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Base Backpackers Wanaka

73 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
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Ranked #30 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were fun and helpful. Decoration and shared areas not the cleanest. Had a room with my partner which was not bad, heater hard to control and the first stay didn't get a fridge which was in the description when booking. Have to pay for Wifi

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here with a large group. We were catered for and being vegan, I just bought my own food not expecting them to cook me anything special. But they did! The chef is great and it didn't seem like a problem for them to make vegan versions of what the rest of the group were eating. They also catered for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had an awesome 4 night stay at Base Wanaka. First day we climbed a mountain near Wanaka, had an amazing vieuw from the top!!!! Second day we did some snowboarding at Treblecone which also was was really good! Thanks for the good services to the base Wanaka crew!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just stayed here 1 night. Dorm room was very basic, many other travellers so good place to meet people. Staff here very friendly. Kitchen was crap, too small for number of people and closed too early. A lot of hobs didn't work. Having said this you make the best of things, what travelling is all about. The bathrooms were actually... More 

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