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Base Auckland Central Backpackers

4.0 of 5
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229 Queen St | Cnr Queen St. & Darby, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Base Auckland Central Backpackers
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked 4 nights here in the hostel as opposed to a budget hotel for the hostel experience ie. Meeting other people, the atmosphere etc .. Nevertheless, we found that it was just too big and spread out which meant there was no socialising vibe between different groups so we often went out for dinner in Auckland instead. By no... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked double room, ensuite via Expedia at $95 NZD per night. Located at heart of Auckland central. Handy to sky tower, supermarket, banks and transport. I can not say worse for $$$. Very dirty room, old and cheap bed and totally uncomfortable. I understand this is a back packer and can't expect excellent quality, however I could have chosen better... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Base is a decent hostel with very friendly staff, the location is fantastic, right off of Queens St near the Sky Tower. Comfortable rooms for the most part. And the staff does their best to keep things tidy. But, the bathrooms are usually a bit unkempt mostly due to the young party type of backpackers. advertisements for clubs are littered... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First dorm we were placed in had 2 bunks and no windows. It was stuffy, smelly and ridiculously overheated. When we asked reception to turn the heating down they said it was broken and they couldn't do anything about it. Eventually moved rooms to an 8 bed dorm that was cooler, but the sheets in my bunk were stained and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here on two occasions and was very happy. The price was good, the facilities were good, the rooms are small but they are clean and comfortable and the bathrooms were kept very clean. The only problem was check-in, on both afternoons checking in the line was huge and it took ages, seemed to be only one or two people... More 

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Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is located right in the CBD. The bus station is just around the corner. Not far to walk and the train station is just down the main street. We paid $35 in a taxi to the airport or you could catch the airbus for cheaper. The reception and travel staff here were amazing. My friend and I stayed... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To start off with the positive sides, in order to try and be objective about things...Base hostel has a great central location. That's about all I can come up with. The hostel is dirty, common areas are old and haven't been refurbished for many years now. The rooms have this Qatar world cup workers vibe, nothing is clean, sheets are... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

There is not one good thing about this place other than its location. My friend didn't have a bed for the night. They over booked the room. There were no clean sheet when we entred. I don't think they ever clean the place, bathroom, bedroom, most table surfaces were sticky. Just did not enjoy my stay there at all.

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Apucarana, Parana, Brazil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

The Base Auckland is a good hostel. Very well located, just a few minutes to Skycity, Albert Park, Victoria Park and other interesting spots. The hostel is very loud, noisy and busy. Kitcken not so clean and always a bit crowded. Rooms OK, lots of space to backpacks and personal stuff. Bathrooms and WC not so good, but you can... More 

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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I will start off with the good points. The location is awesome, right in the centre of Auckland and near to most attractions. The room we were in was pretty standard for a hostel I guess, clean enough and very basic. Now. I advise you to avoid the bathroom at all costs. IT IS DISGUSTING. Imagine every bodily fluid on... More 

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