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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

You have two choices of shower freezing cold or scalding hot. If you want a good sleep good luck as the noice from the bar down stairs goes right through the place. Noisey uncomfortable beds. Not enough power outlets all against one wall but yet you can have a light next to your bed but not a power socket. I...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hostel was the worst out of all the hostels I stayed at in the Sth Island. It was quite dark and dingy feeling. Definitely wasn't somewhere I would want to chill out and relax, just sleep and then get out for the day. Breakfast was white bread and jam. Staff were nice enough. Location was good. Not enough power...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Except for the central location of he hostel the other aspects were horrible. It started at the reception where it took a long time to do the check in. Later we all had to struggle with our room keys because the lock was a little broken. Also, the water in the shower wasn't that hot and the breakfast was embarrassing...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

NOTE: This review is from someone looking to be sociable! Sometimes I thought going to smaller places would be better but wanted to go back to base in the end as I felt I could meet more people my age (24) Yes, the place isn't kept as glamorous as other backpackers I have been. But... the rooms were nice and...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at the base for 5 nights and i have to say there was 3 or 4 receptionist who were quite possibly the rudest people ive met at a hostel..not impressed.. the beds where terrible and pillows paper thin- wifi only until 7 and probably the only 2 good things was the location and the cheap bar next door......

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Reviewed 1 week ago

No free wifi after 7pm No hot shower in the bedroom at the beginning Really old bathroom A lot of noise A bad place to stay We paid $32 per person and at 6am we had construction workers just above the window

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everywhere in the hostel is pretty dull due to a lack of lights. The kitchen needs more pans and is quite small for the size of the hostel. It is also ridiculous how long it takes for a team of them to deep clean the kitchen. The rooms themselves are fine, could maybe do with a little bit more room...

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Oamaru, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good things first: the location is really good and the staff friendly. But that's about it. The kitchen is a nightmare (dirty even after closed several hours for "deep cleaning", half the fridges out of order, not enough space), the beds are shaky and loud, WiFi is only free from 7am to 7pm and not working outside the lounge and...

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Mount Shasta, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a little concerted about the low rating when first checked in. But the staff was very friendly, I requested a quieter room and was put on the 3rd floor at the back, hardly any bar noise or traffic. Rooms have bolcony, some have good view over the town. Mattress was very comfortable, clean sheets, each bed has a lamp,...

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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room (for 6 people, bunk) was OK, toilets clean. Terrible common kitchen: fridges old and dirty. Some of them closed so food was crushed and it was hard to find your bag. Staff was friendly and helpful.

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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The most central, modern and fun backpackers hostel in Queenstown! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Base Queenstown

Address: 47 - 49 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand (Formerly Discovery Lodge)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range: $40 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Queenstown 2*
Number of rooms: 420
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“Get a room in the third floor.... Ive heard lower you can hear the nightclub.”
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 of 5 bubbles 339bennyw, 1 week ago | Read review
“Top floor at the back”
 of 5 bubbles weicreation, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Bring a pillowcase and flip flops and you'll be sweet.”
 of 5 bubbles dmicallef22, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Pay slightly more and go elsewhere.”
 of 5 bubbles MissBex1986, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“plan your accom early in Queenstown there are lots of good backpackers just not the Base”
 of 5 bubbles WayneHelen, Feb 17, 2017 | Read review
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