Here at Base we're a Motley crew. Which really means we're non-uniform, a little undisciplined with different personalities, nationalities and mixed backgrounds, we're passionate about what we do and we're a lot of fun.

If you think about it, we're kinda like you - love travelling & having fun.

Along your travels, you'll get to meet us, hang out with us, sleep with us and share the fun. Here's a few of our crew, you might meet along your way...

Happy travels.
Base Crew 2011


  • Rachael

    Racahel Southey

    Racahel Southey

    Time at Base: Ages
    Nationality: Cook Island/Kiwi
    Current Position: GM Base Rotorua
    Best Travel Tip: Embrace the fear
    Hostel: Base Auckland

  • THOMO

    Thomas Cerny

    Thomas Cerny

    Time at Base: 2 years
    Nationality: South Islander
    Current Position: Reception - Kia Ora!
    Best Travel Tip: Always use protection
    Hostel: Base Queenstown

  • JJ

    JJ Gilbert

    JJ Gilbert

    Time at Base: 3 years
    Nationality: Kiwi All Rounder
    What do you do: GM Base Taupo
    Travel tip: Always carry camera
    Hostel: Base Taupo

  • Phil

    Phil Leslie

    Phil Leslie

    Time at Base: 8 years
    Nationality: Kiwi
    What do you do: GM Base Christchurch
    Must Experience: Game of rugby
    Hostel: Base Christchurch


  • Rich

    Rich Deane

    Rich Deane

    Time at Base: 3 years & counting...
    Nationality: British but Kiwi azzz bro
    What do you do: BM Base Queenstown
    Must Experience: Jager Bomb with me!
    Hostel: Base Queenstown


  • Hester

    Hester

    Hester

    Time at Base: 2 years
    Nationality: Kiwi
    What do you do: 2IC Base Wellington
    Must Experience: Basement Bar (of course!)
    Hostel: Base Wellington

  • DANA

    Dana O'Brien

    Dana O'Brien

    Time at Base: 3.5yrs
    Nationality: Kiwi
    Current Position: GM Base Wellington
    Must Experience: A Hooter Shooter
    Hostel: Base Wellington

  • Josh

    Josh Friendly

    Josh Friendly

    Time at Base: 2 years
    Nationality: Kiwi
    What do you do: Rooms Manager
    Must Experience: Altitude Bar
    Hostel: Base Queenstown


  • Nate Dog

    Nathan Fleming

    Nathan Fleming

    Time at Base: 2 years
    Nationality: Aussie
    What do you do: Customer Service Manager
    Must Experience: Base Airlie Awesome!
    Hostel: Base Sydney

  • Mr 10%

    Stephen Wales

    Stephen Wales

    Time at Base: 3 years
    Nationality: Aussie
    What do you do: GM Base Sydney
    Must Experience: Jars at Scary Canary
    Hostel: Base Sydney

  • Big Mac

    Brendan McKenna

    Brendan McKenna

    Time at Base: Lots of years
    Nationality: Aussie - Queenslander
    What do you do: GM Base Brisbane
    Must Experience: Downunder Bar
    Hostel: Base Brisbane

  • Tessa

    Tessa Atutah

    Tessa Atutah

    Time at Base: 3 years
    Nationality: Maori Owl
    What do you do: Frontline/Reception
    Must Experienc: Tyre tub. Beer. River.
    Hostel: Base Taupo

  • Lyds

    Lydiane Padel

    Lydiane Padel

    Time at Base: 3 years
    Nationality: Frenchie
    What do you do: Commercial Manager
    Travel tip: Always carry a bucket, you never know when you gonna need one!
    Hostel: All of them!

  • Chameleon

    Peter Webster

    Peter Webster

    Time at Base: 4.5 years
    Nationality: Welsh
    What do you do: A little bit of everything! (Director of Operations)
    Travel tip: Always carry a Welsh scarf and beanie – never know when you will need them.
    Hostel: All of them

  • Georgie

    Georgia Arsenikos

    Georgia Arsenikos

    Time at Base: Almost a year
    Nationality: Australian / Greek
    What do you do: Pay you people!
    Travel tip: When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.
    Hostel: All of them

  • Taylor

    Amy Taylor

    Amy Taylor

    Time at Base: 6 years
    Nationality: British
    What do you do: NZ Sales Manager
    Travel tip: Work out exactly what you want to get out of a trip and do it, but also embrace the unexpected. Base style!

  • TC Kellie

    Kellie Brookes (Tropical Cyclone Kellie)

    Kellie Brookes (Tropical Cyclone Kellie)

    Time at Base: 2 years
    Nationality: Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie… Oi Oi Oi
    What do you do: GM Base Airlie Beach
    Travel Tip: Don’t forget your toothbrush…or your room number!
    Hostel: Base Airlie Beach Resort