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Swansea
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Good for a base of operations if you are travelling and looking to explore Wellington. Hostel is centrally located and waking distance from many of Wellington top destinations. I'd recommend to back-packers as a place to stay. Café was pretty good and has its own bar/nightclub too.

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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 great feedback, enjoy the rest of your travels. Timo Hummel

Auckland
Reviewed 11 July 2015

As a business traveller, I chose to stay in a private room with a ensuite and seaview. The room cost $103/night booked via hotels.com. The lobby appeared dark and poorly lit - the staff were relatively friendly. Wifi was charged at $7 highspeed or $4 lowspeed for 24 hours (although when you logged in you had a choose or hi...

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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. Thank you very much for your feedback however I was very surprised about most comments, especially our Lounge and Reception area being dark as our Reception is the heart of our property with very high...

Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

I stayed at the Base in Wellington while traveling with the Kiwi Experience bus. I stayed a few extra nights. The staff was super engaging and fun and very professional at the same time. They're from all over the world, which makes them on of us - travelers. My room was very good. The Basement, the bar they have is...

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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. Thank you very much for your kind feedback, great to hear you had such an awesome stay......enjoy the rest of your trip and look after yourself. Timo Hummel

Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Stayed here with kiwi experience for barely 24 hours before heading to the South Island. We were placed in a 6 bed dorm on the female only area. The room and floor as a whole was very secure, clean and comfortable. There were plenty of toilets and showers that are clean and modern. I only used the kitchen for breakfast...

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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. Thank you for the great feedback, enjoy the rest of your travels. Timo Hummel

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

Was fine for a night. Beds okay, showers were quite good and nothing majorly wrong but its a bit run down and gross. Bar was good free meal was great - a real sized meal unlike other free hostel meals.

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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. Enjoy the rest of your travels. Timo Hummel

Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

The location is great and they have nice pubcrawls. But when we went there they where in a renovation so the workers would be hammering in the mornings. And everything smelled toxic, but we could deal with that. The bad thing was that one night a pipe burst and the had to shut the water of for a couple of...

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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. Thank you very much for being understanding about the refurbishments, due to the extreme seasons in New Zealand we are forced to have all maintenance and refurbishments done in a very short timeframe, we try...

Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

very friendly staff with good service. very friendly environment. Best location in town. All guests are also very nice and friendly.Very close to all tourist places like museum, supermarket, and all restaurants.

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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. Thank you for your great feedback, Timo Hummel

Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 May 2015

I stayed at Base Wellington over the weekend and found it to be perfect for a quick trip to the capitol. My friend and I stayed in a private twin room. The room was tidy, beds comfy and the bathroom clean. It has tea and coffee facilities and a TV so you can chill out after a big night out....

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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. Thank you for your great feedback, I will pass on the compliment to Daniel , he will be very delighted to here our guest appreciate our service with a smile . Enjoy the rest...

Seven Corners, Virginia
Reviewed 6 May 2015

I stayed at this hostel a total of three nights after spending a first one at a hostel near a railroad station (and nakedbus stop). That one was just too far away from the center for my liking, so I moved here. When I arrived around 6:00pm and checked-in with the reception I was told that I would be upgraded...

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

Hiya, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thank you for your great feedback, We super excited to have received your fantastic feedback. Enjoy the rest of your travels, Your Base Wellington Team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 May 2015

This review goes for Base in general as well as Base Wellington, but my overall experience was dreadful. I can't think of a single redeeming feature of this hostel, apart from maybe the location is fine and if you book on nakedsleep website it is relatively cheap. Otherwise, you are ripped off around every corner. The duvets were covered in...

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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. Thank you for your feedback. I am very surprised to hear you had such a bad experience as all are staff have been backpacking many years and we are proud to be able to provide...

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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: $29 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Wellington Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 285
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