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Base Backpackers Wanaka

5.0 of 5 Hostel   |   73 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
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Ranked #30 of 43 Specialty lodging in Wanaka
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Salta, Argentina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Base Wanaka has to be your option if you are planning to head that way. Is an excelent place to stay, where everyone is frendly, it has clean beds and a great kitchen! Also is right next to the supermarket and near by everything!

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were only here for a night when doing the kiwi experience but it did the trick. It had good facilitates however the kitchen was very small. Although for the price it probably isn't worth it as we found there isn't much to do in wanaka - so you may as well stay somewhere thats cheaper.

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Brunswick, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
35 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To start with, I am not a huge fan of Base hostels, but this one was pretty decent. It has the sort of setup that you expect from the chain. The rooms are pretty good, and the location is great- just around the corner from the lake and right across from the Paradiso theater. I did find the hallways a... More

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27 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights. It was a nice hostel, good location. The room we had was nice and big with bathroom! They gave you towels. The only bad thing was the heating doesn't start until 6pm and then it doesn't warm up that much. We were a bit cold as it snowed.

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is a great hostel! Lawrence the receptionist was so helpful-and rather charming fellow. He helped sort out room upgrade and additional nights stay with ease and a pleasant smile. He is beautiful.

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

Hi, Thanks for your review! I am pleased you like our hostel :) Thanks again, Darelle More

tippe133
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

Spent a night here when I was on the kiwi experience. The room was good, a decent size for 6 people. The bar downstairs does really good food and loads of drinks offers which are great for backpackers. Also a really cool beer garden, definitely check it out!!!

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

Hi! Thanks for the review, Really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! Safe travels :) More

Toronto, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

When I first arrived at the hostel, everything went quite smoothly. Upon checking into my room however, it seemed to be one thing after another. To begin with, they requested that we keep our door open because there was a problem with the lock and everyone was having to have their key cards reset- didn't make me feel very comfortable... More

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

Hi there, I am sorry to hear all of this. I can assure you we have just undertaken a major spring clean. If you are back in Wanaka again, please contact me directly on wanakagm@stayatbase.com , I will make sure you are looked after properly. Thanks. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 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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Darelle J, General Manager at Base Backpackers Wanaka, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Really pleased to hear you loved your stay! Hope you had a great Easter weekend in Wanaka, hope to see you again! More

Luneburg, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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

Hi there, Thanks for leaving a review. I have checked the rooms and not found any problems. I'm wondering whether you may have had a slight reaction to a different laundry detergent. Sorry that you did. Hope the rest of your stay was enjoyable. More

North Island, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 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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Darelle J, General Manager at Base Backpackers Wanaka, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving a review. I'm very sorry my staff didn't deal with the noise at the time of the incident. We have a live-in night security person to deal with any issues that arise and ideally they would have been contacted to help you with either a room move or some noise control. More

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Address: 73 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Base Backpackers Wanaka 5*
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