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Free WiFi, wheelchair access
Free WiFi, wheelchair access
Free WiFi, wheelchair access
Free WiFi, wheelchair access

Guest reviews

366 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 Front Desk


Explore the area

Popular LocationFear Factory Queenstown1 min walk
Popular LocationSkycity Queenstown Casino2 min walk
Popular LocationTSS Earnslaw Steamship3 min walk
AirportQueenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.)14 min drive

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  • Shared Dormitory 8 Beds (Shared Bathroom)

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsShared Dormitory 8 Beds (Shared Bathroom)
  • Double or Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDouble or Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Double or Twin Room, Ensuite

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDouble or Twin Room, Ensuite
  • 8 Bed Shared Dorm Women Only

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    More details8 Bed Shared Dorm Women Only
  • Basic Triple Room, 3 Single Beds, Private Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsBasic Triple Room, 3 Single Beds, Private Bathroom
  • Shared Dormitory (6 Beds)

    Room amenities

    • 25 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsShared Dormitory (6 Beds)
  • Double or Twin Room, No Windows

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDouble or Twin Room, No Windows
  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (4 Beds)

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsShared Dormitory, Ensuite (4 Beds)
  • Shared Dorm 8 Beds (Ensuite)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    More details Shared Dorm 8 Beds (Ensuite)

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area


Located in Queenstown, Base Queenstown - Hostel is in the city centre and near the beach. Shotover Jet and Coronet Peak Ski Area are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Lake Wakatipu. Skyline Gondola and Kiwi and Birdlife Park are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and parasailing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours and hiking/biking trails. Our guests appreciate the hostel's location for the sightseeing.

Visit our Queenstown travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Fear Factory Queenstown - 1 min walk
  • Skycity Queenstown Casino - 2 min walk
  • Steamer Wharf - 2 min walk
  • TSS Earnslaw Steamship - 3 min walk
  • Queenstown Mall - 4 min walk

Getting around

  • Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) - 14 min drive


  • Loco Cantina — 1 min walk

About this property

Base Queenstown - Hostel

Hostel with restaurant, walk to Lake Wakatipu
A restaurant, a nightclub and a bar/lounge are available at this smoke-free hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access and showers.
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.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

No on-site parking available

Food and drink

1 restaurant
1 bar
Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

Laundry facilities


ATM/banking services
Free newspapers in reception

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Ski storage
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken



If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower


Smoke-free property
TV in reception

Room amenities




Bathroom (partially open)
Hairdryer (on request)



Check-in between 2 PM and midnight


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No on-site parking is available.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Alcohol is not permitted at this property

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.

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Base Queenstown - Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Base Queenstown - Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Base Queenstown - Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this hostel?
Base Queenstown - Hostel doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Base Queenstown - Hostel?
Check-in is from 2 PM to midnight.
What time is check-out at Base Queenstown - Hostel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is this hostel located?
Located in the heart of Queenstown, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Fear Factory Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu. Skyline Gondola is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) away.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Base Queenstown - Hostel

Guest rating
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Getting pretty shabby and slack it’s attitude . Our room only half serviced and had to ask repeatedly for stuff.

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Staff & service, amenities

Good location, easy to access, good sized room. Comfy bed! No remote for TV!!

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020


  • Liked: Staff & service

Noisy all throughout the night. Not perfect for people who need to rest. I felt sick having to be constantly be awaken by drunk people in the hallway, doing nothing but being drunk until three in the morning. Wish the business minded this matter too despite Queenstown being “a party place”. What happened at 3 onwards? Cleaners took over, pouring bottles from bin to bin, loud enough to wake all my senses up each time like no one sleeps there. Every move was loud. Hate to say I had been warned! I checked out at 5 in the morning and stayed by the wharf for the rest of my short stay. Also the toilets had so limited space, no bins and weren’t very clean.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stay elsewhere

Avoid staying here. Very dirty room, bathroom, they didn’t even take out the garbage - it was full! We had to go down and get towels from the front desk. The windows were left open so when we arrived there were flies in the room. No worth saving a little money - go elsewhere to stay.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020