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Base Backpackers Wanaka

5.0 of 5 Hostel   |   73 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and my fellow traveller have enjoyed every stay at Base hostels so far, and would choose them above any others. We met the house keepers who were very friendly and did a great job. The receptionist Loz was amazing and bent over backwards to help us with many details of our travel, as well as being very friendly! Great... More

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Coromandel, New Zealand
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13 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed for one night in a double. Check-in was not quick but friendly. internet charge was reasonable and connection in the room satisfying. Small room size and heater wasnt working at all they offered us some extra blankets however. remote control for tv dosnt exist even asking for a spare remote with no luck. Quite noisy as drunken people... More

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North Island, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was unbelievably loud and the staff in the morning were very rude and dismissive when we said about the noise issues. There was signs up all over the place in regards to keeping the noise to a minimum past 10pm but that was the time when the music started in the bar downstairs and this continued until at least... More

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Toronto, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Originally ended up with a double bed after booking for two beds. We discovered around 10pm that where we had been moved to was to the noisiest part of the building. We needed an early start. I suspect there are only about 8 rooms that you could get a good night's sleep in. The music was sooo loud that it... More

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Cannock
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostel was good with comfortable adiquate accomerdation. The bedding was crisp and clean, the only complaint was that we had to go in search of toilet roll. The bathroom of our double was en-suite which was good. The staff were friendly but a bit disinterested, and they didnt offer any advice about attractions in the area without being asked... More

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Darelle J, General Manager at Base Backpackers Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. More

Blenheim, New Zealand
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9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We booked a room with own ensuite which was very clean & tidy. Our room was on the 2nd floor above the bar so party/bar noises could be heard. No complaints about that as we fully expected that being in a backpackers. The bar staff, meals & bar were all great as were the reception staff. Food was inexpensive &... More

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Darelle J, General Manager at Base Backpackers Wanaka, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Glad to hear you enjoyed our hostel and the bar. Thanks again! More

Julieb2007
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21 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This has to be by far the nicest, cleanest Base Hostel ever!!! Rooms - spot on Kitchen - clean, tidy, well equipped Mint Bar - Great fun, nice music, free pool and lovely outside space Within 2min walking distance to supermarket and Lake front. 10/10 Base - good job!

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Darelle J, General Manager at Base Backpackers Wanaka, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again! More

Wanaka, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I have visited BASE Wanaka about half a dozen times now, and it seems to get better on each visit! With great facilities, friendly staff, a supermarket next door and the beautiful vistas of Lake Wanaka just a five minute walk away, this is the hostel to beat. And this is not to mention Mint bar - the best bar... More

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Darelle J, General Manager at Base Backpackers Wanaka, responded to this review

Hello! Thanks for the lovely review! Its been a pleasure hosting you each time you visit. Hope to see you again in the near future!! Take care :) More

Grapevine, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Staff was nice, the room was clean but holy cow it was noisy. For starters check in went smooth, went to our room.. Used the key card and low and behold there was a naked guy in the room-his reaction "bloody h#ll it's occupied"! We went back to check in and advised that there was a naked australian guy in... More

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Darelle J, General Manager at Base Backpackers Wanaka, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed the town, sorry to hear about the noise. We actually have free ear plugs on offer at reception, its a shame you weren't aware of this. Hope you enjoy the rest of your travels! More

Otago Peninsula, NZ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This building appears to be Soviet era - dauntingly impersonal in scale. It was a very hot night, and the building captured even more heat - as you went upstairs it got worse. We had a 2nd floor ensuite which was great if tiny - I had to clean my teeth with my head underneath the shelf - but it... More

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Darelle J, General Manager at Base Backpackers Wanaka, responded to this review

Hi there, Sorry to hear you had a sleepless stay. I'm disappointed our Night Security didn't manage to keep the noise inside the hostel to a low level or at least offer you some earplugs that are free for light sleepers. Hope you enjoy the rest of your travels. More

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Also Known As:
Base Backpackers Wanaka Hotel
Base Backpackers Wanaka Hotel Wanaka
Address: 73 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
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Ranked #29 of 42 Specialty lodging in Wanaka
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Hotel Class:5 star — Base Backpackers Wanaka 5*
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