3.9 out of 5

"The staff are amazing They upgraded my room Super stoked with the board hire options " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 06 Sep 2018

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Hotel Description

At Base Queenstown - Hostel you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Lake Wakatipu and Skyline Gondola. Highlights at this hostel include a nightclub and a bar/lounge.

Free WiFi are featured in all 63 rooms.

Loco Cantina serves Mexican cuisine and is open for dinner. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area and laundry facilities.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this Queenstown hostel include Queenstown Gardens and Shotover Jet.

Double or Twin Room, No Windows

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$100 per night

Basic Triple Room, 3 Single Beds, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Shared Dormitory 8 Beds (Shared Bathroom)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

8 Bed Shared Dorm Women Only

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory (6 Beds)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (4 Beds)

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Base Queenstown - Hostel ratings based on 95 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Base Queenstown - Hostel

Everyone (70) Couples (18) Students (1) Family (6)
4 out of 5
Convenient to town and bathroom in room was clean. There Was a long and loud concert tonight we were there and our room was directly over the venue. Earplugs had no use. Can’t fault the Hostel for that ....

Posted by on 12 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Apr. 2019 by Turner

HI Rose, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Glad to hear that you liked out location and the cleanliness of the hostel. I will let our staff know to keep up the good work. We do have a bar connected to us, which has great activities everyday and occasional concerts for our guests and others. I believe you might have been here when world renowned DJ, Claptone, was playing, which I would also agree, earplugs would have had minimal use. But thank you again for your feed back and safe travels!

1 out of 5
So dirty. Bed so wobbly. Directly above a loud bar.

Posted by , from Queenstown on 2 Feb. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

31 Mar. 2019 by Turner

Hi there, Thank you for leaving a review and I am sorry your stay was not up to your standards. I will pass this message on to our house keeping staff and we are working now on replacing our older beds. As for the bar, we have fun events going on every night for our guests but we do supply ear buds for free at reception. Hope you have a fun and safe rest of your trip.

4 out of 5
excellent ubication, but the lift was not working when I got my check out, I booked in a female room but a man was taking our bathroom

Posted by , from Queenstown on 16 Nov. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Nov. 2018 by Sammii

Kia Ora! Thank you for taking the time leave a review. I'm sorry the lift was out of service during your visit! We have had the issue resolved and the lift is now in full working order. Both our female dorms are en suites, meaning no males should have access, unless let in by a guest of the room. Reception are open 24 hours, so any issues such as this should be reported immediately so we can resolve the matter, so I apologise if this wasn't dealt with for you! Enjoy the rest of your travels and don't be a stranger if your ever back in Queenstown! Cheers

5 out of 5
The staff are amazing They upgraded my room Super stoked with the board hire options

Posted by on 6 Sep. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Sep. 2018 by Alistair

Thanks for the positive response, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.

5 out of 5

Great time, awesome people, good ski deals

The staff are a real family really making the whole experience fantastic

Posted by on 4 Sep. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

11 Sep. 2018 by Alistair

Thanks for the positive review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay in Queenstown with us and hope to see you again soon.

4 out of 5
Great location. No tv reception, and the beds were terrible, felt like we were folded in half and sleeping on the floor. Would recommend to other people

Posted by on 10 Mar. 2018

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4 out of 5

Cheap and cheerful

Pros: Cheap and cheerful, get what you pay for.
Cons: Bathroom clenliness
Location: Loads to do nearly
Cheap and cheerful, get what you pay for. Attached bar gets very busy very quickly

Posted by , from Auckland on 27 Jan. 2018

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2 out of 5

Decieving room bookings

When you book through wotif they bunch together 3 different room styles.. (double,twin,ensuite). So I thought I was booking a room with an ensuite but I wasn't. Very disappointed as I would not have intentionally booked a room without an ensuite.

Posted by , from Australia on 28 Oct. 2017

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2 out of 5

Noisy nights

Very busy hostel, accommodation is okay, it central but reverberates with disco and other noise from surrounding area till early hours. If you like to sleep find another place.

Posted by on 11 Apr. 2017

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2 out of 5

Cheap and nasty

Pros: Price, free wifi and location.
Cons: Sound proofing and thermostat.
Location: Central location.
Nightclub might be great for the night owl but the thump of the music rings through the room until midnight. Showers are warm for approximately 10 seconds, so you need to be quick before they swithch to ice cold.

Posted by on 31 Mar. 2017

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About the Base Queenstown - Hostel

Location 47-49 Shotover Street, Queenstown, 9300

Property Features

As a guest of Base Queenstown - Hostel, you'll find a nightclub, tour or ticket assistance, and ski equipment storage. WiFi is free in public spaces. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Base Queenstown - Hostel also features coffee/tea in common area, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. This Queenstown hostel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 63 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Built in 2004
  • Nightclub
  • Bar or lounge
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) (7.8 km / 4.9 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Base Queenstown - Hostel offers 63 forms of accommodation. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Rooms have partially open bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.

  • Bathrooms are partially open
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer available
  • Heating

Food & Drink

Loco Cantina – This pub specialises in Mexican cuisine and only serves dinner.Happy hour is offered.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Room rates are based on 1 person. Extra-person charges apply for any additional guests (up to a maximum of 8 guests per shared room). Guests reserving a room for more than 1 person must specify the total number of guests in the Special Requests section at time of booking, or by contacting the property immediately after booking via this Web site. Contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Base Queenstown Hostel/Backpacker Hostel
  • Base Hostel/Backpacker Hostel
  • Base Queenstown Hostel/Backpacker
  • Base Hostel/Backpacker
  • Base Queenstown Hostel
  • Base Queenstown

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Alcohol isn't allowed at Base Queenstown - Hostel.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.