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Wilderness Backpackers

Marks Road, Haast, New Zealand
Wilderness Backpackers
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Wellington, NZ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

im not sure why this place isn't rated more highly. We had spent one night at the hotel but they didn't have a room for another. We moved over to The Wilderness and for quite a bit less had a large comfortable bed sitting room on the end corner of the building - nice and quiet and we could park... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We have had the pleasure of staying at Wilderness Backpackers a good number of times and always have received great service. This stay was no exception our unit 12, it was spotlessly clean and comfortable with a Queen size bed and en-suite A shared kitchen with all the facilities is a few steps down the hall as well as a... More 

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San Ramon, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We got into a car accident on way to franz joseph near Haast, and needed a place to crash without any of our belongings which were stuck in the car deep in the woods. The moment we came into the motel to explain our situation the owner just completely outdid himself to help and alleviate our stress and anxiety. He... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Stayed here on the way to Burt Munro rally. Clean tidy double room with shared bathroom. Kitchen was clean and tidy too. Friendly kiwi staff who were very helpful. Excellent rates and we will stay there again on the way home.

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Kuala Lumpur
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19 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Stayed here one night, Ollie the boos was welcoming and seemed very laid back and easy going. Our motel room was modern and comfortable, though not particularly spacious. All very clean and well presented, flat screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, though no kitchenette or fridge. Not sure why it attracts some terrible reviews, mainly from backpackers? Are back... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

All the trouble comes from the owner. While the place is clean, he is the biggest jerk, client-suspicious-will-kick-you-out-at-check-out-time idiot. My boyfriend was ill the morning we were suppose to leave. We had to have a huge fight so we could use the bathroom for 15 minutes after check out time without paying extra. He is of no help and makes... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We got stuck in Haast because the road to Wanaka was closed at 4pm. We decided to stay at the Wilderness Backpackers because our "Rough Guide to New Zealand" book described this place as a "welcoming, great value spot", it couldn't be farther from the truth. Instantly we got an eerie feeling when we arrived outside like we were in... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

very welcoming & friendly informative host before & on arrival. let us get settled into room, advised us to go into shop for any supplies needed 1st, before they close. (just behind accommodation). then settled bill, 70 nzd, room for 2, twin bed, patio doors. had armchairs in room, would of been better off, more useful with piece furniture/unit of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

This place is the WORST place that we have ever come across - we left after 20 minutes because the place is filthy. It is a disgrace that BBH actually list this hostel. On arrival you are greeted by a big sign saying 'Smile you are on CCTV' - this instantly made me think that the place must be unsafe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

Great place to stay in haast - very friendly clean and feeling very welcome. A must place to stay while in haast!! Haast is a beautiful part of the South Island, very isolated. We got stuck with car problems and the the owner helped us with our car. If if wasn't for him we would be buggered! The only friendly... More 

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