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Corner of Queen St and Darby St, Darby Street, Auckland, New Zealand

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1429 Total Reviews
  • 69%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 72%Staff
  • 67%Atmosphere
  • 67%Cleanliness
  • 63%Facilities

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we booked a twin room with ensuit. First they checked is in a double with NO window. Than we moved to a twin. That room was realy dirty (rubbish, hair, dirty old bed sheets), but at least 2 beds. Every night (ex. sunday) from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. you can hear the veeeeery loud music from the club next door. Even earplugs didn't helped!!


The staff at this hostel were great. The walls of the rooms seemed to be quite thin, and after a night of no sleep thanks to some noisy neighbours, the next day the guys at reception just switched me to a new room with no hassle. The private rooms are quite basic and it has the worlds slowest lifts, but it's got a friendly bar on the 6th floor and the location is fantastic, as were the staff.


Worst hostel I have ever stayed in.

  • 15th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


My friend and I stayed here for 3 nights and found it okay. The beds are horrifically squeaky and the rooms get quite stuffy but if you don't stay in them a lot it's okay!! Location is good, right on queen street. The attached bar is really nice too. Would have been nice to see more than one person on reception when 50 people check out though. It's not rocket science!!


We wouldn't recommend this hostel to anyone. The only good thing about it is the location, but the staff is the worst, they don't care about any costumer and there is no love at all In this business.


The shower should be clean more often and the kitchen was a mess.


Big hostel, very unfriendly stuff ... Never go back into a base hostel

  • 6th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Everything was generally kept pretty clean, but the amenities were minimal and the elevator situation is outrageous. I wish there was an accessible staircase.


Biraz yukarda kalıyor, odalar çok kötü havasız penceresiz ve barın üstü aşırı gürültülü uyumak imkansız.


Best backpacker I have been to. Will always go to base after this experience at base in Auckland

  • 4th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Thanks so much for your review, its great to hear you had such a good time. We hope you can join us again for a drink in our Hello Sunshine bar! Thanks again Henry Base Auckland

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