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Base Backpackers Wanaka

5.0 of 5 Hostel   |   73 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
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Ranked #30 of 44 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
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AndreyT1984 Novosibirsk, Russia
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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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    4 of 5 stars
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Novosibirsk, Russia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent couple of days in January in private room. + price. Exceptional value offer for Wanaka high season. Location. Public free parking is 1 min walk from hotel. Center of the city is 1 more minute walk. - watchouts. Noisy, you clearly hear everything that happens on the floor. Size of the room - really small bathroom. But if you... More 

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glasgow
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

No free wifi, no alcohol allowed even though bar attached to hostel was shut, depressing decor, dorm bed uncomfortable. Not worth money. I think base in general should look at other hostels in nz who offer free wifi free tea/coffee and food for a price lower than 31 nzd.

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15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is disgusting. The kitchen is absolutely rotten with dirt. The smell in the fridges made me gag! The noise was unbelievable at night. There seemed to be no staff keeping control despite the "no noise after 10pm" signs. Eventually, I had to knock on a room across from us to ask them to keep it down - they... More 

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

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to review Base Wanaka- We really appreciate your feedback. I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay. We have since employed one further staff member to monitor/clean the kitchen throughout the day- Our fridges are also cleaned out fully once per week. We do have a night security person who lives... More 

Greymouth
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked late so few options. The room looked fine on the booking site and was fine. Bed was comfy and en suite small but functional. Little things like the tooth glass were filthy. We'd prepaid and the expectation that we give passport numbers was over the top. $20 bond on the 50 cent plastic key card which is excessive.... More 

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

Hi Murry, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm sorry to hear that you did not have an enjoyable stay with us. As a requirement across all of our hostels, every person staying needs to complete a check-in form along with supplying their ID number (this can be a drivers licence or passport). We do this as... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night at base backpackers in Wanaka, because we were travelling with a bus company, which automatically books accommodation there for its travellers. We were very disappointed by the hostel : - dirty kitchen (we had to wash all the dishes before using them, no washing liquid, no cutlery) - very dirty bathroom : objects, hair, etc on... More 

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Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

2nd time staying here as other bbh fully booked, NZD30 per person for a 10-bed dorm, it's super narrow, and the bunk bed isn't solid where it just making noise with every movement on the bed. kitchen is too crowded as well.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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46 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed there, only because the other places were full. It is a rather big backpacker's, kind of a modern one but we're really did not feel like home. It is good for one night if other options are unavailable. Our room was nice and clean with a spacious bathroom.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Worst night's sleep ever! $90 twin share to sleep in a box, a bed light with electric wires exposed, the bed sheets were dirty with someone else's hair in it (a lot of hair), shower was moldy with hair in the drain BUT the noise from the kitchen throughout the night really made the visit. Some kind of generator humming... More 

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Mahana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I stayed at Base Wanaka on 18th October. I'd booked a double/twin with ensuite. The modern hostel is brilliantly located fairly close to the lake front and all shops, restaurants etc. are within a short walk. There's a limited amount of parking right outside and a large free car park about 40 meters away. Having been working since 4.30am I... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Good all round hostel. Will return and recommend. Opt for smaller dorms. Only $3 or so difference but definitely worth it. They were running a stay 2, pay 3 promotion when I stayed. Was good value for money.

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Address: 73 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Base Backpackers Wanaka 5*
Number of rooms: 49
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