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58 Tory St., Wellington, New Zealand (Formerly Wellywood Backpackers)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Hastings, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of 15 of us came to Wellington for New Years Eve and we all stayed in the "wild zebra". It was a good price for the date and the rooms were clean and tidy. Only there one night but was exactly what we were looking for. Really close to the city centre.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only got here yesterday but it seems that it isn't as bad as I expected it to be. Our room is nice, 6 beds, a table, chair and a window you can open, no bed bugs. The showers are a bit bad, it takes ages for the water to heat up and the showers are literally located in the... More 

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adilkhannz, Manager at Wild Zebra Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Susan, I do not understand why you were expecting it to be bad on the first place, but just to remind you that in $30 you are getting free WiFii, newly renovated rooms with new carpets, new beds, new bed sheets and many more facilities, thank you for letting us know that we need more improvement, we are trying... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Hi everyone this is a fake profile of the hostel. The building is the same but recently renovated. With new beds and furniture. They are not even operating all the floors. We are looking forward for them to reopen and make it a better and friendly place to stay.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If there were a minus rating I would award it to this backpackers. They have changed management and names from Wellywood to Wild Zebra backpackers. The manager is rude and incompetent. I They then gave me keys which the receptionist said "sorry if it doesn't work" I found out on the top floor that they didn't work and so had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

We came abit late but we got the best room, check in wasn't so bad for us & the staffs was helpful on our bookings! And the room was just nice for us! Everything was great & there's alot of other friendly backpackers around as well over here in Wellywood! & thanks to Robbie! It was great meeting another SG... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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 Wild Zebra 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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
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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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Address: 58 Tory St., Wellington, New Zealand (Formerly Wellywood Backpackers)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 50
Also Known As:
Wellywood Backpackers Hotel Wellington

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