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Base Wellington Reviews

21-23 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand

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80%

Rating
465 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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91%

Good hostel in wellington. Take this one for sure over the Lodge in the city for the few dollars more. It's definitely worth it!!


83%

All was good, staff were good and helpful, the only downside was the shower being sort of out of wack, no biggy though.

  • 9th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Awesome hostel . Was very clean and very well run by the staff who where very helpful and polite . Would stay here again for sure


86%

For a big chain hostel, this one is pretty good! Just too many people and most have been there a while and were very "cliquy" so a bit difficult to make friends. Perfect downtown location, minutes to Mt Vic, cable car, Zealandia, Te Ano Museum, Botanical Gardens, Cuba Street, ect. All in all a good stay!


74%

The eight bed female dorm was very small and crowded. The kitchen is big but you don't want to stay there for longer because it's not very cosy. I got a free breakfast and free internet for one hour booking with hostelworld.


71%

I personally don't like big hostel, because if you traveling alone I think it's easier to meet people in a small, cozy place, but the stuff was helpful and nice. For the price it is a good place to stay.

  • 29th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Great stay at Base Wellington. Location is perfect, just around the corner from the centre of town with all the bars and cafes. The building, which i learnt from the friendly staff was built in the 1930s, is full of character. Facilities are great, TV lounge and outside breakfast area was a great place to hang out. The Basement bar has fantastic ambience, and a pool table backed by a wall made from Jager bottles!! Will definitely be staying again.

  • 17th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. It sounds like you enjoyed your stay with us which is great to hear and what we aim for! Once again thank you for all your comments and we wish you all the best for your future travels, Timo Hummel

100%

Incredible location right next to the main bar area in town, friendly staff and interesting people made this a great stay.

  • 25th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. It sounds like you enjoyed your stay with us which is great to hear and what we aim for! Once again thank you for all your comments and we wish you all the best for your future travels, Timo Hummel

100%

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at base in Wellington. The reception staff were all very friendly and helpful, especially Rebecca and Cody! The facilities were great and there was such an eclectic mix of people staying at the hostel which made my stay so much fun. This is definitely the best hostel I've ever stayed at. A little piece of heaven on Earth. If you're planning on staying in Welly, make this your base!

  • 23rd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. It sounds like you enjoyed your stay with us which is great to hear and what we aim for! Once again thank you for all your comments and we wish you all the best for your future travels, Timo Hummel

43%

Clean the bathrooms, and please put a floor mop in the bathrooms. Those were full of water all the time. And how is it possible to have only one male bathroom per floor, when the floors have 10 rooms?!

  • 3rd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Uruguay
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
To Leandro, Thank you for your recent feed back on your stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate all the feedback and reviews that we receive. With regards to the bathrooms, please except my apologies. The volume of people coming though the hostel can be very high at times but I can assure you our bathroom get clean at least 4 times a day. I will pass you comments on to out head housekeeper so we can improve these areas to prevent future disappointment. Thanks

74%

Massive hostel and staff behave like we are just numbers on a page instead of paying guests. Felt like was being pitched add-ons whenever I spoke to reception. Wouldn't return if I could help it as wasnt in the best condition, quite run down. Beds too short for both my friend and i (we are only 5"7/5"9!) Definately the low point of all our hostels in new Zealand. Better ones in Wellington in similar locations. Won't stay at BASE again if this commercial everywhere.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Eve, Thank you for taking the time to leave feed back on your stay with us at Base Backpackers Wellington, please accept my apologies. We pride ourselves on having high standards here at Base and I feel on this occasion these standards were no where near met. I can assure you we are in progress at the moment to address all your concerns so we can avoid this happening again and prevent any future disappoint. Kind Regards , Timo Hummel

89%

Really nice hostel with good facilities and friendly and helpful staff. The bunks are really squeaky so it can be hard to sleep if someone gets in the bunk after you have gone to sleep. Overall I enjoyed my stay and would stay again.

  • 1st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
To Karly, Thank you for your recent feed back on your stay at base backpacks Wellington. We really appreciate all the feedback we receive as it helps us to improve on our facilities that we offer to our guests. With regards to the beds, we are currently in the process of upgrading all the bunks in our dorm rooms. Its great to great that you enjoyed you stay with us and we hope to see you in Wellington sometime soon. Samantha McHardy Rooms Manager

66%

No free wi-fi, no free breakfast, no free luggage storage, bathroom not cleaned once in 3 days and less than enthusiastic staff. Fortunately it was close to the city but that was pretty much all their was going for it.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Esther, Thank you for taking the time to leave feed back on your stay with us at Base Backpackers Wellington. In regards to the bathrooms not being cleaned, please accept my apologies. We pride ourselves on having high standards here at Base and I feel on this occasion these standards were no where near met. I can assure you I will pass on all the information to my head housekeeper so we can avoid this happening again and prevent any future disappoint. Kind Regards , Timo Hummel



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