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 9.3

  • Staff 8.5

  • Atmosphere 7.8

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Jul 2019
    I’m 79 !!🙄. Perfect place the train is a block away Town Hall. Everyone very friendly if I could survive the total 18 hr total plane ride I’d come back but NOT I walked 9 miles the day I arrived NO jet lag 🤗
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 10.0


    01 Jul 2019
    Absolutely one of the best hostels I've stayed in, staff were great and helpful, facilities were clean, overall atmosphere and social vibe was great. Location was perfect, near the the station but also several bars and darling harbour.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    11 Jul 2019
    Brilliant stay. Close to public transport. Random dog walking around that loves a cuddle, chilled as hell. There was free pancakes, would appreciate better condiments though. All areas always seem to have either cleaners or in house staff working. Bar next door was alot of fun.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    03 Jul 2019
    Place was absolutely brilliant. First time staying in a hostel by myself, great place. Look forward to coming back.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    02 Jul 2019
    The whole family stayed in Sydney Base, which included our three teenagers. We used this as a base to explore Sydney and it worked very well. Staff were very helpful at all times, with a great atmosphere for everyone. The only small improvement that would have helped was the room was very cold, we did ask for it to be looked at but didn't see any improvement. thank you.
    England, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 9.4


    03 Jul 2019
    Easy to stay so central. I got a room facing Kent st which meant more noise coming from outside. It was a good hostel for solotraveler, lots of activities going on!! Very social hostel.
    Norway, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    11 Jul 2019
    I had a great experience here. The atmosphere was great. The staff was mostly welcoming. Helped me when I had a key issue. I would have liked the front door to lock at night. One thing that was very annoying is that they had someone announce over a loudspeaker a checkout warning at 10am. It happened twice.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    01 Jul 2019
    The staff are fantastic. We, 12 students and 5 adults, were here for a robotics competition. The staff went out of their way to provide us room to set up and test robots. I was very grateful for this. They also provided us with NEW towels for each of us. The rooms were reasonable. We had some mould issues and the Scary Canary Bar is just too loud. Thank goodness for the earplugs the staff provided! I would stay here again.
    Australia, Mixed Group, 41+
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    11 Jul 2019
    The room has no individual lights on bedside so at night every one sneaked in to do their thing with their smartphone lights.
    Malaysia, Male, 41+
  • 6.0


    06 Jul 2019
    The location is amazing, but that's about it. Atmosphere is not great, the bar next store is not conducive to meeting people as it turns into a full out club after 8pm, with the exception of a day or two throughout the week. Beds are super uncomfortable and sound like they're going to collapse. Security for bag storage was not good as the door was not locked. Key code did not work and so you had to use the app, which only worked when connected to internet.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
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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