4.2 out of 5

"Not too bad. Room had a balcony with a view. Carpet and one of the chairs were stained however " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 27 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

Base Wellington - Hostel places you steps from Wellington Central Business District and within a short 5-minute stroll of Courtenay Place.

TVs, portable fans and phones are featured in all 55 rooms. Fridges, microwaves and hobs make in-room dining convenient.

Basement Bar is the hostel's own bar. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities. Continental breakfast is available daily between 6 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Attractions within a short walk of this Te Aro hostel include Wellington Waterfront and Oriental Parade.

Private Ensuite with Balcony

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$60 per night

The Family Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Twin Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Sanctuary 4 Bed Dorm - 1 Bed

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

6 Bed Ensuite - 1 Bed

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

4 Bed Dorm - 1 Bed

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Base Wellington - Hostel ratings based on 96 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Base Wellington - Hostel

Everyone (71) Couples (20) Family (6)
3 out of 5
Location is great Staff were friendly However no service for room ie no fresh towels for duration of stay and double bed was 2 singles pushed together

Posted by on 23 Apr. 2019

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30 Apr. 2019 by Yvee

Kia Ora thanks a bunch for taking the time to review us, we appreciate all feedback, good bad or otherwise. I do apologise for the lack of servicing to your room and will ensure this no longer happens. All the best with the rest of your travels around our beautiful country. Yvee

2 out of 5
Die Mitarbeiter waren hilfsbereit und sehr freundlich. Es war fast die ganze Nacht unerträglich laut.

Posted by on 15 Mar. 2019

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20 Mar. 2019 by brad

thank you for taking the time to send us a review. its great that you found our staff very helpful. as for the noise yes that is a common complaint but it is an old building in the heart of the party district of wellington sadly thanks for choosing to stay at base wellington we hope to see you soon regards bradley

5 out of 5
Great place nice views and comfortable. I stayed in a en-suite room with balcony and it was great!

Posted by on 30 Jan. 2019

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31 Jan. 2019 by reception

Thanks a lot for your review! we are glad you enjoyed you stay with us!

4 out of 5
Great central location. Could be noisy on a weekend

Posted by on 15 Jan. 2019

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16 Jan. 2019 by Dario

Thanks for your review, we are glad you enjoy your stay and hope to see you again soon.

3 out of 5
Amazing view. Room wasn’t serviced when requested.

Posted by on 30 Dec. 2018

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31 Dec. 2018 by James

Hi, thanks for leaving your review. We appreciate all the feedback :) Kind Regards Base wellington

5 out of 5
Amazing location! Helpful staff when I had questions, and super close to all kinds of amazing things to see, do, and eat!

Posted by on 19 Dec. 2018

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19 Dec. 2018 by R

Hi, Thank you so much for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back here soon! Kind regards, Base Wellington

4 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Dec. 2018

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3 Dec. 2018 by James

Hi, Thankyou for leaving your review :) Kind Regards Base Wellington

4 out of 5
Good central location. Can be a bit noisy at night but that comes with the territory :) bed was comfy and room was clean. Had tea and coffee making facilities and toiletries which I wasn't expecting so that was nice

Posted by , from NZ on 29 Oct. 2018

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29 Oct. 2018 by James

Hi Jaymie. Thanks for taking your time to leave us a review. We are glad you have a good stay with us and hope to see you again! Kind Regards Base Wellington

3 out of 5
This wasn’t our first stay at the base Wellington. We had booked again as we had loved the location and price for what you get. This stay we had booked a double room with a balcony. However upon arrival to our room we discovered the door to the balcony was nailed closed. Possibly due to the fact there was scaffolding but then discovered our neiighbours has access to the same balcony. I spoke to the lady at the front and explained we had paid extra for a room with a balcony and she said she would come and see what she could do. She never came up to our room. Another thing that bothered us was the sewage smell coming from our bathroom, the smell seemed to keep worse throughout our stay. I had a great first experience with the Base however this stay was not so great. I would definitely stay again but will be sure to get what we paid for in terms of room.

Posted by , from NZ on 27 Oct. 2018

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28 Oct. 2018 by James

Hi, Thank you for leaving your review. In regards to the balcony, the doors was freshly painted on the outside and this may of made it a little tough to open. It should not of been screwed shut. We will have a look into this immediately. Sorry this wasn't addressed whilst you was staying with us. You should of had full access to the balcony. Next time you stay this issue will be sorted. Also in regards to the smell in the room, i have made note of this and will see that this also get sorted as we wish the best possible stay for all our customers. Hope to see again! Base Wellington.

4 out of 5
Not too bad. Room had a balcony with a view. Carpet and one of the chairs were stained however

Posted by on 27 Apr. 2018

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29 Apr. 2018 by B

Hi there! Thank you for your feedback, we will look into changing the covers of the chairs and clean the carpet more thoroughly for future comfort! Hope you had a good onward trip! Cheers!

About the Base Wellington - Hostel

Location 21-23 Cambridge Ter, Wellington, 6011

Property Features

As a guest of Base Wellington - Hostel, you'll find a terrace, coffee/tea in common area, and laundry facilities. WiFi is free in public spaces. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Parking is available for a fee. This Wellington hostel is smoke free.

  • 55 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Terrace
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) (6.4 km / 4 mi)
  • Train station: Wellington Station (2.1 km / 1.3 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Base Wellington - Hostel offers 55 forms of accommodation with shared/communal kitchens and portable fans. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include a shower. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Communal kitchen
  • Television
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer available
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Heating
  • Portable fan

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.

Basement Bar – On-site bar.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 3 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 2 PM - 11 AM.

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.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 2 PM - 11 AM.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 3 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: NZD 15 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Base Wellington Hostel Backpacker
  • Base Hostel Backpacker
  • Base Wellington Backpacker
  • Base Wellington Hostel
  • Base Wellington
  • Base Wellington Hostel / Backpacker

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

National Rating

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