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Mountain View Backpackers

7 Russell Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Mountain View Backpackers
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Ranked #28 of 45 Specialty Lodging in Wanaka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015
mike81475 Wellington, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Nice hostel, decent location, The English girl on the front desk was super nice and very helpful, the older guy - the manager, the finest example in my 4 years of hostelling of how NOT to run a hostel, and more importantly how NOT to speak to people. He has enforced some ridiculous rules which he seems to take pride... More 

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A nice and quiet little hostel within walking distance to the middle of the town centre! We stayed in a four person dorm for 2 nights. It was very clean and tidy and the owner is super friendly with heaps of recommendations of activities around Wanaka! Would definitely stay again!

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Nelson, New Zealand
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Overall, great stay. The place had a small friendly feel and was clean and well-kept. Would definitely stay again. There were four of us and they put us together in a 4-bed dorm which was great. A couple of minor issues included security at night. We were not told how the hostel lock-up worked at night and so it made... More 

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

the view is stunning, lets start from that. but... the place isnt somehow too friendly. after check out you CANT use any facilities unless you pay extra 10 dollars. place is small 2 showers in the same room with 2 toilets. full of bugs in the morning. my friend didnt get any warm water taking his morning-shower. kitchen is clean,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a double room for 2 nights. It's a nice little hostel, just 2-3 Min walk to the "town center". Maybe not the newest building, but the staff was very friendly, the room and kitchen clean. You share the bathroom with 2 dorm rooms. There's a great outdoor area, probably even better if the temperature isn't around the... More 

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This hostel was one of the best I stayed in New Zealand. Rooms were good, reception was helpful and the kitchen was comfy. Especially, I liked the outdoor patio and the great people you meet in this hostel. Wanaka is a really small town with a beatiful lake and it is a great starting place to go to Milford sound... More 

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Derby
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Myself and my partner stayed here in a twin room for 1 night. The room was basic and contained 2 sets of single bunkbeds, a wardrobe and heating. The room was slightly damp as the carpet had just been cleaned but this is a good thing I guess and we just made sure we put our stuff on the spare... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

I've stayed in a 6 bed room, which was extremely small and I wasn't sure where to put my stuff as it would be in the way. The mattresses are good but the bunk bed cheap. The room has had two doors, one glass sliding door which was a pain as it didn’t slide smoothly and one to access bathrooms... More 

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Xalapa, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

In general was a good place, but not the best (neither close to being it). Is clean and staff is nice, but it seems as if they want to charge you for everything. There is NO free wifi acces, you have to pay for it, and you can't stay afte your ckeck out, otherwise you are charged with 10dls. Wanaka... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We were welcome by the friendly staff and he showed us to our 6 person sharing room, OMG it was disaster as the other guests were putting their stuffs in our bed ! The room was extremely messy ! He apologized to us and luckily there is a 4 bedroom available just top up 3 dollar and we were happy... More 

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