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    Base Backpackers

    477 Kent St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Very clean and comfortable dorms, polite and helpful staff. I deal location, only a 10 minute walk to shops and half an hour to the Quay. Lively bar downstairs, and loads of activities to meet new people :) only drawbacks are the cost of WiFi...More

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    Response from Katie W, Manager at Base BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for leaving a review! We are glad you enjoyed you're stay with us. We have activities for each day of the week with free food en drinks! The only thing you need to pay for is your Opal Card for our monday Manly...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Terrible experience, simply the worst hostel I've ever been to (yes, and I've been to several). Beds and common facilities (such as bathroom and aisles) were EXTREMELY dirty, it was disgusting sleeping and showering there. The ladies' bathroom didn't have a lock, the showers had...More

    Thank gabychaveznovik
    Response from Katie W, Manager at Base BackpackersResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you for leaving a review for us. We would like to apologize for your experience with our hostel. Our housekeeping staff cleans the hostel multiple times a day to keep it as clean as possible. However if there are any problems about the hygiene...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Bad and dangerous environment. a lot of drunken youngsters are around due to the ground floor disco. Rooms are like rat hole and no basic facilities. Book accidentally for one night out and regretted. If you are a peace loving person want to have a...More

    Thank Kumaran S
    Response from Katie W, Manager at Base BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for leaving a review! We would like to apologize for your experience with our hostel. We are constantly trying to create a safe environment for all guests and staff members who are staying with us. If you do not feel safe in this...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I stayed in a single room with a bathroom on Wednesday night. The room was fine for the price. The bar downstairs is another story: loud music, people screaming up to 3am. Disaster night. No sleep. Beware.More

    Thank Seamus B
    Response from Katie W, Manager at Base BackpackersResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for leaving a review Seamus. Our bar next door 'Scary Canary's' is a bar/nightclub. It could get noisy during busy nights. Please do not hesitate to come down to reception, we could provide in earplugs to make your stay as pleasant as possible....More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We booked 3 double rooms there on Sat 25th Nov Check in was a a nightmare and we all felt like it was a interrogation. They took photos of our Australian photo licences and then asked what Country we were from. We paid $200 ea...More

    Thank Tan L
    Response from Katie W, Manager at Base BackpackersResponded 4 days ago

    Thank you for leaving a review. It is a part of our policy to collect a valid passport/license for the safety of our hostel. Our free activities and offers are sponsored by Taxback, which is a service which assist not only those on working holiday...More

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    • Airport Transportation
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    • US$31 - US$156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
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    The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
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    bleachedquasar
    23 February 2017|
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    No. When you enter the accomodation ground floor there are a number of tablets you can do to put your details i. then walk to reception and pay and get key card for door
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    Response from tomworthington1994 | Reviewed this property |
    I used to work there as the activities role, basically using tipi ideally is the best way for you guys to see what's going on at the hostel, unfortunately it takes ages to sign up and no one reads the messages through tipi
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