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Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

As stated in the title, the location is convenient and most places are in walking distance. That being said, noise levels are high during Saturday nights. Rooms are old and toilets/showers need to be cleaned more frequently. I have visited cleaner backpackers which are more worth it. Wouldn't recommend staying for long-term

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Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

While staying at base I got ate up by some kind of bug during my sleep. I showed the bite marks to the receptionist. She told me they were flee bites and that she could not give me a refund because they were not bed bugs. Ridiculous it should not matter what kind of bug it is your establishment has...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Stayed in a couple's room (single bed). Had two couples in the group, the other couple also had a couples room. The bed itself was disgusting (holes in the box spring, ripped, looked like it came from the side of the road), but being a hostel I looked over a lot of the questionable cleanliness. That was until I noticed...

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1Thank phyrix
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 August 2015

I was one of the long-term hostel stayers during my time in Auckland but it is very apparent the Base is more oriented for short-term stays. Long-terms are often moved into the Strand area of the hostel (the old, smelly, and in need of repairs portion of the building). Also, they get shuffled around each week depending on what meets...

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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the base for just one night whilst we were attending an event. Basic facilities and a lot of noise from other guests in the early hours. But that is to be expected with a large backpakers. Overall the accom was in the perfect location to explore downtown auckland and the rooms were very clean and tidy.(although very...

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Thank BurnsNZ
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Our stay at base was brief and I am very glad it was. We arrived and despite the staff being friendly enough the place did not have a friendly atmosphere. No one spoke or even smiled at us in the communal areas. We felt like the unwelcome new kids at school. We just retreated and spent the evening doing our...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 August 2015

We stayed here a week after we arrived into Auckland as part of a STA travel package. Pros: It was in a very good central location, with a countdown round the corner and town and the sky tower a short walk away. we liked that there were lockers for your bags under the bunks. Most of the staff were very...

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Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

We booked 4 nights here in the hostel as opposed to a budget hotel for the hostel experience ie. Meeting other people, the atmosphere etc .. Nevertheless, we found that it was just too big and spread out which meant there was no socialising vibe between different groups so we often went out for dinner in Auckland instead. By no...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Booked double room, ensuite via Expedia at $95 NZD per night. Located at heart of Auckland central. Handy to sky tower, supermarket, banks and transport. I can not say worse for $$$. Very dirty room, old and cheap bed and totally uncomfortable. I understand this is a back packer and can't expect excellent quality, however I could have chosen better...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

Base is a decent hostel with very friendly staff, the location is fantastic, right off of Queens St near the Sky Tower. Comfortable rooms for the most part. And the staff does their best to keep things tidy. But, the bathrooms are usually a bit unkempt mostly due to the young party type of backpackers. advertisements for clubs are littered...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Award-winning Base Backpacker Auckland is located in the heart of Auckland city, less than 5 minutes walk to everywhere. We have fun working here so we know you'll have fun staying in our hostel. Former ACB, Base Auckland hostel is located in the heart of the city - central to shops, cafes, museums, Sky tower and only a few minutes walk to train, bus and ferry terminals and Vector Arena. The airport bus (Airbus) stops right outside our door! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Base Auckland Central Backpackers

Address: 229 Queen St | Cnr Queen St. & Darby, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: €21 - €74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Base Auckland Central Backpackers 3.5*
Number of rooms: 460
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