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Base Auckland Central Backpackers

4.5 of 5 Hostel   |   229 Queen St | Cnr Queen St. & Darby, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Pros: great central location, easy access to everywhere and transport links close by. 24hr reception. On site job help(although you need to pay for it). Cons: stains everywhere and dirty especially the kitchen, no atmosphere, beds old and not comfy. Have to pay for wifi. I am really not a negative person but just did not enjoy my stay esp... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is definitely the best point of this hostel, its right in the middle of queen street in short walking to distance to a lot of things. The airport bus also stops right outside making a transfer from the airport easy. Staff were friendly and helpful. My room was a good size. The bed however was extremely uncomfortable with... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed my experience here. Tina was such a great help and kind person. Would recommend to stay here for anyone! The fact that it is so centrally located, especially for those on a working holiday visa(really close to iep center) is fantastic!

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Cartagena, Colombia
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly I will say that my review will be based on the experience I had there, and that experience was a young drunk lad who proceeded to vomit over my stuff so not a brilliant night. But the actual hostel is huge with no real sense of community, the kitchen is a mess with some random guy who plays dance... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first place I ever stayed in New Zealand and was the first stop on a tour of the country. First thing to note is that it is in an excellent location right in the middle of the city. It's also really straight forward to get to from the airport, with the shuttle bus stopping just outside of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Base is by far the best hostel in town, its in a central location with all amenities close by. For working holiday visa people you cant beat it, its right across the street from IEP. They give some really decent combo and travel deals on a regular basis (bungee, skywalk, city tour, etc.) There's quite a lot of amenities inside... More

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Porto Alegre, RS
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've lived there for 3 months and it was an excellent experience. You have everything you need: from a clean shared kitchen to a night club. The staff is very helpful and attentive and you meet people from different places. You can really feel that you're a part of a big family!!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to do a early check-in, but as our room wasn't available yet (Around 08:00am) they decided to upgrade our booking and they gave us another room with private shower & toilet #win. Really helpful staff, nice big kitchen and really good location.

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Virender S, General Manager at Base Auckland Central Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your review. I’m really happy to hear that our staff accommodated you with a bit of an upgrade, we know how hard it can be waiting those extra hours to check in sometimes, especially if you’re super tired or fresh off a long haul flight! Hope you enjoyed all the extra facilities the ensuite rooms have to... More

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My stay at base was great! Not only the staff was very niceand helpful(especially Varun who showed me around and helped me with everything i needed) but it is also a good place to start your working holiday. I had lots of fun there!

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Virender S, General Manager at Base Auckland Central Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Luisa, Thanks for your review. Happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us, Varun will be pleased to know that you appreciated his help! We have everything a new backpacker needs to kick start their working holiday, accommodation, the JobSearch New Zealand on site working holiday recruitment agency and Base Travel desk for all your activities, transport... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I started my working holiday in base Auckland which is in very good and convenient location! Reception is cheerful and helpful. Room and bathroom are very clean. But some rooms without window which seems like a suitcase. And the water temperature of shower was not stable which means hot water in a few minutes then cold water in a few... More

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Virender S, General Manager at Base Auckland Central Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Vicky, Thanks for the review. It’s nice to hear that this was a great place to start your working holiday, we have a job centre and travel agent inside the hostel, so we can pretty much cover all your needs! The receptionists love their jobs so it’s good to know they were their cheerful selves as usual, and the... More

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Address: 229 Queen St | Cnr Queen St. & Darby, Auckland, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Base Auckland Central Backpackers 4.5*
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