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Base Queenstown
Reviewed February 26, 2012

Nice hostel in the perfect location in town, recommend for young travellers who like to go out drinking late. The bar/club downstairs will most likely disrupt your sleep if you're on that side of the building but the room being so nice made up for it and I go used to the thumping bass after one night. In our private twin room we had a tv and fridge and lots of space, comfy beds, one of the better rooms we've had on our trip. The staff downstairs are helpful, especially the girl who organises trips, very honest and extremely helpful in deciding what to do during your stay.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

Here are some reasons NOT to stay at this hostel-
- You're looking for a quiet night
- You want luxury and don't mind the price
- You don't like people

If you're one of these people, don't stay here, as you won't enjoy it. However, if you want you're typical "backpacker" experience, complete with meeting people, drinking at the awesome (and extremely cheap) bar downstairs, and all you need is a clean room to do it from, then I highly recommend it.

On a side note, the travel agency run through base is very good downstairs. We used them, and they booked everything with no problems. They do employ backpackers, so quality of staff may vary a bit on this point.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 11, 2012

Best location, good staff, good price.
Walking distance for everything at Queenstown.
Great value.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed January 25, 2012

We had a queen private room

Pros:
- Fast and easy check-in
- Amazing location, right in the centre of town, walking distance to the waterfront and Fergburger
Free breakfast (toast, cereal, juice, coffee)
- View of mountains

CONS:
- Bed was very lumpy and uncomfortable, worst sleep in weeks
- No electrical outlets in or near the bathroom
- Never any hot water in the shower
- No hair dryer in room
- Not enough lighting in the room
- No bars or hooks to hang towels/toiletry bags in bathroom
- Very noisy - people yelling down the halls at all hours!

SUMMARY
It was probably OK value based on the location, but if you're looking for something comfortable and a decent night's sleep, we recommend staying somewhere else and walking a few blocks.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

Stayed here as part of my stray tour with friends.

Recpetion staff were ok, but the lift was broken when we first arrive and stray traveller stay on the top floor *thumbs down* but it was eventually fixed before we left.
The room was a 6 bed dorm, relatively clean, with an ensuite shower and WC. There is a full length mirror on the wall which is a luxury! There is also a fridge and kettle.

The shower is a rubbish push button thin like you get on sinks and takes AGES to warm up :(

You can do laundry for $4 (2x$2 coins) wash and dry are the same cost; theres also GHD's for $4 to use. I couldn't find an iron which was a bit rubbish!

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 14, 2012

It's just a hostel so don't expect too much but for basic accomodation it is an excellent value. The bathroom was very clean which was so nice! We had a private room and even though we were above the club, we still slept well. My only gripe is that while the rooms are non smoking if you open your windows all the smoke from the neighbors, the club downstairs, and the BBq restaurant across the street all POUR into the room. That was a little hard to handle at times, but still think it's an excellent value.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

Great location and friendly staff at this hostel. Rooms are good but it is pretty difficult to get any sleep connected to a bar and with thrill seekers roaming the hallways. All in all, Good value for money.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #81 of 93 Specialty Lodging in Queenstown
Price Range: $22 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Queenstown 2*
Number of rooms: 420
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The most central, modern and fun backpackers hostel in Queenstown! ... more   less 
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