A party hostel for backpackers, couples, and solo travelers
Dorm Bed: $15.62
The Base chain of hostels can be found in many cities throughout New Zealand, and are popular because of their solid and predictable amenities which make backpackers comfortable during their stay while providing a fun and active social scene. The Base Auckland is no exception, and in many ways epitomizes all that the company has to offer: three onsite bars, dorms and private rooms, central location, clean and modern facilities (including updated bathrooms), large communal areas with a great kitchen and TVs, internet and Wi-Fi, key-card security, a fitness center, job search, TVs in private rooms, game rooms with pool tables, and the list goes on.
Just because you're looking to have a good time doesn't mean that you have to sleep in filth or in a dangerous environment, and the people who run Base make sure that everything is kept tidy and clean, and is safe and secure.
Late night partying and dancing goes on at the bars and in some of the common areas on many nights of the week during peak season, and still quite often during the low season. If you're looking to have a good time and meet new friends, you can't go wrong here.
Some reviewers give lower marks for an occasional lack of cleanliness.
229 Queen St (Corner of Queen St and Darby) St Darby Street ,