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Reviews of BASE Wellington

Hostel | 23 Cambridge terrace, Wellington, New Zealand 6011

67.8% Overall Rating

77 out of 104 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (08/04/2014)

"The location was nearly perfect, right around the corner of Courtenay Place and the staff did know what to do and was really nice and helpful."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 1.29
  • Breakfast USD 4.53
  • Towel USD 1.94

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

1)We must receive a valid notice of cancellation of your booking in writing within 90 days prior to day of arrival. 2)Any cancellation within 90 days of the check in date will incur 100% cancellation fee. 3)No shows will also be charged for the full reservation and any remaining nights cancelled. 4)For a notice of cancellation to be valid, it must include the hostel name, reservation name, guest name and email address as these details appear on your confirmation booking. 5)Any requested changed with respect to your booking including check-in and check-out dates and configuration of accommodation, must be made directly with the hostel where you have booked your accommodation. You acknowledge that all reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your request, but there is no obligation or guarantee that your booking will be changed.

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67.8%

Overall Rating

77 out of 104 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'BASE Wellington '

Atmosphere
64.8%
Location
80.8%
Facilities
64.0%
Cleanliness
64.0%
Staff
70.4%
Value
60.0%
Safety
70.4%
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88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Ben Sanders

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 August 2015 Ben would recommend this property

Liked: Went on the perfect night cos it was the bar crawl.

Disliked: An old naked man was stood in front of me when i woke up

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

Brianna Leahy

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

07 June 2015 Brianna would recommend this property

Liked: View and location

Disliked: Brianna left no negative feedback.

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 June 2015

Liked: Nothing.

Disliked: Unfriendlyness of the staff

40.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 June 2015

Liked: Good location, that's pretty much it.

Disliked: Having been travelling a lot for the past 4 years, I stayed in hundreds of backpackers but I think I never met so unfriendly and useless staff. They obviously do not mean what customer care means and if, by staying in a backpacker, you do not expect things to be perfect from a service perspective, at least you expect to feel the place friendly, welcoming and some good vibes from the staff. Well do not expect that as you will just be treated as 1 more random number as the staff there just does not care for the guests. The bathrooms were quite dirty and clearly not clean enough, the bar downstairs absolutely without character especially compared to the good ones down Courtney Place. And the rooms far too small to have so many beds. I had to stay there as there was no more room available in other hostels, now I know why this was the only one with vacancy! Avoid at all costs, you'll find better everywhere else! (I moved to Waterloo and there is just no comparison...).

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

Joanna Uzoka

With a large group / tour

Backpacking / gap year

20 May 2015 Joanna would recommend this property

Liked: Good facilities, great bar, very friendly staff!

Disliked: Joanna left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

27 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location

Disliked: Bar atmosphere

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

City break
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 February 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was really handy and the kitchen was big.

Disliked: The noise from Courtenay place was annoying at night sometimes but it wasn't too bad.

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

Pablo Cuneo

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

03 February 2015 Pablo would recommend this property

Liked: Good location. Good size room

Disliked: On the 6th floor it can get quite loud at night when it's windy

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A huge room for socializing

Disliked: I've stayed in a 6 Bed Dorm and it only had 4 Plug ins for electronic devices. I had the bed in the bottom of the Bunk and there was not a plug in for my Laptop which was close enough.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 August 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location.

Disliked: Cleanliness

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

08 April 2014

Liked: The location was nearly perfect, right around the corner of Courtenay Place and the staff did know what to do and was really nice and helpful.

Disliked: For myself personally it was too big. I lost the overview and because it was that huge it didn't seem "comfortable". And besides that our room was really hot and sticky and you were barely able to open a window.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location. Big dining/living area makes it easy to socialise.

Disliked: No alcohol permitted in the hostel, so can't pre drink!! Walls are thin and windows are not double glazed so its a bit noisy at night and when it's windy (which is most of the time!!!) feels like the place is going to fall down!

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals
Shopping

09 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I liked that there was wireless internet available at a cheap rate for 24 hours. The property is close to everything needed supermarket, food outlets ect.

Disliked: The only bad thing i can think of is lack of parking for visitors

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

01 October 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location is fantastic

Disliked: I was on the 7th floor on a very windy night and the windows didn't close properly, banging all the time and with a huge draft coming through.

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

Fiona Hamilton

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 February 2013 Fiona would recommend this property

Liked: It was close to everything you need! Was really impressed!

Disliked: Fiona left no negative feedback.

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

Albert Arts

With friends / other travellers

City break
Partying / nightlife
Visiting friends or family

18 December 2012 Albert would recommend this property

Liked: Everything, was well set out, easy to find and had a great atmosphere. Was easy to meet new people and they had a decent bar downstairs.

Disliked: Albert left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good atmosphere. There is a bar down stairs so easy to meet other travelers. Very central location.

Disliked: Nothing

20.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Mollie Wellander

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

26 March 2012

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: Everything

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

Connor Philp

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 March 2012 Connor would recommend this property

Liked: Relaxed staff

Disliked: Nothing really

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

Chen Xie

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

09 January 2012

Liked: good central location

Disliked: inadequate kitchen facilities

20.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 November 2011

Liked: nothing

Disliked: You have to pay to get Wifi !! Who still do that in 2011 ? Never saw that before... No alcohol allowed in the hostel, so don't go there is you want to taste NZ Wines...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

13 November 2011

Liked: The staff were generally helpful and friendly.

Disliked: The kitchen was disgusting. There were dishes everywhere amd all the surfaces were a mess...my friends and I opted to break our budget and eat out rather tahn cook any food there.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap, awesome location, comfy beds.

Disliked: Not exactly the cleanest, but functional. You get what you pay for.

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

Thomas Topping

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 October 2011 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: Mean showers, great location, good to have draws to store kit.

Disliked: N/A

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break

08 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location

Disliked: run down, kitchen was very dirty, noicy, bad ventilation in rooms