Need accommodation within New Zealand or Australia? Need specialised free advice about travelling and local sightseeing? Need a cold pint? Need a job?
The Base Auckland Crew are here for you! We have specialised travel consultants, two onsite bars, a great job search centre and an abundance of good times - so much to offer in one place!
Award-winning Base Backpackers in the heart of Auckland - we have fun working here so we know you'll have fun staying here!
Our quality hostel offers comfy beds in a clean, modern and secure environment. Our rooms range from private en-suite doubles to small and large dorms. All rooms have fridges and fully made-up beds with hotel-quality linen for free, including a pillow and duvet. There's under-bed lockers in the multi-share rooms and we also offer the Base Sanctuary wing - rooms for girls only.
Our prices include a free light continental breakfast, free Base $$ for use in our bars upon check-in, a free information pack upon check-in and free city tours. There's also free and cheap local activities happening daily.
Our facilities include 24-hour reception, patrolled security, swipe card access, a high-speed wireless internet café, a large modern kitchen with communal area and laundry, luggage storage and two chilled-out Sky TV lounges. We're also home to the Globe Bar, featuring nightly entertainment and theme nights.
Our Job Search centre and Visa and immigration assistance can help sort you out. Plus our Base Travel desk has exclusive travel deals for your activities and onward travel.
Base Auckland is located in the heart of the city, central to shops, cafés, museums, and the Sky tower. It's only a few minutes' walk to train, bus and ferry terminals and Vector Arena. The airport bus (Airbus) stops right outside our door!
Every traveller needs a Base. Come and stay with us and hang out with the Base Auckland Team. Let us take care of you!
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- 24 hour security
- Age Restriction
- Air Conditioning
- Airport transfers
- Book exchange
- Breakfast not included
- Cable TV
- Card phones
- Common Room
- Fax Service
- Free City Maps
- Hair Dryers For Hire
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Jobs Board
- Key Card Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- Pool Table
- Postal Service
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels For Hire
- Vending Machines
- Washing Machine
- Wheelchair Accessible
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Check-in is at 1.00pm.
Check-out is at 10.00am.
Upon check-in photo ID must be provided.
Late check out is available for a $10.00 fee - check out at 12pm!
$20 CASH key bond required from everyone upon check in
A valid credit card must be provided upon check in.
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
Once through customs, turn right. This will take you to the bus, shuttle and taxi rank areas outside the glass doors of the building. The Airbus is on the extreme right, past the taxi rank. An Airbus leaves every 20 min, 24 hours a day - this is the cheapest ride into Auckland. They will drop you at our door.
Driving to Base Auckland:
Head to Queen Street - this is the main street of Auckland and is marked on every map. Driving down Queen Street, turn left onto Darby Street. This is a smaller street between Victoria and Wellesley Street. You'll see our doorway five metres down Darby St and there's a car park 20 metres further down Darby Street.
Heading back to the airport:
When you want to return to the Airport, remember to get your Airbus ticket at reception and get our discounted rate! The Airbus pick-up is just across the street from Base Auckland and runs 24hrs a day. Shuttles can be booked for a specific pick-up time, 24hrs a day also. You can take a taxi to and from the airport, but as it's 22km from downtown to the airport the fare is much higher than a shuttle or Airbus. If you do take a taxi ask at the reception for a discounted flat rate from the city to the airport.
Remember - Customs and Immigration require you to check in two hours before your flight. It's wise to check in one hour prior to domestic flights, and don't forget to add travel time to this when you arrange your pickup.
Base Auckland is located in the heart of the city, central to shops, cafes, museums, and the Sky tower. It's only a few minutes walk to train, bus and ferry terminals and Vector Arena. The airport bus (Airbus) stops right outside our door!