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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed at Base Wellington for a weekend away. Location is perfect, just around the corner from the main drag. Staff were super friendly and helpful, and the building has so much character. The room was clean and spacious, and the views were amazing, could see the whole city. Basement bar is a great place to spend an evening, always something... More

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is without a doubt the worst hostel I have ever booked into. After a long day traveling we were so excited to have showers and relax in our room. Firstly, the staff member checking us in was so rude, we overlooked that and went to our room (6 bed dorm) There was mould covering the wall next to our... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were very disappointed to check in the double ensuite room, we were tired after the long day, but I saw the bathroom light were on and the half of bottle shower(blue color) gel and the soap still in the shower room, no bath mat, no toilet roll, water still in the kettle, broken windows, and the back door still... More

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 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 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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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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