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Wellywood Backpackers

58 Tory St., Wellington, New Zealand (Formerly Wildlife House)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

They will keep your details and use them later to charge for nights that you do not stay there. If you have used your credit card with them already, be sure to check your future statements thoroughly and dispute any incorrect charges. Also, if you have a confirmed online booking, when you get there they will sometimes tell you all... More

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Robbie N, Public Relations Manager at Wellywood Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Rec Rob 2015 We are legally not allow to keep any credit card details and use them for later, that is false accusations. It will be consider as fraud. You can take us to consumer rights and report us to the police if what you are saying is correct. We are legal registered company. In term of your bookings... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

We just stayed one night but was enough to describe the dirt everywhere and unhealthy atmosphere. bathrooms were flooding because of the amount of hair blocked into the shower. Shower curtains were full of rot. The smell of swet all over the hostel and the storage room unlocked free for thieves. Shame on them to treat travellers like that. For... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Had quite an awesome time during my stay at Wellywood, The Staff were pleasant, helpful and those that were long term stayers were very welcoming to newbies. Recreational activities were quite limited when it came to boardgames and a pooltable you had to pay to play (bit of a bummer seeing as you can play for free in three different... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

OK here we go: $30 key deposit only so they can take it from you should you be one minute late from checkout. Toilets are so filthy you WILL catch a STD. Light bulbs missing from all I've the place Bed is held together with cable ties Grafity everywhere. The walls in the room are paper thin The place looks... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

A wonderful location that is as good as any city center hostel to see Wellington from. Right in the middle of town so you can walk to bars and restaurants. Just a bit further in either direction takes you to everywhere in central Wellington: Te Papa museum, House of Parliament, cable car to Botanic Garden. Staff was very helpful specially... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Have used a few times previously for our annual student group expedition to Wellington - but Wellywood is not at the standard it has been in the past It is a backpackers so five-star hotel is not expected, but ownership seems to have changed and standard of cleanliness and knowledge of staff have slipped It looks dirty, has tired furniture,... More

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Halifax, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Really great hostel! The staff at reception were very friendly and went out of their way to help us out. I would recommend this hostel to my friends. It is also in a perfect location close to lots of restaurants and fun shops.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This place gives backpackers a bad name. Such an awesome location, it really could have wonderful reviews. Not sure when the duvet covers get changed, but ours had stains all over it and smelt terrible. Carpet was filthy as there was something spilt but never ever cleaned up under the bed and the walls. Our room had not been cleaned... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

A great place to stay. BUT don't book it through HOSTEL WORLD.They will show you a picture of the room you want and when you get there it is a lower qual room. I then had to pay an additional amount to get the room I thought I had booked. Attempts to e- mail them to sort it out proved... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Friendly and helpful staff! It doesn't matter how often you ask for anything....they are polite and very nice! Nice little café and big kitchen area. Rooms and flors are quiet and clean. And they even sent me my portable charger, which I forgot there, back! Just friendly:D

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Address: 58 Tory St., Wellington, New Zealand (Formerly Wildlife House)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
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