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Taupo, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived late and Claudia on the desk was very welcoming. My room was a balcony double room with amazing views of the city and the ocean. All I needed was within walking distance the amenities were awesome and value for money I would definitely recommend and stay here again for sure.

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Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thanks for the great feedback. I will pass the compliment onto Claudia, Thanks again Timo Hummel More 

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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great, central hostel to stay in while touring Wellington. It is easy walking distance to many touristy places in Wellington. The best and easiest place to get to is the Te Papa Museum. Basic dorm rooms but a big spacious kitchen! All around this hostel was great to stay in and had a friendly, helpful staff! Thanks for a... More 

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Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Kia Ora Alison, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thanks for the great feedback. Timo Hummel More 

Hagen im Bremischen, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at the baseX for 1 week. They had a Nice and helpful staff who helped me out finding my way around the city. Besides the kitchen, which was somewhat small, the facilities were alright. clean bathrooms, enough showers and toilets. Furthermore the hostel is located very close to the city center. All around a pretty good hostel.

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Thank Lenne K
Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Kia Ora Lenne, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thanks for the great feedback. Timo Hummel More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

XBase is in the Downtown from Wellington. Many tourist things can be reach by walk: e.g. Botanic Garden, Te Papa, Mount Victoria, Waterfront. Supermarket is a 5 min walk, the saturday market as well, where you can buy cheap vegetables. the hostel has a big kitchen, clean showers / toilets. Everything is fine. The recieption is very very friendly and... More 

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Thank Mario H
Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Kia Ora Mario, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thanks for the great feedback. Timo Hummel More 

Cavan
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

I've been staying in Base for the past 3 weeks and it's been great! Staff are lovely and friendly, beds are super comfy and warm. Big common area and kitchen which is perfect for long stays. Great location too, right off Courtenay Place

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Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thanks for the great feedback. Timo Hummel More 

San Felipe, Valparaiso, Chile
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Amazing place. I really enjoy to stay there. Super clean and the staff very friendly. They have a huge kitchen and a really comfortable common areas. The location is great, close to supermarket and comercial area. I recommend this place 100%. ♥♡♥

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Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thanks for the great feedback. Timo Hummel More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one night with three friends. We were on the 5th floor, which meant that every time the wind blew, the Windows would rattle which was a pain when you are trying to sleep. There wasn't a lot of room in the 6 bed room (3 bunk beds). The bar underneath is good!

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Thank katieclaireb
Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. I am sorry to about the wind noise, some windows are still heritage windows and sometimes dont close properly, we will get our maintenance to check the room you stayed in if the window has... More 

Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice enough hostel and very quiet seeings as it is in Wellington. Very near the clubs and lots of takeaways but not very close to the museums and Cuba street. Offer a free dinner when you buy a drink but it's pretty horrible and small with no free breakfast. I would advise to stay at nomads instead... More 

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Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thanks for the feedback although very surprised about the comments, the food is prepared daily by our chef with more than 30 years experience and the Te Papa museum is only 2 blocks away which... More 

Cornwall, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Have always enjoyed my stays at Base hostels and Base Wellington is no exception. A great atmosphere with friendly staff who really add to the experience. Great facilities, regularly cleaned and cool social areas to meet people too. Would definitely recommend this hostel.

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Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thanks so much for your kind feedback, great to hear you appreciate the effort my staff made. Timo Hummel More 

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Additional Information about Base Wellington Backpackers

Address: 21-23 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range: $21 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Wellington Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 285
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