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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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    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
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an amazing time here, coming here for a ski trip and a couple fun activities!! I made some great friends in the hostel and my room mates were really friendly. I have to thank Sinead, Emily and Laura for being very friendly and their great help. Thank you Base crew!!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, let's start with a confession: We are too old for Base. As a couple in our early 30s, we probably should have realised this but we didn't. We thought it'd be okay for a couple of nights. It wasn't. First of all, this place is enormous. Three or so floors of dorms and bathrooms and we ended up wandering... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean and warm place, good prices and good quality and really friendly staff (the receptionist and cleaners are so funny) MUST Come to Wanaka!! is the paradise... and Base is located in the centre of town, near to lots of interesting things to do ;)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was fine to stay in but nothing special. Great location, next to the supermarket and cinema (go there!!) and relatively clean and tidy. Bathrooms were okay. Didn't use the kitchen so can't comment. Staff were fine. Overall pretty average but would happily stay again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a double room for a ski trip in Wanaka. Awesome comfy bed, tea/coffee/hot chocolate, shower gel, shampoo & conditioner - AND a tv. All things you expect in hotel not a backpackers! The room was nice and warm as well. The reception staff were really nice, and the location is a walk from everything you need. (The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Seems like people are getting piled up in Base hostel. Kitchen is the most horrible thing I've ever seen. Freezing cold and literally everything is gross. The 'super fast' wifi is not so super fast, just go for the $4 internet. The toilets and showers look very best though! Bonus!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the nicer hostels we stayed in. Clean, modern rooms and good bathrooms. Great location for everything we needed. Just a short stroll down to the lake. Wanaka is such a beautiful place, definitely worth stopping for a day or two.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at Base whilst travelling on the Kiwi bus. Great hostel with friendly staff. Dorms are great as each bed has its own plug socket and light!! Its also right next to the supermarket and a great location for exploring Wanaka Highly recommended for good value hostel accomodation in a great spot

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