Base Auckland Central Backpackers

229 Queen St, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand | 5 star hostel
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Day 1 in New Zealand

A travel blog entry by bexewall on Nov 19, 2012

Woke up by a knock on my door and someone asking me if I was ready for the find a job meeting...ummmm no I'm not working while I'm here for the next 6 days nor do I have a working visa! So I got up and dresses, I need to do laundry but have to do it myself which looks daunting, where's a laundrette when you need it?! Will go ask about it later. …

Room with a view

A travel blog entry by alexsbigdayout on Sep 10, 2013

6 photos

Finally touched down in Auckland on the 10th of September. After sleeping off the side effects of long hall air travel and sleep deprivation it was time too experience what Auckland had to offer.
After the usually visiting of bars and

Hostel - room cheapest with 4 beds and no window to the outside world just to a hallway.

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Settling In

A travel blog entry by erotergum on Oct 28, 2013

3 comments, 1 photo

The only way I can describe settling in is like a sky dive, so you jump out of the plane then there's a manic rush of adrenaline and emotions running through and then the parachute gets pulled and you can relax and enjoy the views. The parachute has finally been pulled after weeks of agonising anticipation and now it's good to sit back and enjoy …

International Hide and Seek

A travel blog entry by fuzzyfruit on Apr 01, 2014

8 photos

RH: Our first full day in Auckland after a lot of flying! Left Dubai early on Sunday morning and flew 19 hours and 8 time zones with only a short stop over in Melbourne to refuel and get searched by security before boarding the same flight.

We arrived in Auckland, New Zealand to beautiful cloudless blue skies and an UAE competitive …

Rocking on Rangitoto

A travel blog entry by fuzzyfruit on Apr 03, 2014

1 comment, 34 photos


RH: Today hopefully saw the end of our jet lag, sleeping right through until 8 am when we had to
actually get up for our activity today. Possibly the result of an extra pillow each snaffled from the hostel or the fact we were both properly knackered helped get the good long sleep we both needed. We were heading to the small island, in …

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Location

This 5 star hostel, located on 229 Queen St, Auckland, is near City Art Gallery, Auckland Art Gallery, SkyJump, and Albert Park.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsBase Auckland Central Backpackers

    Reviewed by smythadventures

    Centrally located, Clean and Friendly Backpacker

    Reviewed Apr 13, 2014
    by (3 reviews) Seattle , United States Flag of United States

    We stayed at BASE two nights. It was a great launching off pad for our trip to New Zealand. Very close to the EIP offices. Since we are old married fuddle duddies, we payed a little extra to get our own room. The room was basic, bed, mirror and a small fridge, but everything we needed it to be. The bathrooms were clean, and the lounge area and staff were great. The location, right on Queens Street was good for exploring the CBD. Nothing fancy, just the basics, which is all we were looking for.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by gunduana

    Good.

    Reviewed Jan 19, 2014
    by (4 reviews) , Germany Flag of Germany

    would be 4 out of five. but deducted a star, because the lady at the reception forgot to tell us that the prises would double if we didn't book now, because it was an "event night". So we looked at 110$ per night instead of 56...

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by khughes17

    A bed!

    Reviewed Nov 21, 2013
    by (1 review) Llandrindod Wells , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    After a loooooong flight it was nice to have a bed. The room and ensuite were clean. There was tea and coffee facilities. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. It was easy to find.

    Bed!
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Tea and coffee facilities!
    Auckland, New Zealand
    View from room
    Auckland, New Zealand

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by iejezkeloren

    stay at base

    Reviewed Sep 15, 2013
    by (1 review) gvulot, israel , Argentina Flag of Argentina

    the place is great, the staff is very helpful and easy going. The place is always full of people, so even though its not the cheapest in town, its worth the extra buck for the ambiance. The beds and toilets are good and clean, and with the Globe bar downstairs and all the fast food and supermarkets around you can stay there without moving more than 200meters and have a great time.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by zachcoventry

    Not bad

    Reviewed Mar 31, 2013
    by (1 review) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Pretty good fun. Felt a bit like being back in halls at university.

    Home for a while
    Auckland, New Zealand

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by christine13

    Nice place

    Reviewed Jan 10, 2013
    by (28 reviews) , Canada Flag of Canada

    Great place to stay, nice people work there

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by sam.bewitching

    DO NOT STAY HERE

    Reviewed Feb 27, 2012
    by (3 reviews) Hull , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Whilst the hostel has all the amenties that you could possibly want, they have a major problem with theft.

    I personally got $200 stolen whilst I was staying in a private room, and a guy that I met was also robbed but he lost $1000 during a fire alarm.

    I personally would never stay here again

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by gabri123

    Terrible showers

    Reviewed Nov 30, 2011
    by (17 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Good on the whole, but the lifts are a liability and the showers are awful.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by ludmila75

    Backpacker Queen Street

    Reviewed Sep 4, 2011
    by (3 reviews) Paris , France Flag of France

    Plein centre ville, un bâtiment moderne de 7 étages, excellent emplacement. Par contre le reste laisse un peu à désirer. Chambre surchauffée, réception au 3ème étage. Quand on arrive de la rue l'accès n'est pas évident. Mais la qualité est largement satisfaisante pour le prix.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by across_the_u

    Friendly Atmosphere

    Reviewed Jun 9, 2011
    by (6 reviews) Sudbury , Canada Flag of Canada

    Staff were very friendly and helpful. It's a pretty big hostel, so it's a not as warm and cozy, making it a little harder to meet people. :D

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by rachelandpete

    Loved it!

    Reviewed Apr 21, 2011
    by (26 reviews) Leeds , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Loved it loved it loved it, can't say any more than that!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by michaellaverty

    Pretty dam swarve

    Reviewed Mar 18, 2011
    by (10 reviews) Manchester , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Good enough to get us to book another ten nights!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by teamjamesnshell

    Not bad for our first backpacker joint

    Reviewed Feb 6, 2011
    by (6 reviews) Darwin , Australia Flag of Australia

    We have our own double room with bathroom here so it's pretty comfortable. Clean sheets, TV and all the amenities. We're happy.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by patbernard

    Brilliant hostel

    Reviewed Dec 28, 2010
    by (2 reviews) Grange over Sands, Cumbria , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    Stayed for one night in a twin room with a friend. Great room with fridge too - lovely and clean and had a good night's sleep. Quiet hostel considering it's size, very efficiently run, good central location.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by basmeershoek

    Base Hostel Auckland

    Reviewed Dec 17, 2010
    by (4 reviews) Leiden , Netherlands Flag of Netherlands

    Good hostel with all the nessecary options for a backpacker on a short brake here!!!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by bussellnz

    Alright for a 1st night

    Reviewed Sep 27, 2010
    by (2 reviews) , New Zealand Flag of New Zealand

    Alright Hostel, Cool bar and people but got moved quite a bit, met some amazing travelers as its the start and finish for loads of travelers. nice a spacious with roomie kitchen and lounge area!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Base Auckland Central Backpackers

    3.00 of 5 stars Good

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