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Base Backpackers Wanaka

5.0 of 5 Hostel   |   73 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Worst night's sleep ever! $90 twin share to sleep in a box, a bed light with electric wires exposed, the bed sheets were dirty with someone else's hair in it (a lot of hair), shower was moldy with hair in the drain BUT the noise from the kitchen throughout the night really made the visit. Some kind of generator humming... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I stayed at Base Wanaka on 18th October. I'd booked a double/twin with ensuite. The modern hostel is brilliantly located fairly close to the lake front and all shops, restaurants etc. are within a short walk. There's a limited amount of parking right outside and a large free car park about 40 meters away. Having been working since 4.30am I... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Good all round hostel. Will return and recommend. Opt for smaller dorms. Only $3 or so difference but definitely worth it. They were running a stay 2, pay 3 promotion when I stayed. Was good value for money.

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Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Mentioned before, I'm not a huge fan of Base Hostels, but I was pleasantly surprised again by this one. I stayed in a 6 bed mixed dorm, the room was clean with plug sockets right by your bed for both top and bottom bunk, which is awesome, the only let down in the room was how sqeaky the beds were,... More 

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Albany, Oregon
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17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Nowhere on the booking websites does it state you are not allowed to bring your own alcohol inside. However, once you check in and walk down the hall you see signs posted everywhere. I believe this is due to them wanting you to only drink from their bar downstairs. I guess it's who you know. A football team there was... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Base Wanaka is a really nice place to stay! We stayed in a 6 beds room and we had a good time there. The room was clean and the bathroom as well. The guy at reception was really helpful and nice to us to inform us about the different activity around :)

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Houston, Texas
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38 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Good location that's close to the lake and right across from Cinema Paradiso (go for the cookies!). The double room has a good radiator, shampoo & separate conditioner (rare), hot water kettle, and decent bed. The pillows were too thick & my neck felt craned forward, so a middle option would have been good.

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11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I had a double room here and it was clean and warm which was good. It was a little on the small side for 2 people with all our snow gear but for the price I can't complain. The staff were ok, any questions I had were answered however the kitchen could be either bigger or organised better. I liked... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The kitchen was a disaster. Dirty dishes stacked up all over the place and there is no control over this. No firestarter for the stove, and had to make a run to the reception to grab some matchstick that has ran out. Oh, and their only can opener was broken too.

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I organised for about 50 students to stay at Base for 2 nights during our ski trip. We all loved Base and thought it was modern, clean, and warm. The staff made us feel extremely welcome and looked after us well. Part of our group stayed in the sweet suite which was perfect as we had our own kitchen and... 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*
Number of rooms: 49
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