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Hotel Waterloo & Backpackers

1 Bunny St | PO Box 3071, Wellington, New Zealand (Formerly Downtown Backpackers)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Apucarana, Parana, Brazil
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location of this place is awesome, just in front of the train station and the Bluebridge ferry station. The views from the rooms are quite good too, but that's all. 1 hour of free WiFi, and if you want more, be prepared to pay high! The room was good, brand new beds I guess, with spacious bathroom inside the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The bar and the Chinese cleaning lady was the best. All the other stuff I didn't really enjoy, the beds were not good The place was big and dirty Not really a backpackers more a cheap very cheap hotel

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place for a cheaper night. Full kitchen downstairs and a café you can buy nice, cheap food. Room a bit cold and window old so wind whistled through - not great for a light sleeper. Had a single room with shared ensuite - this meant you went through one door and had the bathroom and then 2 rooms off... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A once grand hotel turned into a backpackers. I expected more from the pictures but was greeted by a cold lobby with even colder staff. Please don't forget to get your 20$ plastic key deposit back when you check out. Also when asked about wifi you are told you must pay but fact is when you go to sign on... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I booked for an en suite family room which had a double bed and a single bed. The first problem we encountered was opening of the door. The door handle was so old and had a weird way of opening which we never experienced in any hotel before. There was no view from the window apart from the wall of... More 

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Tirau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I stayed for one night en route from Dunedin to Tirau. Nick on reception was sooo helpful and gave a very concise rundown on where everything was and how things operated. The dining room have a great menu, but you need a big appetite, my roast pork was melt in the mouth but soooo large. It was so convenient to... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Location couldn't be better for a walking holiday in Wellington. We had an ensuite double room, which was all we could ask for, and very, very clean. Friendly staff, a great choice for us. The cafe/ restaurant was convenient.

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I just stayed here a for 3 days. Quite nice actually. It's directly across from the train station (where my bus let off), right next to the tour bus stop (needed that for Sunday), and was clean. I booked into a 6 person mixed dorm and it was full by the time I checked in late on Friday night, but... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in this backpackers a few times whilst we were travelling in New Zealand. Twice we stayed in the dorm rooms I think 6 bed. Ours had an en-suite with one shower and a toilet which was cleaned daily. The beds were OK a bit creaky but the hosterl is currently being done up so they may change the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

this is the second time i've stayed in a single room with shared bathroom, only two rooms to one bathroom so no problems. great location opp. railway station which has metro supermarket and excellant gravity coffee. also handy to bluebridge ferries and shuttle bus from platform 9 to interislander. the waterloo has faded and shabby grandeur but is comfortable and... More 

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