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Reviews of Base Queenstown

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

73.9% Overall Rating

102 out of 152 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (20/03/2015)

William Over thinks…

"the en-suite we had for the 6 bed dorm which was large with plenty of space especially considering other hostel dorms we had been in"

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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 1.46
  • Breakfast USD 3.65
  • Towel USD 2.19

What's Included

  • Linen

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73.9%

Overall Rating

102 out of 152 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Base Queenstown'

Atmosphere
63.2%
Location
90.4%
Facilities
71.2%
Cleanliness
71.2%
Staff
75.2%
Value
71.2%
Safety
75.2%
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carlena Probert

With friends / other travellers

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

20 August 2012 carlena would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent location, large kitchen and lounge areas. Good value if you are only looking for somewhere to sleep and store your stuff.

Disliked: Our dorm was tiny, there were few plugs and it smelled like feet! The bathrooms were also tiny and there was a timer on the shower of 15 seconds, you have to keep on pressing the button, little annoying, the timer should be for a lot longer. Most definitely a party hostel, there were people running around all night shouting.

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

Tim Blyth

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

26 July 2012

Liked: good location

Disliked: rooms were pretty cramped and very loud due to the bar downstairs which is no good if you are there to snowboard and need some sleep. the bar is very impersonal and the crowd it draws is very young, annoying and stupid. if you are 18 and want to scream and be annoying then stay at this hostel, you will love it. the staff were pretty flat for the most part but there one or two guys there that were legends.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 May 2012

Liked: good location in centre of town

Disliked: above a bar, so very noisy at night all the rooms seemed to stink even with windows open all day

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

Customer review

Alone

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

16 May 2012

Liked: Right in the centre of town, near to veryone and the staff were really friendly and helpful. If you want to party, come here.

Disliked: It needs a good lick of paint, the beds were battered and broken, and its not the cleanest place in the world. Dorm doors being left open people, people shouting in the corridors all night. Very young crowd. Dont bother coming here if you want to sleep.

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

Sarah Ni Shuibhne

With my spouse / partner

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

18 April 2012

Liked: It's in a pretty good location.

Disliked: The staff are backpackers too and are ignorant. They know nothing of the area, hikes, etc so that leaves the travel desk as one of the worst I have been to. The reception are pretty bad too. I was ashamed to find that the receptionist I was dealing with was also Irish. Embarrassing!! The rooms smell, the kitchen is dirty, the showers are dire. All in all, go to Nomads, you're saving nothing by staying here.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really good location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Linda Kolodziej

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

04 April 2012 Linda would recommend this property

Liked: fridges in room

Disliked: use of global gossip internet

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

CHI CHE

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 March 2012

Liked: none

Disliked: too noisy ,a bar under

74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

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

28 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good place to start the night out with really cheap deals and a nice DVD and TV Lounge for rainy days.

Disliked: Window is big but faces a wall so that light rarely comes into the rooms and the windows have to be open almost all the time to prevent bad smell. But this fact is easy to handle since it is a hostel and not your home!

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

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Backpacking / gap year

14 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was cheaper than the other hostels and still located in the central area.

Disliked: Rooms, bathrooms and kitchens were not very clean, hallways were being vaccumed at 7 in the morning, rooms were very small and crowded.

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

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

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.