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Wild Zebra Backpackers

58 Tory St., Wellington, New Zealand (Formerly Wellywood Backpackers)
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Wild Zebra Backpackers
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  • Location
    4 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice hostel in centre of Wellington City. The prices are great and also better than in Base Backpackers. But I guess the Base would be a little bit more cleany. But if you dont desire for some luxury, it will be allright. And also here is FREE WI-FI and you can drink on 4th floor and I guess even in... More 

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Like so many other reviewers, I stayed here because there was nothing else left in Wellington. I arrived in town on Valentines weekend with no plans. Luckily this place had space. The guys on the front desk were friendly to me. Even if they were a special kind of useless. Be prepared to wait a long time to check in.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We stayed 5 nights and it was very hard to rest... Instead to be dirty and disgusting, people were screaming and playing in the corridor at 2.30 am... And it was not just one night, I was at least during 3 nights. Of course nobody who work at the hostal, did nothing about that. We did not enjoy our stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were a group of 4 people and we managed to stay in a small dorm that had two bunk beds... it was cozy and great. The room had new beds so it shows that the new management are putting extra effort to bring up the place. The bathrooms were okay state... but pretty much what you get in backpackers.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Ok when you only pay $32 dollars a night what can you expect. We stayed at the Wild Zebra only because there was no accommodation left in Wellington due to the Cricket World Cup. Now I have stayed in a hostel before but the Wild Zebra sets a new low. On arrival the lady on reception was trying to do... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Firstly, I phoned to ask if they had lockable storage facilities on site as they have ridiculous check in and out times-that are not really useful but I digress, they had confirmed, that yes, they do- however, when I arrive-they inform me they are going through renovations and my luggage can only to stored in the lounge where it is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The room was actually alright we booked a private double room & on the website the price was shown $10 cheaper than what they quoted me. Apparently their prices changed but they hadn't updated the website. The showers are disgusting, no hooks to put your towel or clothes, the water is luke warm at best, and most of the showers... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

So going by the reviews on here you're probably only considering this place because you're desperate anyway, and you need to be! We stayed during the cricket world cup and they just couldn't handle it. When we arrived to check in, they gave us a room with only one single bed left for 2 of us. After raising this as... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

i stay there a few nights, and it was very good! good place, good prices and good people! since it central place in the night it can be a little bit noisy, but its not so bad... Lina from the reception - thank you for your help :) i had good time, shiran, israel

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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I had a terrible experience. Internet is too slow to do anything useful, cold water in the shower was little too much. Location is good but the bed linen smells bad. Not worth the price. The are not very strict about check out hours, so it might be convenient.

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