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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

It's a base hostel... it was quite clean to be honest, but it's noisy and beds are terrible. Good to have fun in and around Wellington, but wouldn't stay there longer then one night. The bar downstairs is good, but not really busy during the week, though.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great hostel, I normally fear the worse with Base but the rooms were clean, the hostel was spacious and unique and the check in was quick and easy. We even got free Nachos! Best Base I've stayed in! Wish the others were the same!

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Thank Tom W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed there for two nights. Service staff were Friendly and helped me with my questions. My Swipe card didn't work and was annoyed that I had to keep going down to reception to get it re programmed. Later I found out that was my fault as I had it stored with my other cards so the magnetic strips was cancelling...

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Thank Jonny L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having seen some bad reviews here, my friend and I had doubts about our experience at Base Wellington. However, we were pleasantly surprised by the decent quality of the room and beds we were given. The staff were friendly. We did not experience any trouble.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Overnight trip from Palmy to Welly to enjoy nightlife. Booked a single room with 3 bunk beds with 4 of my friends. So ended up sharing the room with 2 strangers. We had a lovely experience nonetheless. Their prices seem reasonable, customer service is good. Most bars are within walking distance too. Would definitely come back!

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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 your feedback, if you come through again ask for the Family room, it has 1 Bunk bed and 1 x double bed & bathroom, sleeps up to 4 people. Thanks again, Timo Hummel

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I stayed a week in a female dorm, with four beds (bunks). The bunks are the old steel tubing type, so very shaky and squeaky. The room was too small for the bunks, and when all bunks are occupied this leaves no room for bags, packs etc, and stuff ends up everywhere. I wasn't in Wellington for leisure, so this...

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

Hello Megan, 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, sorry to hear you didn't enjoy our sanctuary rooms. The room have been recently refurbished but some bunk beds are due for replacement although all beds already received innerspring mattresses. Did...

Braunschweig, Germany
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The room wasnt excactly the cleanest i have been to. The people at the reception were very nice however. Its alright for a couple of days. You couldnt open the windows which was a shame. A bit noisy too.

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

Hello, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Shame , next time let us know and we give the room another clean, sometimes it is hard to keep the room to everyone expectations if you share with 6 or less people. ( especially if...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Beautiful old building in central Wellington. Try and get one of the private rooms with balcony up on the top level, amazing views of the city! Comfortable TV room and a nice downstairs bar were great too.

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

Hello, 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 good feedback, enjoy the rest of your travels. Timo Hummel

Reviewed 20 October 2016

I had problems connecting to the internet (because my phone is very bad) and the staff was very friendly and helped me. Besides, the beds are really comfy, all the premises are clean and tidy, and there's a great pub down stairs! Totally recommend it

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

Hello Paulinha, 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 kind feedback, Timo Hummel

Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Nice place good atmosphere nice lobby good bathrooms and location near from eateries it was good to stay we lived in 502 it had nice view and felt like a nice hotel . Only sometimes the lift went overload and some noise of water flowing in the room was heard which amazed us and we laughed at it

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

Hello, 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 good feedback, enjoy the rest of your travels Timo Hummel

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Additional Information about Base Wellington Backpackers

Address: 21-23 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range: $32 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Wellington Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 285
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New Plymouth, New Zealand

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“It's noisy on every floor, especially near the kitchen, and the top floor.”
 of 5 bubbles G4933PPmeganw, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I would say though, go the private rooms. The view of the city was spectacular from the eighth floor!”
 of 5 bubbles Barbary_Skipper, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Good staff”
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“views from the balcony double room are amazing”
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“7th floor less noise from after hours pubs, clubs nearby”
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