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Base Sydney Reviews

477 Kent Street, NSW 2000 Australia, Sydney, Australia

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74%

Rating
1097 Total Reviews
  • 67%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 67%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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91%

Decent place to stay, but pricey for a backpacker though!


100%

Had an amazing stay at Base Sydney! Value for money was amazing, rooms were kept clean and the location right in the heart of the CBD can not be beat. Highly recommended.

  • 28th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

Staff could have been a little more welcoming towards us. We also said we would arrive at 11 am and when we got there they said no check in till 2pm but fa e us a place to put our luggage while we waited to be let in.

  • 28th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Staff are amazing in this place couldn't do enough for you! Some of the longer staying guests have a problem mixing with new comers but other wise everyone else I met were amazing! The organise great activities and the pub next door was great value for money too! Defo recommend for all!


69%

I was charged more than hostel world had quoted. The rooms are conditioning was a bit hit and miss. The stoves in the kitchen take 10 years to heat up. But everything else was pretty good! Scary Canary food and drink is fab.


40%

Think I was in the worst hostel room in the place, no air con, stuffy and too cramped!! Worse than Base Central in Brisbane and that's saying summet!


54%

Staff were rude, didn't help on certain things and snarky comments were used. Definitely won't be staying again.

  • 29th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


60%

Has no atmosphere. Is pretty noisy at night, people were running around the corridors. Still heard the night club below even on the 3rd floor. Ridiciulously expensive for what it was. Would not recommend.


80%

Nice hostel in a great location and super friendly staff!! Would recommend!


49%

It's a party hostel what did i expect, sleep? Don't sleep here if you like to sleep, children who've just started travelling have silly gatherings in the hallways outside your room because they're inconsiderate. Needed to scorn such children on more than one occasion. Adults go elsewhere.


86%

We wanted to extend our stay for one more night, but it wasn't possible. We had to stay at least 7 days, what we didn't want to. so they were rather unflexible as our room was empty.


54%

The hostel needs a good scrub and the staff need to be more concerned on their on shift duties than last nights bender

  • 17th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

Good: room, Location, staff, Activities, bar/club next to hostel, but still quite in the room Bad: elevator very slow, cookers don't work properly so cooking nearly impossible

  • 15th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

It's really good located, a very big hostel, with elevator (sometimes really important). But, the bathrooms could be cleaner, and thw wifi free or at least cheaper. The rest is great.


97%

The scary canary is a fantastic bar! Great places to stay and met loads of new friends. Will stay again next time in Sydney


57%

This hostel is only good for location. It is not clean and the cooking facilities are pretty bad located underground with not proper equipement and very dirty kitchen. The rooms are not clean either and they often forget to put half the sheets on the bed. On arrival the staff made us pay the whole price without taking into account we paid a 12% deposit on hostel world. The fixed it after we realized it but did not apologize. Premium Wi-Fi is available to purchase but doesn't work so well


89%

Excellent location. Friendly staff. Good that we need card to access building at night and have large storage space under bunk bed. There was problems with girls washroom door on 4th floor. Free wifi would've been nice.


80%

The location for this hostel was great, I was in a 6 bedroom with ensuite and it was very clean and spacious

  • 27th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Ladies washroom on 4th floor had broken lock. Would be better if wifi was free. Airport shuttle bus costs has gone up to $22 per person, but hostel only reimburse $15 (based on old shuttle price), which might be confusing when travellers expect the cost to only be $15 or be reimbursed for full amount.


89%

Staff were really helpful with anything, having the pub next door is a nice extra, clean bathrooms etc, plenty of space in the rooms (6 bed).. really good location in Sydney too..


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