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Reviews of Base Sydney Sydney Hostel

477 Kent Street, NSW 2000 Australia, Sydney, Australia

Atmosphere 76%

Cleanliness 69%

Facilities 70%

Location 95%

Safety 79%

Staff 77%

Value 70%

What's Included

  • Linen

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • ATM
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Board Games
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Foosball
  • Free Airport Transfer
  • Free City Maps
  • Free city tour
  • Fridge Freezer"
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Board"
  • Jobs Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Postal Service
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Restaurant
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone Fax Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast 4.62USD
  • Luggage Room 3.85USD
  • Towel 3.08USD

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Policies

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Sydney?

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Atmosphere 76%

Cleanliness 69%

Facilities 70%

Location 95%

Safety 79%

Staff 77%

Value 70%

Showing 61-40 of 40 reviews

54% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 60%
54% Overall Rating

Anonymous
20 Jun 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife

Liked: It was close to cool places, lots of specials.

Disliked: This place was very cold and impersonal, I got given a dorm that would have been perfect for a vampire as it's windows faced an internal wall and no natural sunlight ever sneaked in, also the were no working power outlets in the room and the bathrooms were always full of other peoples hair and the aftermath of attempts by other guest to use the toilet like a big boy/girl. It felt like a prison that had been turned into a party hostel. Stay at the YHA instead.

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 May 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Great location and friendly people

Disliked: Didn't like rooms with 10 people

Customer would recommend this property

37% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 20%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 20%
37% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 May 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture, Work / volunteering

Liked: The location.

Disliked: The staff- only spoke to one of the girls the whole time (blonde curly hair) thought she was kinda rude, never said please or thankyou, just not very welcoming. She also thought it would be a good idea to put me (a girl travelling alone) in a room with 4 long stay blokes who kept the room in a complete mess. While it isnt the hostels fault that they guys were messy, in melbourne base, they checked the rooms every other day to make sure people werent leaving their stuff everywhere and that everything was working ok and nothing was broken or dirty. It was obvious that the carpet never got cleaned. The staff just dont really seem to care the state of the rooms or whether your having a good stay (never got asked).The atmosphere was pretty lacking, everything is in a weird lay out. the kitchen and dining room was in the basement, a tv would be great down there! would make it more chilled and somewhere you want to spend time!This hostel is big, with alot of people and its so impersonal.

63% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 20%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 20%
  • Value - 100%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 May 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife

Liked: Clean and good value for money.

Disliked: Majority of the staff are just plain rude and unhelpful (the larger lady), but there is a couple that actually have manners. The blonde guy on the travel desk hasn't a clue what he is talking about. Tip-if you want your airport shuttle reimbursed (you have to stay 3 nights), remember the receipt and get ready to argue with the staff. I stayed for 7 consectutive nights but they refused to reimburse me because my original booking was for 2 nights.

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Large rooms, great location

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

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

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.

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 40%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
06 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

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.

69% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
69% Overall Rating

Anonymous
04 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

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

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.

Customer would recommend this property

63% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 60%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Mar 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

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.

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Mar 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

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.

Customer would recommend this property

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