Base Backpackers Queenstown

Base Backpackers Queenstown

49 Shotover Street, Queenstown City Center, Queenstown, New Zealand, 9300
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    Guest reviews

    7.1
    Very good
    /10
    (447 reviews)See what guests said
    8.8
    Excellent

    "The rooms were pretty clean."

    Kasey

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    December 11, 2017

    7.3
    Very good service

    Property highlights

    • 260 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Queenstown

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Balcony/terrace

    This property is in high demand!Last booked 10 hours ago
    Excellent
    Location
    8.9
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    Excellent location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Nearby
    Popular
  • 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
  • Value for money7.0
    Distance to city center1. Km
    Location rating8.9
    Nearest airportQueenstown Airport (ZQN)
    Distance to airport6.5 km
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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Single Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Bathroom
    Single Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room with Bathroom
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • Shower
    • 1 bunk bed
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    What people love about the property

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Lived in base for over 3 months, staff were awesome, really clean, really good to meet lots of people, always a good night."

      chad

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      January 7, 2019

    • 6.0
      Review score

      "Good location, especially close to Ferg burger!"

      Daisuke

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      January 3, 2019

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "The guys at the reception was so helpful."

      Annur A.

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      October 20, 2016

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    7.6
    Very good

    "Excellent location, cheap price, free breakfast (just bread..."

    CHAN

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    November 18, 2017

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    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Next to Ferg Burger which was very good."

    Hing K.

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    October 2, 2018

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    Agoda Reviews (447)Booking.com Reviews (2043)
    7.1
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    10
    Cleanliness6.4
    Facilities6.2
    Location8.9
    Room comfort and quality6.6
    Service7.3
    Value for money7.0
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    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
    6.4
    Good
    Alessandra from Italy
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019
    Base is an option I 'd recommend if looking for something without expectations.”
    Rooms seem always like a bunker, if there's a window you cannot open it (it was spacious tho). No elevator and no laundry (not working). Kitchen was small and with old equipment. The price should be cheaper.
    Reviewed March 04, 2019
    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
    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
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Yamila from Argentina
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018
    nice hostel”
    nice to meet people
    Reviewed February 14, 2019
    Hi Yamila, Thanks again for the positive feedback. See you again soon
    Responded February 15, 2019
    Base Backpackers Queenstown
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Yamila from Argentina
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with Shared Bathroom - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018
    incredible place, always full”
    nice place to meet latinos
    Reviewed February 14, 2019
    Hey Yamila, Thanks so much for the awesome feedback! We have Latino night in the bar every Thursday too! We hope to see you again soon!
    Responded February 15, 2019
    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
    8.0
    Excellent
    Marlis from Australia
    Group
    Triple Ensuite
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018
    Very good”
    Having to sign a document to say that you will not tamper with fire equipment says it all. A dry house.. no alcohol allowed on the premises. For the older older traveller look elsewhere. However it was the most comfortable bed if you can handle the late night revelry.
    Reviewed April 14, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    SITI from Malaysia
    Group
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019
    Too crowded ”
    Small space, too many rooms and beds. Too crowded.
    Reviewed February 10, 2019
    6.0
    jennifer from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018
    blah”
    if you like to party then this is your place. it’s a dry hostel but it’s loud and active. large so the staff is overwhelmed and not particularly warm. wifi only on the first floor. center of town so parking wasn’t great. queenstown in general is a tourist trap. i’d avoid if possible
    Reviewed November 28, 2018
    4.4
    Annie from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double or Twin Room with En-Suite
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2018
    Cheap, not clean, noisy”
    The pricing is cheap, location is good but the amenities provided are not clean. The bed gave us bumps on our skin, it was difficult to sleep (not sure if it is the bed bugs) and the kettle was dirty. I requested the housekeeping to not enter our room (twice; once at the receptionist and once directly to the housekeeper) but yet they entered anyway. They are not very sensitive to customers’ requests in our opinion.
    Reviewed November 15, 2018
    4.4
    Wan from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double or Twin Room with En-Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
    Poor linen hygiene and it's super-noisy due to the music from the pub”
    The room size is good, so does the size of the bathroom. There is a fridge provided (an additional benefit). The location in the central of the town would be great if no irritating noise from the pub at the ground level. The linen feels not so clean, and we suspect there might be thousands of mites as we both kept scratching ourselves throughout the 2 nights stay there. (We stayed at 7 different hostels/motel while in New Zealand and never experience the same itchiness). The laundry room "looks" dirty, as well as the washer and dryer machines. Credit to the super-friendly and very helpful staffs at the counter.
    Reviewed October 31, 2018
    6.4
    Good
    GOAY from Malaysia
    Group
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in August 2018
    No free wifi ”
    i stayed in a sanctuary female dorm which is equipped with own bathroom and toilet. room is clean thou abit small for 8 people. and most ridiculous thing is that the room has only 2 power sockets (without extension plug) to be shared for 8 people!!!!! totally unacceptable. no free wifi. breakfast is very limited, thus if u arrived late (though is still within breakfast time), you may have nothing. nevertheless, location is quite central and you can walk to the infamous Fergburger and Lake Wakatipu waterfront.
    Reviewed October 24, 2018
    Kia Ora! Thank you for taking the time leave a review. Apologies for the lack of power units you had, we're currently upgrading our rooms and increasing the number of power points in all the rooms. Our free wifi is availalbe 24/7, it is just limited to the ground floor, where a lounge are is available for all guests to use throughout the day and night. Hope you enjoyed your ferg..they are one of a kind! And I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels! Cheers
    Responded October 29, 2018
    Base Backpackers Queenstown
    10.0
    Exceptional
    chad from Canada
    Group
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory with En-Suite - Mixed
    Stayed 5 nights in October 2018
    Amazing!”
    Lived in base for over 3 months, staff were awesome, really clean, really good to meet lots of people, always a good night. #214
    Reviewed January 07, 2019
    Hey Chad! Thanks so much for your awesome feedback man. We really appreciate it and loved having you live with us whilst you were. If you're ever back in the area pop in to Loco for a beer :) All the best for the rest of your travels
    Responded January 09, 2019
    Base Backpackers Queenstown
    8.4
    Excellent
    Chunchun from China
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 7 nights in December 2018
    Good location”
    Good location Warm reception staff many young people Wifi is only accessible on ground flour Kitchen is a little small and mess Facility is not so new If you are not so critical,recommend
    Reviewed December 10, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Kasey from United States
    Couple
    Double or Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017
    Good place if you want to socialize”
    The bar has cheap food. The rooms were pretty clean. The staff was super helpful and friendly. Very close to everything downtown and you can park just across the street. Definitely a younger crowd here.
    Reviewed December 11, 2017
    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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    • Excellent location
    • Queenstown Mall
    • The Queenstown Bus Station is within 0.26 km