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Base Wellington - Hostel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

i stayed at Base for 3 nights , the staff are really friendly, and it was a easy check in, the elevators were super fast to get to the rooms, we didn't have to wait long time at all, and we were so surprised about our Ensuite private room , it was big and clean and we had a really Nice view over the city from our room . Definitely will be returning again ! Thanks base !

We stayed here for 1 night as part of the Kiwi Experience. Our room was ok but a little cramped and was very noisy. The kitchen space was good though. The free dinner the night we stayed was chilli con carne with rice and was very good There was wifi in reception for free

Room was very clear and clean property. Good location ,tidy linens and nice service. A good choice to stay in wellington in budget. As it is located in the centre of city. I am very thankful and glad to choose this one for me and my friends.

Location is near great bars, the museum, grocery store, and even a great tattoo parlor right next door (which my friend and I ended up using hah (: ) The only bad part of my stay is that we ended up needing two nights instead of the originally booked one since the ferry had been cancelled, and instead of adding on to our booking we had to check out and move all our luggage into the lobby area to only check right back in later in the day and be put in the same room. The room hadn't even been cleaned, which it hadn't needed to be if we could've just stayed put the whole time. I do believe it is because the worker that morning was new; the lady the night before had been very understanding and told us we wouldn't have to move our stuff. The kitchen was very spacious, there was a nice tv and couch lounge area, and the rooms were spacious as well for being 6 shares (I was lucky and only with 3 others!) Overall I had a great two nights there!

Missed the fine print so did not realise no towels supplied. Very clean. Friendly staff. Close to CBD, restaurants, cafe's, Te Papa, water front and other attractions. Buses to all over just round the corner.

Stayed here for one night only in a six bedroom dorm, which was a tight squeeze. There was only one plug between the whole room which is v annoying! Music very loud from outside all night long and window's were not very soundproof, but suppose can be expected in a city centre. The nearest bathrooms were quite a way away from our room, but were a good standard. Bar downstairs was excellent and good value! In a central location which makes getting around Wellington easy. Short drive away from the Ferry to the South Island.

The reason why I am giving this an average rating is the room I was in. It was on the 4th or 5th floor and was opposite the ladies bathroom. It was a 6 bed dorm but should have only been a 4 bed dorm as there was no room whatsoever to have a small bit of personal space and bags where left in the only space available. There were drawers underneath the beds but they only had the capacity for small bags. In the summer I can imagined it would be even worse with the heat etc. If you get one of these rooms ask to be moved. If they took two of the beds out it would be fine. Location is good for all the bar and clubs which are just around the corner. Kitchen is adequate and there is free wifi by reception between set hours. Like all Base hostels though you can buy unlimited wifi for a price.

Base in Wellington is great for being in the city. Amazing location; near all the bars and the restaurants and shops are a short walk away. The rooms and bathrooms are clean. There is a lift for those on higher floors and with lots of luggage. Staff are friendly and reception is 24 hours, so someone is always there to help. I had no issues staying here!

i was happy enough with this hostel. the female dorms were really clean and tidy. a reading light at each bed would be good to have as this seems more standard now in some hostels. location is super, right round the corner from courtney place. pricewise, it was in line with other hostels. security is needed on the doors as anyone can walk in. nice big bathroom to yourself on 7th floor. i would stay again

Standard base hostel environment. There need to be more bathrooms considering the amount of people staying on each floor. There is a free dinner and a free drink which is nice. THIS IS A DRY HOSTEL, we were caught drinking and our alcohol was taken off us, so just don't do it.

21-23 Cambridge Ter Wellington

Hotel highlights

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

Courtenay Place is within a 5-minute walk of Base Wellington - Hostel 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. For entertainment, guests can expect to find TVs.

Property features

Guests of Base Wellington - Hostel 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

Double or Twin Room, Ensuite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

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

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

35% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 343 reviews