Award-winning Base Backpackers Auckland is located in the heart of Auckland city, less than 5 minutes walk to everywhere. We have fun working here so we know you'll have fun staying with us.
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Every Traveller needs a Base, so come and stay with us.

Former ACB, Base Backpackers Auckland is located in the heart of the city - central to shops, cafés, museums, Sky tower and only a few minutes walk to train, bus and ferry terminals and Vector Arena. The airport bus (skybus) stops right outside our door!

Our quality Auckland backpackers offers comfy beds in a clean modern and secure environment. Our rooms range from private ensuite doubles to small and large dorms. Our facilities include a 24 hour reception, patrolled security, swipe card access, high speed wireless internet café, large modern kitchen with communal area and laundry, luggage storage, 2 Sky TV lounges, travel centre's, and home to 3 bars, Habana Joe's, Hello Sunshine & the Darby Bar.

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Need cheap accommodation within New Zealand or Australia? Need specialised FREE advice about traveling or local sightseeing? Need a cold Pint? Need a job? The Crew at Base Backpackers Auckland are here for you, we have specialised travel consultants at our Base Travel desk, 3 onsite bars, a Job Search centre, and an abundance of good times - so much to offer in one place!

Let us take care of you!

  • Bar, Cafe & BBQ
  • Boardgames
  • Cable TV
  • Free Bubbly for Sanctuary Guests
  • Lounge Area
  • Nightly Bar Activities
  • No Curfew/Lockout
  • Plasma TV Room
  • Pool Table
  • Sports Equipment
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Lockable Luggage Locker
  • Luggage Storage
  • On Site Night Manager
  • Sanctuary - Women only!
  • Safe lockers for hire
  • Security card access
  • Beds Fully Made
  • Fully Airconditioned
  • Linen Provided
  • Self Catering Kitchen
  • Towel Hire
  • Travel & Tours Desk
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Hairdryers for hire
  • Jobs Club
  • Straighteners for Hire
  • Global Gossip Terminals
  • WiFi in lobby & Room

Have Fun!
Base Backpackers Auckland is your 1 stop entertainment destination, with 3 bars you’re guaranteed to mix and mingle with locals and travellers alike.

  • The Darby is our cosmopolitan street rum bar with outstanding rums, beers, wines and a friendly reception all at a great price.
  • Hello Sunshine is our hidden gem, it's our rooftop bar on level 6, nightly BBQ dinners, live music and a cheeky vibe.
  • Downstairs at Habana Joes is where the party's at, open 7 days until very late, Auckland's finest DJ's, games, prizes. Get in early to avoid the queues! Make sure you show your room key for exclusive discounts.

Habana Joes is the ideal place to meet the locals and mingle with other travelers; from Sunday to Tuesday there’s the Big Eat with all you can eat pizza and a pint of beer or a glass of wine for only $10pp, and FREE Punch! On Wednesday we have our famous $5 night when drinks are only $5 all night, and on Thursday there is FREE Pizza - so there’s no excuse not to have a little fun! On the sixth floor of Base our guests can also enjoy our open air Hello Sunshine Bar.

At Base Auckland we pride ourselves on our cleanliness. We employ our very own clean team and they know what it takes to provide you with a comfortable stay. All our dorms and bathrooms are cleaned every day and you’ll enjoy the benefit of fresh hotel quality linen, clean and ready to go.

Award-winning BASE Auckland is located right in the heart of the city, just 5 minutes walk from everything and the airport bus drops you off at the door. Below our hostel we have a selection of convenience stores, banks and the post office, fast food options as well as cafes and a mini superette to take all the hassle out of travelling. Our Global Gossip internet café never closes so you can stay in touch and get a mean espresso coffee, anytime of the day or night!

Base Backpackers Auckland
Address: 229 Queen Street, Auckland, New Zealand 1010

Phone: +64 9 358 4877
Freephone: 0800 BASE NZ (2273 69)

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Price range: $19 - $75

From the airport: Once you have exited your terminal, walk to the right, just past the taxi ranks is the pick up point for the Airbus Express. The bus comes every 15 mins between 0630am and 0000am between 0000 and 0630 its every half an hour. Prices are either $16.00 one way or $25.00 return ticket. NB - Reception sell one way tickets at $16.00. We have a deal with Discount Taxis - 09 529 1000 - or 0800 529 1000 and all you have to do is let them know you are staying with Base and it's a $35.00 CASH only fee to get dropped off right in front of our doors!


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