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Wild Zebra Backpackers

58 Tory St., Wellington, New Zealand (Formerly Wellywood 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Recently came here on a school trip (Wellywood) and was appalled. We were the last to get our room key and waited a good half an hour for our key before we got into our room. The atmosphere felt dirty literally even felt dirty - whether this was because of the other people sharing the hostel or because of the... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

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 December 27, 2014

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 

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