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Base Backpackers Wanaka

73 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
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Base Backpackers Wanaka
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Ranked #30 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
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    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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked a twin room with ensuite. + nice and clean room + fresh towels + quite during the night + free parking arround the corner - tiny room - no free wifi in the room - tv but without tv controller

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My partner and I had our fair share of double rooms at hostels around NZ and Wanaka was among the best. We had an ensuite bathroom and coffee, tea and hot chocolate ready to go. Wish we could have stayed another night. Definitely recommend the cute little cinema opposite the hostel too!

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed at Wanaka Base for about a week. It’s in a central location, close to anything. You can easily walk to Mt. Iron, the lake front, “that Wanaka tree,” and Roy’s Peak. It’s also an easy hitch or drive down to Diamond Lake and Mount Aspiring. There are a ton of things to do in Wanaka and Base was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed in Wanaka for a few weeks and base was excellent, good atmosphere and clean rooms and very close to the center of Wanaka. They provide good services for either dorm or a private room for a decent price in Wanaka.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for one night, as part of the Kiwi Experience, in April 2015. We booked a private room, which was by far the nicest of all Base rooms we've stayed in. It was modern, warm, spacious and had its own fridge. The bathroom was comfortable and modern which makes a difference too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This chain is hyped up. I was spending 6 weeks traveling NZ so decided to give the place in Wanaka a go. Granted the room was nice, for a couple, it was almost hotel standard, however it's big square industrial type building with lots of seasonal workers staying (I think). Like another reviewer said, the kitchen is not fit for... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only stayed here one night fortunately. The room was OK, but cramped for 6 people. Was good having your own bed light. But for over $30 a night the service was poor: you have to pay for wireless, kitchen unclean and poorly equipped, no atmosphere as it's so massive, no free coffee or condiments in the kitchen which other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This base wasn't the best we stayed at, or the worst! Pretty average, but its pros were fast internet, plug sockets by every single bed, and a reading light by every bed. There was also metal crates in our dorm, to store valuables in which was handy. Polite reception staff, okay kitchen. Would stay again if we were in Wanaka.

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AliceC14, Manager at Base Backpackers Wanaka, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate the feedback that we get from our guests. If there was anything in particular that you think we could change/improve at our hostel please feel free to contact us on wanaka@stayatbase.com. Hope to see you again in the future. Regards Alice Craig More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We stayed in one of the 6 bed dorm rooms. The rooms were clean and had plenty of space for backpacks etc. The bathrooms were also good. The staff on the reception desk were friendly and helpful with any query we had. The hostel was ideally located within 5 minutes walking distance of Lake wanaka. The thing that really lets... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Very pleasant modern building. The rooms are good and the beds decent. The location is good, a few minutes walk from the main strip along the lake. I would say this place is a bit better than the average backpackers in New Zealand.

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