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Newport, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Stayed here with kiwi experience for barely 24 hours before heading to the South Island. We were placed in a 6 bed dorm on the female only area. The room and floor as a whole was very secure, clean and comfortable. There were plenty of toilets and showers that are clean and modern. I only used the kitchen for breakfast... More 

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Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thank you for the great feedback, enjoy the rest of your travels. Timo Hummel More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

Was fine for a night. Beds okay, showers were quite good and nothing majorly wrong but its a bit run down and gross. Bar was good free meal was great - a real sized meal unlike other free hostel meals.

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Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Enjoy the rest of your travels. Timo Hummel More 

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25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

The location is great and they have nice pubcrawls. But when we went there they where in a renovation so the workers would be hammering in the mornings. And everything smelled toxic, but we could deal with that. The bad thing was that one night a pipe burst and the had to shut the water of for a couple of... More 

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Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thank you very much for being understanding about the refurbishments, due to the extreme seasons in New Zealand we are forced to have all maintenance and refurbishments done in a very short timeframe, we try... More 

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Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

very friendly staff with good service. very friendly environment. Best location in town. All guests are also very nice and friendly.Very close to all tourist places like museum, supermarket, and all restaurants.

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Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

kia Ora, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thank you for your great feedback, Timo Hummel More 

Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2015

I stayed at Base Wellington over the weekend and found it to be perfect for a quick trip to the capitol. My friend and I stayed in a private twin room. The room was tidy, beds comfy and the bathroom clean. It has tea and coffee facilities and a TV so you can chill out after a big night out.... More 

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Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Kia Ora, , Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thank you for your great feedback, I will pass on the compliment to Daniel , he will be very delighted to here our guest appreciate our service with a smile . Enjoy the rest... More 

Seven Corners, Virginia
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587 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2015

I stayed at this hostel a total of three nights after spending a first one at a hostel near a railroad station (and nakedbus stop). That one was just too far away from the center for my liking, so I moved here. When I arrived around 6:00pm and checked-in with the reception I was told that I would be upgraded... More 

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Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Hiya, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thank you for your great feedback, We super excited to have received your fantastic feedback. Enjoy the rest of your travels, Your Base Wellington Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2015

This review goes for Base in general as well as Base Wellington, but my overall experience was dreadful. I can't think of a single redeeming feature of this hostel, apart from maybe the location is fine and if you book on nakedsleep website it is relatively cheap. Otherwise, you are ripped off around every corner. The duvets were covered in... More 

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Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thank you for your feedback. I am very surprised to hear you had such a bad experience as all are staff have been backpacking many years and we are proud to be able to provide... More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

Visited in late summer and the rooms were far too warm with no fan and windows sealed shut. Free meal was good. Bar deals and social atmosphere. Bathrooms clean enough. Large clean kitchen. Good location just a short walk to other bars and supermarket

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Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thank you for your feedback. We always aim to improve our facilities, due to the extreme weather patterns recently we try to improve and adjust our facilities and we certainly appreciate your feedback. Thanks again,... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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50 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

I've stayed at other Bases in NZ and Australia and I know what to expect even though I'm not the typical Base guest. I can get along with clueless kids but there has to be a limit. If you stay in a dorm the chances of you having a dirty and obnoxious room mate are high. My tactic when staying... More 

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Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Hiya, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thank you for your great feedback. Please next time report those drunken fools to us right away as we love to get more tough but we cannot check everyone's room as you can imagine. Timo Hummel More 

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51 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

I stayed in a 4 bed dorm for one night in April 2015, as part of the Kiwi Experience. My only complaints were that the wifi wouldn't work properly in our room, despite having paid for it. Another negative was that, despite being on the sixth floor, we could hear all of the noise throughout the hostel through the night.... More 

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Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington Backpackers, responded to this review

Hiya, Thank you for choosing to stay at Base Backpackers Wellington. We really appreciate you taking the time to complete the on line survey. Thank you for your feedback. Our apologies for the lack on internet although we have 2 x modem installed on each floor to guarantee best connectivity. We will investigate this incident with our internet provider to... More 

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Additional Information about Base Wellington Backpackers

Address: 21-23 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range: €23 - €142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Wellington Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 285
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New Plymouth, New Zealand

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“It's noisy on every floor, especially near the kitchen, and the top floor.”
 of 5 bubbles G4933PPmeganw, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I would say though, go the private rooms. The view of the city was spectacular from the eighth floor!”
 of 5 bubbles Barbary_Skipper, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Good staff”
 of 5 bubbles , 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“views from the balcony double room are amazing”
 of 5 bubbles totaldarkness, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“7th floor less noise from after hours pubs, clubs nearby”
 of 5 bubbles teariid, 17 May 2016 | Read review
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