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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here for a couple of nights in a 4 bed dorm. The place is average but is excellently located. The room was generally clean and big enough to fit the four people. The bathrooms are average as well as the kitchen. The hobs take a very very long time to heat up so i probably wouldn't even bother... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review for us. We do really appreciate all the feedback we receive. We will investigate your feedback and make sure the cooking facility are working properly in the future. Timo Hummel More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed at Base last week and enjoyed my short time there. It's close to bars, shops, the supermarket and the waterfront is minutes away. There's great bus links and the airport bus stops around the corner from the hostel (2 minute walk). I stayed in a female Sanctuary dorm room, the room was quiet, spacious and clean. The disabled... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review for us. We do really appreciate all the feedback we receive. We will increase our spot checks to even further improve the cleanliness of the bathrooms. Timo Hummel More

Concordia, Argentina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

kitchen enormous. clean and very correct compared to other places. The coolest people goes through here, as all travellers goes passing Wellington, so the coolest people also stay and work and live there!!! this was my case and it was an incredible time in my life and im sure, the same for the rest of the ''wellington family'' that we... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review for us. We do really appreciate all the feedback we receive. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed the windy capital of New Zealand, Timo Hummel More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been in this hostel for a few weeks when I first arrived in Wellington. Perfectly located in the city centre, it's right next to the main streets. Close to the shops, new world supermarket, banks, chemist, cafés, bars and pubs. Two minutes walk to the beach and right next to Mount Victoria. Loved how easy it was to get everywhere.... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review for us. We do really appreciate all the feedback we receive. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed the windy capital of New Zealand, Timo Hummel More

Cairns, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've found that Australia & New Zealand hostels are of a very high standard. Base Wellington is centrally located and just a short walk from New World Supermarket, Cuba St & the harbour. I stayed in a Double Ensuite Room on the 6th level - it was quiet, clean & just what I needed. Basement Bar downstairs was cool -... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review for us. We do really appreciate all the feedback we receive. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed the windy capital of New Zealand, Timo Hummel More

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

After having a blast in Base Rotorua i choose Base again for my Wellington stay. It was completely different to the base rotorua, not bad different, just different. This building is huge!! And as I was told by one of the staff members ( I think his name was Tim or Tom ) it used to be the very first... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review for us. We do really appreciate all the feedback we receive. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us , we recently been increasing our maintenance projects to improve our facilities even further. Thanks again for your great feedback, Timo Hummel More

Ahrensburg, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I really had a nice time in Wellington. The hostel is right in the city center and the stuff is super nice and friendly, I stayed in a four bed room dorm with a view over the harbour. Everythink was really good. Thanks for the nice time

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review for us. We do really appreciate all the feedback we receive. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed Wellington in the best possible way. Thanks again staying with us More

london
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I have stayed in many hostel and this was simply one of the worst. This hostel isn't cheap yet the mattresses are paper thin, the rooms are cramped, the partition walls shook with the wind (no joke!) and the windows don't shut properly. I stayed in February when it was warm but I don't think it would be very pleasant... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review for us. We do really appreciate all the feedback we receive. Our Hostel is located only about 25 metre from the Courtney Place bus hub which connects to all of Wellington, we are also looking for ways to improve our facilities and will find a way to add... More

Helsingborg
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38 reviews 38 reviews
35 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

The rooms were quite small, but it worked. It was worse with the cleaning-part. We could see lists in the bathrooms saying that it had not been cleaned for almost a week. That is a long time if you think about all the people staying there and using the facilities. The kitchen was also dirty and messy. During our second... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review for us. We do really appreciate all the feedback we receive, be assured we are taking your feedback serious and do our upmost to improve the services provided. Thanks for staying with us, More

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Like just about any base hostel, this is the most basic of basic, though you'll still pay as much as other much nicer hostels.The rooms were ridiculously stuffy because all the windows were sealed shut. Lockers under the beds were handy, but the dirty toilets and bed bugs mean we wouldn't ever go back.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review for us. We do really appreciate all the feedback we receive, be assured we are taking your feedback serious and do our upmost to improve the services provided. We are running a pest control scheme which also includes approved anti bed bug mattresses We would appreciate to have... More

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Also Known As:
Base Wellington Backpackers Hotel
Base Wellington Backpackers Hotel Wellington
Address: 21-23 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Wellington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #26 of 49 Specialty lodging in Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Base Wellington Backpackers 4.5*
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