Base Backpackers Hostel Sydney

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Average rate: $20 - Hotel class: 2 stars
477 Kent Street, Sydney, Australia

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Base Backpackers Hostel Sydney Reviews

OZexplorer OZexplor…
2 reviews
Good hostel in the heart of the city Feb 14, 2011
Great hostel located on Kent Street which is in the heart of Sydney. Just a hop to Town Hall station that has great links.

It is a party hostel, but then again aren't they all? Stayed there a few times and the rooms varied, but overall clean and comfy.

They have computers which are linked to the global gossip network, you can also buy a wifi pass, coverage is good in lounge area, but a bit hit and miss in the rooms.

A travel centre is located in the lounge area and staff were helpful and pleasant.

They have a t.v area, although most nights you can expect to find the room full of sleeping persons, whether they stay in the hostel or just use it as a crash pad, who knows? This practice should be stopped in my humble opinion, but not really a deal breaker!

Kitchen area is large and spacious, with plenty of electric hobs and utensils, kept clean but can be busy at "peak" hours...

Summary: Good hostel, close to the sites and transport and would stay again!
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gapyeareronamission gapyeare…
2 reviews
Was definately integral to my sydney travel experience Apr 19, 2011
Base backpackers is a thriving , central hub of exitement , filled with fresh thinking individuals.the scene is constantly changing and you can really reach out to an ecclectic mix of folk within this immaculately clean , playground for the adventurously unfulfilled.
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debsadams1979 debsadam…
33 reviews
Top notch hostel in great location Jul 13, 2010
I never get bored of staying at this amazing chain of hostels, true they're not the cheapest hostels to stay in but then you get what you pay for. Base hostels are safe and secure(access is by swipe card) and I like the fact that they have spacious dorms with big under the bed lockers, all-girl floors, have a great in-house travel agency, numerous good quality internet computers, always have something going on (at a discounted price or sometimes freebies)and have huge shared reasonably well-equipped kitchens. The Sydney Base is also in a great location and has the cool Scary Canary bar attached next door which is frequented by locals and backpackers alike and seems to have themed nights everyday of the week. If you don't want to cook they also sell super cheap meals ($5 for breakfast and $5 meals) to guests at the Scary Canary. I've never had a bad experience at any of the Base hostels I've stayed at and I've always met lots of really great people whenever I've stayed there, so whenever I'm in Oz I can pretty much guarantee I'll be staying at a Base hostel - I can't recommend these guys enough! This is what all other hostels in Oz (& NZ) should be modelling themselves on.
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greyscrubs greyscru…
1 reviews
Apr 29, 2010
Clean, well-located with everything you need within walking distance. If You're on a budget, you won't be disappointed.
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lukewa lukewa
1 reviews
It's just "aight for me dawg." Mar 17, 2008
When we checked into Base Backpackers it had a seemingly typical hostel feel to it. The bathrooms were alright, if not a little dirty (wear flipflops!) Our room was clean, which was positive. We were in a 12 person room though, so it did get a little cramped. The best part about this hostel is LOCATION. You are about 5 minutes tops for the subway line to get anywhere you want in Sydney. If you took a 5-10 minute walk you could easily get yourself down to Darling Harbour for a fun night and you are about 20 minutes away from Paddy's market. We had tons of fun on the pub crawl in downtown Sydney and had a wicked time at the bar with 5 levels each specializing in a different style of music (rap, 80's, 90's, today, etc.) Overall, if you are just there to get some rest, it's a pretty good place.
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carolyn3723 carolyn3…
26 reviews
Nov 15, 2008
I was on the 4th floor and the elevator was out indefinitely. My room was an 8 bed and it seemed like 5 of the people had been there FOREVER!! (stuff and trash was everywhere taking up the entire room and they had overnight guests every night) It was really frustrating to say the least. The bar is pretty fun and the location was good too so it wasn't all bad. I didn't use it but the travel desk seemed useful.
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Base Backpackers Hostel Amenities

  • High-speed Internet
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Disabled Access
  • Tour Desk
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Housekeeping
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Excursions
  • Nightclubs
  • Computer
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Towels
  • Shower
  • Games Available
  • Luggage Storage

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