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“Avoid unless you're on a really tight budget!” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Base Queenstown

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Base Queenstown
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Avoid unless you're on a really tight budget!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

We had a queen private room

Pros:
- Fast and easy check-in
- Amazing location, right in the centre of town, walking distance to the waterfront and Fergburger
Free breakfast (toast, cereal, juice, coffee)
- View of mountains

CONS:
- Bed was very lumpy and uncomfortable, worst sleep in weeks
- No electrical outlets in or near the bathroom
- Never any hot water in the shower
- No hair dryer in room
- Not enough lighting in the room
- No bars or hooks to hang towels/toiletry bags in bathroom
- Very noisy - people yelling down the halls at all hours!

SUMMARY
It was probably OK value based on the location, but if you're looking for something comfortable and a decent night's sleep, we recommend staying somewhere else and walking a few blocks.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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London
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

Stayed here as part of my stray tour with friends.

Recpetion staff were ok, but the lift was broken when we first arrive and stray traveller stay on the top floor *thumbs down* but it was eventually fixed before we left.
The room was a 6 bed dorm, relatively clean, with an ensuite shower and WC. There is a full length mirror on the wall which is a luxury! There is also a fridge and kettle.

The shower is a rubbish push button thin like you get on sinks and takes AGES to warm up :(

You can do laundry for $4 (2x$2 coins) wash and dry are the same cost; theres also GHD's for $4 to use. I couldn't find an iron which was a bit rubbish!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2012

It's just a hostel so don't expect too much but for basic accomodation it is an excellent value. The bathroom was very clean which was so nice! We had a private room and even though we were above the club, we still slept well. My only gripe is that while the rooms are non smoking if you open your windows all the smoke from the neighbors, the club downstairs, and the BBq restaurant across the street all POUR into the room. That was a little hard to handle at times, but still think it's an excellent value.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

Great location and friendly staff at this hostel. Rooms are good but it is pretty difficult to get any sleep connected to a bar and with thrill seekers roaming the hallways. All in all, Good value for money.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Claykelly
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Byron Bay, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

Overall really happy with our 2 nights stay here. The only downsides were that our fridge was smelly and needed a good clean, we had to spend half an hour trying to get towels, and the fan in the bathroom didn't work very well and the bathroom got very steamy.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank jkaust1
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Additional Information about Base Queenstown

Property: Base Queenstown
Address: 47 - 49 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand (Formerly Discovery Lodge)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #79 of 87 Speciality Lodging in Queenstown
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,500 - ₹ 6,726
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Queenstown 2*
Number of rooms: 420
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The most central, modern and fun backpackers hostel in Queenstown! ... more   less 
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