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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

It is located at Great location,very easy access to all amenities,Base lies in the heart of city centre,you can acquire room at reasonable prices.. Bedroom for three people was enough and bath was cleaned. But staff looked bit rude at reception,as they doesn't care about the travellers that how to treat ..how to talk,how to give respect?they seems really doesn't...

Thank Uxkhalid
Cairns Region, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I booked with my daughter and 2 friends, lucky we only paid for 1 night. The reception staff were more interested in talking to each other rather than checking us in. That was only the start of the disappointment, everything was either old, dirty or broken. The lift was out of order, the internet was not working the whole time...

Thank WayneHelen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a reason why this hostel is still available. If you want a functioning shower this is not the place to stay. The showers are a known issue to management as they just have boiling water, expected to be scolded if you want a shower. Apparently to fix it they would need to shut for two weeks which won't...

Thank Laragh S
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is only for young partygoers is because there is a BAR right next to it!!!! At night it is extremely noisy and I found it hard to sleep. That being said I really do believe the staff try their best. They offer free earplugs and most staff are helpful. It is in a good central location, there's free breakfast...

Thank deejayjin22
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this last minute and checked the reviews only afterwards, we were expecting stained sheets, condoms and dirty socks all around the place and a terrible noise from the bar downstairs all night. We had a private twin room so I don't know about the dorms and we did not use the common kitchen but our room in the...

Thank Dimas21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hot shower no worries if u like 80 degrees Celsius, no cold tap, just hot tap, only way to shower turn tap on and off , and hostel has very bad maintenance service walls falling apart, just crap Kitchen not much to talk about 1 toaster = very long wait if u like toast, very limited kitchen ware (forks, knifes,...

Thank Douglas S
Jeju, South Korea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Because they have 400 beds and for 400 beds they have a very small kitchen and limited lounge space. Second experience at a Base hostel (first in Taupo) and both were bad experiences. Dirty facilities, staff who can only communicate by their scripts, unenforced rules (quiet time, alcohol) and overall not a hostel I would ever choose to stay in...

Thank Quinnandherbackpack
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at Base Queenstown for one night (as all other hostels were full ). First thing that shocked me was the strong smell of fish in the hole level (1st) . (Probably coming from their restaurant bellow or no extraction in the guest kitchen ). Entered my room and the fish smell was replaced with a pungent permanent smell of...

Thank AlexisBuhagiar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location location location! It's right in town and diagonally opposite the famous Ferberger. We could park for free on a street behind and walk to anywhere in town. The kitchen was well equipped and even had condiments for self-catering and in the morning butter and jam for those having bread. There is also coffee and tea. The staff was helpful...

Thank Emily W
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The worst experience in my life, ever! The room is for 8 girls, but it was TOO small for everyone. No power plugs enough, only 4 available, for 8 people! No towels are available. The shower is terrible....is COLD or HOT...and totally unstable..impossible to take a decent shower. The staff are really bad. I´ve paid for 4 nights and just...

Thank SabrinaCho

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  • Kitchenette
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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The most central, modern and fun backpackers hostel in Queenstown! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Base Queenstown

Address: 47 - 49 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand (Formerly Discovery Lodge)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range: ₹ 1,680 - ₹ 6,912 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Queenstown 2*
Number of rooms: 420
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“plan your accom early in Queenstown there are lots of good backpackers just not the Base”
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 of 5 bubbles EarlyAdventurer, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
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