3.8 out of 5

"Loved the place. We had a double room with ensuite. The bed was a little hard but the room was good size and competitively priced. The bar downstairs ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 15 Oct 2017

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Hotel Description

Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel puts you in the heart of Wanaka, within steps of Picture Lounge and Gallery Thirty Three. Highlights at this ski hostel include free continental breakfast and a nightclub.

All 49 rooms feature free WiFi and LCD TVs.

This smoke-free hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, tour/ticket assistance and multilingual staff. Added amenities include laundry facilities and ski storage. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also free parking nearby, along with the convenience of a ski shuttle.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this Wanaka hostel include Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea.

Twin Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$76* Per night/room 10 Sep. - 11 Sep.

Superior Shared Dormitory, Women only (Sanctuary)

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

Triple Room, 3 Single Beds, Ensuite

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (10 beds)

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

Double Room, Ensuite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6 beds)

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

Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel ratings based on 68 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel

Everyone (37) Couples (26) Students (2) Family (2)
3 out of 5

Posted by on 27 Feb. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Mar. 2019 by Manager

Hi Anonymous, Thanks for your note. Happy travels :)

3 out of 5
The property lacked ambience, and warmth, very cellular, almost prison- like, but comfortable.

Posted by , from Kapiti Coast on 25 Feb. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Feb. 2019 by base wanaka

Hi Linzee, Thank you for your feed back. We really appreciate it. We will definitely take your feedback seriously. Glad you found it comfortable. Happy travels :)

3 out of 5

Posted by on 15 Feb. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Apr. 2019 by Manager

Hi, Thank you for your stars! Happy Travels :)

2 out of 5
Noisy, expensive internet that worked intermittently.

Posted by on 17 Jan. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Mar. 2019 by Manager

Hi Anonymous, Thanks for your feedback. We appreciate that.It seems that you stayed in a night where we had a 'special' in the bar. It can be a bit noisy sometimes. But the earplugs normally prevent you from that.We will definitely take your feedback seriously about internet. Happy travels :)

2 out of 5

Posted by on 6 Jan. 2019

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4 out of 5
A good hostel right in town, close to everything. Would recommend and will stay there again.

Posted by , from Invercargill, Aotearoa. on 23 Oct. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Oct. 2018 by Marvin

Hi there! Thank you so much for a your fantastic feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay! We hope you choose to stay here again with us. Until then happy travels!

3 out of 5
Wasn’t as clean as I would expect. Comfortable bed but the linen was not nice.

Posted by on 6 Jun. 2018

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4 out of 5

Nice and cheap, close to town, amazing location.

Pros: Cheap and good location.
Cons: Softer beds, I am used to something much more soft.
Location: Location is great, in the heart of the Wanaka nightlife and restaurants.
Loved the place. We had a double room with ensuite. The bed was a little hard but the room was good size and competitively priced. The bar downstairs was awesome. Would recommend here.

Posted by , from NZ on 15 Oct. 2017

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4 out of 5

A close accommodation to everything in Wanaka.

A close walking accommodation to everything in Wanaka. It's simple but affective depending on your needs and wants for your trip. It was exactly what we wanted. It was surprising a extremely warm place.

Posted by , from Tassie on 3 Aug. 2017

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4 out of 5

Close to everything

The experience was great, staff were all happy and helpful. Met a lot of people, and all friendly. The night club was going off, and didn't notice the noise from the room. Thanks for the experience!! Would recommend

Posted by on 26 Jun. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Jul. 2017 by Louise

Hey! Many thanks for taking your time to review our hostel! We're really glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us here at Base Wanaka! We hope if you came back to Wanaka you would return to stay with us. Kind regards, Base Wanaka

About the Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel

Location 73 Brownston Street, Wanaka, 9305

Property Features

Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A nightclub, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel. This Wanaka hostel is smoke free.

  • 49 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Nightclub
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free parking nearby

Transport

  • Airport: Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) (63 km / 39.1 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Ski shuttle
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel offers 49 forms of accommodation with blackout curtains. 32-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. This Wanaka hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Blackout drapes
  • Heating

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free continental breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 12:30 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 3 AM.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 3 AM.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 18 and younger are not allowed at this adults-only property. All guests older than 18 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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 Shared Room category 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.

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 rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Caters to adults only

Hotel Names

  • Base Backpackers Hostel Wanaka
  • Base Backpackers Wanaka
  • Base Wanaka
  • Base Wanaka Backpackers
  • Wanaka Base Backpackers
  • Base Backpackers Wanaka Hotel Wanaka
  • Base Backpackers Wanaka Hostel

You should know

  • This is an adults-only property and guests under 18 years old aren't allowed.
  • Alcohol isn't allowed at Base Backpackers Wanaka - 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.