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Mountain View Backpackers

7 Russell Street, Wanaka 9305, 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 of 5 stars
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English first
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71 reviews 71 reviews
71 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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98 reviews 98 reviews
73 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

I loved that backpackers. The staff is really nice, rooms are clean and the common area is really cosy. Nice garden area with lake's view! Good location: few minutes away from DOC, supermarket, lake, cinema and shops!

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Melbourne, Australia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
35 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

This backpackers has a very homely feel which is quite nice. The owner who checked us in and out was quite friendly to us. It appeared that he and his wife ran the place together and we observed them working really hard around the place to keep the place up. The owner recommended a hike to us and we really... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

I would have given this hostel top reviews if it wasn't for the rude and very, very unhelpful staff and owners, because it was a really good hostel - clean and tidy, nice rooms, comfy beds, a big TV with loads of DVDs and a nice, relaxed atmosphere. Although we had a little incident which they handeled very badly, therefore... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We stayed in a double room, that was okay, but the two girls which worked there were only busy with themselves. They watched movies(very loudly), so nobody else could sit on the bench. When a guest wanted some information they told you nothing, because they were to busy with watching movies, listening to the music and playing with there cellphones.... More

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Galway, Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

A great hostel, clean, cosy, good location and well priced! All round great hostel

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on the road, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

We stayed in a double room in the back house for three days during the winter season. The room was quite big, with a chair, wardrobe/cupboard and bedside table. The heater was centrally operated, but the room was always warm enough. A minus was sharing 2 toilets and three showers with around 12 or so people, so it got a... More

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Address: 7 Russell Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 42 Specialty lodging in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a home away from home-style backpackers centrally located in town, with only 29 beds. When you stay with us you will enjoy modern facilities with internet as well as wireless internet, great mattress, heaters in all rooms and large garden area and these are just some of the great facilities we have to offer. ... more   less 
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