Base was my first destination in Auckland once I arrived in New Zealand. The location is awesome, can't argue against that. Just when you arrive and are looking for first orientation you might be better with some more familiar hostels, but that's up to everybody's preferences.
The hostel is huge and so there are heaps of people, so you are actually never on your own. But in fact the atmosphere in the lounge is more like a waiting hall than anything else but suppose it is what you make out of it.
In my opinion it was just a bit too dirty and unfortunate that you can't open any windows unless you stay in a windowless room. You can't even control the air-condition in the rooms separately which was inconvenient several times.
However the staff was always friendly and helpful and I felt comfortable with any requests I had, just not Job Search New Zealand. I do not know if something's changed but it wasn't helpful at all and more a waste of money as you can get all necessary documents easily on your own. Jobs were only available on Facebook, so no working database to place people somewhere, you had to reply to Facebook posts. Not what I am looking for, when paying a membership fee. Hopefully that changed.
I recommend this hostel to people with short stays (1-2 nights), maybe I just stayed too long. :) (9 nights)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Award-winning Base Backpacker Auckland is located in the heart of Auckland city, less than 5 minutes walk to everywhere. We have fun working here so we know you'll have fun staying in our hostel. Former ACB, Base Auckland hostel is located in the heart of the city - central to shops, cafes, museums, Sky tower and only a few minutes walk to train, bus and ferry terminals and Vector Arena. The airport bus (Airbus) stops right outside our door! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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