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Base Wellington - Hostel / Backpacker

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Staying at base Wellington was good, not excellent, but not bad. The kitchen was clean and the rooms were small but okay. However, the wind kept me up all night. You are't able to shut the windows fully, and the wind makes the most terrible sound coming through the windows. The wifi is okay and the reception is nice. I would recommend it, but I have seen better places..

Stayed here for 2 nights. The room was 4 bedded though was too small. Very thin walls caused noise from outside in the hallway and along the street to be heard loud enough to affect sleep. We couldn't find a way to open the windows so our BO and musky towel smells tended to linger . Rooms and toilets were kept clean most of the time. However, kitchen was a mess in the evening. Good internet access and the first floor lobby area was a good place to lounge and socialize. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Would stay there again.

It was super windy when we were in Wellington and our room was in the front of the hostel so was quite loud in the night. But I guess that can't be helped. Great location as it's right by Te Papa and the harbour and the main bars. We walked to Mt Victoria too which was great. The cooking facilities were fantastic so really useful as we cooked every night

Stayed in base for almost a month was a great place ideal location great people! Highly recommend it. It's ideally located in Wellington very close to everything like supermarkets, bars etc. Reasonable prices. Good nightlife bars all located within a few minutes walk.

Stayed A couple weeks at the car park at the hostel. Is the cheapest option in Wellington, if you got a car where you can sleep in it. The premium 4$ wifi per day is just available in the lobby (sometimes at the first floor as well) and is very slow, too. Sometimes is the reception nice. But sometimes you got some people behind the counter, they don't give you a cup of water from the tap. They truely charge you for everything dryer, wifi and printer.

While almost everyone there was under 30, I am over 60. I had a private room which was simple and clean. No frills, but a stupendous view with a balcony looking out over the whole harbor. I ate dinner at a great restaraunt next door called Africa,and ate a hearty breakfast in the lobby before my early flight. Just a 2 minute walk to the bus to the airport.

Went to Wellington for a couple of days, and stayed at Base for those days, and it was pretty much what I was expecting, your gotta pay for your wifi, or basically for everything, the bedding are not washed everyday, so therefore some stains on it, the kitchens lack a lotta stuff and sometimes seems more dirty than the usual, and etc. But base is gonna be there always for your, for your last resort, and sometimes it`s not too bad.

It is close to the Harbour and to the little mountain where you can get a nice view on the city. They have a bar in the basement where there are specials every night, so for people who travel alone a good way to meet people. The rooms were fine and the kitchen was clean, we enjoyed our stay there.

This hostel is adequate in terms of its facilities but it could be done so much better. Everything is just a little rough, the most disgusting is the stains on the bed sheets. Last time we were in Wellington we stayed at The Cambridge which is pretty much next door and would definitely recommend staying there instead.

Staff was super friendly and helpful, rooms were big, beds were comfortable and clean, bathroom was clean, and area was great. Just wish their were more than 2 showers per a floor! I would definitely recommend this hostel!

21-23 Cambridge Ter Wellington

Courtenay Place is within a 5-minute walk of Base Wellington - Hostel / Backpacker while other popular sites like Te Papa are within a 15-minute stroll. This 55-room hostel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. Cuba Street Mall and Civic Square are also a short walk from this Wellington hostel.


At the end of the day, relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.


All 55 rooms provide phones. Guests can expect to find WiFi and TVs.

Property features

Guests of Base Wellington - Hostel / Backpacker enjoy free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and laundry facilities. If you drive, self parking is NZD 15 per night, or you can take advantage of the shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available 24 hours). The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready.

Room options

6 Bed Dorm - 1 Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

4 Bed Dorm - 1 Bed

Twin 4 | Sleeps 1

6 Bed Dorm - Women Only - 1 Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (4 beds)

Twin 4 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

35% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 285 reviews