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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Base is huge and very central, so for me it was easy to get to from the airport. When checking in the guy at reception was really friendly and helpful (think his name was Remi or something like that) He even changed my room so I could be in the same room as my cousin. The Bedroom was an... More 

Thank GiSanders26
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The hostel is huge! It's decent for a Base, biggest issue are the bathrooms. Unisex is a problem for my girlfriend, she had a man staring at her when she got out the shower for example. And they're grimy and grim. The hostel manager is a cool guy, so don't want to get him in too much trouble but the... More 

Thank Tom W
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Having arrived after 9pm, there was no trouble checking in, ie fast. We stayed on the second floor private room that was far from the chaos that was the sixth floor bar. We also got free toiletries and towel, so that was a bonus. Mattress should've been replaced years ago, you could feel every single spring. Having said that, we... More 

Thank Llaurajane
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

1 - Lifts take forever 2 - Showers should be condemned as they are not fit for human use 3 - Toilets not cleaned - I had to wear shoes at all times they were that bad 4 - Payable Wifi 5 - Dirty stains on the mattress 6 - Noisy beds every time the man above me moved it... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Booked 2 months in advance with STA for a double room for 10 nights. Arrived in Auckland 7am, told we couldn't check in until 2 pm, frustrating but fine. Check in time, queued for half an hour (hostel is extremely under staffed) to be told they couldn't find our booking and our room had been sold, and the hostel was... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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102 reviews
39 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not that young and the place was crawling with young backpackers! I had a room with an ensuite so did not see the rest of the facilities but it was a bit tired (my expectations of a hostel are not high but some aspects could be better) and it was not that clean. I think as a Middle Aged... More 

Thank AntarcticChick
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite disgusting and dirty hostel! Would not recommend to anyone. It would really need a large renovation! Worst shower ever. But the kitchen is the worst about this hostel. Feels disgusting to eat there when it's so dirty and smells awful! It's probably cleaner at the toilets...Also there was not enough cutlery so I had to eat with my hands... More 

Thank Nina H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The state of this accommodation is awful. I can honestly say it's the first time that I've felt less clean coming out of the showers than when I went in! There's constant stains, hairs, smudges and even toothpaste spit all over the sinks and I didn't even want to sit on the toilets! Nothing is looked after or maintained properly... More 

Thank Slt1234
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52 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been to a lot of hostels all over the world and generally love being in such places but this was one of the worst and one of the more expensive at the same time. Generally auckland seems to be a bad place for accomodation, though. Every place I saw was either very expensive or horrible. Mostly, the problem with... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely disgusting. This is the Mattres I am currently sleeping on. The showers are far from hygienic with mould in the showers and toilet paper all over the floor. I am Disgusted. Will never come back. I actually want a refund

2 Thank Georgia-lee S

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Award-winning Base Backpacker Auckland is located in the heart of Auckland city, less than 5 minutes walk to everywhere. We have fun working here so we know you'll have fun staying in our hostel. Former ACB, Base Auckland hostel is located in the heart of the city - central to shops, cafes, museums, Sky tower and only a few minutes walk to train, bus and ferry terminals and Vector Arena. The airport bus (Airbus) stops right outside our door! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Base Auckland Central Backpackers

Address: 229 Queen St | Cnr Queen St. & Darby, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Auckland
Price Range: $29 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Base Auckland Central Backpackers 3.5*
Number of rooms: 460
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“Preferably somewhere else if you want a good room.”
 of 5 bubbles chasann, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Avoid all together”
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“Tenth floor has nice view”
 of 5 bubbles , 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The double rooms are like pretty good hotel rooms”
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“Ask for a bigger dorm. The 4 bed dorms don't have windows and are so stuffy!!!”
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