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Rowena's Lodge

115 Brougham Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Rowena's Lodge
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Rating summary
  • 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights in April 2015. The hallways, dining room and loungroom were vacuumed every day. The bathrooms while outdated were fairly clean. Unfortunately there was no lockers to keep our belongings safe as we were camping in the back yard, but reception did keep a backpack locked in a room for us. The long term residents didn't... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Murray was kind enough to leave a key for me when i arrived late at night after my flight from Christchurch, there were some friendly people still up in the tv lounge, the bathroom and loo upstairs was clean and tidy, I slept soundly and no hassles..Yes i read a few of the reviews before selecting Rowena's Lodge to stay... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My friends and I stayed here as a last resort over Homegrown weekend as everywhere else was fully booked. After reading all of the horrible reviews for the place, we really expected the worse! I am happy to say we were pleasantly surprised with our overall experience and we think the place deserves more than the one star that most... More 

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Five friends and I stayed here during Homegrown 2015 for three nights. We were very desperate for an accommodation as everywhere else was all booked out. We read reviews for this place and we were very skeptical about staying here but for $25 a night per person, we decided to stay here. Although there are horrible reviews for this place,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

When i called to make a booking,asked if they would pick us up in town. They said no problem, just inform us the time when we reach.Unfortunately, When we reach wellington, with all the luggages, we called them and they answered rudely : nonono, we cant do the pick up, bla bla bla. I argue with them and they said... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Disgusting place... rooms, showers and kitchen are dirty. No toilet paper and kitchen equipment is rare. The man at the reception is grumpy and rude. This was the worst place i stayed in my life. They have free car parking, but it is usually full.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I read some reviews before we stayed here and as a backpackers, I don't particularly have high expectations of hostels, but for $24 a night, which i think is expensive for this hostel, it was disgusting. I have to admit the bedroom wasn't all bad, it was very small but the sheets seemed clean apart from a few stains. However,... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

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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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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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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