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Reviews of Base Queenstown

Hostel | 47-49 Shotover Street, Queenstown, New Zealand 9300

73.8% Overall Rating

95 out of 141 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (24/04/2014)

"Nothing really, other getting a discount because the room was not as stated on the website ie: no private bathroom"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Bar(s)
  • Common area / room
  • Elevator / lift(s)
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 1.67
  • Breakfast USD 4.19
  • Towel USD 2.51

What's Included

  • Linen

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73.8%

Overall Rating

95 out of 141 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Base Queenstown'

Atmosphere
60.0%
Location
95.2%
Facilities
71.2%
Cleanliness
68.0%
Staff
76.0%
Value
69.6%
Safety
76.8%
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80.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

13 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked my bed and the bed linen, very comfortable and clean. The breakfast was good and the Base's decor is really cool!

Disliked: I miss more windows! I think the structure of the building needs more air vents. I dislike the showers, they are old.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

liz lane

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 January 2012

Liked: good bar discount drinks free breakfast

Disliked: noisy and dirty kitchen

100.0%
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Customer review

With a large group / tour

Backpacking / gap year

28 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were really friendly which I have not always found at other Base hostels especially in Australia! I booked accomodation and transport for time in Fiji using the travel desk and the girls were both very helpful and had a good discount! The atmosphere is good and there are good communal areas. They also offer good drinks deals in the bar such as 241!

Disliked: Sometimes there were not enough spaces in the kitchen and the rooms can be a bit tight!

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

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

27 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: single bathrooms and toilets all over a floor - felt like on-suit and liked provision of fresh shower-mats

Disliked: location on the main road is good, but with it comes the noise from outside and the bar, if the room is next to the street/above the bar

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Christina Norberg

With friends / other travellers

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

27 January 2012 Christina would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, close to Fergburgers ;) Good if you like to party.

Disliked: A bit noisy everyday of the week, which can be a little disturbing if you need to get up early. And the rooms isn't the cleanest...but it's ok.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, clean, safe, female sanctuaries

Disliked: Some of the staff were friendly but some were quite rude and unhelpful and should really look for another job!

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

24 January 2012

Liked: good for meeting people

Disliked: kitchen pretty dirty

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Annika Vaaraniemi

With friends / other travellers

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

22 January 2012

Liked: The internet area was nice, there were many computers and they were also quite cheap. The beds were nice and hostel's location was good.

Disliked: The hostel wasn't so clean and the bar's music was too noisy. Tv lounge was small and the atmosphere itself was quite poor. Staff was also busy and sometimes have to wait long time to get their attention, but they were nice still.

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

Katie Collins

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 January 2012 Katie would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing travels desk

Disliked: that you have to pay for internet

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

Nicola Beyer

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

24 December 2011 Nicola would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and bar

Disliked: Dirty kitchen

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

14 December 2011

Liked: big lockers in room dinner + breakfast

Disliked: drinking in rooms was accepted even if it is a clean hostel parties in the rooms were allowed loud a lot of drunk people

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

Arielle Rensink

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

13 December 2011 Arielle would recommend this property

Liked: excellent location, really helpful in booking activities, met lots of cool people

Disliked: Arielle left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 December 2011

Liked: Good location, free breakfast, helpful staff

Disliked: Way too many people packed into this place. Rooms and hallways are narrow and dingy. The shower is tiny with a timer that turns it off after a few seconds - really awkward to wash your hair.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Peter Lewis

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

27 October 2011 Peter would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were friendly and silly

Disliked: fridge in room hummed

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Events / festivals

20 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean well appointed rooms. Very helpful staff. Excellent location.

Disliked: Noisy late night partying people from bar on premises below.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

03 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: If you wanna party, Base is definitely THE place to go. Bar next door offers good specials and atmosphere there is also great!

Disliked: If you don't wanna party, Base can be really loud with lots of drunk people disturbing you at night

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

23 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great views over Queenstown from some of the rooms. Altitude bar underneath is a good start to night out. Lots of global gossip PC's. Good TV room.

Disliked: Quite expensive compared with others in Queenstown. Kitchen wasn't very well equipped.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Ben Bree

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 June 2011

Liked: Party central great place for getting drunk if that is your thing

Disliked: Kirchen poorly equipped. Tv room tiny. Noisy

100.0%
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Guy allison

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 June 2011 Guy would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmospher. fiendly people

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: location, lockers

Disliked: wasn't the cleanest, had to pay for breakfast and internet

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

09 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: right in the centre of town (think its the only hostel which is), friendly staff, clean kitchen and good tv room, rooms were clean and had sliding doors

Disliked: lack of forks! and showers were a pain as you have to hold the button in for them to stay on - very hard to wash hair!

62.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 May 2011

Liked: Good location

Disliked: I did not feel like this hostel had any real character or atmosphere. The kitchen layout was not great as there was no sense of community.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

18 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is awesome, staff was very friendly and bedrooms were clean

Disliked: It's a very large hostel full of shaddy people. I didn't feel as safe here as in other hostels. Also be prepared for a party atmosphere if you stay here.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

04 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were super friendly and helpful. Good sized rooms, girls retreat rooms were sweet. Clean. Absolutely nothing to slate this place about :)

Disliked: Nothing.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Flavio Coccia

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 February 2011 Flavio would recommend this property

Liked: good bed

Disliked: no free internet