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Base Auckland Central Backpackers

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I arrived really late at night after what could only be described as a nightmare journey, and the staff on reception were so nice and helpful as it was obvious that I just wanted to go and crash in my bed. The first two nights I stayed in a dorm room and whilst it was a good quality room, I... More 

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Scotland
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26 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First hostel I used when I arrived in New Zealand. Usual standard for a Base - decent beds, okay showers and one of the few hostels to have reasonable prices for internet. Only stayed 3 days so not sure how good it would be for a longer trip, but would be happy to stay again. Also has a gym and... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our stay here! Had a private room with an ensuite and it was perfect. Clean and comfortable. So cheap for what you get and theres a really good vibe in the hostel. Have to pay for wifi $18 for 7 days which isnt bad but it's very intermittent. The hostel is very centrally located and would defiantly recommend... More 

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Darelle J, General Manager at Base Auckland Central Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you so much for your review! Reviews really do mean a lot to us, my favourites of course are ones like yours. Really pleased to hear you had a great stay. Hope you enjoy the rest of your travels :) Thanks again, Darelle Jenkins. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hostel was great - very comfortable beds and big rooms with very spacious lockers underneath the beds. The hostel had a lot going on but a big kitchen for everyone, although more storage space would be good. There is wifi but it's a minimum of $4 for 24 hours and a nice little gym for $5 a day. Nice... More 

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Darelle J, General Manager at Base Auckland Central Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you so much for leaving us a review, really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at Base Auckland. Hope to see you again soon :) Darelle Jenkins More 

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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The people at the reception were not kind. My room was really dirty, the girls' bathroom AWFUL! There was always water all over the floor. Disgusting. A boy arrived and they didn't even changed the linen. Stuff all over the floor with weird people. I wouldn't stay here again. The only good thing is the position which is really close... More 

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Darelle J, General Manager at Base Auckland Central Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, I am disappointed to read your feedback, If you could give me some more information that would be greatly appreciated (dates stayed & room number). My email address is aucklandgm@stayatbase.com. Thanks very much, Darelle Jenkins. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been in many hostels in the past few years and this one is really disgusting. The floors are really dirty, the mattresses are old and dirty, too. Many guest don't wash their dishes in the kitchen. Besides the kitchen smells like a chippy and if you stay there more than 5 minutes, you smell the same. Although we... More 

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Darelle J, General Manager at Base Auckland Central Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for your feedback. Our housekeepers check rooms for rubbish on a daily basis to prevent the bins overflowing and keep the rooms in an orderly state. After reading your feedback however, i can understand it may seem like they are checking for unoccupied rooms. I will have this procedure adjusted to suit better hours and decrease interruption.... More 

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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Base Auckland has such a good location close to the skytower and in the middle of the city. Though it is a very large hostel, everything is easy to find and the rooms are clean. The staff is very nice and helpfull and will give you loads of good tips to spend your day in Auckland!

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Darelle J, General Manager at Base Auckland Central Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your time in Auckland! Wishing you safe and enjoyable onward travels :) Darelle Jenkins More 

Singapore, Singapore
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75 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Arriving from a small hostel, I found this a much better one. Try to get the room at the corner and it provides very good city view (see my photos) The reception and lobby have much information that you will need for traveling. The kitchen is also one of the biggest I have been to. There are two breakfast choices;... More 

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Darelle J, General Manager at Base Auckland Central Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. Really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay here at Base Auckland. Hope you enjoy the rest of your travels! Thanks again, Darelle Jenkins. More 

Montevideo
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

It was such a great experience to have stayed in this backpacker as soon as I arrived to the city. I met very nice people, the stuff was really kind and helpful to me, and the breakfast was quite good too!

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Darelle J, General Manager at Base Auckland Central Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you so much for taking time to leave a review! Really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hope you enjoy the rest of your travels. Darelle Jenkins. More 

Perth, Australia
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8 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

everything about this place is horrible, the showers, toilet facilities, staff (9 out of 10 of them). we booked a week here as it is centrally located and had to sort out opening bank accounts and IRD numbers, thats the only good thing is the location. the place is full of young travellers who are only there to mess and... More 

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Darelle J, General Manager at Base Auckland Central Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for leaving a review. You may be pleased to know that there has been a change of management here at Base Auckland since you stayed last year. I hope you've enjoyed the rest of your travels. Regards, Darelle Jenkins. More 

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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Award-winning Base Backpacker Auckland is located in the heart of Auckland city, less than 5 minutes walk to everywhere. We have fun working here so we know you'll have fun staying in our hostel. Former ACB, Base Auckland hostel is located in the heart of the city - central to shops, cafes, museums, Sky tower and only a few minutes walk to train, bus and ferry terminals and Vector Arena. The airport bus (Airbus) stops right outside our door! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Base Auckland Central Backpackers

Address: 229 Queen St | Cnr Queen St. & Darby, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: $21 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Base Auckland Central Backpackers 4*
Number of rooms: 460
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