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Reviews of Base Queenstown

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

72.9% Overall Rating

103 out of 155 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 1.31
  • Breakfast USD 3.29
  • Towel USD 1.97

What's Included

  • Linen

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72.9%

Overall Rating

103 out of 155 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Base Queenstown'

Atmosphere
63.2%
Location
90.4%
Facilities
69.6%
Cleanliness
70.4%
Staff
74.4%
Value
70.4%
Safety
72.0%
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62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

20 June 2015

Liked: Good location right in centre of town.

Disliked: It is impossible to adjust the temperature in the shower and it is far too hot. Be warned and prepared to stand to the side and splash water onto yourself. There aren't nearly enough power outlets in the rooms and the ones they have are halfway up the wall with nowhere to put your device. They take great pleasure in kicking out the quiet people sitting quietly reading in the hallways at 11pm but do nothing about the people running around screaming all night. Because they are attached to their own bar you can't bring in your own alcohol.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 June 2015

Liked: Comfortable bed

Disliked: Kitchen utensil is not enough.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

fergal gallogly

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

31 May 2015 fergal would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Shopping

10 April 2015

Liked: It looked nice on the outside and the location

Disliked: It was not very well kept insiide a bit run down

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

31 March 2015

Liked: Location is good.

Disliked: Everything costs extra. Pretty noicy place. Otherwise ok.

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

William Over

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

20 March 2015 William would recommend this property

Liked: 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

Disliked: the kitchen seating area is very small and the kitchen doesn't stay open late. The lack of other showers and toilettes, even though our room had an en-suite it still meant waiting for 5 other people. Check-in was incorrect on the hostel bookers website

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Lola Jalbert

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

16 March 2015 Lola would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, free drinks, awesome free food shelf

Disliked: No alcohol policy, not such a good kitchen, kind of expensive

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

Dan Jiang

Alone

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

07 March 2015 Dan would recommend this property

Liked: This is at a very central location. OK sociable environment. Most people get to know each other through Stray or Kiwi experience.

Disliked: Wifi needs to be paid. (Note premium internet access was actually very good when I used it). There is a club/bar downstairs - which can get quite loud on the weekend (and the vibration produced from their bass is quite annoy).

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Adam Smok

Alone

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

06 March 2015 Adam would recommend this property

Liked: How close was to city

Disliked: All was nice. Free breakfast and good service

57.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 March 2015

Liked: Friendly staff

Disliked: Dirty linen, Bad smell, Dirty bathroom

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is central

Disliked: The small kitchen

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Judi McDonald

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 September 2014 Judi would recommend this property

Liked: Liked that we could check out at midday for an extra $10. Enjoyed the atmosphere of mostly young people & the bar next door.

Disliked: There was a gab under our door, could here people I'm the hallway talking

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

06 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms were a good size and it was a good friendly environment

Disliked: That there is no parking facility

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Rachel Rowell

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 July 2014 Rachel would recommend this property

Liked: Convenient location

Disliked: Very small dorm room

48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

timothy reese

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

08 July 2014

Liked: Location

Disliked: Dirty, small, didn't feel super safe

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

Lucía Castro

Alone

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

30 May 2014 Lucía would recommend this property

Liked: It's in a good location

Disliked: They should have free wifi and my room was a bit dirty and smelly but the the rest of the hostel was clean

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

lilly andersson

With a large group / tour

Backpacking / gap year

28 April 2014

Liked: Its clean and the room size is great. Great location.

Disliked: Bad service. Hard to book more nights.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

24 April 2014

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

Disliked: Very noisy, lots of young travellers if I had known this I would have gone elsewhere, not all backbackers or budget travellers want this type of accomodation. Maybe website or advertisting should reflect this accomodation is aimed at your overseas travellers. Room was not as advertised but they were good enough to give us a discount, I don't know whos fault this is that the website is wrong but it needs to be updated as is very misleading

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 March 2014

Liked: Good location. Cheap drinks in bar.

Disliked: Pretty big so it's hard to settle. Kitchen was pretty gross. Shower was bad - only on tap so couldn't change the temperature and it was often too hot to even get under it. Noisy at night.

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

Liina Oja

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

07 March 2014 Liina would recommend this property

Liked: Good location

Disliked: Small lounge

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Vito Macolino

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 March 2014 Vito would recommend this property

Liked: everything really, it's a great hostel.

Disliked: it is not cheap! but you do get most of what you need.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Van Davy

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

28 February 2014

Liked: Bed = good; room=good, check-n and out = good, facilities=OK.

Disliked: Noisy. Booming "music" until 2:00 in the morning. No parking = unsafe for motorbike and attendant paniers full of gear.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 February 2014

Liked: Good location in town centre

Disliked: Worst hostel I ever stayed at!! Dirt und broken facilities everywhere! Tiny, bad smelling and dirty kitchen, disgusting to cook there! Toilettes and showers tiny and mouldy, dark and dirty as there are no windows. I stayed in a 8 bed mixed dorm which was way to small, no place to store luggage. Beds horribly uncomfortable and noisy. Every move in bed made great noise so everybody in room woke up ! Loco bar on ground level plays loud music all night that you can hear through out the whole hostel! There are many much nicer hostels around which are worth the money!

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

14 February 2014

Liked: right in town on main street

Disliked: the showers in the female sanctuary were scalding hot and no way to adjust the temperature, when reception were told they didn't seem all that bothered by it or to care. it was too hot very dangerous

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 February 2014

Liked: good location

Disliked: crappy version of Nomads, stay at Nomads in Queenstown!