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Base Backpackers Wanaka

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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Only stayed here for one night but appreciated the low price and modern facilities (shared bathrooms were in good condition) Kitchen was well provisioned and hostel is close to most sites in town. Beds were creaky though so didn't offer the most peaceful night's sleep.

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only stayed for one night on the way to Queenstown. Private double ensuite. It was the smallest room of all the Base Hostels we stayed at (Rotorua, Wellington, Queenstown). Directly opposite the Paradiso Cinema (a must-visit) and minutes from the lake.

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Tehran
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed there while we were in Wanaka for skiing. Location is great. Room was too small but nice and warm. The only issue we had was so much noise after midnight with crazy drunk people moving between rooms so couldn't sleep very well. Staff were really nice and when we left the room for two nights because my partner... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

DO NOT STAY HERE! SAVE YOUR MONEY, YOUR PASSPORTS AND YOUR LIVELIHOOD!<br/><br/>Absolute disgrace of an establishment. My partner and I were robbed from our room. Wallet, passport and GoPro taken. We reported this missing to the police and the staff at the front desk. We left Base the next morning never to return! Or so we thought. After a huge... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed one night here with a partner. We got the ensuite which was well facilitated; Toiletries, hot water shower, room heater, and hot water flask are all provided for. The spring bed we had is old so we could feel them poking our backs as we slept... You will have to request for the hair dryer at the desk with... More 

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

I stayed here for one night in a six bed dorm. The rooms were nice except for the snot on the wall next to your bed and yellow spots on your sheets. One of my room mates went back to the reception to change her sheet and they provided her a new one so that was ok (but explain me... More 

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Planet Earth
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed 1 night in dorm. Dorm room was clean and spacious. Bathrooms were small and dirty. There was no room to put your stuff and keep it dry and it was uncomfortable. I was happy to move on. Kitchen was average.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We stayed here for a week and loved it. It was quiet and clean and staff were friendly and helpful. They provided towels and we had our own bathroom which was an added treat. There wasn't much room in the kitchen to store your food but with a squeeze we managed. It was a perfect location to walk around Wanaka... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Firstly, please understand that these places are geared up predominantly for the 18-25 'gap year' crowd. Bus loads of these young adventurers come and go every day with a high turnover of clientele so don't really expect the personal touch.... Having said that, Base Wanaka is ok to lay your head. Dorms are what you'd expect ( 10,6 and 4... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My partner and I were in Wanaka for one night in July and couldn't find a motel at a decent price. We ended up going for a private room at Base Backpackers. We had slight misgivings, as we're both well beyond the traditional demographic for backpackers and hadn't stayed in one for years. We were very pleasantly surprised. Our room... More 

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