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Base Queenstown

4.5 of 5
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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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is in a great location and the rooms are a good size. It is an alcohol free hostel which we did not realise when booking. Checking in and out was quick and easy. The bunk beds were very squeaky and made noises with the slightest move. House keeping came at a pretty inconvenient time for us and we asked... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First impressions were good - a busy reception, comfortable sofas and a good number of computers to rent. Unfortunately as I started my walk to my room I learnt that it wasn't all that great. There are many things that could be improved on, including the cleanliness of the corridors and social spaces, though I must say that the room... More 

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Paris
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103 reviews 103 reviews
50 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms were comfortable, kitchen well equipped and communal areas usually pretty clean. The down side for this hostel is that there is not enough communal space for all the guests and that there is a no alcohol policy in the hostel. This meant you had to leave the hostel to meet friends and have drinks. Generally good.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The beds are awful, never seen a squeaky bed like it, decent tv area, good size kitchen and the location is fantastic! One of cheapest about. Staff weren't incredibly welcoming or smiley, just there to do a job. The best thing about this hostel is that you meet people so easily and everyone in the same boat! Drinking not allowed... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect location, we had a 4 bed dorm for 4 of us on a girls weekend - TV, Fridge and balcony - cracking facilities, helpful friendly staff - will stay here again and would recommend for young people looking for a good time which is what QT is all about.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is the worst place I have ever stayed in my life. Dull dark grey corridoors... grey!?, a labyrinth of rooms, disgusting kitchen (we avoided eating that night), dirty broken toilet seats, loud bar, creaky beds, no character, unfriendly staff, stupid childish curfues for everything like what time the TV Room / Cupboard of despair will shut. When we... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a like first year university halls except dirty and sitting on top of a nightclub so that you practically don't get any sleep. It is a backpacker factory, they cram as many people in to make money with insufficient facilities - for the number of people that are staying there the kitchen is tiny, there is no... More 

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Hildesheim, Germany
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in Base Queenstown for two nights. It is located in the very centre of the city, which is actually very nice. Maybe we just chose the wrong two nights, but in our dorm it was always crowded and very loud as it was in the rest of the hostel and it was often quite hard to get bathroom... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The worst two nights sleep! Great location yes but that's probably the only positive thing I have to say. I'm well aware that everyone has squeaky beds in a hostel but I have never heard a squeaky bed quite like it! It kept me awake all night whether it was myself tossing and turning or another person. Then the noise... More 

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