guests- which can sometimes be a...

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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
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Base Backpackers

Address: 477 Kent St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Wanderers on Kent)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Price Range: $35 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Base Backpackers 1*
Number of rooms: 50
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