Base Wellington Reviews
Reviews & Ratings Explained
The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.
All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »
Both my friend and I tried to shower one morning to find it was freezing water - we asked why - they were having work done but we had received no waning this would happen. We tried to shower later and turned out the water was still cold despite the fact that we were told it would be warm by then. The beds were also uncomfortable. Not impressed considering what we paid.
I stayed on the sanctuary floor and had a really good couple of days at base despite other negative reviews from other travellers. I think you need to be lucky and my floor and bathroom was always kept clean with soap and toilet roll. Great location for museums and nightlight and really friendly staff on front desk. New World supermarket is 5 mins walk. Wellington is a great town I love it.
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!!
All was good, staff were good and helpful, the only downside was the shower being sort of out of wack, no biggy though.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 18-24
- (1 review)
Awesome hostel . Was very clean and very well run by the staff who where very helpful and polite . Would stay here again for sure
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!
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.
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.