7.3
Very good
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Housekeeping18
Breakfast3
Internet1
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9.1

Exceptional

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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Popular landmarks
Queenstown Mall 140 m
Queenstown Gardens 210 m
Ben Lomond Track 410 m
Kiwi Birdlife Park 450 m
Queenstown Hill 860 m
The Remarkables Ski Area 12.4 km
Coronet Peak 13.2 km
Chard Farm Winery 17.6 km
Gibbston Valley Winery 20.3 km
Peregrine Wines 23.0 km
Nearby landmarks
Fear Factory Queenstown 30 m
Rockies 30 m
Patagonia Chocolates 30 m
Aspects Day Spa 40 m
Out There Clothing 50 m
TravelPharm 60 m
The Remarkable Sweetshop - Queenstown 70 m
Wilson Gallery 70 m
Central Art Gallery Julia Milley 70 m
Earnslaw Park 70 m
Base Backpackers Queenstown

"The bathroom has bath tup which is so relaxing Simple breakfast included!"

Thanasak - September 24, 2019
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed Base Backpackers Queenstown
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Base Backpackers Queenstown

49 Shotover Street, Queenstown City Center, Queenstown, New Zealand, 9300 - See map
Property highlights
Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Queenstown Mall
Within 140 m of property
  • 240 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Queenstown

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Queenstown every 35 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.3
Distance to city center1. Km
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportQueenstown Airport (ZQN)
Distance to airport6.9 km

Rooms available at Base Backpackers Queenstown

Double or Twin Room with En-Suite
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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Double or Twin Room with En-Suite, without Window
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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  • 1 single bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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  • 1 single bed
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Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
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  • 1 bunk bed
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Triple Ensuite
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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  • 3 single beds
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
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Triple Room with Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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Single Bed in 6-Bed Dormitory Room with Bathroom
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Base Backpackers Queenstown?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Base Backpackers Queenstown?

Base Backpackers Queenstown is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 10 NZD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Queenstown with private transportation, the hostel can arrange car rental for you.

Is breakfast offered at Base Backpackers Queenstown?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Base Backpackers Queenstown.

What is the smoking policy at Base Backpackers Queenstown?

Base Backpackers Queenstown does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Base Backpackers Queenstown

  • 9.6 Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staffs were friendly and so helpful."

    Zengmin

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    January 14, 2020

  • 10.0 Exceptional
    Location

    "Great location and everything you need!"

    Benjamin

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    January 12, 2020

  • 9.6 Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Clean bed compare to Base Auckland too."

    Hwee

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    August 3, 2019

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Overall rating:
7.3
Very good
622 reviews
Cleanliness
6.5
Facilities
6.3
Location
9.1
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The staff can make you feel excited on why you are in Queens...
Jim from Philippines
Couple
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More about Base Backpackers Queenstown

This city center hostel in Queenstown features relaxing alpine and lake views with the excitement of the city right at the doorsteps. Base Backpackers Queenstown is budget-friendly, well appointed, and is overall a fun place to stay while visiting New Zealand. Situated on the main street, getting around town is easy and hassle-free. The hostel is open 24 hours to maximize every guests' time and value. All units feature adjoining bathrooms, refrigerators, and heating. Other services provided include high-speed wireless internet access for keeping in touch and staying up-to-date, and complementary booking for the shuttle bus to the airport can be scheduled at the front desk. At night, head to The Altitude Bar for some fun and excitement. This hot spot is a favorite hangout and recently rated as New Zealand's best bar. Play games, participate in karaoke contests, or be your own DJ and even win a prize for simply having fun!

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Internet
10 mentions
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10.0 Exceptional

"we still enjoyed our stay and had a great time here!"

Jim

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September 21, 2019

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Cleanliness6.5
Facilities6.3
Location9.1
Room comfort and quality6.6
Service7.5
Value for money7.3
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9.2
Exceptional
Herman from Indonesia
Group
Stayed 1 night in June 2017

Location is great, inexpensive and feeling international of its dense customers”

The price is very affordable for a private room in expensive city queenstown, location is perfect, you can find many budgeters coming from diverse countries. The kitchen contains too many people, the elevator stinks badly, but our private bathroom is perfectly large, and the room is not clean, the bed side has stain. If you love crowd and are on budget, this hotel is perfect.

Reviewed July 20, 2017

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9.2
Exceptional
Zidan from China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 8 nights in May 2019

Good for both short&long term”

I’v been living in the Base more than a month so far. Because I work for the gifts shop just across street, that’s super convenient for me and also good location for all the places you want to go with such a cheapest price in Queenstown! Free breakfast from 8-9am, and the kitchen will close for cleaning from 10pm that is the only things annoying but I can totally understand.

Reviewed June 02, 2019

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Hey Zidan, Thanks for taking the time to drop is a review! Really great to hear you're enjoying your time with us! Thanks Again! Base

Responded June 04, 2019
Base Backpackers Queenstown
9.6
Exceptional
Hwee from Malaysia
Couple
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Amazing staffs and ideal location”

Friendly staff, clean room, kitchen a bit messy sometimes but always got staff clean the kitchen every now and then. Wifi is slow during certain peak hours. Overall, Base Queenstown is better than Base Auckland, there is free breakfast, smaller kitchen but clean and tidy. Clean bed compare to Base Auckland too.

Reviewed August 03, 2019

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Hey Zijun, Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback!! Great to see you enjoyed your stay here at Base QT, especially nice to hear when our staff have been a part of that! :) We understand the wifi can be a little slow when everyone is using, but we are working on updating our line!! We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels, wherever they take you!! Base QT

Responded August 09, 2019
Base Backpackers Queenstown
8.8
Excellent
Rosela from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Great Location and super helpful staff”

The hostel is just at the center of Queenstown and very close to everything. Nice and comfy bed, but sometimes loud especially during the Winter Festival weekend. This is very good for young people who wants to party and who wants to meet other travelers. All the staff are approachable and very helpful. Gaston is be BEST!!! Overall, Highly recommended. Thank you Base i had a nice 9days stay. :)

Reviewed June 26, 2019

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Hey Rosela! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! Great to hear you enjoyed your time here at Base QT! Always fab to hear positive feedback, I'll make sure to pass your comments back to the team! Safe Travels! And if you ever are back in QT, don't be a stranger! Base

Responded June 28, 2019
Base Backpackers Queenstown
8.3
Excellent
Wan from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

Value for money”

Great location, cheap and well equipped facilities

It was definitely a value for money deal. We only needed to pay the standard room rate (which is usually has no ensuite bathroom) and we had an ensuite bathroom as well as breakfast (although quite minimal but it is a backpackers so that is to be expected). The only downside was that it was a windowless room. But that was mentioned when we booked the room so it was alright. Great location too, located right on the main street of Queenstown with easy access to most places. Facilities were also well equipped and the staff were friendly and helpful. Would definitely return again.

Reviewed November 11, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Jim from Philippines
Couple
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Great vibe and excellent location”

The staff can make you feel excited on why you are in Queenstown. The bed was good but there's not enough plugs in the room for charging our devices. But we still enjoyed our stay and had a great time here!

Reviewed September 21, 2019

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8.7
Excellent
James from United States
Group
Triple Ensuite
Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

Backpacker staff rivals staff of any 5-Star hotel”

Staff, Location, Price

We had a great time, and will come back. The nightlife of Queenstown, and especially of this hotel, would have me request a room back off the street. The staff is second to none.

Reviewed February 10, 2014

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8.8
Excellent
Yeo from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

superb location in Queenstown ”

the location of this place is perfect! they have 24/7 reception and a big kitchen for backpackers to do cooking. the room that I stayed in has an en suite toilet, it was clean and there are hot showers. there are many eateries nearby and opposite Base there is a 24/7 convenience store. The place might be noisy during weekends as the bar is just downstairs.

Reviewed November 22, 2017

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8.0
Excellent
Choong from Malaysia
Family with teens
Triple Ensuite
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Right at the city center, you don’t need to drive, just walk to where you want to be.”

This property is right at the center of Queenstown. You get access to many interesting locations within a short walking distance. However, if you prefer a quiet room, this is not for you. The breakfast is served between 8-9am, you better be early to get your share.

Reviewed December 03, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Michelle from United Kingdom
Group
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

Central location”

Great central location. Friendly and helpful staff. Basic but all you need for a backpackers and a weekend away in Queenstown.

Reviewed July 14, 2019

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Hey Michelle, Thanks for the review! Great to see you enjoyed your stay here at Base QT! Safe Trip, and make sure to visit again if you're back in town! Base Team

Responded July 19, 2019
Base Backpackers Queenstown
7.7
Very good
Sau from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

centrally located and all-inclusive backpacker's”

friendly staff, clean and each room has it's own bathroom

Night life of Queenstown is rather happening, so it can be bit noisy for those who sleep early. I have made some changes on my room booking but surprisingly I can't deal with them directly on the refund and that I was told they can't assist me to contact agoda. Not having any nz mobile so I try wrote at agoda's FAQs 'cause no email is available, yet no reply until the day I left.

Reviewed August 29, 2013

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6.7
Good
Wan from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in April 2015

Fantastic location”

Location, cheap and location

Fantastic location as the Base Queenstown is located on Shotover St, the main street in Queenstown and is close to almost everything (Ferg burger is right across the street!). Rooms are cheap and cleanliness is satisfactory (although the carpets do look like they could use a wash!) Downside is that the Base does not have parking if you're driving a car. Staff at the counter are friendly and efficient - good place to stay if you just need a bed for the night.

Reviewed April 21, 2015

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6.7
Good
Marion from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

Fine place to stay. ”

Centrally located, cheap

My stay was fine at Base Queenstown. Personally, it's not my style. It has a very party vibe, with a bar attached. If You're into that thing, definitely check it out! It gets pretty loud outside at night, and that's a con. The main lounge was comfy, and for $4 a day you can get a wifi pass. I think it's $12 for a week. Definitely don't get the breakfast option. It is only bread, jam, wheetbix, milk, and tea/instant coffee. Not worth it at all! Also, definitely book Agoda because my agoda price was $10 lower than their listed price and included the bad breakfast. Overall, a decent place to stay, Especially if you're party inclined.

Reviewed December 12, 2013

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7.0
Very good
Kwok from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in November 2013

near lake and facing snow mountain”

good location, reasonable price and easily access

Base Queenstown Backpackers locates in the centre of the town. The lake is just a few minutes walk from the hotel. The kitchen is clean and we can have our dinner inside the hotel.

Reviewed December 14, 2013

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7.7
Very good
HIROKAZU from Japan
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in January 2013

reasonable price”

good location

good location,reasonable price,nice staff but my room has no windows it is not a bad choice very popular spot in queenstown

Reviewed January 26, 2013

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7.2
Very good
Yee from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

Pleasant stay”

Great location in the heart of Queenstown just minutes away from the Mall and the lake. The infamous Fergburger is just down the road on the street across. Place was very lively, and the private room I occupied was very spacious. Didn't have an AC though but a small fan was provided.

Reviewed February 15, 2016

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6.7
Good
TAN from Singapore
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in August 2014

great location in a very small city center”

location

Pros: great location. big kitchen. Diff areas to relax. mostly cost-orientated staffs. balcony in room!(great for smokers) Cons: inconsistent warm water flow (sometimes water will turn cold in the middle of a shower during winter) Rude reception staff with weird accent that be allocated to kitchen duties instead (She was the short and plump female who seem extremely unhelpful with simple enquires.) room is too small and overcrowded compared to other hostels in queenstown.

Reviewed August 23, 2014

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8.3
Excellent
Keir from Canada
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
Stayed 5 nights in January 2016

Alright place to stay, but not the greatest”

Its in the center of town, staff is great, the purchased wifi is failry fast

First night was great but was booked through Stray bus lines. The next 5 mights booked through agoda I was moved to a much dingier room. The bed frames were all bent, and mattresses had seen better days. The room was kept clean, and staff was great to interact with. I don't expect much from a backpacker hostel. Xbase was alright place to stay, but not as nice as the one in Wanaka.

Reviewed January 14, 2016

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8.3
Excellent
PEI from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in May 2012

Good location,Friendly staff,value for money”

Cheap rate with good location

The base backpackers is value for money,great location and full facility for tenant who stays.

Reviewed May 19, 2012

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8.4
Excellent
Tatiana from United States
Couple
Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

Location is location”

Very pleased staying at this hostel.The staff is very friendly and helpful. The location is perfect and we didn't spent a lot of money. Great place for young backpackers. The only thing: the double room I booked didn't have a private bathroom even though on the picture on Agoda showed one.

Reviewed April 10, 2017

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