Budget and central, this backpackers’ hostel offers private rooms with an ensuite and dormitory-style accommodation, and the sanctuary of a girls-only floor. Meet like-minded travellers in the fully-equipped kitchen, large laundry room, television room or over a drink in the Scary Canary bar. Positioned close to all the action, and opposite Town Hall Station, guests are just minutes on foot from a supermarket, Centrepoint Tower, Darling Harbour, the historic Rocks precinct and iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
Why we recommend the Base Sydney
- Central location
- Female-only floor
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Next door to Scary Canary bar
- Beside Town Hall Station
Attractions near the Base Sydney
Play at the Darling Quarter
Located next to Sydney's famous Darling Harbour is a vibrant and entertaining area known as the Darling Quarter. The large playground is the main highlight, and it is free for children to play on. The area has a number of attractions, from standard swing sets and climbing frames to flying foxes, extravagant water games and large slides. The playground has entertained millions of children – from toddlers to adolescents – and won a number of awards for its design.
Surrounding the playground is a number of restaurants, cafes and bars. Parents and older kids can keep an eye on their children while enjoying a coffee, light bite or cocktail.
Shop at historic Queen Victoria Building
In the heart of Sydney, the Queen Victoria Building, or QVB as it’s known to locals, is one of the city’s most impressive shopping centres. Opened in 1898, the building has seen a number of different uses over more than a century. But its main attraction has always been its shopping and, previously, its markets.
The QVB is admired for its Romanesque architecture, which fills the gaps between George and York Streets, between Druitt and Market Streets. The building is full of period arches, pillars and intricate tile work, but the most stunning section is the arched dome. There's also a secret in the building – a letter written by Queen Elizabeth II, which has strict instructions not to be read until 2085.
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