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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dorm rooms were ok but kitchen/lounge area was dirty and untidy, alcohol bottles and empty takeaway food boxes everywhere. I stayed here 3 nights and they did not clean the bathroom a single time when I've been here. Disgusting! (I'm really not a fussy person, but that's a no go!)

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Rosenheim, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you stay here for at least a week, you get a good weekly rate so it makes it worth it. The hostel is located in the city centre and it's very big with 5 floors. i stayed here for 2 weeks in a 12 bed dorm and it was okay. The kitchen on the 4th floor is very big... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A backpackers that once was the talk of the town now has new owners and is at the back of the pack for very good reasons. The pictures on line are certainly not current and do not reflect the current state of the accommodation. No heating in the common rooms, bedrooms or hallways made a very cold wintery night very... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unclean. Untidy. Unprofessional. Noisy waterworks and air conditioning. No American Express. $20 cash deposit per key. There are other backpackers near by. I would look those up if I were you. No wifi in rooms.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bookèd room for $120 to get told on arrival tjat it was $320 and we haď to pay it as it was bookings.com fault (it wasnt);seemly this happens a lot to other customers. For this price i would expect to be able to sleep. But walls are made of plaster board so would as well not being there. We were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Staff are very friendly. The rooms are clean and quiet, beds are good, the showers have good pressure and hot water. Free Internet is restricted to the common area in the 4th floor, but some time the signal is strong enough to use it in the rooms. The common area is very comfortable and the kitchen have a good size... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

Travelling on a budget led us to stay at the wild zebra. You get what you pay for... Considering the size of the hostel and the number of long termers it was relatively clean and the kitchen/lounge were spacious and well equipped. Our room was extremely cramped and the cleaners struggled to vacume due to the mess on the floor... More 

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New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This place is CHEAP and in CENTRAL AUCKLAND with FREE WIFI. It feels a little bit dirty, but it is a HUGE hostel And I think the pure number of people there makes it impossible to keep super clean. But the shower was hot and clean enough. Just embrace the slightly grotty feel and you'll be fine. The 14 bed... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

By far the worst hostel I've ever stayed in. I have travelled quite a bit and this hostel is by far the dirtiest, most tired place I've been to. I guess the only positive is location but there are better options just as close to the main city centre.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

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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