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Base X Backpacker hostel

Base X Backpacker hostel

Backpacker hostel base x in Sydney

The Base X Backpacker hostel, sometimes called just Base Sydney is one of the best located hostels in Sydney. 

I would say that it is quite a good option for backpackers who are looking for a place which is not like some other hostels which are very dirty, messy or noisy. 

It is a good choice for curious traveller on a tighter budget or someone who just looking for a place to stay for one night while having a stopover in Sydney.

What type of room to choose?

8 Bed dormitory (photo from internet)

When choosing a backpacker hostel, always think about how big dormitory you want. Do you prefer to share a room with other 5 or 7 people or would you rather stay with just a few people? 

Are you travelling alone or with bunch of friends? It is always a roulette game what people will you be sharing your room with. 

Even the best backpacker hostel can be messy, noisy or the room will just smell with the wrong people. 😀

That is the risk of Backpacker hostels.:-) 

However, if you are on tight budget and you really want to spend a few days in Sydney,  the only way is to stay in Backpacker hostel which cost around $40 AUD for equivalent quality. 

Every standard hotel price starts from at least $100 per night and even for this price you might end up in a awful hotel with a dirty room which will smell and you will not feel safe there. 

Then you will be happy for choosing a hostel.  Trust me, I have experienced this. 😉 

The advantage of the Base Backpacker hostel is that the reception is open 24 hours. 

My experience

Reception area

I have stayed in a mixed dormitory for 6 people. However, it was a bit too many people for me. 

I think that next time I would stick with just 4 people in a room. Everyone is different so  you might like it to stay with more people.

Other option for rooms is a room with a bathroom inside or you can just share outside bathroom.

The rooms are always as much clean as the people who live in the room maintain it. If you have a bad luck you might end up with some messy backpackers and if you are lucky  you can have awesome roommates and have a good time. 

Unfortunately, when I stayed in this place, I felt sick so every little noise didn’t make it better.  In addition the people with who I was sharing the room was a bit noisy. 

Bathrooms were OK and I would say that the price for this Backpacker hostel kind of equals the value.

Base X backpacker

The prices usually start from 35-$40 AUD so it is not the cheapest backpacker. 

However, think about if you would you rather pay 25-$30 AUD for a dirty, noisy backpacker hostel or would you rather pay a bit more to stay in the city center in a relatively clean place and friendly staff?  

I have stayed for example in the Captain Cook hostel and I couldn’t sleep because of loud music from downstairs and it was a bit far from the city center. 


Let's make a decision

If you are thinking about Base X Backpacker hostel as your WINNER for your stay in Sydney, make a booking directly from my page and I will give you some tips about Sydney as a BONUS

Book it now to avoid ending up in a bad place and even more expensive.

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