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7 Cathedral Lane | Hawke's Bay, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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Wallys Backpackers
Ranked #24 of 31 Specialty lodging in Napier
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Picton, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here in March as we were promised work if we did. After looking at the pictures online we were pretty hopefull however on arrival we knew something wasn't right. The photos on the internet did not represent the hostel correctly what so ever. The room we stayed in was damp , had fungi growing on one side of the... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We took a team of high school girls to stay here for a sports tournament. We checked out the same night we arrived! We had booked ahead and the owners had assured us that the accommodation would be ideal for our team of girls. On arrival we were showed our rooms - 2 bunk rooms on top floor with a... More

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Wallys1958, Owner at Wallys Backpackers, responded to this review

This team arrived approx 6 pm one evening last September 2013, we greeted them and ensured all was Ok, By the time they informed us they were leaving, with no explanation, there was no chance of any negotiation they were packed up, had the girls in the vans and other accommodation sorted to go at approx 9.30pm. When we left... More

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Our choir stayed at Wally's Backpackers in July for our Hawkes Bay Tour. Ashley and his team were very accommodating and friendly, making organising the trip super easy. The facilities were clean and tidy. The kitchen area is nice and big too, which made the morning rush rather easier for us. We definitely will be staying at Wally's again next... More

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Hawkes bay
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I stayed here for quite some time 5 years ago and have just come back for a second holiday! I have never stayed in a hostel which had been so welcoming and friendly! The owners,managers, travellers etc polite and helpful!! I and so many others ���� Wallys!!!! ����

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Norwich, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Stayed here for around a month, and had a fantastic time. It is in a great, central location, with free parking and within walking distance of everywhere. The owners were incredibly friendly, as were the other guests. The rooms were great for the price, and there is a large lounge area with hundreds of DVDs and books. Would recommend to... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We had a great time here the place was in a fantastic location easy walk from everywhere plus they had a car park if needed. Very friendly bunch, the owners Jakki and Ashley were so helpful and really made us feel at home. I would definitely go back.

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Seventeen Seventy, Queensland, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I stayed at wallys for about a month, and hated it. When i first came i was told that i could work as a receptionist for accommodation as well as that there would be some seasonal work coming up 2 days after my arrival. This was even advertised online. With this great first impression i drove 8 hours to Napier,... More

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Wallys1958, Owner at Wallys Backpackers, responded to this review

Maya actually stayed at Wallys for 44 nights from 06.07.13 to 19.08.13 and also cleaned for a short while too, until we found work in a vineyard for her and the work stopped after 3 weeks, Maya then moved to The Criterion for free accommodation without even coming to speak to myself, everyone that made friends with Maya are still... More

Norwich, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Really great value accommodation with a fantastic location. The kitchen was massive - plenty of cooking space and really social - and always clean. The lounge is great too and there are tonnes of DVDs! There are always people around and everyone there was friendly when we stayed! We ended up staying longer than we booked... the staff were really... More

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We found cockroaches in the kitchen, and our dorm was filthy. The long termers brought a dog in the kitchen. They seem to never leave that room, they are there all the time, swearing and drinking american beer. Someone was attempting to play a trombone until midnight. If I ever go back to Napier, I'm staying at the art deco... More

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We had actually booked to stay somewhere else but it was so terrible that we tried Wallys. Firstly, they have free parking which is a serious bonus in Napier. They are also situated in town so its a 2 minute walk to the shops. The owner was lovely. Chatted with us for ages, and then sorted us out with an... More

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Address: 7 Cathedral Lane | Hawke's Bay, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Hawke's Bay Region > Napier
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