Base Auckland

229 Cnr Queen St & Darby St, Auckland, New Zealandshow map
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Overview

Located 300 meters away from Sky Tower, a 2-star Base Auckland hotel offers a non-smoking accommodation within a 5-minute walk from Auckland Art Gallery.

The city center is 10 minutes' walk of the property. Such tourist places as a tower, a gallery and a museum are fairly close by.

Within walking distance of Central Business district with cafés and a cinema.

Auckland International airport is located 25 minutes' drive away from Base Auckland Hotel.

Rooms

Base Auckland Hotel includes 115 guestrooms with wireless internet, flat-screen TV, a refrigerator, a dining area and an iron with ironing board. They feature bathrooms with a shower and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Those staying at Base Auckland Hotel can sit down to an award-winning breakfast. Guests will taste special cuisine in the large on-site restaurant. After exploring sights of Auckland, residents can go back to Base Auckland Hotel for snacks and barbeque served in the onsite lounge bar. Offering Thai, Kosher and New Zealand meals, Ruk Thai Kitchen is situated 50 meters of the property.

Services

Guests can benefit from a designated place for smoking, an elevator and a vending machine.

Relax

Base Auckland Hotel provides cribs, a playroom and board games for children.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for additional charge.

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of floors:   10.  Number of rooms:   115.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Billiard tables

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Board games
  • Game room

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Karaoke
  • Night club
  • Entertainment
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Library

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Shared kitchen
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Air New Zealand LimitedAir New Zealand Limited700 ft
SKYCITY Auckland Convention CentreSKYCITY Auckland Convention Centre700 ft
The CivicThe Civic1400 ft
Victoria Park MarketVictoria Park Market3000 ft
Vector ArenaVector Arena3300 ft
National Maritime MuseumNational Maritime Museum3000 ft
Aotea CentreAotea Centre700 ft
Auckland Town HallAuckland Town Hall1400 ft
Auckland Art GalleryAuckland Art Gallery700 ft
K RoadK Road600 ft Auckland CentralNew Zealand
Sky TowerSky Tower1000 ftCorner Victoria and Federal Sts
Aotea SquareAotea Square1200 ft50 Mayoral Drive
Viaduct HarbourViaduct Harbour2500 ftViaduct Harbour Ave
Auckland Harbour BridgeAuckland Harbour Bridge3900 ftCurran St
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Ruk Thai KitchenRuk Thai Kitchen100 ft233-237 Queen Street
Celine Mediterranean CuisineCeline Mediterranean Cuisine200 ft12 Darby Street
Giapo Ice Cream & Research KitchenGiapo Ice Cream & Research Kitchen700 ft279 Queen Street
Dragon BoatDragon Boat300 ft7-37 Elliott St, Auckland
ATT CafeATT Cafe300 ft14 Lorne Street
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Auckland ZooAuckland Zoo2.7 mi
Kelly Tarlton's Underwater WorldKelly Tarlton's Underwater World2.9 mi
ASB ShowgroundsASB Showgrounds4300 ft
NewmarketNewmarket1.6 mi
Eden Park StadiumEden Park Stadium2.2 mi
Auckland War Memorial MuseumAuckland War Memorial Museum1.1 mi
Museum of Transport Technology and Social History MOTATMuseum of Transport Technology and Social History MOTAT2.5 mi
Museum of Transport, Technology and Social History (MOTAT)Museum of Transport, Technology and Social History (MOTAT)2.8 mi
Auckland DomainAuckland Domain4300 ft
One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie)One Tree Hill (Maungakiekie)3.6 mi670 Manukau Road Epsom
Otara MarketOtara Market9.7 miNewbury St
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Getting around
Airports
Auckland International (AKL)11.1 mi
Ardmore (AMZ)17.0 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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Reviews
6.6
GoodBased on  59  reviews
  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Location excellent - for getting there, getting out and about and sightseeing and there were a good selection of eating places close by. We had a good street view which we enjoyed.

    I feel I could not recommend the Base Auckland to others of 'mature' age - we are 60yrs young - for these reasons. 1. The lifts didn't always work as intended and we felt this was dangerous. 2. The bedspread (although a dark colour)on our bed looked unclean with stains of a "dubious nature" on the white underside. 3. We should have been alerted by the advertisment of the "great bar" - but we found a Friday and Saturday night stay very disturbing with the loud thomping sound coming from the "great bar".

  • 2.4
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    First, I got a room in the 3rd floor, it was directly above a night club. It was very very noisy. It felt like you were sleeping in the club. Then I changed the room. The new room was better but still very noisy. At the second night I changed the room again. The new room was in the 7th floor. You could not hear the club but the air conditioner was very loud. You could not switch it off. It was also too cold because of the air conditioner. All in one, it was a horrible stay. It was too expensive for the noisy and untidy rooms. The staff was not very friendly and incompetent. I would not recommend it.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    The location is good, being right in the centre of town.

    Dirty bathrooms, toilet door did not have a lock, shower tap the push button type= annoying. My dorm room was way too hot. When I was staying there a girl got stuck in the lift for an hour! However the stairs were annoying because you could not get into the floor that way, so really you need to use the lift! The staff were helpful but the que to see them was always long and they seemed overworked. I would not recommend this backpackers- there must be a better option.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    I liked the fact that I was leaving early the next day

    I thought it was over priced, I could not control the air vent blasting cold air into my room. there were'nt enough blankets on the bed. The bathroom was unclean so I went without a shower and felt unsafe when I went to my room as there was no lighting in the corridor my room was located on. It seemed dark and felt dangerous with drunk people wandering around randomly.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Location and friendly staff.

    Noisy air con, could not adjust individual room temperature.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    I booked a bed at base because that was what i required, a bed. I stayed in the sanctuary girls only dorm. However, i didnt get just a bed. I met great people during the course of my 5 day stay and had a very enjoyable time. The handiness of globe bar in the basement is brilliant as one can have a night out, yet get back to ones bed quickly, easily and safely

    The showers are very very small and have no bench to put ones things on, only hooks which are not always practical

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    The staff worked hard to sort any issues that we had, very polite. It's in the heart of Auckland so it was easy for us to get around. The room was ok, basic but good.

    Couldn't sleep. To many drunk travellers. On to many occasions you would over hear people's conversations and the highlights of there adventures would be to tell what the alcohol was like in various countries, pathetic. The drunks were so inconsiderate and Base doesn't help the situation by allowing the hostel to be littered with daily handouts on such drinking events as 'olympic drinking'. Other than the verbal and advertising abuse from alcohol it would of been good!

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    The location. Right on queens street. You can't get more central than that. They had two tv rooms.

    Don't really know where to start. Had to queue for 30mins just to check in. The staff didn't seem bothered we were all waiting. The hostel was old and run down. I don't think I've ever been in a more depressing place. The beds were rickety. The cost of wifi was ridiculous when it should be free. Go to the library around the corner! No change machine near the laundry and considering base auckland is such a huge hostel, that's just stupid. The showers were old and felt grimy. I didn't feel clean after I had one. The water turned off every 10 seconds and you had to press the button again.

  • 6.2
    Good

    great location, good price

    noisy air conditioning, not very clean, booked two rooms and when arrived was told only one room was available

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    I liked the fact that Base Auckland is close to every facility we could possibly need. The staff were extra friendly & helpful whenever we approached them for whatever reason, nothing was too trivial for them to be bothered with. Would I return........YES definitely!!!

    Perhaps the way in which the bacon & eggs were cooked..on a portable grill??!!

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Location. Friendly staff.

    Bathrooms were disgusting - the gents had fecal matter all over bowl of toilet. and the sinks were not clean.The stench had been developing for more than just a day. Possibly somewhere closer to a week. Ladies not much better. Showers not clean either.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    very convenien to shops.

    so hard to find a car park and it is very expancive to park. I spend $28 for 2 hour parking.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Good location.

    The bed was uncomfortable with 1, cheap pillow. Under the bed and behind the curtains were empty beer bottles. The lifts did not work effectively. Residents had blocked open fire doors so they could get in and out. I suspect this would be contrary to heathe and safety and fire regulations. This place could be great but appears to be poorly managed. When we arrived there was a big queue, two girls trying their best while other staff milled around doing nothing. Get your act together. The concept is great but the management and execution very poor......

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Tiny rooms (four bed dorm made into 6 to cash in on the world cup?), no fridge in room as advertised, fridges in kitchen too small. Two out of the three lifts were out of order my entire stay. No access to stairwell meant waiting up to 10 minutes for the lift. House keeping came to clean the room 9.15 every morning, despite check-out being at 10 am. Room wasn't vacumed all week. To cap things off my food was stolen from the kitchen. Terrible hostel

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    I liked the amount of facilities for the young traveler but I'm an older traveler and the off hours of the young was not pleasant. But it's for the young so I understand.

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Design Hotels in New Zealand

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Auckland International (AKL)11.1 mi
Ardmore (AMZ)17.0 mi
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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