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Reviews of Base Sydney

Hostel | 477 Kent Street, Sydney, Australia 2000

76.2% Overall Rating

338 out of 428 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/09/2014)

David Capper thinks…

"The location was brilliant, really central and walking distance to a lot of the city. Some of the staff were really friendly and helpful, although others weren't. The bar next door (that seems to be…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Nightclub
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Communal kitchen
  • Elevator / lift(s)

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 4.37
  • Breakfast USD 5.24
  • Towel USD 3.49

What's Included

  • Linen

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76.2%

Overall Rating

338 out of 428 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Base Sydney'

Atmosphere
75.2%
Location
94.4%
Facilities
70.4%
Cleanliness
68.8%
Staff
79.2%
Value
66.4%
Safety
79.2%
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85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

30 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Large rooms, great location

Disliked: Lack of storage space for bags on check out/check in

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

30 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is pretty good, right behind the town hall and town hall station, a 5 min walk to the beautiful darling harbour

Disliked: way too less power points (4 in a 10-Bed-Dorm) Male-Bathroom was closed on my floor, had to go to another level.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

17 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very good and clean hostel. Nice atmosphere and fun bar downstairs.

Disliked: They don't have free internet nor luggage storage room. They charge for lockers after checkout.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Grace Langridge

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 April 2012

Liked: It's in a great lcoation and has everything you want from a backpackers. The staff are knowledgeable and helpful and the free pick up is a bonus. Meals at Scary Canaray are excellent value too.

Disliked: It has a real party atmosphere with guests who had little respect for quiet hours. Also unfortunately my room was dirty and didn't smell very nice. and the whole place felt like it needed a deep clean.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

27 March 2012

Liked: location

Disliked: Kitchen is messy. Dining area and kitchen closes after midnight. Some of the staff are not very helpful: Situation I: I left an USB in reception after printing, a staff just searched for a while, finding nothing and has no follow-up action [another staff wrote a short note in the reception area and finally the USB is found, lucky]. Situation II: I contiuned my booking via the web (coz it has discount), going to change from 6 ppl dorm to 10 ppl dorm. In the next day morning, reception staff cannot find my booking, so she just let us to stay in our original room. When I asked if she needed my key card for renewing, she said no. Then, at 10:30am, my key card could not work no more.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere and friendly people, comfy beds. Great location close to beautiful Darling Harbour.

Disliked: Kitchen facilities were quite poor and not much space left in the fridge.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Tim Zwart

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

24 February 2012 Tim would recommend this property

Liked: Good

Disliked: Tim left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I was unexpectedly upgraded to a sanctuary dorm free of charge. The room (4 bed) was lovely and clean. You could hear a little bit of Scary Canary (the bar next door) until about 11pm, but nothing else after that.

Disliked: The room I was in had an air conduct which let a lot of light into the room and being in the top bunk directly next to the door could be a problem for those who are light sleepers - luckily I had an eye mask which helped a great deal!

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jenny Tickner

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 February 2012 Jenny would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were great and very friendly! Jonny was grand and was helpful at breakfast time :) a delishious "butter and jammin" guy ;) Leanne was also very helpful and friendly! Scary canaries was crazy an a good night out! Defiantly would stay here again! Rooms were big and met loads of nice people. Kitchen was big and spaceious. nice to have lockers under your bed to keep your stuff safe. :) well worth the money!!

Disliked: Jenny left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: big rooms, female only dorms, location excellent

Disliked: big hostel so not as friendly as others iv stayed in

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Kunel Tanna

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 February 2012 Kunel would recommend this property

Liked: Good staff and location. Kind of free airport transfer and breakfast booking 3 or more nights.

Disliked: Sometimes impersonal. Have to book online to get good rates.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: astandard Base hostel. Generaly good at everything.

Disliked: You pay inflated prices if you want to extend your stay.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

01 February 2012

Liked: nothing

Disliked: the rooms, the people, the cleanliness of the matresses and rooms... everything is "out of order"

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

30 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location right in the centre of town, great bar downstairs

Disliked: Massive wait to get checked in by a disinterested and unfriendly staff that didn't even apologise for an over 20 min wait.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Propre dans l'ensemble Chambre récente et grande (10 personnes) bonne situation géographique

Disliked: Clim vraiment trop forte dans les chambre

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Laura Powell

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

24 January 2012 Laura would recommend this property

Liked: Good size bathroom. Fun social atmosphere, all night security a bonus. Clean

Disliked: Laura left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

23 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: Female bathrooms were disgusting. Common tv/relaxing area too cramped with travel desks.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

14 January 2012

Liked: own bathroom with each room air conditioning travel desk location is wonderful if you like it to be near the city. If you like it more quiet, then stay at a smaller hostel

Disliked: the kitchen: - very dirty - no sharp knives - no clean plates/ everything just lay around - our stuff was stolen

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, activities, nice rooms

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

10 January 2012

Liked: beds are comfy

Disliked: My key card would stop working daily, so everyday i had to go down to reception to get it sorted which was annoying as there was always a queue, The kitchen has extremely basic equipment - good luck finding a fork and it is filthy. They is no storage room if checking out you are only allowed to use it if you are checking in. The staff are rude and extremely unhelpful and there isn't any real atmosphere.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

10 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location - it's easy to get to and easy to get to everything else!

Disliked: We were stopping on the 3rd floor and the music from the bar was still very loud, especially at the weekend! Make sure you don't get put on the first floor or you will not sleep. After paying $100s for staying there - they still charged me to store my back after checkout :(

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Emma Maggs

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 January 2012 Emma would recommend this property

Liked: Was a really good location!

Disliked: Emma left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Almaz Rabb

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

08 January 2012 Almaz would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and clean with friendly staff. I found it to be really safe - nobody in my room even had to ever lock up their stuff! The people that stay there are really cool and like minded - you don't get creepy people like some other hostels. The rooms and bathrooms were nice and clean and cleaned very often. The kitchen was great with everything you needed and lots of safe storage for your own food. The hostel bar had $5 meals every night which were good too. The location was great as it was so close to everything and the airport shuttle dropped me right outside the door! I would stay here again for sure. Good value for money.

Disliked: Almaz left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

05 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Central location, two minutes walk to George Street or Darling Harbor. Luggage safes under the bed are always handy. Rooms are clean too.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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