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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.2

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    21 Sep 2019
    Had the best time in Base! Such an amazing atmosphere to arrive into after my flight from England. Really sociable with lots of free events. Especially big shout out to Maddie and her travel team who have hooked me up for my travels in Australia and New Zealand and got me an awesome package deal.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Sep 2019
    Loved this hostel everyone was really friendly, good location and really clean would definitely recommend!
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    15 Sep 2019
    I really enjoyed my stay at Base Hostel. The staff were friendly and super friendly, though not always very obvious who they were... Maybe t shirts?! The rooms were clean and there were plenty of lockers/drawers for everyone. The bathrooms were clean and spacious and the sanctuary area was nice. The kitchen was mostly big and clean but a couple of times during dinner it got a little disgusting but I put this down to the core clientele being around 19 years old. Overall, would recommend!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    21 Sep 2019
    We had a good stay at Base Sydney. It is conveniently located close to Town Hall, just a few minutes walk to the train station there. We stayed in a dorm of 6 with a private bathroom for 3 days. The hostel has good amenities and a nice common area. The hostel staff was friendly and nice, although they took 2 days to get the toilet fixed in our bathroom which was clogged. The hostel manager was great and understood our inconvenience, and got it fixed the same day and gave us a partial refund.
    India, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6


    16 Sep 2019
    Good hostel, quiet friendly staff especially Stacey. Could do with better organisation of storage in rooms
    New Zealand, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    14 Oct 2019
    I traveled solo to base sydney and found that it was a bit hard to socialize since nearly all other travelers were in groups, even though there was plenty of space to hang out in the kitchen, lounge and in Scary Canary. The staff was always superhelpful and sweet and the pancakes in the morning were delightful. You get free entry to the club if you stay in Base, so that's nice. Storing luggage costs (a lot) and you have to provide your own padlocks.
    Norway, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    04 Oct 2019
    A mediocre Hostel with a great location. I read many mixed reviews about noise complaints. I can add to this that it depends on the room you stay in. I switched between two rooms. The first one was located just above the bar (Scary Canary) and the speakers were blasting out music making it impossible to sleep even with earplugs. The second room I had was all good. The hostel is not very clean (I would like to pinpoint that the clients don't do anything to keep rooms and shared space clean)
    Denmark, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9


    16 Sep 2019
    Upon our arrival, nothing was explained to us by staff on where everything was (kitchen, bathroom, common areas, etc) The bathrooms didn’t seem that clean during our entire stay. The hostel is centrally located and has a bar attached to it which is a plus. The “free” breakfast is pancakes which wasn’t explained to us either and you need to pay an extra 6$ for the bigger breakfast. We asked the staff making the pancakes (after being ignored) how it worked as we had no clue about this either.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    27 Sep 2019
    Pretty nice, clean hostel considering. Not the best environment to meet people. Door handles are annoying, don’t work sometimes. The bar Scary Canary is underwhelming but that’s not anyone’s fault. Overall would stay here again, the staff are nice and I appreciated the amount of “storage” in the room along with mirrors
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 6.0


    29 Sep 2019
    The staff were friendly and helpful. Bathrooms and toilets, could have been cleaned in shifts, every two to three hours. Other clients need to be more respectful and considerate of others that are trying to sleep. Maybe more signage around to inform others to be quiet at certain times.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • 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
  • 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