On the most popular street of Queenstown, Base is YOUR "one stop" hostel in the adrenaline capital of the world. Your bed, your entertainment and your adventure all catered for by the friendliest team in town.
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Located on the most popular street in Queenstown, Base is THE "one stop" hostel.

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We have everything you could want under one roof - your bed, your entertainment and your adventure all catered for by the friendliest team in town. On special offer for all Base Backpackers guests are $6 house drinks in our Mexican Loco bar every night. Whether you're travelling alone or with a group, we pride ourselves in ensuring each individual feels right at home. If it’s comfort, fun and adventure that that you seek, then congratulations you have found your place already!

So you can be sure of the fun you'll have staying at Base Queenstown, we will help you with free activities and meeting other backpackers to enjoy the nightlife with.

Queenstown is the adventure capital of the world and our friendly staff at the Base Travel desk have luckily done the experiences to tell you all about it. Come to the desk and we’ll find you the cheapest deals in town for any adventure you want!

We invite you to experience Base Queenstown Backpackers Hostel first hand - get stoked because you will love your time here!


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  • 24 hr reception and security
  • Fully made up beds with hotel quality linen
  • Under bed lockers in multi-share rooms
  • Modern kitchen, dining areas and laundry facilities
  • Plasma Screen TV lounge and chill out area
  • Central heating
  • Ski and snowboard storage available
  • Free WiFi 7am - 7pm with paid options from $4
  • WiFi in lobby
  • Onsite Bar
  • Boardgames
  • Cable TV
  • DVD Library
  • Lounge Area
  • Nightly Bar Activities
  • No Curfew/Lockout
  • Plasma TV Room
  • Pool Table
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Central Location
  • Lockable Luggage Locker
  • Luggage Storage
  • On Site Night Manager
  • Sanctuary - Women only!
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Bike Parking
  • Beds Fully Made
  • Hairdryers for hire
  • Linen Provided
  • Travel & Tour Desk
  • Self Catering Kitchen
  • Tea & Coffee in Kitchen
  • Towel Hire
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Games Hire
  • Straighteners for Hire

Have Fun!
base backpackers queenstown altitude barDownstairs we have the famous Loco Cantina where you will meet our hilarious staff that have devoted their life to giving you an awesome time! Mexico inspired taqueria, tequileria and all round party bar. Get ready for some outrageously good tacos, splitting tequila hangovers and some huge acts all year around. A perfect opportunity to meet people, play games, win massive prizes, dance the night away to cool DJs, all while drinking and eating cheaply!
Want to save some cash how about Frisbee golf it’s free! Situated in the beautiful Queenstown gardens only a 5 minute walk away and if you haven’t experienced lawn bowls also a great way to spend an afternoon.
The rest is adrenalin filled, jumping off things, out of things and partying. You will have the time of your life and some great times and memories to take with you forever.

base queenstown queenstown dorm roomAll rooms are cleaned daily and your bed is fully made on arrival with nice fresh linen.

Located right in the centre of town our Queenstown hostel is literally a few short steps away from everything - a quick walk to banks, the supermarket or post office. All of the exciting activities will also either pick you up from our doorstep or are a short walk away from the hostel. We have a friendly team and 24 hour reception, along with facilities to store both snow gear and mountain bikes all year round.

Base Queenstown Backpackers
Address: 47-49 Shotover Street, Queenstown, Otago 9300

Phone: +64 3 441 1185
Freephone: 0800 BASE NZ (2273 69)

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Price range: $28 - $145

We have no parking facilities at the hostel - there is very limited short term parking on the street outside. Nearest paid and Free parking to the hostel is on Mann Street which is a 2 minute walk away.

From Airport: Airport Bus is the Number 11. Leaves every 15 minutes from the Airport and outside McDonolds in town. The drop of point is on camp street which is a 5 minute walk to Base. From Camp street turn left at the main roundabout onto Shotover street. Walk straight down Shotover street until you see base on the right hand side.

By Car: Turn right at the first and second roundabouts coming out of the airport. Drive for 1 minute until you get to the main Frankton road roundabout, turn left onto Frankton road and follow the road for 6km until you get into Queenstown. At the first set of traffic lights go straight until you reach the second set of lights, turn left here onto Shotover street. At the first and second round about go straight. You will find Base on the right hand side just after the second roundabout.

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