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Base Wellington Backpackers

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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Manchester, UK
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for a weekend away to visit friends in Wellington. Booked a private twin room which was a good size with comfy beds The kitchen is one of the best hostel kitchens I have seen - well equipped and spacious Good location to visit all of Wellingtons attractions and nightlife with friendly staff on hand to help with any... More 

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Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thank you very much for your great feedback, Timo Hummel More 

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34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place does a job but nothing more. The rooms are fairly clean but very basic, the staff are reasonably helpful but nothing special and the location is pretty good just round the corner from one of the main streets of restaurants and bars. However, Wifi is pretty expensive and having paid for the premium wifi it really wasn't great.... More 

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Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thanks for your great feedback, although we believe our internet offering is for an uncapped internet connection ( NO Data allowance and speed of 512k for low speed & 4MB for high speed)is good value... More 

Swansea
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good for a base of operations if you are travelling and looking to explore Wellington. Hostel is centrally located and waking distance from many of Wellington top destinations. I'd recommend to back-packers as a place to stay. Café was pretty good and has its own bar/nightclub too.

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Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thanks for your great feedback, enjoy the rest of your travels. Timo Hummel More 

Auckland
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24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a business traveller, I chose to stay in a private room with a ensuite and seaview. The room cost $103/night booked via hotels.com. The lobby appeared dark and poorly lit - the staff were relatively friendly. Wifi was charged at $7 highspeed or $4 lowspeed for 24 hours (although when you logged in you had a choose or hi... More 

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Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thank you very much for your feedback however I was very surprised about most comments, especially our Lounge and Reception area being dark as our Reception is the heart of our property with very high... More 

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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Base in Wellington while traveling with the Kiwi Experience bus. I stayed a few extra nights. The staff was super engaging and fun and very professional at the same time. They're from all over the world, which makes them on of us - travelers. My room was very good. The Basement, the bar they have is... More 

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Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thank you very much for your kind feedback, great to hear you had such an awesome stay......enjoy the rest of your trip and look after yourself. Timo Hummel More 

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38 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Stayed here with kiwi experience for barely 24 hours before heading to the South Island. We were placed in a 6 bed dorm on the female only area. The room and floor as a whole was very secure, clean and comfortable. There were plenty of toilets and showers that are clean and modern. I only used the kitchen for breakfast... More 

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Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thank you for the great feedback, enjoy the rest of your travels. Timo Hummel More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Was fine for a night. Beds okay, showers were quite good and nothing majorly wrong but its a bit run down and gross. Bar was good free meal was great - a real sized meal unlike other free hostel meals.

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Kia Ora, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Enjoy the rest of your travels. Timo Hummel More 

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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The location is great and they have nice pubcrawls. But when we went there they where in a renovation so the workers would be hammering in the mornings. And everything smelled toxic, but we could deal with that. The bad thing was that one night a pipe burst and the had to shut the water of for a couple of... More 

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Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thank you very much for being understanding about the refurbishments, due to the extreme seasons in New Zealand we are forced to have all maintenance and refurbishments done in a very short timeframe, we try... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

very friendly staff with good service. very friendly environment. Best location in town. All guests are also very nice and friendly.Very close to all tourist places like museum, supermarket, and all restaurants.

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kia Ora, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thank you for your great feedback, Timo Hummel More 

Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I stayed at Base Wellington over the weekend and found it to be perfect for a quick trip to the capitol. My friend and I stayed in a private twin room. The room was tidy, beds comfy and the bathroom clean. It has tea and coffee facilities and a TV so you can chill out after a big night out.... More 

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Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Kia Ora, , Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thank you for your great feedback, I will pass on the compliment to Daniel , he will be very delighted to here our guest appreciate our service with a smile . Enjoy the rest... More 

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