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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 2 nights. The room was 4 bedded though was too small. Very thin walls caused noise from outside in the hallway and along the street to be heard loud enough to affect sleep. We couldn't find a way to open the windows so our BO and musky towel smells tended to linger . Rooms and toilets were...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was super windy when we were in Wellington and our room was in the front of the hostel so was quite loud in the night. But I guess that can't be helped. Great location as it's right by Te Papa and the harbour and the main bars. We walked to Mt Victoria too which was great. The cooking facilities...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in base for almost a month was a great place ideal location great people! Highly recommend it. It's ideally located in Wellington very close to everything like supermarkets, bars etc. Reasonable prices. Good nightlife bars all located within a few minutes walk.

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Chemnitz, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed A couple weeks at the car park at the hostel. Is the cheapest option in Wellington, if you got a car where you can sleep in it. The premium 4$ wifi per day is just available in the lobby (sometimes at the first floor as well) and is very slow, too. Sometimes is the reception nice. But sometimes you...

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ashland, oregon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While almost everyone there was under 30, I am over 60. I had a private room which was simple and clean. No frills, but a stupendous view with a balcony looking out over the whole harbor. I ate dinner at a great restaraunt next door called Africa,and ate a hearty breakfast in the lobby before my early flight. Just a...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Wellington for a couple of days, and stayed at Base for those days, and it was pretty much what I was expecting, your gotta pay for your wifi, or basically for everything, the bedding are not washed everyday, so therefore some stains on it, the kitchens lack a lotta stuff and sometimes seems more dirty than the usual,...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is close to the Harbour and to the little mountain where you can get a nice view on the city. They have a bar in the basement where there are specials every night, so for people who travel alone a good way to meet people. The rooms were fine and the kitchen was clean, we enjoyed our stay there.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This hostel is adequate in terms of its facilities but it could be done so much better. Everything is just a little rough, the most disgusting is the stains on the bed sheets. Last time we were in Wellington we stayed at The Cambridge which is pretty much next door and would definitely recommend staying there instead.

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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 the good feedback. We will look into the stained sheets but all our laundry is washed daily , perhaps next time let us know and we just replace the stained sheet for you. If...

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Staff was super friendly and helpful, rooms were big, beds were comfortable and clean, bathroom was clean, and area was great. Just wish their were more than 2 showers per a floor! I would definitely recommend this hostel!

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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 the good feedback. Surprised to hear about the shower situation, we have on top of the large male & female bathrooms each floor also 2 single bathrooms with a shower on each floor. Enjoy...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The thing that annoys me most about the whole Base chain is that they advertise as cheap hostels but $32 for one night it a six bed dorm is actually really expensive. The duvets had stains on them and the bottoms bunks were so low you can't even sit up properly on them. Not the worst base I've been it,...

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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 the good feedback. We will look at your feedback and improve our offering even further. Thanks and 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: ₹ 1,479 - ₹ 10,888 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Wellington Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 285
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“Ask for harbor view.”
 of 5 bubbles avram22, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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”
 of 5 bubbles , 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“views from the balcony double room are amazing”
 of 5 bubbles totaldarkness, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
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