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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
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Really enjoyed my two nights at Wellington Base. Good, clean facilities, friendly staff. Just what you'd expect from a Base hostel! Not for people who want an early night as most people are out partying all night. Would stay again

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The location is great. There is a good pub in the basement if you are into dancing. The room was very unclean but i credit that to the room mates. Unlike other backpacker hostels - they did not seem to mandate us to be clean. Otherwise value for money

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The location was great, staff were very friendly and with a sanctuary room (all female) you got a free hire of a towel and small toiletries. However, other than that I didn't much enjoy my stay. It was full of teenagers on various tours who were very very loud so if you weren't on one of the tours it was... 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 hope this experience hasn't put you off staying with us again, Wellington hosted the Artic Monkeys on Saturday and we had a lot of young people from all over NZ coming to stay with us. Thanks... More

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143 reviews 143 reviews
37 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here when I was on the kiwi experience, it is a nice hostel however its slightly dated and could do with a few touch ups. Rooms were comfy enough but a little on the small side. The staff were friendly and the underground bar was good.

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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. Timo Hummel More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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 April 9, 2014

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 April 5, 2014

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 April 1, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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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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