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Hostel | 477 Kent Street, Sydney, Australia 2000

78.7% Overall Rating

333 out of 420 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (07/03/2014)

"Nice rooms, comfy beds, big kitchen n lots of fridge space, regular cleaning and good location!"

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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 4.67
  • Breakfast USD 5.60
  • Towel USD 3.73

What's Included

  • Linen

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78.7%

Overall Rating

333 out of 420 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Base Sydney'

Atmosphere
78.4%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
76.0%
Cleanliness
71.2%
Staff
79.2%
Value
71.2%
Safety
80.0%
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91.4%
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Julie Koenig

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

13 June 2011 Julie would recommend this property

Liked: Clean room and bathroom!

Disliked: Loud

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Visiting friends or family

08 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good hostel just to spend a weekend. Great location

Disliked: free bus transfer from airport was confusing. Lift was broken so it was difficult to haul bags up stairs. It too quiet a long time to check in and out

77.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

08 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Safe and secure. Pub next door was good for meeting people. Just be warned it is a bit trashy!

Disliked: bathrooms weren't too clean. Staff took ages to process everything

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

Eleanor Harris

Alone

Visiting friends or family

03 June 2011 Eleanor would recommend this property

Liked: amazing location, great people, good bar, cheap

Disliked: noisy and dirty

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

John Tumbridge

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 May 2011

Liked: Was very central. Very helpful and friendly staff

Disliked: Was far too much of a teenage party hostel for my taste. I love a bit of partying but felt like I was stuck in the middle of an 18 - 30 holiday in Ibiza!!

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

Julia Penn

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

14 May 2011 Julia would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean

Disliked: Noise not properly regulated in sleeping areas late at night

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

09 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Base Sydney is AMAZING! It has a brilliant central location, right in the middle of CBD. Rooms are really really nice, and staff will upgrade you for a lower price if they can. Really good buzz about the place, so easy to meet people, especially in tv room and smokers! tv room is open 24hours and best place to meet everyone after a night out! scary canarys is right next door, and they always give you free drinks offers etc. I LOVE BASE!!

Disliked: i didnt stay long enough

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

Shauna Lynch

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

09 May 2011 Shauna would recommend this property

Liked: I liked that they set up fun things; i found out about the free walking tour with peek tours through the hostel, which was great! Also, i took part in the friday free beach day, and the saturday night bus crawl which was super fun!

Disliked: I stayed with three other people who were looking for jobs. So it was a little strange, maybe you should keep travellers together, and people who have been there longer/live there together. That way room mates have more in common.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

paul connolly

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

04 May 2011 paul would recommend this property

Liked: location - helpfullness of staff - 24 hr reception

Disliked: no tthe cleanest. bathrooms miles away from room. kitchen was a bit chaotic. too big too many people. not much storage space.

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

Jesse Baaner

With a large group / tour

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 May 2011 Jesse would recommend this property

Liked: Very close to everything

Disliked: No alcohol consumption in rooms, i understand this would cause problems but it is quite inconvenient.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

17 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, and good facilities. Loads of organised trips to the beach including free transport and food. Rooms were cleaned every day and the bathrooms were always tidy.

Disliked: The kitchen was large but always really messy and most of the hobs didnt work.

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

Uwe Rieger

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 April 2011 Uwe would recommend this property

Liked: ok

Disliked: not allowed to smoke and even beer wasn't allowed to drink, but fortunately the staff didn't care about.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

29 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was fabulous!

Disliked: I feel like there could have been a larger number of staff at the front desk - there was almost always a lineup all throughout the day.

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

Alexandra Berghofen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 March 2011 Alexandra would recommend this property

Liked: It´s in the center, it´s clean, nice atmosphare, it´s the money worth!

Disliked: nothing!

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Visiting friends or family

13 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: No free Internet

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: meet a lot of people

Disliked: nothing

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 March 2011

Liked: Location absolutely perfection, so easy to get around really big kitchen, annoying there is no kettle but otherwise really well equipped nice clean rooms

Disliked: mainstream hostel = mainstream crowd = mainstream eurotrash bar, strong "party lads on tour" vibe, dont get me wrong i love to go out but this place isnt good to meet fellow backpacking characters hidden costs irritating such as internet, lockers, late checkout etc very clear this is a chain hostel as the staff are strict about sticking to the regulations, which creates limitations, bad atmosphere n makes the staff unhelpful.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

01 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: There were generally great facilities, atmosphere and location to this hostel, it was equipted with with a large kitchen, laundry and a tv room.

Disliked: Our room did not have one power outlet to charge anything also there was a $14 charge for a day for lockers to keep luggage.

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

Catalina Adarme-Vega

With friends / other travellers

City break

20 February 2011 Catalina would recommend this property

Liked: The location

Disliked: the power plugs from the bedrooms do not work or simple it doesn't have one!

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

13 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Comfy beds, great kitchen, good atmosphere.

Disliked: The one single overused lift. Perhaps a tad overpriced, but such is Sydney.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Big boxes that were lockable, room was big too, and the ceiling high. Air conditioning was good.

Disliked: The carpet was moist and smelly, from the showers water came all over the toilet. The elevator was broken and wasn't fixed in 2 days even though they were weekdays.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

14 January 2011

Liked: meet great people in my room, party was fun.

Disliked: check-in system always have problems, waste my time.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 January 2011

Liked: good location - own travel agency with nice offers

Disliked: very bad equipped and dirty kitchen - computers often defect (headset, card reader, mouse,...), expensiv lockers (also for early arrivals on the check in day), not realy clean, sometimes unfriendly staff, ... overall pretty average

45.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 December 2010

Liked: It's in a decent location.

Disliked: They charge you for absolutely everything, wifi, breakfast etc it's a joke.

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

Customer review

Alone

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

15 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great atmosphere, really clean, staff really helpful, met some really cool people, scary canary is jokes!

Disliked: prices going up because of christmas, but like everywhere else i guess!


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