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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Possibly the most fun and vibrant hostel in Sydney! As a solo traveller i came here with the hopes of meeting some like minded backpackers to hang out with and travel. The hostel made it so easy to meet people with their free day trips that they run! Also ended up booking my east coast travel with the guys at... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three of us stayed at Base for 5 nights to start of our East Coast trip. When we got out the elevator we were instantly hit with the smell of what can only be described as cheesy feet in the corridors. Our room was a 6 bed dorm and was pretty cramped compared to other places we have stayed. The... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a really nice stay here at base sydney. The rooms are big and clean and the kitchen is well equipped. Moreover the stuff is very friendly. Since we had a bigger personal problem when we arrived here, Jamie (stuff member) tried her best to help us out and in the end managed to find a good solution. I... More 

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

Hi Leonie, thank you for leaving a review with us! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Base and you were satisfied with our staff. It was a pleasure we could help you finding a solution. We hope to see you soon again and wish you safe travels further on, Base Crew! More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After staying at Base backpackers for an extended period of time I would highly recommend to other travellers and friends. All staff both at reception and the bar are extremely friendly and always happy to help. I was surprised as to how clean the toilets and bathrooms are constantly kept and the bedrooms are cleaned on a daily basis.

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

Hi Aimee, thank you so much leaving a review with us! We're happy to hear you like our facilities and staff and we're glad to hear you would recommend our hostel to friends every time. We hope to see you the next time again and wish you safe travels further on, Base Crew! More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Compared to other hostels Base Backpackers seems rather standard over all. Beds are alright, size of the rooms vary but are mostly comfortable and the kitchen is quite big. The bathrooms are mostly clean but in these areas it simply fits into the mass of hostels in Sydney. The great advantage is a combination of location and friendly staff: For... More 

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

Hi Alexander legend! Thank you so much taking the time to leave a review with us. We're happy to hear you enjoyed staying in our hostel and especially like our location and staff. You're right we're in the wonderful heart of Sydney. We appreciate you're really satisfied with our reliable staff. Every staff member tries to make the stay for... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time staying in a hostelstayed here for 4 nights whilst travelling Australia, bit apprehensive but my stay was very pleasant very clean helpful staff close to all the amenities would defo stay again highly recommended

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

Hi Ryan, we're glad to hear you enjoyed staying with us and liked our facilities and staff! We appreciate you would recommend our hostel and hope to see you soon again. Safe Travels, Base Crew! More 

Cornwall, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time I have stayed at base backpackers and I'd always recommended it to my friends. Base is situated in a great location, which is close to all the top spots of Sydney. The hostel itself is very clean and the staff at reception are always very friendly and welcoming, nothing is too much trouble for them.... More 

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

Hi Cindy legend! Thank you so much for leaving such an amazing review with us. We're happy to hear you like our facilities, our location and our staff. Also we appreciate you would recommend our hostel to your friends and would stay at Base the next times again. Hope to see you soon again and wish you safe travels further... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For me Base Backpackers was a punt. I didn't check any reviews before booking. It was the best priced accommodation on Booking.com that I could find on short notice. Last time I did this I took my wife to a Backpackers. It was so bad she nearly divorced me on the spot so I was a bit gun shy this... More 

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

Hi Symon legend! Thank you for taking time to leave a review with us. We're happy to hear you could really enjoy staying in our hostel. Also we appreciate you recommend us! We hope to see you soon again and wish you safe travels further on, Base Crew! More 

1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just stayed two nights but it was great! The stuff is so friendly and they took us out to Bondi Beach and for a barbecue for free!!! Kitchen ist really good (enough space), and beds and showers too. We booked our trip from Cairns to Brisbane with Alex at the travel desk and we couldn't asked for a better... More 

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

Hi legend! Thank you for leaving such an amazing review with us! We appreciate you really enjoyed staying in our hostel and we're glad you liked our hostel activities. Nice to hear you could find a trip for you with our travel desk. We hope to see you next time again and wish you save travels for your further trips,... More 

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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This hostel is really disgusting. I'd be appalled if I had paid more than $20 per night for it. There's toilet paper all over the bathroom floors, which are already filthy (like the showers), and vomit on the bathroom walls. The hallways are filthy too. The staff were kind of rude when I checked in. Plus, they charge you $7... More 

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

Hi Andrew, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your feedback with us. Although this review is negative we really do appreciate the time you've given. It was absolutely heart breaking to hear about your stay with us and judging by the previous review you both shared a very similar experience. It was obviously quite a busy weekend... More 

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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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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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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: $39 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Base Backpackers 1*
Number of rooms: 50
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“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”
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“Get a room with a bathroom”
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“Ground floor is good, away from the noise”
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“3rd floor was lovely and quiet:)”
 of 5 bubbles Mill91, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
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