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3.8 out of 5

"Location is great. Staff are friendly. King bed was comfortable. Lack of air con made room very stuffy and hot, a fan would have been useful. En-suite ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 26 Jan 2020

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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 hostel include a restaurant, a nightclub, and a bar/lounge.

Free WiFi and LCD TVs are featured in all 49 rooms.

This smoke-free hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. Other amenities include laundry facilities and ski storage. There's also free parking nearby, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 20-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$57* Per night/room 13 Jul. - 14 Jul.

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 72 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 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 (38) Couples (27) Students (2) Family (2)
1 out of 5
Property laundry facilities were down. Staff stood around talking before serving you. Property was very noisy overnight. Bedding had hair in the sheets before we used it.

Posted by on 24 Feb. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Feb. 2020 by Turner

Hi there, Thank you taking the time to give us your feedback. We are currently waiting for new laundry units to make it through customs in Australia, so our laundry facilities are being looked into. We do have housekeeper that are trained to inspect the beds but I will have a chat with our HK supervisor to make sure these checks are actually being done. Safe Travels!

4 out of 5

Posted by on 4 Feb. 2020

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2 out of 5
Once in the twin room it was quite comfortable and clean, however the entrance area and steps and dark gloomy passageways were not.

Posted by on 30 Jan. 2020

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3 out of 5
Location is great. Staff are friendly. King bed was comfortable. Lack of air con made room very stuffy and hot, a fan would have been useful. En-suite bathroom was lovely and functional but needed a really good clean.

Posted by on 26 Jan. 2020

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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!

About the Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel

Location 73 Brownston Street, Wanaka, 9305

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. A ski shuttle and a roundtrip airport shuttle are available for a fee. A nightclub, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel. This Wanaka hostel is smoke free.

  • 49 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Nightclub
  • Bar or lounge
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • 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 Intl. Airport (ZQN) (63 km / 39.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and ski shuttle

Room Amenities

Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel offers 49 accommodations. 32-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

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

Food & Drink

Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel has a restaurant on site.

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. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 3 AM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

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

Pet Policy

  • 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 may be 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
  • Staffed front desk
  • 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
  • Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel Wanaka
  • Base Backpackers Wanaka - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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 rating system.

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