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Base Wellington - Hostel

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21-23 Cambridge Ter, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand

Hostel with bar/lounge, near Courtenay Place
  • Free WiFi in lobby
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From 499 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Best value for money
Fantastic service
Regular internet service
More comfort would be nice

Base Wellington - Hostel

from A$70
  • Double Room, Ensuite
  • 6 Bed Dorm - 1 Bed
  • 4 Bed Dorm - 1 Bed
  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (4 beds)
  • Twin Room, Ensuite
  • The Family Room
  • Private Ensuite with Balcony
  • Sanctuary 4 Bed Dorm - 1 Bed
  • 6 Bed Ensuite - 1 Bed

What’s around Base Wellington - Hostel


  • In Te Aro
  • Courtenay Place - 3 min walk
  • Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) - 8 min walk
  • Cuba Street Mall - 9 min walk
  • Civic Square - 13 min walk
  • Mount Victoria Lookout - 16 min walk
  • Wellington Cable Car (Lambton Quay Station) - 20 min walk
  • Old Government Buildings - 25 min walk

Getting around

  • Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) - 12 min drive
  • Paraparaumu (PPQ) - 44 min drive
  • Wellington Station - 25 min walk
  • Wellington Kaiwharawhara Station - 6 min drive
  • Wellington Ngaio Station - 9 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 55 rooms
  • Arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-3 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 2 PM - 11 AM.
Room rates are based on 1 person. Extra-person charges apply for any additional guests (up to a maximum of 6 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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • Czech
  • English
  • Hindi

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Basement Bar - Onsite bar.

Base Wellington - Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • Base Wellington Hostel Backpacker
  • Base Wellington Backpackers Hotel Wellington
  • Base Wellington Hostel / Backpacker
  • Base Wellington - Hostel Wellington
  • Base Wellington - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Base Hostel Backpacker
  • Base Wellington Backpacker
  • Base Wellington Hostel
  • Base Wellington
  • Base Wellington Hostel / Backpacker
  • Base Wellington Hostel Backpacker
  • Wellington Base
  • Wellington Base Hostel


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Self parking costs NZD 15 per night

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 3 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 93 reviews

Fair 4.0
Just didn’t care
Shower head was broken and the tv didn’t work. So I went to inform The front desk about these 2 things and they said someone will be up to fix it, I went out for an hour or so come Back and both the shower and tv weren’t working. By 1030pm I had packed my bags and walked out asked for a refund and was refused as they said they were waiting for me to come back to them
Jordan, nzRomance trip
Very good 8.0
Weekend break
Great location and lots of restaurants around. Very comfortable bed! 👍
nz1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Excellent location, limited staff.
Excellent location, beautiful building, shared areas clean but crowded. The limited desk hours and lack of staff was confusing, others sites say 24/7 but got it right 'limited hours' means exactly that. Arrived with bags to signs saying "not staffed until ****" Only option for luggage storage was long term and no staff around to get that option either, Auckland Base has options so I thought it would be the same within the franchise. Instead of the planned lunch time walk around in Wellington I went exploring the busy building but with bags then chose instead to walk and sit and wait in a local park as I found them within close walking distance, another option is to go across the road and watch a movie until staff available. Wellington has many excellent cafes for coffee, was not going to use the room kettle as it looked as though was used to boil dirty socks. The view was beautiful.
nzFamily trip
Good 6.0
old fashioned students live
cheung, caOther trip
Very good 8.0
Your calves will get a work out.
So walkable and lots of shopping options.
Leslie, usOther trip

Base Wellington - Hostel

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