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Base Queenstown

49 Shotover St, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand (Formerly Discovery Lodge)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cheap and cheerful. Great location although there is a loud bar underneath. Comfy beds. Big kitchen which was cleaned regularly, though often quite busy. Showers are powerful but do get a bit cold sometimes. Overall a decent option for the price.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Were forced to move here due to nomads being full. Can't fault the staff but this place is well in need of a makeover. The place is dark and the paint is chipped everywhere you go. Worst hostel we stayed in New Zealand. Good location is a positive I suppose.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got the last room on a Friday night for this hostel. Good central location. Right next to a bar/night club so it is very lively. I would recommend this place if you want to go out in town, especially on a weekend. There is no free wifi here but you can go a block down to Happy Travels where... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here one night and couldnt speak highly enough of the place. The staff were extremely helpful to me and went out of there way to make sure i was completely happy with my stay! The manager jamie is a legend! Plus they have really comfy couches in the common room! Probably the best couches in queenstown! Thourally enjoyed... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arriving in QT a few days earlier than organised, my friends and I had no plans but were keen to make the most of our stay. The Base staff were absolute fonts of knowledge, understood what we wanted, and delivered an awesome few days with smiles on their faces. No amount of questioning from us seemed a problem! We stayed... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is in need of improvements. To start with I was aware that the hostel was above a bar/night club but I didn't realize that on most nights when they have the music playing you can hear and feel the base pumping out the music through the floor and walls of the hostel until late in the evening this... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in Queenstown a few days earlier than expected and turned up at Base without a reservation. They sorted us out with a 3 bed dorm at the very last minute. The staff were welcoming, friendly, helpful and just bloody brilliant. We were a nightmare with indecisiveness in booking activities but they were patient and again very helpful-advising us... More 

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had great fun here, but maybe because my group of five friends and I were lucky in booking out a whole room to ourselves and so had the luxury of just each other. That being said, there is nothing quite like backpacking and meeting strangers. Everyone was ready with a smile, and many times we got invited out to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With my boyfriend spend one night in that Hostel and was the worst experience in Queenstown, firstly we paid $31 per dorm with 8 beds, very expensive, the recepcionist is unfriendly and all the time there is a lot of noise. Is impossible take a rest. This Hostel has a little kichen, for 4 level with 10 rooms each around,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The beds are absolutely the worst I've ever slept in. They're so squeaky, you automatically wake up when someone else moves in their bed. Also, the doors to the room are just not good enough, you hear everything that's going on in the hostel. And i tell you, that's a lot. Queenstown is a party place and when people get... More 

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