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Base Backpackers
Ranked #19 of 134 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

Base Sydney is good if you are new to Australia there are alot of rooms full of backpackers so it is good to meet new people, it is very loud at night of the 1st floor because of the scary canary next door, i stayed on both the 1st and the 4th and the 4th was much preferred, the toilets on floor 1 were not to be desired but on the 4th were alot better and the showers worked better on the 4th, the kitchen was ok, laundry was good, internet access was good through global gossip. If your backpacking i would recommend.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Lyon, France
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2012

I went there in October and i stayed 4 days in this backpacker just when i arrived in australia. If we compare with my others experiences, it's clean. i shared my room with 5 people.
It's just there is a bar/pub just under your room i was on the 3rd floor and i didn't sleep till 3am, after 40 hours without sleeping it's just terrible. Internet is also expensive. The bed are comfortable but when you can't sleep. The location is awesome in the city centre.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank celine d
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

After my stay here, I only have two things to say Nate and Johnny! These two staff members made my stay here an awesome experience, I can't say enough good things about them ( I have a crush on one of them ). The day staff appeared to be over ran and very busy and a little cold at times, making long wait times at reception for basic things. But I found if I needed anything it was best to wait until late evening/night when the ques were smaller and the two people mentioned would take care of me. Some of the facilities are a bit ran down and in need of a revamp and some desperate maintenance, and some basic things let this place down. Although i believe that this is due to poor management. I also found that its best not to stay on the first floor, if possible request a higher floor due to some of the rooms being above the night club. The base bar "Scary Canary" Is a standard but really busy backpacker bar with all time cheesy hits playing and some "low brow" entertainment, but a good night can be had there if you do not go in with high expectations of great service or the idea that you will actually meet an Aussie in there.

I am not sure is base reads these but if you do please tell Nate that, I left a message at reception for him with my phone number and email address, did you get this? If so please call me as I am coming back to Sydney soon and would love to see you.

xox

Tash

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tash B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

If you think of it as a hotel it will be a disappointment .but if your open minded and young at hart it is a good excellent place to stay .remember this is a backpacker hostel not a motel there are kids age 18 - and above so it can be noise especially if your room over the scary canary .it seem all the private room are at this end .but we stayed 3 night and the latest the music played till was 2 am .we just got some ear plugs and it was ok
If your a stiff upper lip travel then don't bother. But if you don't mind to live a bit then the base is the place to be .p.s peek tours meet up at the main entrance at around ten if you want to get your full advantage of Sydney holiday we recommend you go on it first thing as you arrive9

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank monsteradventurs
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Vancouver, Canada
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76 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

Only stayed there because it was the only place i could get a room for the night during the xmas season. The location was awesome and exactly what i needed. I stayed in what i was told was a girl only room but woke up to a boy sleeping in the bunk next to me. Not that it really mattered to me but they should stick with what they make the rooms and not just make money. The room wasn't well priced as it was inflated for xmas. But that's to be expected.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Miranda F
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Additional Information about Base Backpackers

Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 134 Speciality Lodging in Sydney
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,877 - ₹ 9,519
Hotel Class:1 star — Base Backpackers 1*
Number of rooms: 50
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