Ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.3 out of 5
82% of guests recommend
3.5 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
2.8 Room comfort
3.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by Megha from Portland, OR

Basic backpackers hostel

Posted Mar 20, 2014 on Hotels.com
Decent place to stay on a budget. Very basic rooms; beds flimsy but good hot water showers with solid water pressure. Not exactly comfortable or cozy but fine if you're looking to meet other backpackers and save some bucks.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Erica from Studio City, CA

Too hot

Posted Jan 15, 2014 on Hotels.com
We had a lot of trouble sleeping here, as the windows wouldn't open much and there is no air conditioning. Other than that, our stay was fine. There aren't many food choices later in the evening, but Base itself offers a really cheap BBQ dinner most nights that's a steal.
3 out of 5
by Sunny

Stay if you want to party all night!

Posted Jan 11, 2014
Its pretty ok for the cost you are paying especially at a peak season but if you want some quiet relaxing place to stay, STAY AWAY from the base! It has a in house pub right inside the hostel and people party hard until the late night. We stayed on a Thursday night and the drunkies were screaming yelling and running around and making noises till 2am!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Gary

Just ok

Posted Jan 5, 2014
Pros: Close to town. Room was ok.
Cons: Add extractor fan to bathroom. Sleep function to TV.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Bridget from Uk

Party time!

Posted Nov 19, 2013 on Hotels.com
We have never stayed in a hostel before but would not hesitate to stay here again! If you don't mind the sound of people having a good time then stay here, the rooms where lovely and the beds and pillows where excellent. Great spot, very friendly staff, felt very safe, 5*****
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by racvin02 from Morrinsville

fab bqq but thats about it

Posted Nov 17, 2013 on Hotels.com
the good the BBQ and Bar were a great asset to the back packers so was the pool and spa unit. the bad when i had arrived at the back packers i had pre paid for a king room with ensuite , when i had arrived there i was told there was a double booking so i was taken to a room which was going undermaintenance. in the advertising it had said daily house keeping my room wasnt touched over the duration i stayed which was four nights. when i went to check out the receptionist didnt know i was staying in that room.the room hadnt been cleaned when i had arrived. if it wasnt for the bbq and the bar i woulldnt of stayed will be finding another place on my next visit
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Kate from Australia

Great hostel atmosphere

Posted Mar 21, 2013 on Hotels.com
The hostel was close to the centre of town with a lovely hostel vibe. I would recommend this place for location and vibe but for the rooms themselves u pay for what u get
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by ines from Melbourne VIC, Australia

great location, good vibe

Posted Feb 13, 2013
Pros: the location
Cons: how stuffy our room was
Location: the location was great and was in walking distance to the shops, restaraunts, and the beach loved it
staff were friendly and very helpful the place has a good vibe the rooms were clean and beds comfortable, however the room was stuffy it would have helped to have a fan in the room. we had shared facilities e.g bathroom, toilet and kitchen and they were kept very clean. excellent location very close to shops and foodl and the beach. Has onsite pub which is fun if you like that but can be a bit loud if u want to get to bed early suitable for people wanting to have a good time and party and like socialising with other guests
1 out of 5
by Simon from Auckland, New Zealand

Not good for couples or a road trip

Posted Feb 12, 2013
No respect from people who also live there. Loud talking laughing and partying. I stayed 3 nights and cannot fall asleep until 1 or 2 in the morning, just because the excess noise. It seems no staff member cares about it. I will not go there again.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Base Paihia Backpackers

Posted Dec 4, 2012
Very suitable for the purpose of our stay for overnight trip