A bit of creativity from one of our dear customers.02:09 PM on Thu 24 Jan 2013

X marks the spot where all cool backpackers go for fun, laughter,
A great Kiwi bed and to be in the know.

At X place Base: Staff and management don’t get in your face.

Greeted with smiles as you walk in the door,
A great place to be, you won’t ask for more.

A neat place to stay and good company to boot
And when to bar opens, you don’t need a suit!

Just your backpack, your stories, your tales of travel.
And when you stay at X Base there’s a whole word to unravel.

X Base is awesome, entertaining, spacious and clean.

So come one come all, enjoy the X Base scene.

Written by Gabrielle Fairhall,
A grateful traveller.


The truth behind the X...

Do you remember as a kid seeing those treasure maps? The maps explorers, adventurers, pirates and the like would use! Invariably they require the bearer to cross oceans, traverse vast lands and climb mountains on an epic adventure, the destination marked by a red X... 'X marks the spot.'

If you're reading this, you've become that adventurer. You have crossed or will soon cross the oceans, travelled through and around vast countries in search of whatever it is you hope to gain from your trip. While you didn't travel all this way to stay at Base, we do hope that you'll find base a great place to stay, run by like minded people and in an environment where you'll feel at home.

In this respect our 'X' does mark the spot where you'll find what you're looking for in a truly great hostel experience.

We never intended the X to be part of our name but it seems that travellers have decided that X Base was just as cool as just Base or Base Backpackers, we don't mind, whatever leads backpackers from around the world to our hostels works for us.

Happy travels!

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