Overview of Base Queenstown - Hostel

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3.4 / 5
353 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry


What's nearby

AirportQueenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.)14 min drive

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Free cancellation on all rooms

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  • Shared Dormitory 8 Beds (Shared Bathroom)

    Shared Dormitory 8 Beds (Shared Bathroom)

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Double or Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

    Double or Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Double or Twin Room, Ensuite

    Double or Twin Room, Ensuite

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • 8 Bed Shared Dorm Women Only

    8 Bed Shared Dorm Women Only

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Basic Triple Room, 3 Single Beds, Private Bathroom

    Basic Triple Room, 3 Single Beds, Private Bathroom

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Shared Dormitory (6 Beds)

    Shared Dormitory (6 Beds)

    Room amenities

    • 25 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Double or Twin Room, No Windows

    Double or Twin Room, No Windows

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (4 Beds)

    Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (4 Beds)

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Shared Dorm 8 Beds (Ensuite)

    Shared Dorm 8 Beds (Ensuite)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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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 and Queenstown Gardens. Skyline Gondola and Kiwi and Birdlife Park are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the hostel's location for the sightseeing.

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


  • Where to eat
  • Loco Cantina – Pub offering Mexican cuisine. Serves dinner daily, happy hour available.

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 - midnight


Check-out before 10 AM


  • 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 are 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 guest rooms. 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
All reviews

Guest reviews


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


  • 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

4/5 Good

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

Had a private room in the hostel so the room was nice, newly decorated. Complimentary breakfast in the communal area 8-9am, basic but decent. Hostel was connected to their own bar, good prices.

Stayed 3 nights in Jan. 2020


  • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
  • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

The ensuite was great and then we bed was comfortable. The room was very stuffy.

Stayed 3 nights in Dec. 2019