We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Base Wellington Backpackers

Hostelworld.comUS$ 36*
View Deal
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$ 64*
US$ 36*
Great Deal
US$ 61*
US$ 61*
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Professional photos
Base Wellington Backpackers
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

317 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 281: English reviews
Start your review of Base Wellington Backpackers
 Click to rate
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Spent nearly 4 months in this hostel and can really recommend it! Free wifi during the day, big and clean kitchen. Warm showers and friendly staff. The location is great since it's in the very center of Wellington. And of course base always has their own bar right downstairs if you feel like going out. Cheers for the good times...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Aiphaton
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I arrived at the hostel early at the morning (7am, took the nightliner from Auckland) and I was very happy about the cheap breakfast for 5 NZD, including orange juice and milk, toast with butter/jam/peanut butter/marmite. Furthermore cocoa powder and one coffee. Checking in was at 2pm so I left my luggage there. It is impossible to use the free...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Katie B
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

35 D(the most expensive hostel I ever been to)for 1 night in a super tiny ugly room with 6 beds. very Loud music at 3 am from the bar downstairs. Stuff won't let me leave my luggage for a few hours(unless I'll pay). Don't come here !

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ariel b
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Super clean, bar was open on a public holiday!! only problem was that there were some really boring people in my room all day and night laying on their bed on internet with windows closed and curtains drawn blocking the beautiful day and awesome view.. maybe that is just luck of the draw. The staff were amazing! every interaction was...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank JulianMischiefMag
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a grand total of 3 nights in this hostel and was glad it was no more. Very basic, rooms were okay not too clean and quite cramped. Location is good and price but sure there are better hostels to stay in in Wellington.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lois J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a dorm for 6 with 5 of my friends, we were happy to finally be able to sleep in a bed after 3 weeks of road trip sleeping in a tent or in the car but that's the only good point of this hostel. We stayed there 3 nights, in 3 nights impossible to take a hot shower,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Thomas'Te M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfriendly staff, totally unwilling to provide any kind of help. It was busy, but I asked for a -$4!!!- internet voucher and a map + explanations where to park my car. Got a reply as if I was asking for something really hard. Dirty loos and cold showers both at night and in the morning lead to an even worse...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank tvnierop
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the better Base Hostels in NZ. Room was good size for a 4 bed dorm and ensuite was clean and tidy. Location is good can get to anywhere in Wellington easily. Kitchen was ok. Only negative is a rude staff member at reception when checking in.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank LouP456
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good and nice Hostel with great people and staff! Awesome Bar and a very good location! A lot to good restaurants, bars and shops nearby. Birg rooms,the price is good, extra internet and breakfast for free.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Pablo C
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Generally clean. Nice ensuite and hot shower. As with all base hostels it's above a very loud bar/club and you've bob hope of sleeping without earplugs. Also everybody slams the doors all the time which is a delight. It's not even particularly cheap either but it's convenient due to location and that they always have beds available.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Merkulon

40 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (27)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (7)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (10)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (13)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (10)
07/05/2017 08/05/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Wellington hotels
0.1 km away
The Cambridge Hotel
The Cambridge Hotel
#16 of 46 in Wellington
652 reviews
0.4 km away
At Home Wellington
At Home Wellington
#1 of 46 in Wellington
718 reviews
0.4 km away
Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.2 km away
InterContinental Wellington
0.2 km away
YHA Wellington
YHA Wellington
#2 of 47 in Wellington
564 reviews
0.8 km away
Nomads Capital Hostel Wellington
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Base Wellington Backpackers

Address: 21-23 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range: ₹ 2,320 - ₹ 5,929 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Wellington Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 285
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotwire, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Orbitz, HostelWorld, Agoda, Priceline, TripOnline SA and HotelQuickly so you can book your Base Wellington Backpackers reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Base Wellington Backpackers Hotel Wellington
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Base Wellington Backpackers staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question
8 months ago
New Plymouth, New Zealand

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Base Wellington Backpackers staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Try to get a room which doesn't face the main road outside”
katieb131, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The higher the room, the better the sleep”
974jaccip, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for harbor view.”
avram22, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“It's noisy on every floor, especially near the kitchen, and the top floor.”
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!”
Barbary_Skipper, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Hostelworld.com
US$ 36* /night
View Deal
Booking.comUS$ 61
TravelocityUS$ 61
HotelQuicklyUS$ 64
View all 10 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates