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Quite simply one of the best hostels we've ever stayed in. Were in an ensuite double room- as good as many hotels we've been in. Everything was super. Highly recommmended
Awesome hostel! really friendly staff who are very helpful with local tips and really went out of the way to make sure I had a great stay. Will definitely return :)
- Novice Nomad
- New Zealand
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
I hated the base hostels. I've stayed at over 10 hostels in new zealand so far and the base hostels were by far the worst. Will never stay in another Base hostel again.
Everywhere in the hostel closes at 10pm - kitchen, tv room, reception area !
This hostel has a supermarket at it's doors, and is a five minute walk to the beach and is right in the centre of town! The toilets and showers are super clean, and security couldn't be better - swipe cards for each of us to get into our rooms! the only problem was that the stoves in the kitchen were stressful - it was near impossible to control the temperature - the choices were hot or very hot and the utensils, pots and pans need replacing!
Very nice hostel and facilities, big under bed lockers. Staff were exceptional, asked to be moved into another room in with my friends and it was no problem. HOWEVER the kitchen was shut from around 10/11am to be cleaned (no late breakfast for anyone!) and there was huge confusion about how long the kitchen would be closed for. Never a set answer, it ranged from 1-3 hours. Oh and don't bother with the "laundry" service. It's just the staff washing for you and they don't fold it as advertised.
lacks a decent communal space and kitchen is too small but otherwise a good hostel!
Hostel staff friendly. Stayed in the "Sanctuary" female dorm. It was clean and quite comfortable. The kitchen, however, was chaos. There was only one fridge and the hostel takes large groups. My food was constantly moved. It was hard to get space to cook at all. The gas hob needed to be lit with matches. Also the kitchen was closed for cleaning from 10am to 1pm. Not very convenient.
Staff very friendly and helpful. Great bathroom/shower facilities. Nice kitchen. Ate on deck overlooking mountain views
The kitchen was really dirty and really crowded. It was hard to find a vacancy to cook and sit down to eat. And it was really not convenient to use match to cook! I lived in the female dorm which was near by the kitchen. The noise of the kitchen door shut was really loud. I don't like this place very much, so as my friend. She checked out two days earlier and found another hostel.
Had everything needed; but lacked a decent atmosphere. Not ideal if travelling alone. But was clean.