We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
3/12/2017 4/12/2017
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Base Wellington Backpackers

    21-23 Cambridge Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
    Save
    Lowest prices for your stay
    3/12/2017 4/12/2017
    Are these your travel dates?
    TripAdvisor uses this information to find you the lowest prices for your stay.
    US$93
    US$44
    SAVE US$49
    US$83
    US$87
    Traveller (44)
    Room & Suite (19)
    Dining (4)
    InterContinental Wellington
    1,501 reviews
    #2 of 47 hotels in Wellington
    1.2 km
     
    Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay
    1,560 reviews
    #4 of 47 hotels in Wellington
    0.4 km
     
    The Cambridge Hotel
    684 reviews
    #16 of 47 hotels in Wellington
    0.08 km
     
    QT Museum Wellington
    1,700 reviews
    #5 of 47 hotels in Wellington
    0.3 km
     
    Overview
    • Excellent19%
    • Very good26%
    • Average22%
    • Poor15%
    • Terrible18%
    Travellers talk about
    “basement bar” (19 reviews)
    “huge kitchen” (5 reviews)
    Wifi
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Bar/Lounge
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Pool
    Restaurant
    2.0 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null}
    Rooms
    3 Dec4 Dec
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 11 partner sites to see rooms from US$44.
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Wellington hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","VISA_SPONSORSHIP_WEB","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","META_AIR","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","ATTRACTIONS_REMOVE_PAYMENT_ADDRESS_FIELDS","IB_TIME_OF_STAY_PAYMENT_TYPES_V3","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "94521384c18240d6b2785fa370977b4f", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":584330,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":3,"month":12,"year":2017},"checkout":{"day":4,"month":12,"year":2017},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":-1,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"94521384c18240d6b2785fa370977b4f","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":93,"lowestMetaPrice":44,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":93,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":true,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":93,"lowestMetaPrice":44,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":93,"hotelName":"Base Wellington Backpackers","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6Ijk0NTIxMzg0YzE4MjQwZDZiMjc4NWZhMzcwOTc3YjRmIiwiQUlLIjoiMzdjZDBlMzFiZTkzNDEyMWJlNmEwMjkzYTQ3MmYxYjIifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": false, "metaAvailability": true, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "03/12/2017", "checkOut": "04/12/2017", "lowestPrice": "US$44", "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"},"moduleList":["handlers","tracking"]},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{},"moduleList":["handler"]},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"},"moduleList":[]},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a Review
    Reviews (375)
    There are newer reviews for Base Wellington Backpackers
    See the most recent reviews
    Traveller rating
    Traveller type
    Time of year
    Language
    • More languages

    71 - 75 of 337 reviews

    Reviewed 19 March 2017

    As the hostel has a deal with Kiwi Experience tours checking in when one of these buses shows up is incredibly time-consuming, especially when there are only two people on the desk. Getting the showers warm is harder than cracking a safe, one nudge can...More

    Thank Nicholas M
    Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

    We travelled with Kiwi Experience, and requested a 3 night stay, on arrival we were told we could only stay 1 night, so already off to a bad start. Our room stank of urine, and the duvets smelled of stale sweat. Absolutely disgusting! We spoke...More

    Thank Ellie B
    Response from Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington BackpackersResponded 12 April 2017

    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. Sorry about the bad start but your bus driver should have informed you better about your stay and informed you there...More

    Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

    I had been booked into a six bed mixed dorm that had all guys in it and was so smelly and gross. I was staying a full week so reception took pity on me and moved me into an all female dorm which was heads...More

    Thank WanderLust406
    Response from Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington BackpackersResponded 12 April 2017

    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. Thanks for the great feedback, sorry about the smelly guys, we usually deal with this kind of things when we do...More

    Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

    Stayed here for 4 nights and can't have many complaints to be honest, 6 bed dorm was a bit cramped and small, the kitchen was great, and downstairs bar was cool. The staff were friendly and it is in a great location. The one thing...More

    Thank Max L
    Response from Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington BackpackersResponded 12 April 2017

    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. Thanks for your feedback, really sorry about the cold showers, our old building has been playing some tricks on us with...More

    Reviewed 15 March 2017

    This is just part of the Nomad money-making enterprise. They own two massive buildings in the city, a short walk from each other. Because Wellington is so busy (all hostels are booked out the day before often) they can get away with offering very little...More

    Thank stevensteven327
    Response from Timo H, General Manager at Base Wellington BackpackersResponded 12 April 2017

    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. Great feedback thanks. We believe the breakfast for $5 is very fair value, perhaps looking around the cost of food in...More

    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Things to do
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$35 - US$105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 285
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Agoda, Travelocity, Priceline, Hotwire, Orbitz, Cancelon, HotelQuickly, Cheap Tickets and TripOnline SA so you can book your Base Wellington Backpackers reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • New Zealand >
    • North Island >
    • Greater Wellington >
    • Wellington
    • Also Known As
    • Base Wellington Backpackers Hotel Wellington
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveller (44)
    Room & Suite (19)
    Dining (4)
    Hotel & Grounds (25)
    Bathroom (7)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (2)
    Nearby
    QT Museum Wellington
    1,700 reviews
    .30 km away
     
    InterContinental Wellington
    1,501 reviews
    1.22 km away
     
    Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay
    1,560 reviews
    .45 km away
     
    The Cambridge Hotel
    684 reviews
    .08 km away
     
    Nearby Restaurants
    Hummingbird Eatery & Bar
    365 reviews
    .08 km away
    Sweet Mother's Kitchen
    615 reviews
    .05 km away
    Capitol Restaurant
    279 reviews
    .07 km away
    Tahi
    97 reviews
    .04 km away
    Nearby Attractions
    St James Theatre
    68 reviews
    .33 km away
    BATS Theatre
    21 reviews
    .15 km away
    Kura Art Gallery
    7 reviews
    .16 km away
    Greek-New Zealand Memorial
    5 reviews
    .33 km away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    Ebef Q
    23 August 2016|
    Answer
    Response from Reception_BW | Property representative |
    Hiya, We have unlimited data internet at Base Wellington. low speed for tablet etc $4 per day / $12 per week High speed for laptop/live streaming etc $6 per day/$18 per week there are a few free internet hot spots around... More
    0
    Votes
    208christine
    29 May 2016|
    Answer
    Response from Lucca Q | Reviewed this property |
    You should call the hostel or check in its site stayatbase . com
    0
    Votes
    Room Tips
    "Higher rooms are usually less noisy."
    Read review
    "The santuary rooms can get full fast, book early."
    Read review
    "Do not do room 307, it was very small dorm room."
    Read review
    "Choose one up high to get away from street noise"
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing