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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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...

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I booked a private room at this city centre hostel. Price was fair. Be aware that it is extremely hard to book Queenstown hostels or hotels last min. Especially in summer. I could only book one night here. Bed was soft and towels left for me to use along with shampoo and shower gel. Small tv in room along with...

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Kyneton, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

It's a backpackers so we were not expecting much, stayed there for the past 4 nights 3 nights in a double room by our selfs it was bigger then I expected but so poorly ventilated and I didn't think not having a window would matter but it really does haha and our last night we were in a 6 share...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Reception staff very friendly with 24/7 access. Only slight negatives are very long queues for check in and you have to pay for wifi if you are in certain dorms that can't reach the free wifi in the lobby. Other than that, free breakfast, good location and some staff really go above and beyond to help you plan your trip...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Base felt disgusting to be in. Very unhygienic bathroom between 8 people with grime and big yellow stains on the shower curtain, no floor or hand towels, the floor was grimy and wet the whole stay. No bin/sanitary bin in the bathroom. The kitchen had two soggy dishtowels and the rest were on the floor. Staff cleaned the wrong beds...

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Darton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Base Queenstown is awesome! Even though people had told me to book in advance, I forgot to do so, And i just rocked up without a reservation. Literally every hostel in town was booked up, So Base built me like a camping bed in a dorm so i didnt freeze to death like some hick. Cant thank the staff enough....

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Thank Rick L
Reviewed 1 week ago

awesome location, great staff! Adam was a huge help after I messed up my bookings for the week. he helped me for almost an hour and got the accomodation I needed. the room is big and comfy with clean bathrooms! also got a room with a beautiful view :)

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Thank Mariana M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of our favourite hostels during our stay in New Zealand and we haven't stopped raving about you. Reminds you just like a night club. The staff are so friendly. Rooms are very clean and comfortable and its very accessible with a bar downstairs and fergburger just down the street. If we ever visit NZ again we will...

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Thank Chloe H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had such a great time at the Base in Queenstown. Everybody was so friendly and polite. Especially Adam who always took care of us and tried to make our stay as memorable as he could. He is ectually our favorite man on the reception. They have always an open ear for you on the reception for al our stupid...

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Thank AlinaStich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Among the poor lot of hostels I have stayed in.. Was a very busy hostel with lot of noise in the corridors. Kitchen was a complete let down including the so called free breakfast. Pretty untidy and cramped for that big a hostel. Check-in process at the reception felt like a hotel instead of a hostel..

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: ₹ 1,559 - ₹ 6,624 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Queenstown 2*
Number of rooms: 420
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