Base Backpackers Queenstown
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7.2
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9.0
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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Rockies30 m
  • Patagonia Chocolates30 m
  • Aspects Day Spa40 m
  • Out There Clothing50 m
  • Moa Statue60 m
  • The Remarkable Sweetshop - Queenstown70 m
  • Wilson Gallery70 m
  • Central Art Gallery Julia Milley70 m
  • Alpine Sports80 m
  • Alta Snowboard Shop80 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Base Backpackers Queenstown

    49 Shotover Street, Queenstown City Center, Queenstown, New Zealand, 9300 - See map
    "The rooms were pretty clean."
    Kasey - December 11, 2017
    Very good service
    7.4 rating for service
    Good comfort
    6.6 room quality and comfort
    • 240 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Queenstown

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Daily housekeeping

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 59 times

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    Location score
    9.0/10
    Review score - United States
    7.3/10
    Room comfort score
    6.6/10
    Better than
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Value for money7.1
    Distance to city center1. Km
    Location rating9.0
    Nearest airportQueenstown Airport (ZQN)
    Distance to airport6.5 km

    Rooms available at Base Backpackers Queenstown

    Double or Twin Room with En-Suite
    Double or Twin Room with En-Suite
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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    Double or Twin Room with En-Suite, without Window
    Double or Twin Room with En-Suite, without Window
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
    1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 single bed
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    Single Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Bathroom
    Single Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Bathroom
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 bunk bed
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    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 single bed
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    Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 bunk bed
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    Triple Ensuite
    Triple Ensuite
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 3 single beds
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    Single Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Single Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 single bed
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    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 single bed
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    What people love about Base Backpackers Queenstown

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Location

      "Perfect location."

      AZMAHANI

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      August 30, 2018

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Location

      "Ideal on price and location."

      Andrew

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      September 4, 2018

    • 7.6
      Very good

      "overall the facilities is till quite sufficient."

      Chin M.

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      November 14, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Lived in base for over 3 months, staff were awesome, really..."

    chad

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    January 7, 2019

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    What they offer

    9.2
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The guys at the reception was so helpful."

    Annur A.

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    October 20, 2016

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    7.2
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    Cleanliness6.4
    Facilities6.2
    Location9.0
    Room comfort and quality6.6
    Service7.4
    Value for money7.1
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    9+ Exceptional (43)
    8-9 Excellent (32)
    7-8 Very Good (58)
    6-7 Good (53)
    <6 Below Expectation (81)
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    4.4
    guilhem from France
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
    Stayed 7 nights in July 2019

    Worst backpack in town”

    Pros: good location, reception staff is nice Cons: Not very clean. Kitchen too small for the number of people staying. Price vary A LOT depending on how much stays. Showers are too hot, or too cold. Security issues: doors dont always close, some rooms lack lockers, and people can enter rooms if they know the universal code. There is a bar at ground level so 1st floor can be considered like a club from 8pm to 12pm. A lot of people partying. Kitchen closes at 10pm so not very handy if you work late.

    Reviewed July 22, 2019
    4.0
    guilhem from France
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 7 nights in July 2019

    You get what you pay for”

    Cheapest backpack in town (but prices can go up badly when they want to) but also worst backpack in town. Security issues, doors working with code but people easily get the universal code. Rooms dont always have a safe locker for everyone (sometimes no locker at all). Kitchen is not big enough for the hostel size so you have to carefully choose when you want to cook. Kitchen closes at 10pm so if you work late you cant cook. Hot showers are not garanteed. Cleaniness is debatable... The management dont really care about people but more about your money and will kick you out for any reason if they want to Staff is friendly tho

    Reviewed July 22, 2019
    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

    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
    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

    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
    8.0
    Excellent
    Sanni from Finland
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    Very good”

    I stayed here twice, on both times in 8 bed female dorm which was clean and had lockers though wasn’t very spacious. Bed was comfy. Room had an ensuite but shower wasn’t good. During the first stay it only had burning hot water and on second time water was freezing cold. Wifi works only in the ground floor but was quite fast. Perfect location. Kitchen was clean but didn’t have enough stovetops or pots at times. Staff in the receptions was really nice and helpful! Overall i had a good stay and would stay again (like i already did).

    Reviewed April 03, 2019

    Hey Sanni, Thanks for taking the time to review, you've hit some really vital points for us here in a mega constructive way so its much appreciated! We are very close to a refurb of the kitchen which will mean a much better cooking area with more stove tops! I have passed the water issues back to our maintenance manager so he can investigate the thermostat to avoid these issues going forward! Great to hear you enjoyed our location, we must admit its sweet place to be! And also great to hear our staff where everything we'd expect! We definitely hope to see you here again! Base

    Responded April 04, 2019
    Base Backpackers Queenstown
    8.0
    Excellent
    Chao from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Double or Twin Room with En-Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Very good”

    Location is good and the guys there are very friendly. Was in a twin room for two nights but it was not cleaned on the second day. Considering the price it was completely understandable tho. NB: if you want quiet this might NOT be your place. There is a disco RIGHT under my room and young kids were having parties into late night.

    Reviewed May 23, 2019

    Hi Chao Nice to see you enjoyed your stay overall with us :) Great to hear our staff and location helped make your stay a good one, hopefully you managed to grab a fergburger from across the road during your stay! We understand a lot of our guests love to take advantage of our on site bar and it's great drink deals, however, free ear plugs can be found from our 24 hour reception. Safe Travels Base

    Responded May 25, 2019
    Base Backpackers Queenstown
    6.8
    Good
    Kit from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

    Nice location but poor environment”

    Pros: Good location Nice staff Cons: Noisy, very noisy, noise from both interior corridor through the door and bar through the windows Poor facilities, the water kept flushing out from the toilet, laundry is our of service, lift is always with the smell of burnt Suspicious environment, there are always guests coming in and walking out, some rooms are noisy like holding parties, there are always people sitting on the corridor playing card games or video conference

    Reviewed May 21, 2019

    Hi Kit, Sorry to hear you did not thoroughly enjoy your stay with us. Great to hear our staff and location helped make your stay better, hopefully you managed to grab a fergburger from across the road during your stay! Our laundry service is currently out of action as it's undergoing a fab new remodel! However, if you pop to reception, our lovely staff have direction to the closest Laundromat which is less than a 3 minute walk from the hostel :) I will have maintenance check the toilet and lift straight away, as these issues can only be fixed once highlighted, so thank you for reporting :) We understand a lot of our guests love to take advantage of our on site bar and it's great drink deals, however, free ear plugs can be found from our 24 hour reception. Safe Travels Base

    Responded May 25, 2019
    Base Backpackers Queenstown
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Hing from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Good price”

    Lift was not yet repair during our stay but it's fine. Next to Ferg Burger which was very good. If you drive a car, you have to park in somewhere else nearby but the staff are willing to provide information to guest and nice.

    Reviewed October 02, 2018

    Kia Ora! Thanks for the great review! The lift is now repaired, apologies it wasn't working during your stay. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels!

    Responded October 03, 2018
    Base Backpackers Queenstown
    8.4
    Excellent
    Andrew from Australia
    Group
    Triple Ensuite
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

    Good for price. Pretty noisy. ”

    Ideal on price and location. There’s a bar downstairs that produced a lot of noise on the first floor. The elevator was also out of order so a lot of noise in stairwells with people with luggage. There’s a frustrating no food in room and no alcohol in building policy.

    Reviewed September 04, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Attapon from New Zealand
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

    nice and friendly staff”

    Me and my partner stayed in a double room with own bathroom, the room was not bad. There was a fridge as well as towels, shampoo and soap. The room however was lack of shelf, desk or cupboard to put stuff on apart from the floor. Staff were very friendly and helpful as we had issue with shower head and they fixed it in no time.

    Reviewed August 29, 2018

    Kia Ora! Thank you for the great review! We've taken your comments on board and will be renovating the room you were in to include storage. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels!

    Responded October 03, 2018
    Base Backpackers Queenstown
    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

    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
    5.6
    tianleong from Malaysia
    Couple
    Triple Ensuite
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Too noisy , can hear people talking out side my room”

    My room facing Main Street, too noisy. I m renting a car, no car park provided by hotel

    Reviewed July 04, 2019
    6.8
    Good
    Tomasz from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    You get what you pay for”

    Excellent central location. Basic breakfast is included in price. Wifi is free in the lobby area only and it was typically very slow. The cleanliness is not the greatest. This backpacker has a very university dorm feeling to it. However, it was the cheapest option in town...

    Reviewed April 02, 2019

    Hi Tomasz, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Great to hear you benefitted from our location, it is a pretty sweet spot in town! I have passed your feedback back to our housekeeping manager so we can look into making improvements. We do have a bit of a uni vibe, but with an on site bar, and guests who love to party it kinda comes with the territory! Have a great trip, and if you're ever back in town, don't be a stranger! Base

    Responded April 03, 2019
    Base Backpackers Queenstown
    2.0
    Kin from Hong Kong
    Family with teens
    Triple Ensuite
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

    SERIOUS SECURITY PROBLEM”

    Security code is adopted in this hostel for all rooms door. There are a gal and a guy using the code to open our room door twice at midnight around 04:00 when we are sleeping. The gal entered the room when she opened our door the second time while the guy was keeping the door open. Obviously the first time opening the door is to verify if the guests are asleep. Luckily my wife just awoke. The gal saw her and then left. According to my wife's description, the gal is young. We compliant to the staff the next morning and requested for a reason, but no feed back after more than 2 weeks. Trust me that nothing like cleanliness or convenience is as important as security. It is about your properties and your trip mood. Hope the hotel can reply to this security problem when they saw this comment. I DON'T RECOMMEND this hostel to all.

    Reviewed February 21, 2019

    Hey Kin, Security is something we take with the most seriousness. I will investigate this situation asap and make sure a solution is found to your problem, thank you for bringing it to our attention. We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels.

    Responded February 24, 2019
    Base Backpackers Queenstown
    6.0
    Chris from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Single Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Basic”

    I guess you get what you pay for, but there are definitely nicer hostels around. Rooms a bit on the old side, and only 3 plugs in a room of 8. Kitchen too small for the number of people as well. Noisy at night, as its next to a bar. The electronic key is annoying as well. Maybe a shorter code that's easier to remember would be good, or what is wrong with a key card? Still, if all you want is a cheap room in a hostel this will do.

    Reviewed February 20, 2019

    Hi there, Thanks for the feedback, we are looking into the issue with regards to not evough powerpoints in the rooms, thanks for bringing it to our attention. Our kitchen is being renovated this week so this will fix the issue o space as we plan to add more seating! We would love to make the code shorter for the rooms however this would pose a security risk and something we're not willing to fall short on as we take our security policies seriously to ensure the safety of all guests. Thanks again for the feedback and we hope you choose to stay with us again!

    Responded February 24, 2019
    Base Backpackers Queenstown
    8.8
    Excellent
    Nico from New Zealand
    Group
    1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Big kitchen”

    Location above bar

    Reviewed May 28, 2019

    Hey Nico, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! Nice to see you enjoyed your stay overall! We do understand the noise from the bar can sometimes affect guests having a night off the party, however, free earplugs can be found at our 24 hour reception :) Safe Travels! Base

    Responded May 29, 2019
    Base Backpackers Queenstown
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Man from Singapore
    Couple
    Double or Twin Room with En-Suite, without Window
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Exceptional”

    Excellent location. Staff was very helpful. The only thing would be that the building seems relatively old and the escalator has a strong smell of detergent.

    Reviewed May 08, 2019

    Hey! Thanks for the review! We appreciate your feedback! Safe Travels Base

    Responded May 10, 2019
    Base Backpackers Queenstown
    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
    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
    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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