X Base Backpacker

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Queen street , Auckland, New Zealand

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slayerspike slayersp…
19 reviews
Soulless hostel Mar 05, 2012
Base is known for being a large hostel where you may not see much of other travelers but Auckland Base takes the impersonal even further.

One of the Mens bathrooms on the floor was broken but no one knew why so their was one Mens bathroom for the entire floor, and it was cleaned once a day. It was disgusting!. The placement of the bathroom means that you need your room card to be able to get to the bathroom and back.

Check out is 10am but the cleaners come into your room at 8am and want to change your sheets. You get the general feel they want you to leave. Then when you do leave it costs you $2 to store your bag their each day, and the security on the bags is a guy standing their watching people walk in and out of the storage room but not checking which bag they help them selves to.

The staff are rather unhelpful, some of them speaking very little English. This is an English speaking country so its expected that the staff speak English!, other staff either were not interested in helping or did not know how to use their own computer system.
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hellie4 hellie4
5 reviews
hmmm not a peaceful sleep Apr 10, 2012
I only stayed one night in base, its located in the heart of auckland perfect as I was travelling early in the morning.Very easy to find lot of places to eat around the hostel, people seemed friendly that I met. Fridge and internet was on offer which is handy.

Although there was constant noise throughtout the night the lights kept buzzing and people banging the doors, the service was good and pleasant. the price was also good value for a nights stay.But wouldnt be in a hurry to stay again!
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shouldbeinaboyband shouldbe…
1 reviews
good cheap hostel Dec 06, 2011
Staff are fantastic and very helpful. Hostel is slap bang in the middle of town. The breakfast is only 7dollars which is great value!. Hostel are happy to help provide address information for registration for ird numbers/bank accounts
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diza505 diza505
3 reviews
Fully recomended hostels Apr 23, 2011
clean, modern and comfortable. Non smoking room with all the essentials including a luggage security locker for each person, security swipe card access with a 24 hour reception, heating and air-co.

Well this Base definitely lives up to the chain's reputation of being party hostels.

I stayed in the female 'Sanctuary' dorms... but they were the closet dorms to the bar ...
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