Base Backpackers

Address: 477 Kent St, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia | 1 star hostel
 
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This 1 star hostel, located in the City Center area of Sydney, is near Sydney Town Hall, Marble Bar, Cockle Bay Wharf, and Paddy Pallin.
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          TravelPod Member ReviewsBase Backpackers Sydney

          Reviewed by thefinzertales

          Easily the best city centre hostel

          Reviewed Oct 9, 2015
          by (6 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          This place was recommended to us by someone we met at Coffs Harbour. For a City Centre hostel, it's great! The dorm rooms were large (we stayed in an 8 bed dorm room) so you didn't feel crammed in. Each bed had an assigned locker containing a power supply for charging gadgets, very secure. The hostel was generally very clean and had a good kitchen and roof terrace.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by hogstock

          would of given 3.5 stars but cant.

          Reviewed Oct 6, 2015
          by (5 reviews) Kingston-upon-Hull , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          Nice place, nice staff and ok facilities. The clientele seem to be here more for the party then any of the cities stunning attractions which you can't blame the staff for but they could try and manage them better. Saying that after being moved to a private room after our first nights debacle was very nice of the staff and management. Kitchen could do with updating too.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by thetwodanielles

          Nice

          Reviewed Feb 14, 2015
          by (11 reviews) N.Ireland/England , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          Not bad

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by sarahtallulah

          Bassline shooting up my spine

          Reviewed Jan 13, 2015
          by (13 reviews) Leicester , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          Started my journey here and paid for the job search package too. The job package was ok but in hindsight I may have done better my self but was great to get advice and have the ease of doing nothing, plus the benefit of being able to use the advantages of there job search for a year and all over Oz will hopefully come in handy later in the year when regional work is needed.

          It's a shock coming from asia to Oz but it was social when you tried, like all hoatels depends on your room mates. I was lucky and had a great group. Otherwise it's a weird mix of people but they have a good club next door with great trivia and a cracking steak. So can't complain.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by koala-reise

          nice accomodation!

          Reviewed Nov 7, 2014
          by (1 review) Berlin , Germany Flag of Germany

          Schönes Hostel. Kann man sich auf keinen Fall beschweren. Alles ziemlich sauber und organisiert. Es gibt einen Job-Desk und Travel-Desk, wo man immer Hilfe bekom men kann - außer am Wochenende!
          Du bekommst ein 6 bis 10er Zimmer und bist aber gut untergebracht. Jeder lebt seinen eigenen Alltag. Alle Leute sind sehr freundlich und man kommt hier super schnel in Kontakt mit anderen. WiFi ist super das einzig negative ist der Preis, der bei 35$ die Nacht liegt, aber das ist Sydney - very EXPENSIVE!!!

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by caruenusch

          Huge professional place but pricey

          Reviewed Nov 5, 2014
          by (3 reviews) , Germany Flag of Germany

          The rooms are great, the kitchen and laundry-facilities fully equipped. Bathrooms are pretty clean, lobby is rather comfy. Computers available.
          However, all the extras, such as laundry or internet, lockers or even luggage storage are really spendy. Staff is friendly and helpful.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by adamphillipsuk

          Good Hostel, with a great party atmosphere

          Reviewed Sep 3, 2014
          by (7 reviews) Thirsk , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          This hostel was ok but it is a party hostel so if you want some peace and quiet whilst in Sydney, go elsewhere.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by beefyuc

          Place we were at for oz intros

          Reviewed Apr 6, 2014
          by (2 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          I think this is where I stayed...

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by jaredmein

          Really good

          Reviewed Mar 20, 2014
          by (23 reviews) Stroud , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          Lots of Free stuff and great people !

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by sophieackland

          Would stay here again

          Reviewed Mar 16, 2014
          by (13 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          The hostel is in a perfect location, really central. It's a fine hostel but the kitchen is a bit dated and some of the appliances could be thrown out but its ok. It's quite a big hostel. There is lots of activities on to meet people and next door is scary canary. It generally needs a bit of an update even in the bathrooms but it all works fine.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by venisha-bhudia

          Great for first stay

          Reviewed Feb 25, 2014
          by (2 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          Very good place to stay, amazing location, great service

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by therooneys17

          Hostel

          Reviewed Oct 21, 2013
          by (12 reviews) Chesfield , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          The hostel we stayed in for the duration of the Oz intro. It was surprisingly clean. It had nice beds, great central location so just what we needed. Great place to meet people as well. Everyone's in the same boat and everyone's just up for a laugh.

          Shauny Boy
          Sydney, Australia
          Roo's
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          Smokey
          Sydney, Australia

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by robyn.a.agnew

          Good for first stay...

          Reviewed Aug 15, 2013
          by (34 reviews) West Midlands , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          Clean accommodation with comfortable beds and friendly staff, perfect for first visit as the location is very central to everything i.e Botanic Gardens, Opera House, Darling Harbour, Library, Travel Agents, Train station, Restaurants, Bars & Shops! Also a cheap supermarket 'Woolworths!'- just up the road.

          Base Hostel also offers different free activities everyday.

          The only negative point is if you need sleep or are a light sleeper sharing a 6 bed dorm and being right next to their local bar/club Scary Canary can be distracting.

          Would stay there again if in Sydney.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by beccabrabbins

          Hostel life!

          Reviewed Apr 13, 2013
          by (1 review) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          This was the hostel we were all based in for our 10 days in Sydney!

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by ann.k.gillies

          1st place I stayed in Sydney

          Reviewed Feb 2, 2013
          by (2 reviews) United Kingdom , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          An excellent hostel right in the heart of the city with all facilities provided. Would recommend staying here.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by dankinver

          ideal and central!

          Reviewed Jan 19, 2013
          by (1 review) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          excellent position, close to darling harbour, clean and staff are very helpful, only downside is the not so good bathroom facilties

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by ljtheexplorer

          Base Sydney - Braw :)

          Reviewed Jan 19, 2013
          by (1 review) , Australia Flag of Australia

          Base is a great hostel for meeting people, it was clean, tidy and a great location!

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by svlx

          if your looking for a party!

          Reviewed Oct 5, 2012
          by (2 reviews) West Yorkshire , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          it was a really nice stay if your up for a party! I stayed 2 nights and was really lucky with my roomies! it was clean and there was a lot of room for your luggage!!!

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by breakfreetravel

          Good base to explore Sydney!

          Reviewed Dec 25, 2011
          by (1 review) World , Germany Flag of Germany

          Base Backpackers is a hostel chain, with Sydney representing one of the top locations (compared to Auckland for example, but definitely not as great as the one on Magnetic Island...to be fair, the beach location is simply unbeatable there). But anyways, for Sydney explorers this is a very central location, has good facilities and style. Also great food deals and the club just underneath the hostel makes it easy to connect with fellow backpackers...friendly stuff and positive vibe in general!

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by michaellaverty

          Standard Base

          Reviewed Apr 7, 2011
          by (10 reviews) Manchester , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          Basically living at a business, no character but always easy and gets your life sorted.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by kerry.simon

          Shit

          Reviewed Aug 10, 1946
          by (1 review) wickham st pauls . halstead , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          Horrible people horrible room

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          TripAdvisor Reviews Base Backpackers Sydney

          3.50 of 5 stars Very Good
           

          Travel Blogs from Sydney

          One last time!

          A travel blog entry by janeski on Sep 29, 2010

          I was back in Sydney one last time, for 5 days, before flying to New Zealand.

          This time round I spent a lot of time chilling, seeing Alice and Louis one last time and not a lot else! The weather was gorgeous so I did enjoy going for a few walks around the City.

          Time to say goodbye to Australia, for who knows how long …

          More fun times in the City!

          A travel blog entry by janeski on Aug 22, 2010

          1 comment

          After my posh weekend in Sydney with Tia and Sarah it was time to move back to the hostel, bit of a crash landing to be honest! Although it was made much better by finding myself in an almost empty dorm room. Happy times!

          On the Monday I met Alice and Louis for an impromptu lunch and went back to their house to join them for Louis …

          Time to be a proper tourist in Sydney! (Week One!)

          A travel blog entry by janeski on Jul 18, 2010

          2 comments

          I arrived in Sydney at around 11am on Sunday Morning. I didn't look/feel/smell my best, it has to be said! Well, I had been on a night bus for a ridiculous amount of time, so no surprise really!

          I headed straight for Manly where Lucy lives (My big sister’s Bestest friend!) and she very kindly picked me up from the Wharf with my heavy …

          You muppet!

          A travel blog entry by zoeandlaura2015 on Jul 03, 2015

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          We woke up early for our Blue Mountain tour. Picked up from our hostel we were greeted by Ronnie a proper 'English geezer' by all standards and he was hilarious.
          First we went to Featherdale Wildlife Park where we hand fed kangaroos and stroked koalas. This wildlife park was dedicated to only native animals. So we got to see kookaburras, …

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          A travel blog entry by zoeandlaura2015 on Jul 01, 2015

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          So....our time is Adelaide was over. The weather can only get better from now on (we hope!). Guy dropped us at the airport and it was only a short flight to Sydney. On the way to the hostel we noticed the theatre was showing Les Miserables, so we thought we would be flashpackers and go to the theatre. Getting the tickets after half 5 meant they …

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