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.


  • Walking distance to Courtenay Place and Te Papa
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Laundry facilities

Base Wellington - Hostel / Backpacker

21-23 Cambridge Ter Wellington

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Base Wellington - Hostel / Backpacker features coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities, and an elevator (lift). High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. For a surcharge, a shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available 24 hours) is offered to guests. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

Base Wellington - Hostel / Backpacker is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation - drop-off (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Number of floors - 8 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 55 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

Base Wellington - Hostel / Backpacker offers 55 accommodations with blackout drapes/curtains. In-room wireless high-speed Internet access is available for a surcharge. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Phone 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Shower only 
  • Television 

Where to Eat

Basement Bar - Onsite bar. Open daily.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 1 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.
Room rates are based on 1 person. Extra-person charges apply for any additional guests (up to a maximum of 6 guests per shared room). Guests reserving a Shared Room category for more than 1 person must specify the total number of guests in the Special Requests section at time of booking, or by contacting the property immediately after booking via this Web site. Contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email.


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: NZD 15 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Backpacker Wellington
  • Base Backpacker Wellington
  • Base Hostel Wellington
  • Base Wellington
  • Base Wellington Backpacker
  • Base Wellington Hostel
  • Base Wellington Hostel Backpacker
  • Wellington Base
  • Wellington Base Hostel
  • Base Wellington Backpackers Hotel Wellington

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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