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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

If you love a busy hostel then this is for you. However there is one kitchen (it was very big) but still for the amount of people that stay there it isn't big enough. By the time you manage to cook there (9-10pm by the time it gets quiet), it is an absolute state. No clean cooking equipment as people...

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Ingolstadt, Germany
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Base in Sydney is an amazing hostel located right in the CBD where price and service are matching. The rooms are really big, the beds very comfortable and there are draws to lock for every guest in the room. The whole hostel is really clean. That's my second stay at Base and i'd always stay there again.

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

Hi Lia, thank you for leaving your review with us! We are stoked to hear that you had an awesome time at Base and hope to see you again soon! Much love, Base Crew

Seaford, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me start by pointing on the good things about this hostel. -Great location Now that's out of the way let's move onto the nitty gritty. From the start: I booked three weeks early to stay over new year period, I was informed I would have to book 10 days total. Cost was $64 a night for a 10 bed...

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

Hi Joshua, thank you for taking the time to give us such a long feedback! It is heartbreaking to hear that you could not enjoy your stay with us. We will definitely sort these things out so we can make all our customers happy. We are very very sorry!! Base Crew

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and a friend stayed here for 2 weeks as we got very comfortable here. We met some really nice people and found all the facilities at Base really clean and nice. The reason for leaving was we found it quite expensive for what it is and looked for our own apartment. Even though it is linked to Scary Canary's...

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

Hi Sophie, thanks for your feedback! We really appreciate that you took the time to leave us a review and we are very sorry about the inconvenience! We will let our staff know about the issues! Although we hope you had a great time at Base Sydney. Much love, Base Crew

Reviewed 1 week ago

There was an alcoholic guest in the room who keeps drinking Vodka and Whisky all day long.Apart from drinking, she started to dance around and disturbed other guests with her loud music and screams.All the guests in the room felt unsafe surrounding with her and thus we report the situation to the staff at reception. Niki was there and she...

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

Hey mate, thank you for the review! Niki will be glad to hear she could help you out :) We hope you enjoyed your stay over all! Much love, Base Crew

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sydney was my first stop on my travels up the east coast. I am travelling alone for the first time. As a solo traveller, I wouldn't stay at the Base Sydney again as I found it is not an easy place to meet people unless they are in your dorm. Ground floor lift button was broken, meaning I had to...

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

Hey Amy, thank you for taking the time to leave your review with us! So sorry about that - our staff is usually very helping so this must have been a misunderstanding. Sometimes it appears that the elevator is very slow but we are trying to get this fixed as soon as we can. Much love, Base Crew

West Pennant Hills
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Miles & Co. in the Galleries Victoria is a great place to stop for a quick breakfast. Very clean, comfortable, recently renovated. Coffee is good and so is the food. Only downer is the construction noise from George street above. Try it out :)

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been up and down the east coast during my time but nothing compares to base in Sydney CBD the staff are amazing and the trips organised by the hostel are fun and engaging! Would 100% recommend to anyone!

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

Tom legend, thank you so much for your positive feedback! We really appreciate it and hope you to seen you again! Much love, Base Crew

Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a private room for 1 night before flying out of Sydney. Massive room with massive bed, bathroom and TV! (and a full length mirror!!!) Plenty of space to put all of my belongings ready for my early start the next day! Friendly and helpful staff and hostel also featured huge kitchen and loads of washer/dryers so I could have...

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

Thank you for an amazing review, Lily!! It is great to hear you enjoyed your stay and we hope to again welcome you soon! Much love, Base Crew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked the double private room but the toilet was shared . Hussle as to enter the room / shower/toilet with the card key . The room hallway is not luggage friendly as there are lots of small stairways to reach my room . I like the comfy beds and the street view . Check out time was at 10...

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

Hi mate, thank you for your review! We are very sorry you could not enter the rooms with your roomkey. This can happen sometimes but as soon as you let us know we will make sure you get a new working roomkey. We have to different types of private rooms, one of them goes with a shared bathroom and the...

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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
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: RM116 - RM538 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Base Backpackers 1*
Number of rooms: 50
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“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, 27 Dec 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, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Sanctuary rooms”
 of 5 bubbles Bethpett1, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Get a room with a bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles loveshotels4, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor is good, away from the noise”
 of 5 bubbles jayr0nj, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
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