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Blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, WiFi, linens
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Base Wellington - Hostel

3 out of 5

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast Available
  • Bar
  • Laundry

Explore the area

    Popular LocationCourtenay Place3 min walk
    Popular LocationNew Zealand Film Archive7 min walk
    Popular LocationTe Papa (Museum of New Zealand)8 min walk
    AirportWellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.)14 min drive

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Twin Room, Ensuite

5/5 guest room rating
  • 15 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Double Room, Ensuite

4.4/5 guest room rating
  • 15 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (4 beds)

5/5 guest room rating
  • 15 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 4 Single Beds

6 Bed Dorm - 1 Bed

No guest room rating
  • 15 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bunk Bed

Private Ensuite with Balcony

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

The Family Room

4/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bunk Bed

6 Bed Ensuite - 1 Bed

  • Sleeps 1
  • 3 Single Bunk Beds

Sanctuary 4 Bed Dorm - 1 Bed

  • Sleeps 1
  • 2 Single Bunk Beds

4 Bed Dorm - 1 Bed

3.8/5 guest room rating
  • 15 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 4 Single Beds

About this area


Located in Wellington, Base Wellington - Hostel is in the city centre and near the beach. Interislander Ferry Terminal and Zealandia are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Wellington Zoo and The Weta Cave. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at TSB Bank Arena or Westpac Stadium.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Courtenay Place - 3 min walk
  • New Zealand Film Archive - 7 min walk
  • Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand) - 8 min walk
  • Cuba Street Mall - 9 min walk
  • Michael Fowler Centre - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Wellington Station - 6 min drive
  • AirportWellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) - 14 min drive


  • Basement Bar — 1 min walk
  • Istana Malaysia - 4 min walk
  • Dragons Chinese Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • Two Souls - 5 min walk
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About this property

Base Wellington - Hostel

3-star Wellington hotel in Te Aro, walk to Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand)
A bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli and WiFi in public areas are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities and tour/ticket assistance are on-site. All 55 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and microwaves, plus hobs and TVs. Other amenities available to guests include portable fans, showers and phones.
Base Wellington - Hostel offers 55 forms of accommodation with shared/communal kitchens and portable fans. Fridges and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include a shower. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Internet access (surcharge)
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 6 AM–10:30 AM: NZD 3 per person
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Lift

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Czech
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi


  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Portable fan


  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower


  • TV

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Shared kitchen access
  • Hob


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone



Check-in from 2 PM - 3 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 2 PM - 11 AM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
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.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 3 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: NZD 15 per night

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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

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

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Base Wellington - Hostel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Base Wellington - Hostel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Base Wellington - Hostel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Base Wellington - Hostel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Base Wellington - Hostel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Base Wellington - Hostel?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 3 AM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Base Wellington - Hostel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Base Wellington - Hostel located?
Located in Te Aro, this hotel is steps away from Embassy Theatre and Wellington Central Business District. Wellington Waterfront and Courtenay Place are also within 5 minutes. Wellington Station is 25 minutes by foot.
Rating 5 - Excellent. 83 out of 270 reviews
5 - Excellent 31%
Rating 4 - Good. 87 out of 270 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 72 out of 270 reviews
3 - Okay 27%
Rating 2 - Poor. 18 out of 270 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 10 out of 270 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Rooms can get noisy from all the activity on coyrtenay place. But i dont mind the noise, so it was a pleasant stay!
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

3/5 Okay

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Price was excellent for Wellington and room was sufficient ;) Will be back .
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Kitchen was really small and many long term stayers with their groceries everywhere so no space to put your stuff. I could hear street noise all night from my room. Hard to meet people there. Bed was good. WiFi bad from room. Staff was nice.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

3/5 Okay

Business traveller, Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service
Sad face IconDisliked: Property conditions & facilities
The app required to open door didnt work went 2 reception from 6th floor got given a card that didnt work back down stairs had staff come to room to try card got told to use his technique wiggle pull door knob up then down quickly which was frustrating ass as we obviously didn't have majic touch needless to say im sure our fellow neighbours wouldve thaut we were nutters cursing at our door and although completely out of your control we were gutted that we couldnt use the balcony as the wild wet welly wind would probably have blown us away ;0)
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

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