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Base Auckland Reviews

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

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71%

Rating
1356 Total Reviews
  • 66%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 71%Staff
  • 62%Atmosphere
  • 64%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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66%

Nette Mitarbeiter, gute Lage. Wenige Badezimmer, die zu wenig kontrolliert/geputzt werden (abends hat jemand eine dreckige Unterhose in der Dusche liegen gelassen, am nächsten Morgen war diese immernoch da). Zimmer mit dreckigem Teppichboden und quietschenden Betten. Fazit: für eine Nacht auszuhalten, aber kein Hostel in dem man gerne länger bleibt.


51%

Cleanliness of general areas and bathrooms were terrible! Plus there were people in the adjoining room blaring music and base all night, not the best experience.


54%

One of the most unsociable hostels I have ever been to. The staff (except the cleaners) have no clue about customer service and are unhelpful, dismissive, rude and unwilling to help unless they would gain money from it. Terrible experience and would never go back.

  • 17th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

Queues for checking in and out are ridiculous. Up to an hour just to do so! I stayed in the sanctuary (all girls) which was a little more expensive and each guest had had different offers but all paid the same. Most got towels, complimentary shampoo and with a promise of champagne in the morning but I had nothing! Also, no windows!


80%

Everything u need for a freshly arrived backpacker.


60%

Nous n'avons pas du tout aimé la nuit que nous avons passé à Base Auckland. Nous avons eu l'impression d'arriver dans une usine pour Backpackers où l'atmosphère était tout sauf chaleureuse et le moindre service supplémentaire était payant. La cuisine était dans un état lamentable, sens dessus dessous et vraiment sale.

  • 13th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


66%

Not good for sleeping just for party.

  • 13th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


63%

Busy at check in time, thus a bit of a wait which is fine. However when it's your turn, a little bit more information on the hostel would be beneficial ie. how to use the key, services available etc. The girl greeting everyone was lovely. Room was not ready on arrival, garbage and linen piled up in front of elevators is not a nice sight on arrival to your level. One female toilet was working for the entire level, the other disgusting with toilet paper everywhere and water overflowing.


51%

They managed to mess up our booking both days we stayed there and the wait for reception was ridiculous!


100%

Best hostel I've stayed at in Auckland! Friendly staff, very clean, central location, absolutely no negatives come to mind!


57%

Disgraced with overall management of the place, days being woken up by staff asking you to check out because ether have double booked your noon without any notice atall or ever any remorse for actions taken. Food service was horrendous as they were often out of over 50% of the menu. Was that bad i left a day early as my stay wasn't enjoyable in the slightest.

  • 1st Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


54%

I have stayed at quite a few Base hostels in Australia and even lived at one for 3 months but this has to be the worst. The layout of the hostel is awful as its all on levels, the cleanliness was awful. I booked to stay in a female dorm when i first arrived which i paid alot more for, expecting a really clean and modern room. I was put into a dirty room with no windows. 2nd time i stayed 1 week later, they messed up my booking but did upgrade me!


86%

It was really expensive, but a decent place to stay


69%

Loads of people, long queues at the desk, the rest was ok.


71%

500 beds- too big to my liking. My room has no window.


94%

Some 8 bedroom rooms were a little small, but that didn't bother us much. when I entered the room I saw three people playing a game of cards and I joined in. The atmosphere is pretty relaxed and it is in a great spot for getting to go to tour buses or down onto the main drag of Queen St.


80%

Hostel war gut Top Lage und Ausstattung hilfsbereite und freundliche mitarbeiter. Nachts auch mal laut, Frühstück und WiFi muss extra bezahlt werden Waschmaschinen auch. Nice hostel, nice people, Top area in the centrum many Bars and restaurants around good facilities with Job and travel agency, (Job is 100$ membership) Laundry, WiFi, breakfast not includet. Is mostly clean showers are hot, price is first night cheep but every extra night to expensive.

  • 29th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


60%

Staff at Base were not fun and friendly as you would expect staff to be at hostels. There was always a huge lineup at reception and it always seemed as though you were inconveniencing them with questions.


57%

The rooms where absolutely discausting, even after a room change it still wasn't like it should be. By far worst base hostel I've seen so far.. A disappointment


77%

The place is nice, the location was the high point of it! Staff was friendly since almost all of them are actual backpackers working for accommodation! Bathroom could use some more frequent cleaning though.. and they definitely need more fridges in the kitchen since I couldn't find a spot to put my stuff! Overall, good money value if you want a cheap and comfortable place to stay in Auckland!


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