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Base Wellington Backpackers

4.5 of 5 Hostel   |   21-23 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we were not impressed at all with this hostel. Although its location is fine, the building is very old, the rooms extremely small and the sheets and toilets quite smelly... we had a 6 bed dorm and we barely could move around with our bags on the floor. The kitchen area was not very organized and we had not room... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was here mostly for business and the location is perfect. I have stayed here for a total of 7 days within a 3 week period. I stayed on the 7th and 8th floors which offer amazing views! If you can stay on the top floor and be there for the sunrise, it is the best view in the city!

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Palmerston North
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The secure women only floor is a fantastic idea! As a more mature traveler I felt very comfortable and safe. Very clean, good facilities and warm as toast. Location is fantastic, right next to Courtney Place restaurants and the harbour. A bit of noise at night but nothing major.

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Heerlen, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a big hostel and there's probably always space if you're looking for a place to stay, but it is not very clean and the atmosphere is quite depressing (dark colours and old furniture). The service is all right, comparable to all the other base hostels in NZ.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night while doing the kiwi experience and it was fine for just that one night. It is a big hostel so I doubt its ever full so you're probably always be able to get a room. However while we were staying here, we found that the kitchen was way too small for the amount of... More

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Hastings, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in our campervan in the car park they supply, The carpark was in a dodgy area behind the hostel, and it smelled like pee as they have no toilets near by, Only ones up two flights of stairs, Workers and guest always smoking weed outside in the carpark where guests were staying, As we payed a lower price to... More

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5 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a New Zealander, and I recommend you find elsewhere to stay. Base is one of those backpackers that is a "Bums on seats" types of operation. You'd be best going to an independent backpacker hostel, not a chain such as this frequented by inconsiderate visitors. Sure its cheap, but its not worth it. It is noisy all night,... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The only good thing about this hostel was that the morning after they gave me my money back (a request that I have never asked for before in my life). The rooms were filthy, the bathrooms were disgusting. The blankets had suspicious white stains on them. The common room was a torn up couch with a broken tv next to... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Never experience such a terrible backpackers before. Room is small, dirty with a very bad smell, unwanted sandwiches on the window when we checked in! Bunk bed is not stable, making noise when moving at the upper bunk. Even the wall is dirty. Water is everywhere in the bathroom. Loud music from the bar and you will never have peace... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Terrible hostel! Loud, dirty, broken, like a zoo filled with young people from all over the world. How I hated my stay in Wellington. It was too much people in one space. Sure it's big but just not good, everyone is in the same space, the TV room the kitchen the big table and the relax area all this in... More

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Address: 21-23 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Base Wellington Backpackers 4.5*
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