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Wellington - World Wide Backpackers

291 The Terrace | Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

If you want to deprive yourself of sleep and basic human requisites this is the place to go! The accommodation was unruly and loud until 1.00am in the morning which made sleeping a charm. My bed sheets had stains which looked like blood (I have photographic evidence) and the plumbing delivered floaties while having a shower. Our twin room was... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This hostel is smaller than any other in Wellington and has a general home free, which is nice. I had no issues with the kitchen and the lounge area as it well maintained and mostly clean. The rooms themselves are comfy but a bit cosy. Being a male I booked the wrong dates and we arrived a day early however... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Overall we didn't like it here. The young guy who worked here was lazy, unhelpful and generally absent. The place is very 'backpacker-y', loud at night and lots of people who don't know how to clean up after themselves. The kitchen was grubby and quite unpleasant to use, lots of dirty plates and not very good cooking equipment. We didn't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I was a bit unfortunate because I had to stay under the washing room and people didnt stick to the washing hours, so it was difficult to fall asleep at night due to the operating dryer and I woke up with the same noise cause the hostel is doing their washing in the morning hours. In general, the staff is... More 

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72 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I only stayed for a few nights here but the real difference that set this hostel apart was the friendly staff, free wifi and homely feel. The free breakfast in the morning was a nice addition. Bathrooms were adequate and clean, kitchen was bustling with people. There is a lounge but the dining room table is a bit big for... More 

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Timbuktu, Mali
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We stayed here 1 night on our way through Wellington. The room itself was clean and nice, although on the smaller side. The kitchen was quite messy and the bathrooms as well (wet towels lying on the floor, etc).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Backpacker well situated, clean and appointed. Big double room with a sink and several furniture for our styfs. However kitchen and dining room too little for so many people. Wifi is free but really too slow : for us is like it was inexistent (access to our blog impossible so nor to send photos). It’s not correct to say “free... More 

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xavier77, Owner at Wellington - World Wide Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us and thanks for your review. I am certain you will not find a better double room in Wellington for the price. In regards to dishes we are installing a camera in the kitchen to address this issue. It is unfortunate we can not lock off the kitchen after 10pm. The internet will be faster as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I was living in this hostel almost two months. It was my first experience with long-term stay in a backpacker and honestly this time outmatched my expectation! worldwide was really my second home! Friendly and heplfull owners who support you with looking for job. Cozy and tidy rooms, homy lounge with big TV, lots of clean bathrooms, huge kitchen encloses... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I was so lucky to have stayed here for 6 months it's was defiantly a home away from home and so lovely to have an instant family on arrival. As with any backpackers I you have to be pretty outgoing to navigate though language and cultural barriers but if you make the time I find most people are pretty accommodating.... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

To be honest, I really didn't enjoy my stay at this hostel. I was originally booked in for 3 nights but decided within 2 hours of being at the hostel that I wanted to leave earlier. Starting with the good points: Firstly, Wendy was fantastic, she's a lovely lady and really goes out of her way to help you out.... More 

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xavier77, Owner at Wellington - World Wide Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Meghan Thanks for staying with us. We have recently had some long termer's but most are now leaving. We no longer have a weekly rate so over summer there are not many long term guests. We try to keep the kitchen clean and have enforced this a lot more. It does get busy over summer and there is a... More 

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