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Base Backpackers

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The room was comfortable and the staff are amazing.There is a fantastic bar next door called scarey canary with a great atmosphere and awesome food. Located right in the center of Sydney what more could you want! Alex and Jamie really made my stay something special and I cant thank them enough for their hospitality!

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are cheaper & better places in Sydney than an ensuite here for $140 pn Tiniest ensuite room I have ever stayed in, you couldn't walk around the bed. Air Conditioning didn't work. You can get better ensuited rooms in Sydney for ~$110-120 pn. This one was $140, just wanted to give them a go. Never again.

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Medicine Hat, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed at Base Sydney for 2 nights in a 4 bed room, everything was borderline clean which was fine but the hostel has a terrible problem. The hostel has a club right downstairs, which is great if you want to get a drink but absolutely awful if you need to get any sleep. The bass and music were pounding so...

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

Hey Kevin, thank you for leaving a review with us. We are so sorry you could not enjoy your time here at Base. We are aware of this problem and are currently looking for ways to solve it. We are also always happy to move you into a room on the other side of the building if you don't get...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While the facilities themselves were nice enough, checking in took about twenty minutes AND we were put into a different room than the one we had booked (with twice as many people). Luckily the people were friendly, but the bar attached to the hostel was loud enough every night to shake the entire room late into the night and much...

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

Thank you for leaving a review mate! It's very sad to hear you guys couldn't enjoy your stay. There were obviously a few things that upset you and we apologise for the inconvenience! We are always happy to move you into another room but unfortunately we were fully booked when you guys were here so there was no space left....

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Well, I had previously stayed at Base hostel in Brisbane and I absolutely loved it. Atmosphere was so friendly. And I was heading down to Sydney so I thought, why not stay at base again! When I arrived at the desk they were very blunt. Other than giving me the card and telling me the floor my room was on...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wifi access not included. You have to pay $ 4,00 per day in addition to access. Sometimes you should use bathroom in another floor because the bathroom on your floor is closed. The card key machine in the door haven't worked, so we needed to leave the door open.

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

Thank you for leaving a review with us Luís! The bathrooms are closed for 20 minutes for a deep clean each morning however we apologise for any inconvenience. Although we hope you could enjoy your stay and hope to welcome you again soon! Much love, Base Crew

Ilkley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Base is probably a lovely hostel: the staff are friendly and approachable, the room and bathroom was clean and there was music playing constantly in all the communal areas which probably means it's a "cool place to hangout man". Despite this I checked out after just one night here (intended to stay 6) because I didn't get a wink of...

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

Hey Charlotte, thank you for leaving a review with us! It is sad to hear you couldn't enjoy the time here at Base. A hostel is surely a great place to meet people from all over the world and even make friends for life. But if it gets very busy it may occur that it will get noisier and we...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only reason I had to stay at Base was because of OZintro! The hostel was huge..lots of rooms, 4 floors, bar/restaurant next door, lounge area, kitchen, laundry etc...the rooms were a pretty good size! OZ intro was amazing of course, doing something different everyday! Location of Base is awesome. 711 next door, train station across the road, around the...

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

Thank you for leaving a review with us, Katie! We're sorry you had to carry your luggage upstairs! Our staff is always happy to help you out if you ask them. Our facilities get cleaned three times daily however we apologise if you experienced this during your stay! We hope you enjoyed your stay overall and hope to welcome you...

Bremen, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in a 10 bed dorm for a night and it was great! People were respectful, wasn't too warm and amenities were clean! Check in was super slow and annoying though and I was also crappy that we couldn't check in 15 mins before check in time. I really don't see how a quarter of an hour would malen a...

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

Thank you so much for your positive feedback, Laura! We're happy you enjoyed your time here with us! However we apologise for the slow check-in. We usually need to wait for the housekeeping to give us the green light to check our guests in. We wish you safe travels further on and hope to welcome you again soon! Much love,...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights in a private room with en suite on Easter weekend. Staff were great and attentive, room was tidy and really decent for a hostel, location was perfect. We were only on the second floor so had a bit of noise from the bar downstairs but in general the stay was without problems. Would recommend...

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

Thank you for leaving a review with us legend! Happy to hear you had a great time! Much love, Base Crew

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Staying in Central Business District

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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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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Public Wifi
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  • 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)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
Price Range: RM104 - RM539 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Base Backpackers 1*
Number of rooms: 50
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“The double rooms are great”
bobbiem262, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“try for a room not directly above the club”
KevinStewart0088, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get a high floor away from the bar”
lexxhayward, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Stay away from the bar!!! Check your bed for stains before you get in it!!”
herbert57135, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose Room 124,the street view is great because it located at the corner of the street so you can see people passing the street from 4 side”
, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
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