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Base Backpackers Wanaka

73 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
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Taipei, Taiwan
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134 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a private room which was fairly spacious, overlooking the street across from Cinema Paradiso. Unfortunately there was no AC or fan in the room so it got really hot during the day (in summer). Other than that all is good, price is reasonable and location is good. it's just a stones throw away from New World supermarket and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Like a college dorm. Hostel also operates a bar downstairs. If you're into the party scene with college students everywhere just looking to hook up this is perfect for you. If you want to get any sleep you're better off sleeping in your car...

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Boulder, Colorado
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I only spent one night here but that was more than enough. The rooms weren't too bad and the bathroom, though it was in a different hallway, was very nice. However, this place seems to cater entirely towards people from the Kiwi Experience (if you haven't heard of it-- the traveling party bus). There's a bar downstairs and the kitchen... More 

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England
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102 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The place stank of sweat so much down the corridors and into the rooms. We had a private room which was basic. The sockets in our room stopped working and when we complained no one did anything about it or got back to us to apologise. Reception girls were miserable looking most of the time. I will never stay at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Hostel runs (?) also a bar on the bottom floor. During our stay they had hire a DJ and with a very loud base it was impossible to get any sleep. Even though we complained to the Hostel the same night (twice) they didn't resolve the issue. Not much understanding at all from the employees and it was a... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here for only one night but the areas I saw were clean. The bathrooms were in a good condition and there were enough showers and toilets. I didn't use the kitchen so I don't know how it was. I stayed in an 8 bed dorm and I was particularly happy about each bed having its own individual power... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with five friends for six days over the new year period. We had a room all to ourselves and it was fantastic. The facilities were great, hot showers, equipped kitchen, movie room - it's also located right next to the supermarket. They took our rubbish and vacuumed every day. The staff were so helpful, they provided guidance... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dorm was clean and well priced. The wifi was poor but the receptionist refunded us so that was helpful. It did lack social interaction but I think such big groups arrive they already have groups of friends. It is located well near everything and behind the supermarket so good for budget travelers.

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Markham, Canada
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59 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another big hostel lacking a social environment. I was pleasantly surprised when I got to a nice, clean, albeit small room. There wasn't quite enough space to store everyone's bags in the room. Overall the hostel was clean, reception was super friendly. Kitchen; I couldn't find any space for my food so I just kept it in my room for... More 

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Berkley, Michigan
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32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was impressed by how clean this hostel was. They had various staff cleaning rooms and providing fresh soap and shampoo every day. I loved the location, right across from a very cool cinema you must visit when in town. It's really unique! I also liked that there were lockers under the bed and an option for all female dorms.... More 

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