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Hostel | Level 3, 229 Queen Street, Cnr Queen & Darby Street, Central City Auckland, New Zealand -

80.6% Overall Rating

268 out of 335 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (27/02/2014)

"Easy to get to. Seemed popular withbyiung travellers. Even though it was busy I felt pretty safe."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Free city tour
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

What's Included

  • Linen

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80.6%

Overall Rating

268 out of 335 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Base Auckland'

Atmosphere
76.8%
Location
96.0%
Facilities
74.4%
Cleanliness
79.2%
Staff
78.4%
Value
77.6%
Safety
81.6%
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34.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Jens Adema

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 March 2013

Liked: Central

Disliked: - unfriendly staff - like to discuss everytime about bookings and rooms - slowest check-in ever!!!!!!!! - loud

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Craig Squires

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 March 2013

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: It is far far too big, classic example of trying to maximise profit without caring about the quality of the rooms and facilities. 8 floors full to the brim of people, tiny rooms that feel like an office space with no windows, sweaty, uncomfortable and smells. Bathrooms meet looked like they were cleaned One small kitchen for 8 floors worth of people and no clean pans, obviously they say clean your own pans but lets be honest no one does that. My bed wasn't made web after I aske 3 times. If you don't care about where you stay and are just looking for a bed a your be drunk an hungover stay here, otherwise avoid as I felt like I was falling ill

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Catherine Curran

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

16 February 2013 Catherine would recommend this property

Liked: Location perfect for the station, staff friendly and helpful, 24 hour reception,

Disliked: Catherine left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Fernando Blanco Meza

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

13 February 2013 Fernando would recommend this property

Liked: Very central, good facilities like travel agency, tv room, big kitchen, big common area, etc

Disliked: no free wi fi but this is maybe a country thing

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great olacement, close to harboure and city center .

Disliked: Not really clean- showers. One toilet per floor only.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

charlene galea

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife

12 February 2013 charlene would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were so friendly and so helpful There was lots on offer - travel desk, cheap wifi, big kitchen, plenty of showers, cheap drinks at the bar

Disliked: The beds were really uncomfatable, like springs digging in ya, They need to replace a few matresses. The were alot of signs around about saving water, yet most of the bathroom taps and some showers leaked water.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

11 February 2013

Liked: Location

Disliked: It doesn't encourage meeting people, no atmosphere, kitchen is yuck and no alcohol allowed.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Katherine Stephenson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

06 February 2013

Liked: .

Disliked: .

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

01 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location

Disliked: Too many beds in dorms

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is really good.

Disliked: Showers are unclean.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Tarran Sanders

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

30 January 2013 Tarran would recommend this property

Liked: amazing location, lots going n, very helpful staff, clean, feels safe

Disliked: --

74.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

24 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was excellent and the prices are reasonable. Also the ability to access the internet at anytime, even though you're charged for it. The beds/bedding are relatively comfortable as well, the rooms are air conditioned so I had really good sleeps.

Disliked: Someone from off the street was allowed in and stole things from a room. The rooms are like isolated cubicles and the washrooms aren't looked after enough. Also the showers resembles those that would be in a prison. The only social part of the hostel is the common area/reception and then globe bar next door, but there aren't enough advertisements to get people together to socialise in a group like a pub crawl.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Mateus Dourado

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 January 2013 Mateus would recommend this property

Liked: Location! Safety! Cleanliness!

Disliked: Have to pay to use the luggage storage...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

18 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean and secure and in a very central location where everything was within walking distance

Disliked: Some of the lights in the toilets weren't working

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Markus Kytölä

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 January 2013 Markus would recommend this property

Liked: HIghly recommend, very clean and safe and quiet. 24h reception and the location is perfect. Would stay here again.

Disliked: In a big hostel like this people don't talk so much to each other and it's not so easy to make new friends but this is just a very minor thing. :)

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Charli Beeton

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

10 January 2013 Charli would recommend this property

Liked: Very central location, friendly staff

Disliked: Wasn't there log enough to say really... Showers were a bit gross

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 January 2013

Liked: one step outside en you're in de middle of Auckland

Disliked: Rooms, toilets en bathrooms were very dirty.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

City break

08 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location was excellent

Disliked: No hot water on first morning!

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

margaret juggins

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture

03 January 2013

Liked: The bus being at the door and us not having to go far to supermarket or takeaway for a meal . The staff helping with lifts when key card not working.The view was good as you had a great view of city

Disliked: The showers, lifts ,toilets,and broken appilances and the checking in and out having to que for ages with people that were trying to check in as others were checking out it needs a big clean up and money spending to ,make it even have basics as pool table has balls missing .The full keybond not being returned when i handed back all 4 keys as was charged a $40 bond and no reciepts given when booking in or leaving .

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Michael Gorman

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 January 2013 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, good facilities

Disliked: The room was stuffy and the temperature was about 300 degrees. Get some air con base! (or a window?). Bathrooms were pretty average and not all that clean.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

bryce nelson

Alone

City break

02 January 2013 bryce would recommend this property

Liked: fun staff, willing to have a joke with you.

Disliked: nothing about the hostel just some of the people in my room where a little inconsiderate.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

kon yock wong

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 December 2012 kon yock would recommend this property

Liked: Safe key cards are used, rooms are clean and the central location. Close to Sky Tower, Britomart and town hall along with Civic theatre.. Has a bus stop at the main road. Supermarkets are nearby too. Restaurants and pubs nearby too. Kitchen spacious and clean too.

Disliked: Luggage storage is chargeble. Had booked the same accommodation for 22-23, checked out 24 early to go for Jet boat ride. And had thought its free luggage storage since check out time is 10 am while boat ride is 11 am.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

18 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Bedroom was clean and they had cheap Wifi?

Disliked: Bathrooms were filthy and falling apart.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location and facitlities were good

Disliked: Very big and a bit confusing at first!

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 December 2012

Liked: Very central location.

Disliked: The showers were an absolute joke. You have to keep pressing the button every ten seconds for the water to continue to flow, I say flow, I should say blast. They blast high pressure water out what looks like a broken valve. Also the hostel had that horrible lack of personality that all base hostels have. Its like they converted old office blocks into hostels