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Wilderness Backpackers

Marks Road, Haast, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
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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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Our group arrived after a 12 hour day tramping (at the end of an 8 day trip), although 3 of our group were staying down the road. These 3 came over to visit for dinner and the manager yelled at all of us, getting rather personal with the insults, and forced us all to leave and eat our dinner outside... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

After coming out of the backcountry and having one of our friends catch a plane out due minor medical mishap our party split themselves between here and one other backpackers in the area, but were cooking together, when viciously attacked by the unfriendly and unhelpful and seemingly short on listening skills owner. Despite offering to pay for the extra gas... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Do not make the mistake of staying here! On the night we stayed, the Haast Pass had been closed and we wanted to stay as near as possible in case it opened the next day. To market this hostel as 'clean' (as it does in the BBH guide), is about as accurate as claiming that it also offers a golf... More

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Newark, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We stopped here on the drive between Wanaka & the glaciers, be warned Haast is really small and there is not a great deal to do, but the backpackers is a great stopover. We were one of the few people there so had the dorm room to ourselves, the room was very modern and clean as were the kitchen and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

If you are looking for a place to stop between Fox Glacier and Wanaka, this is it! This place has a backpackers section and a regular hotel option. We were traveling with our son, and had a room with bathroom and separate bedroom with 4 bunks in it. Perfect for us and much cheaper than paying for two rooms! We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Haast is a VERY small town, so not a lot of options for food or accommodation. We arrived late & unannounced after a long drive. It was a huge downpour for hours before we arrived, so we were very tired. The manager could not have been friendlier & showed us a variety of rooms. We chose the double with en-suite.... More

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Address: Marks Road, Haast, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Haast

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