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Base Auckland Central Backpackers

229 Queen St | Cnr Queen St. & Darby, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Despite the seemingly endless line to check into the hostel, Andy, the guy to check me in was very cheery and very helpful! He went way out of his way to make sure that I had a good stay, and answered all of my many questions. He definitely made my stay much more pleasant. If it wasn't for him, I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location and the guy who was on duty when I checked in was hugely helpful as there was a mix-up with my booking - at 2am he managed to get it all sorted. Beds were comfortable enough. These were the only good points though. The bathroom was absolutely filthy, one toilet was disgustingly blocked and it took days to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What can I say that hasn't already been said? the hostel itself is pretty average, small rooms, OK bed and bathrooms. At night the rooms on the lover level (budget) tend to vibrate from the terrible bass music being played from the clubs next door and around (you are in the party area of course) the kitchen is relatively good... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, good for backpackers, with a range of services, bar, travel info etc Don't expect major comfort - it's a backpackers - and the low room cost means you pay for any extras - Unfortunately this means that everywhere you look is a sign announcing the price of something! I got a private double room on floor 2 -... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ethos of this hostel (and I would Iimagine the entire chain?) is to milk their guests for every penny they can - from $20 key deposit for room keycard (which I assume is pretty lucrative) and fees for using the wifi. The hostel is impersonal, not particularly clean and with house rules the Gestapo would be proud of,... For... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our second stay at Base we booked a double room. This room was small and had no windows. Both blanket and duvet cover had dirt on it, I don't want to know when it was washed the last time. Additionally, the walls are very thin what makes it a noisy room. The bathrooms were still disgusting.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a solo traveller I felt very comfortable right from the start to the moment I left. The rooms were always clean and neatly prepared, the washrooms and other utilities were also maintained. The best of all was the awesome staff!, they were always so friendly and helpful! My first day at Base, I checked in with Andy and he... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just stayed here, ok but found hidden costs annoying. Staff were nice. The location was good - really central. It was clean and organised and I would stay here again if had to stay somewhere in the City again.

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Lander, Wyoming
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I traveled NZ for a month and stayed in hostels 30 percent of the time. I'd have to say this was the worst place I stayed my entire trip. You have to pay for Internet in the largest city in the country, $20 cash only deposit on the room, 2% charge for cedit cards, staff that reminded me of jersey... More 

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Petone, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found the staff pretty friendly and helpful. I did come across one grumpy guy but it was busy so I could understand. Base was very organised and I meet some awesome people. It's good if your going to Auckland with the intention of having late nights on the town as you can hear the music from the bars downstairs.... More 

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