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Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Location is good, smack down in central Auckland. But let's cut to the chase: Reception is staffed by rude, snappy, good-for-nothing wastes of oxygen and showed no interest in helping out at all. Toilets were dirtier than what you'd feel after watching a Paris Hilton music video and the showers had an eerie resemblance to Nazi gas chambers. Sad but...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Room was absolutely fine, wicked location, very helpful staff at the Job Search, especially Heather, very professional and organized! Relaxed atmosphere and clean facilities. Would certainly recommend and stay again!

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Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

My partner and I arrived in Auckland at a time when everywhere seemed to be fully booked for days! We went to base as we had booked here previously for earlier dates but unfortunately had to cancel. The staff were so wonderful and made us feel very welcome immediately. They were also fully booked, however they went above and beyond...

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Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Not very personal, (which is obvious since it's a big hostel) old sunk in bunk beds, my sheet was hairy when I got it (folded), had to wait in the reception about half an hour and first got the key to a already full room. Had to pay the full amount though I already prepaid a certain percentage online. All...

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1Thank Rickard H
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 November 2015

When I arrived here me and my friend were placed in a separate rooms to which we had booked. This made it quite difficult to keep in touch and plan things. The hostel is very clean once you enter and very easy to navigate, however as you get deeper into the hostel it turns into more of a prison. Certain...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 November 2015

The hostel is decent. It's clean for the most part, it's big, and you really can't beat this location. It's incredible. They're right in the middle of the city and it's easy to walk to wherever you might need to go. That being said, however, I find this hostel and the staff kind of cold. The people you meet tend...

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Amanda R, General Manager at Base Auckland Central Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi There I was very sorry to hear about your less than satisfactory stay with us, and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. Feedback of any kind is very important if we are to be able to improve on any shortcomings in the service we provide. We are in...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 November 2015

We waited 20min to check in as Que was so long. every time walked by recp had massive que, plus didn't help with ignorant backpackers pushing in the que!!!! i wanted to print ticket off 40min later no ticket as qued 20min for them to say not sent, (sent email 4times!!) tried again qued 15/20min still no email, went back...

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Amanda R, General Manager at Base Auckland Central Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi There I was very sorry to hear about your less than satisfactory stay with us, and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. There are certain times of day especially at the peak check in or Check out time where the front desk does get really busy and we...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Stayed there for a couple of nights. Such a big hostel and clean bathrooms with a big kitchen. Staffs are friendly with excellent attitudes. 100% recommend those who travel around the world !! People who stay this hostel are excellent people from all over the world!!

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Amanda R, General Manager at Base Auckland Central Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Lark826 Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you Virender Sehgal

Reviewed 11 November 2015

The Base was easy enough to find but it was a pain from the moment we walked in. We had arrived from the airport and all we wanted to do was check in and eat. I went to check in to our four bed room with my two friends and fiancé. I had booked a four bed so that we...

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Amanda R, General Manager at Base Auckland Central Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Jade I was very sorry to hear about your less than satisfactory stay with us, and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. Feedback of any kind is very important if we are to be able to improve on any shortcomings in the service we provide. I can assure...

Kralendijk, Bonaire
Reviewed 9 November 2015

We regretted our booking at this hostel as soon as we walked in. The reception is chaotic, unecessarily loud and the staff is not willing to help at all. I worked for years in the tourism industry and I know it's not hard to exchange a smile or two with guests. Unhelpfull and far from cordial. Also, if you have...

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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
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: $29 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Base Auckland Central Backpackers 3.5*
Number of rooms: 460
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