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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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  • Location
    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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39 reviews 39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Walking distance from lake front Good studio rooms with attached bath Too noisy Kitchen stinks Corridors stink Ideal for backpackers but watch out and be careful if you are traveling with family and kids

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The room was fine clean an tidy also fairly modern no complaints The kitchen however was appalling Dishes filling the drying racks on the sinks I later discovered there where no tea towel so no one could put anything away There is no where near enough fridge space Also the fridges do not look like they have ever been cleared... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Some thoughts: -Excellent location, right near the shopping centre, restaurants and cinema. -Not very clean. Base can you please scrub the dead bugs off the ceiling?? Trying to fall asleep looking up at bugs other people had squished is far from ideal. We were in one of the rooms close to reception so maybe have a look. -Rooms were small... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Extremely disappointed to find out on arrival that there is no alcohol allowed in the hostel - no one told us when we phoned to book a few days before our arrival. We are adults and appreciate a glass of wine with dinner, it did not spoil our visit to Wanaka but it certainly is a good reason not to... More 

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San Diego, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Normally I wouldn't choose base over hostels but I am traveling with stray and they chose the locations for passengers. This base surprised me luckily it was just my fellow travellers in the room with me so it was nice to already know everyone and their habits. It was nice to have the kitchen near our room and have a... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The room itself was about as expected in terms of size and amenities. Unfortunately it wasn't particularly clean. Squashed mosquitoes on the ceiling (quite a few, not just one or two), broken handle on shower door, extractor fan in the bathroom nearly completely covered with dust. We booked a private room with a king bed. Turns out its two single... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The rooms are so small that we couldnt even really place our luggage. The kitchen is small, dirty, busy and there wasnt any cutlery anymore. I knew Base hostels are not the best (except of Paihia) but this is the worst.

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