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Base Auckland Central Backpackers

4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   229 Queen St | Cnr Queen St. & Darby, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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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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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The only good point about Base is the location really. Never in a year or travelling have I encountered such a bad vibe in a backpackers, nothing personal about the place. Nobody talks, everyone is just minding their own business. Besides that it is super expensive. Cheapest room, no windows at $29! Place is all about making money without personal... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Base Auckland Central is perfectly located close to many sights around Queen St area. However, the hostel is way too big, which means the fridges are stuffed and smells + the tables aren't really clean. The rooms are small but clean. If you book ahead there are better chances of getting good offers on accommodation. I would recommend only staying... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hostel is very large and great if you're looking for jobs etc but lacks that united feel you get from other hostels. My boyfriend and I were originally on a lower floor where the music from the club a few floors below was booming through the night. After getting a few hours sleep we were woken by drilling and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is uber handy, only a few minutes walk to anywhere. The staff are really helpful with loads of advice and a calm and fun manner. The travel desk people are really knowledgeable about all the activites around Auckland and the country too. It's a good starting hostel if you're new to the country! They even helped me with... More 

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

Hi, Thanks so much for your review! I’m glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope you enjoyed the activities our Base Travel boys organised for you, they are always good for a chat. I hope your foot is better now, hopefully you’ll come back and stay with us again, and perhaps enjoy some ice in your drink rather than around... More 

North Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good area in the thick of it. Dorm very average. Lights at night showing through kept me awake. Service at front desk good. Bathrooms tidy enough. Could have done with being shown around this large hostel.

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

Hi, Thanks for your feedback. Glad you enjoyed the hostel in general. Great customer service is a cornerstone of our ethos so I’m happy to know that the front desk service was good. I would have liked you to have been shown around the hostel, we will usually do this if it is not crazy busy, if not you can... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only stayed for one night in a 4 bed dorm at base Auckland and tried to be away from the hostel as much as possible. The rooms were disgusting, the bed linnen and matrasses contained blood stains. The bunk beds were kept together with tieraps. In the night lights were coming through the ceiling. In the kitchen only half... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't buy breakfast! Too expensive for what they provide. Reception open 24hrs which is great and good central location. however, no window in my room so felt a bit trapped! Bathroom clean, just the one night is plenty!

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In all fairness we only stayed here for a night (just over 12 hours!!!) but on arrival first time, we were told that check in started at 1 (Bearing in mind current time was 11am) so we went and found things to do before we could check in and came back at 115 to be told that we could check... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed in Base for about 4 weeks on and off. I thoroughly enjoyed it the first week, i stayed in a four bed $33 a night and for me that was perfect. You can easily extend your stay no worries, providing they aren't booked up (usually full for the weekends) the nightlife around is amazing! They have a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Look for double room with en suite on the top floors. service pathetic, 2 people serving a queue of 20+. People waiting for 1hr+ swipe cards not working, checking out. Location quite good. City link bus right outside the hotel Room nothing fancy, but manageable.

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Address: 229 Queen St | Cnr Queen St. & Darby, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
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Hotel Class:4 star — Base Auckland Central Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 460
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