Overview of Base Queenstown - Hostel

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Free WiFi, wheelchair access
Free WiFi, wheelchair access
Free WiFi, wheelchair access
Free WiFi, wheelchair access
Guests rated this property 3.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

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

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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.)13 min drive

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  • Shared Dorm 8 Beds (Ensuite)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
    More details Shared Dorm 8 Beds (Ensuite)
  • Basic Triple Room, 3 Single Beds, Private Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 3 Single Beds
    More detailsBasic Triple Room, 3 Single Beds, Private Bathroom
  • 8 Bed Shared Dorm Women Only

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More details8 Bed Shared Dorm Women Only
  • Double or Twin Room, Ensuite

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds
    More detailsDouble or Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Shared Dormitory 8 Beds (Shared Bathroom)

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory 8 Beds (Shared Bathroom)
  • Shared Dormitory (6 Beds)

    Room amenities

    • 25 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bunk Bed
    More detailsShared Dormitory (6 Beds)
  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (4 Beds)

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

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

About this area


Located in Queenstown, Base Queenstown - Hostel is in the city centre and near the beach. Coronet Peak Ski Area and The Remarkables Ski Area are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Steamer Wharf and Creative Queenstown Arts & Crafts Market. Skyline Gondola and CaddyShack City Mini Golf are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and parasailing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours and skydiving. 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

  • AirportQueenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) - 13 min drive


  • Loco Cantina — 1 min walk
  • Captains Restaurant - 3 min walk
  • Public Kitchen & Bar - 3 min walk
  • Bespoke Kitchen - 3 min walk
  • Finz Seafood and Grill - 3 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.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device

Safety measures

Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

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
  • Nightclub

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities


  • ATM/banking services
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Heating


  • Bathroom (partially open)
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower


  • Mobile key entry



Check-in from 2 PM - 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
This property accepts credit cards
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

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 Backpacker Hostel Queenstown
Base Backpacker Queenstown
Base Queenstown
Base Queenstown Backpacker
Queenstown Base
Base Queenstown Hostel/Backpacker Hostel
Base Hostel/Backpacker Hostel
Base Queenstown Hostel/Backpacker
Base Hostel/Backpacker
Base Queenstown Hostel
Base Queenstown Hotel
Base Queenstown - Hostel Queenstown
Base Queenstown - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

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 Base Queenstown - Hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Base Queenstown - Hostel?
Base Queenstown - Hostel doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Base Queenstown - Hostel?
Check-in is from 2 PM - midnight.
What time is check-out at Base Queenstown - Hostel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Base Queenstown - 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.
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Awesome location for the price. Very big and spacious room. Bed very comfortable, very nice small balcony with city view (this was a Plus) Overall for cleaness is good. Just some details like shower curtain not smelling good, also when you shower the extractor fan is just on top of shower and suction of the air makes the shower curtain stick to you when you shower, so I just showered with curtain open, And obviously wet all floor. the room did not have duvet but they supply us with extra heater which heated very good. They had a water boiler for tea but no glasses or cups in room. Paper toilet about to run out and no extra on room. In general was good for the price but as I mentioned. Just those details.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with group
Sad face IconDisliked: 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

Happy face iconLiked: 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

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: 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

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