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

**COVID19 UPDATE** As we negotiate these trying times, we at Base Sydney have to change our daily operations to work with local government regulations. Due to the shared nature of the facilities at Base Sydney, we require ALL GUESTS TO SHOW PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION AT CHECK- IN and require guests to wear face masks in all common areas. Please be aware some services may not be on offer as restrictions are in place. We will open such services as local law allows. Thank you.

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

All rooms have security access by a mobile app called GoKi 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 you're around for our famous Wednesday Night Theme Party Nights!

We have a 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.
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.

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 night's 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.

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 8.6

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 7.0

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 9.4


    29 Dec 2021
    I was there during summer and found the room quite stuffy and hot, with minimal air flow or air conditioning
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    28 Dec 2021
    The hostel is located in a great location, it's easy to get to places. The facilities were clean all the time, and it has a great atmosphere. The staff members were incredible, all of them were so nice and friendly, also have great advice about where to go.
    Colombia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    16 Jun 2021
    Overall the place was great for what we paid. Possibly our own fault but had no clue there was a nightclub right underneath us. The hostel did provide earplugs without request. Also had no idea there is no alcohol allowed onto the premises or into your private rooms. Again that could be a lack of research on my part but definitely took away from our trip.
    Australia, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.9


    12 Jan 2022
    I enjoyed my stay here, the location is amazing! the only bad thing would be that there was no air con or fans in the room and it got so hot at night I really struggled to sleep
    Wales, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    02 Dec 2021
    It is a nice hostel with lovely staff. Very central and cheap which is what we like. Could have been a little bit cleaner in the hostel rooms itself. Bathrooms were fine. Nice atmosphere and great facilities. Bar next door was fun (scary canary). Great to meet new people. Overall had a lovely stay there
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    01 Nov 2021
    Great location for starting out in Sydney, super helpful and lovely staff, and very secure bedroom door access. Basic accommodation, for a good price, and flexible length of stay - what more could you want? Plus musical bingo at Scaries was a winner!
    England, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.0


    26 Jul 2021
    Great location. Kitchen lacks basic things like forks and spoons. Staff friendly and helpful. it is a lockdown there's almost no one here.... I have on ensuite would reccomned to people on a budget....
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    01 Jun 2021
    I stayed in a private and the bathroom and room was clean and tidy enough but could use a little cosmetic TLC (painting). Also being an old building the layout is odd. But, the location is AMAZING. So close to everything and 150m from the station. Will be staying here again :)
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3


    23 May 2021
    Tired, old building with the constant linger of old socks, BO and sick in the air but the location is very convenient. If you value your sleep, get a room that faces Darling Harbour and not Kent Street because not only will you be right above Scary Canary, the pedestrian lights will keep you up all night, even with ear plugs AND noise cancelling headphones. King beds are just two singles pushed together so avoid them at all costs, even when they say it's an "upgrade".
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 5.7


    22 May 2021
    Understandably an old building causes some issues, however the showers on level 2 were some of the grimmest i have seen. Check in process was a bit complex, booked a room to sleep three people, we had then been moved to a double room eventually were moved to a suitable room. Goki app process was a much around, could have been much easier just to hand over a swipe card. suffice to say it worked for a one night stay but any longer than that and i'd have been less impressed.
    Scotland, Male, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • 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 Security
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Express check-in / out
  • Housekeeping
  • 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