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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Frankly Speaking, I am happy to stay at this hostel, but the reason is not only rate! This hostel is much flexible such as 24 hours reception, gym facility, and comfortable lounge space etc, Thank you all!

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Regina, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is located right on queen street which has lots to see and do. Our stay was average though what we heard from other tenants who were in and out of our room said the other hostels I'm Auckland are much cleaner compared to this one. We ended up buying our own dishes/scrubbers/soap because the kitchens are disgusting due... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my first experience in a hostel, so take it as it goes. I've found welcoming staff, able to help me in my needs (and the first night coming from the airport without baggage i needed help), few rules, all reasonable, clean rooms and bathrooms. People working at the Globe pub in the basement are really funny. If you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night with a group of 3 girlfriends. On arrival which was before check in they let us leave our bags in there storage room which was handy did however smell and was very tiny. After waiting atleast 20 minutes to get to the counter for our room we had to pay a $20 key fee which... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a few nights here , great location , great service. Not a hotel obviously but very comfortable Close to shops Always a room free Great promotions Friendly faces Clean rooms but very standard Bathroom facility's good Travel desk really helpful Downside , the music in reception is super loud at times.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I hate Base Hostels, all they want to do is take your money - they charge you for EVERYTHING, 20 dollars deposit for a towel?! Are you serious? Not a social hostel unless you go out of your way to talk to people. A lot of stuff was broken or out of order. As with most Base hostels, it felt... More

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

would never stay here again !!!!! the moment we we got there it was a run around , our room had people in it ! the bathroom was a mess with only one toilet working ! looked like cleaning doesn't happen a regular bases ! like I say this place is run by a bunch of monkeys ! and to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Hostel is in a great location but we didn't like staying here as nothing worked...very frustrating! The lifts broke a lot & there were no stairs to take instead, no shower heads on the showers & temperature of showers went from scorching to freezing, our door to our room also didn't open & close properly, the washing machine swallowed our... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

We had pre paid for 2 rooms about 5months previously...the first room we had was a spacious 6 bed dorm with windows...the second night we stayed we were given a 6 bed dorm, with no widows, and no room for our rucksacks! Then were told we would have to pay an upgrade fee to get a room with a window... More

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

Hi, Thanks for the feedback. I am sorry you feel you were messed around during your stay here. We actually have two different kinds of 6 bed dorms. One is a standard 6 bed, which is what you had the first night, and the other is a budget dorm, which is what you stayed in on your second night. It... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

If you want to stay in Auckland down town Base is good. Reception open 24 hours rooms modest but so are prices. It is more aimed at the Younger traveler ,you can sleep in a dorm for around $25 or have your own room with small ensuite bathroom for around $130.

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

Hi, Thanks for your review. Happy to hear that the 24 hour reception was of use to you, and you found it good value for money. Is there anything in particular we could have done or could change to improve your experience for next time? We’d love to hear from you, so please don’t hesitate to contact us. Hopefully you’ll... More

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Base Auckland Central Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 460
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