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Rowena's Lodge

115 Brougham Street, Wellington, New Zealand
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

stayed here in august 2013 not had time to do a review, staff bad, odd people, long terms on drugs, first night here we went out and found out the next day that the police was called out to someone who had an argument with his girlfriend and was walking around the hostel in his underwear with a knife, the... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We booked this place as it was the cheapest private room we could get in Wellington. I guess we can't complain too much as it is budget accommodation. However, the cigarette smells, the way the foam mattress was on a lean, the dirty linen and carpet, and the soaking wet floor in the unisex shared bathrooms didn't overly impress us,... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This place was terrible! We camped in their back garden and tbh I think we had the best "room". Very dirty and smelly. No cutlery in the kitchen. Staff were pretty useless couldn't even point us to the back garden and very non complacent. This place definitely appeared to be more of a halfway house than a hostel.

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Nimbin, New South Wales, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Dirty and run down with hostile staff and guests...my advice would be to stay somewhere else..like a nice place...looks like no maintenance has been done...ever...while in a good location..it's atmosphere makes it a awfull stay...

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London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Pretty basic, slightly run-down backpackers, there are better options in Wellington although this one has more character than the big corporate style ones (Base/Nomads etc.) and probably avoids the worst/loudest type of backpacker that type of place seems to attract. Communal areas are light and airy but not huge. We weren’t here for long but didn’t come across any of... More

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Retford, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Whilst a lot of the reviews on here are quite 'strong', this certainly isn't a great hostel. The backpacker areas seem quite nice but we booked a double room and ended up in a very small room in corridor that stank of cigarettes and cooking smells. The residents around us were long term and families/migrants. All very friendly but it... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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116 reviews 116 reviews
20 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We stayed at the lodge for one night. We were travelling by camper van so used this to sleep in but we were welcome to use all the facilities. There was a really big living area and kitchen and there were lots of bathrooms and showers on each floor. I liked my stay at Rowena's lodge.

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Taupo, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I have stayed 2 nights at Rowena's! I was shocked when I arrived. The whole place stinks. Most of the single rooms are occupied by longterm residents/worker. They keep there working boots in the hallway and they smell very bad. Other than that the smoke smell was disgusting. Reception could not find my reservation, I rather would have left straight... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Don´t go in this hostel! I wouldn´t recommand it at all! I was there over New year, just because every other hostel was booked out. The good things first about this hostel: quite cheap (15$ per night to sleep in a van or in a tent), free off-road-parking... Bad things: unfriendly staff, thieves at work (everywhere), There were two things... More

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Lyttelton, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

First I was worried before our arrival as I read reviews after we booked ;) but I was positively surprised! Yes, it is an old house, basic,but clean! Murray greeted us friendly and was very helpful! It is a good kiwi style stay, close to the city. If you are European or used to higher standards and not used to... More

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Address: 115 Brougham Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Also Known As:
Rowena`s Hotel Wellington

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