Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

No Shows,Cancellations or room reductions within 2 weeks will be 100% non refundable

Additional Terms and Conditions

A $200 security deposit will be required on checkin and will be refunded on checkout assuming the room is left in an acceptable state.

Additional Info:

If a group want only their group in Dorm rooms they will be required to pay for each bed in that room. i.e. the group want 5 persons in a 6 person room they are required to pay for the 6th bed unless the hostel is at liberty to put other into that bed.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

Every traveler needs a base!
Are you an adventurer? are you looking for the best located hostel in the city? are you looking for a hostel that can cater for your every need? do you like free and fun daily activities?
Well look no further as you'll find base is an amazing place to stay, run by like minded people in an environment where you'll feel right at home.

Base Sydney is Sydney's most centrally located budget accommodation venue, so said the Lonely Planet guide book.
Spend some time staying with us and you will understand why Base Sydney is the place where the coolest and funkiest people in Sydney hang out.

Newly refurbished common areas!!

Base is situated in the heart of Sydney, and is just a few minutes walk to Centre Point tower.
We are a 2 minute walk from famous Darling Harbor, home to Sydney's best cafes, bars and the Sydney Entertainment Centre
Transport to Bondi Beach, the SCG and Telstra Stadium is just across the street at Town Hall Station with the historic Rocks precinct, Sydney Harbor Bridge and Opera House are just at the end of the street.

We are committed to being the cleanest hostel in Sydney
Our housekeeping Company work in some of Sydney's best 5 star Hotels, and who care about what they do
All dorms are cleaned daily and bathrooms are cleaned daily with all beds made with fresh linen

Reception is staffed 24 hours per day
All rooms have security access by a mobile app called Tipi, using Bluetooth
All dorm beds have their own lockable luggage locker and safe lockers are available for hire
Exclusive to Base is The Sanctuary an innovative & luxurious girls only floor with high quality facilities, safety and home comforts including FREE Shampoo and Conditioner and FREE use of hair dryers and straighteners.
Just make sure you ask at reception!

Our staff are young, helpful and friendly, as well as knowledgeable on what to do in and around Sydney
We make it easy to meet other cool travelers, with spacious dorms, a selection of chill out areas, and a variety of group activities on offer
The Scary Canary Bar is a brand new party den, with great interactive entertainment and drink specials every night
Make sure your around for our famous Wednesday Night Theme Party Nights!

We have all the facilities you need a 24 internet cafe, full travel desk to help you for all your travel needs, a great bar, laundry, public phones, TV room with a big plasma TV, fully equipped kitchen and more. Free pancakes are served every morning in the shared kitchen!
It is less than a 2 minute walk to the supermarkets, convenience stores, banks and the post office
Scary Canary our bar next door serves dinner between 6pm - 9pm every night. Trains to the city suburbs and beyond leave from right outside our door at Town Hall station
A $15 dollar refund on transfers is are available for guests staying 3 nights or more. Just keep the receipt of your train or taxi transfer and hand it in at reception. (Not available for Groups)

We also accept group bookings of 20+ people.

We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If you fail to arrive on your check-in date you will be charged the full amount of your first nights reservation and your booking will be canceled. For bookings of more than 1 person, we do not guarantee that all the beds will be booked in the same dorm. All guests must be over 18 years of age. A valid government issued photo ID is required on check-in.

Peak Periods:
All bookings due to arrive between the 22nd of December and 2nd of January will be charged in full on the 1st of December, There will be no cancellations allowed after this date .

All bookings of 5 people or more are classified as a group. For all group bookings we only accept full room bookings, sharing options will not be accepted and all beds in the room have to be paid for. All group bookings of 5 people or more are required to be re-confirmed directly with the hostel, as additional terms and conditions apply. For further information on this please contact the hostel directly to avoid disappointment on

Other Terms and Conditions:
Guests must present a passport at check-in. Failing to have a valid passport may result in cancellation of stay. View House Rules


At Base Sydney, our central location sets us apart: it's not every day you stay within strolling distance of Hyde Park and the Royal Botanical Gardens! You're all but guaranteed to have fun too: our themed party nights on Wednesdays bring together plenty of travellers and give you a taste of what Sydney's epic nightlife has to offer. Our bar, Scary Canary, is a party den with great entertainment and – most importantly – drink specials every night. Make a meal in our kitchen to line your stomach first or head over to our on-site café.


We're a 2-minute walk from the iconic Darling Harbour, where you'll find heaps of cafés and bars, as well as the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Jump on the T-line train at our nearest station, Town Hall (just across the street), to get to hotspots like Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House in about 20 minutes. If you're travelling solo and staying for three nights or more, we'll pick you up from the airport for free. Otherwise, just take the Airlink train to Town Hall station: it's only a 25-minute ride.

Rooms and Dorms

We're committed to being the cleanest hostel in Sydney. Our air-conditioned rooms and bathrooms are cleaned daily, with all the beds made up with fresh sheets (which are free to use). Our mixed and female-only dorm beds have their own luggage lockers, too. We also have private rooms with en-suites if you'd prefer your own space. And, just for the ladies, we have the Sanctuary: our luxurious women-only floor with free shampoo and conditioner, and free champagne from Scary Canary!

Extras and activities

In the morning, we serve up a good value continental breakfast with a selection of breads, cereals, natural yogurt and other lovely stuff. Stay in touch with people back home by logging into our free Wi-Fi, using our public phones, or heading to our 24-hour internet café. And, after a long day, sink into a sofa in our TV room.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.9

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 7.9

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    17 Jan 2020
    Great stay, definitely recommend
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    24 Jan 2020
    First time I’ve stayed in Sydney at the base. Stayed in the double bedroom no. 125.. Room was clean with fresh towels. Staff were very helpful. My only complaint was the noise! Not internal noise even though I was right over the 7/11 shop on the ground floor roadside. But the traffic and road noise coming straight through the single pane window. There was a pelican crossing right outside also which made a noise resembling an electronic woodpecker! They supplied ear defenders! Replace window!
    England, Male, 41+
  • 9.7


    10 Jan 2020
    An absolutely awesome hostel, one of the best I've ever stayed in. Rooms were spacious and still managed to fit me and my five friends. We unknowingly booked a room in an exclusively girls area which I think is a great space for women who might be traveling alone or for the first time. In this area there was mirrors and stools for makeup and hair. All facilities were great with png pong, games and more however the room was very hot so would have liked a fan to have in the room.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    06 Jan 2020
    Good hostel, good rooms, friendly staff. Wifi is decent and breakfast is free with a cooked option. Bar has some cheap drinks and good food if you can't be bothered to cook but there's also plenty options around as you're in the heart of Sydney. There's a train station over the road and plenty of buses to help you get around. Definitely explore some places like Newtown and Bondi as well as the CBD but I enjoyed my time here :)
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    06 Jan 2020
    Great hostel, good location and a really enjoyable stay. Staff were super welcoming and helped me plan out the best way to see and do the things everyone should in Sydney. Enjoyed the pancakes and even tried the cooked breakfast - its a good way to fill up on a long day. Enjoyed the bar and it's really cheap with lots going on each night I was there. I'd be happy to stay again if I'm in Sydney again
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    06 Jan 2020
    Loved this hostel. Big ktichen and social space, awesome bar, free pancakes, good wifi and decent rooms. Fantastic location in the centre of Sydney, close to trains for exploring and getting to/from the airport quickly. Staff were great, showing me lots of places to go, see and eat while I stayed. Can't wait to come back and stay here again!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    06 Jan 2020
    Solid hostel, great bar next door. Easy to meet people for a drink every night of the week and always different things going on so no need to be bored. Other bars are close by being in the CBD and with the harbour nearby. Easy to walk around or hop on a train to explore and there's a hot breakfast every morning which is really cheap, too. Staff wre really welcoming and helpful. Would recommend.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    22 Jan 2020
    Probably the best location in Sydney, a proper laugh in a clean, modern hostel with all the facilities you need. The staff really know how to get a party started! I found the layout of the building itself a bit weird, but easy enough to navigate once you're settled. It's also a bit pricey given you don't get breakfast included, but you're paying for the quality of the facilities and the location which can't be beat, plus there are many events where you get free food and drink.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    13 Jan 2020
    Excellent location of hostel and overall would recommend staying. The kitchen is well equipped and seemed clean enough however it was extremely warm and appeared to lack any kind of ventilation which was a shame. Rooms also offered little/no movement of air: Lots to offer in the hostel in terms of activities and events which was excellent. Helpfulness and knowledge of the staff seemed mixed- we found some super helpful and friendly but others less so. Bathroom and shower rooms were good.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    08 Jan 2020
    Lovely hostel with a great atmosphere. Very sociable, in a good central location within Sydney. Nice and clean with friendly staff, the only thing that let's it down is the layout of the rooms making it hard to get to lockers and not having lights or power points in each bed space.
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Express check-in / out
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Vending Machines
  • DVD's
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi