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Base Queenstown

4.5 of 5 Hostel   |   49 Shotover St, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand (Formerly Discovery Lodge)
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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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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Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had mixed feelings will staying at base. Its situated in a great location with everything in town just a short walk away and with a bar downstairs which also sells cheap and excellent burritos then you would think there is not much to complain about. However the building itself just feels rather dated with the carpets looking very old and... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Such an awesome hostel in a perfect position in town, cant get any closer to everything. The staff are super nice, sophie on reception was brilliant, she checked my friend and I in super efficiently and explained everything with a smile and kindly put us in the same dorm as we had booked sperately, thanks. There is a party element... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was probably by far one of the best week of my travel. I loved this hostel and it was decintley the main reason the fun never stopped!!!! Make sure you stay up late to watch the sexy ginger guy named Dean vacuum the floors! He is seriously a sexy ginger god!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such an awesome staff and great location. Were happy to help with everything and overall had a great experience minus house keeping knocking on the door every morning at 8 am...way too early and way too hungover for all of that.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loud nights. A nightclub downstairs pounded base(was trying to sleep on 3rd floor) didn't want earplugs because I had to wake early for a 7am bus. Had to move to 3 rooms just to avoid people smoking on the room's balcony. Idiots next door still smoked 2 meters from our window. Real crowded kitchen. For partying junkies (weed?) not for... More

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far, the worst place I have ever stayed in. We were travelling around NZ on honeymoon so we booked a double room. Was greeted by a friendly and smiley face and was explained where our room was. Went up a few floors in a very funky lift so was all smiles until we stepped out the lift.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After staying at a couple of hostels in Queenstown, Base Hostel was not one of the best. Don't get me wrong, it was just what was needed. I stayed in an 8 bed room which was very, very cramped but the people in there were great so that made it very easy and liveable. The kitchen always had dirty dishes... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed a Base in December in Queenstown and I had a great experience here. The staff was always very friendly and helpful and the location was key. I shared a room 7 other people and I would not have done it any different. All the people in my room were very kind and we would go out together at... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought the facilities at Base were fine. It's a big hostel so it's not the easiest to meet people and make friends quickly but the focus of my review will be on the amazing staff. We came to Queenstown with no plans and KP and Chelsea at the travel desk helped us organize everything going above and beyond the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Base Hostel was outstanding in every manner as every request, need or want was quickly tended to with polite manner and fast service. As a student, and on a students budget, everything was extremely well priced and the facilities were excellent. The bathrooms were all extremely clean with great up to date facilities. The rooms were well tended to with... More

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Also Known As:
Base Queenstown Hotel
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Address: 49 Shotover St, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand (Formerly Discovery Lodge)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #52 of 76 Specialty lodging in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Base Queenstown 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The most central, modern and fun Backpackers hostel in Queenstown! ... more   less 
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