Overview of Base Wellington - Hostel

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3.8/5 Good
270 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.7/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast Available
  • Parking Available


Explore the area

Popular LocationCourtenay Place3 min walk
Popular LocationTe Papa (Museum of New Zealand)8 min walk
Popular LocationCuba Street Mall9 min walk
AirportWellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.)14 min drive

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  • Double Room, Ensuite

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • 6 Bed Dorm - 1 Bed

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
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  • 4 Bed Dorm - 1 Bed

    3.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Shared Dormitory, Ensuite (4 beds)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Twin Room, Ensuite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 15 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • The Family Room

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • Private Ensuite with Balcony

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Sanctuary 4 Bed Dorm - 1 Bed

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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  • 6 Bed Ensuite - 1 Bed

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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About this area


Located in Wellington, Base Wellington - Hostel is near the beach. Interislander Ferry Terminal and Wellington Waterfront 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 while in town? See what's happening at Westpac Stadium or Wellington Town Hall.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

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

Getting around

  • Wellington Station - 3 min drive
  • Wellington (WLG-Wellington Intl.) - 14 min drive


  • Basement Bar — 1 min walk

About this property

Base Wellington - Hostel

Wellington hostel in Te Aro, walk to Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand)
This smoke-free hostel features a bar/lounge, self parking and coffee/tea in a common area. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, 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

Self parking: NZD 15 per night

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



Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)
Laundry facilities
Luggage 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.
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible parking


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Blackout drapes/curtains
Portable fan


Hairdryer (on request)



Food and drink

Shared kitchen access


Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in between 2 PM and 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


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types

Diners Club
American Express

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.

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

Base Wellington Hostel Backpacker
Base Hostel Backpacker
Base Wellington Backpacker
Base Wellington Hostel
Base Wellington
Base Wellington Hostel / Backpacker

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 this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Base Wellington - Hostel?
Self-parking is available for NZD 15 per night.
What time is check-in at this hostel?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 3 AM.
What time is check-out at Base Wellington - Hostel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is this property located?
Located in Te Aro, this hostel 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.

Guest reviews

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

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: 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


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    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: 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


    • Liked: 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

    5/5 Excellent

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

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020