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Holly's Backpackers

71 Upton Street, Wanaka, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled all around NZ and this was one of my favorite hostels! This is a small family run hostel, so didn't have the frills of some of the bigger hostels (free wifi, etc.)but more than made up for it for atmosphere. The owner is super friendly and always willing to offer advice on what to do in the area,... More 

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Chenzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Holly's is our first choice whenever we go to Wanaka. It is a nice quite hostel to stay. Some people think it's far from the center but if you know Wanaka just a little you will realize that it is a small place and there is nothing far from the center.

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights, was a really nice quaint little homely backpackers, family run the owner was really nice and friendly, the house had good facilities and the wifi although paid work throughout and worked well! Ways for me they could improve would be wifi in this day and age should be free and even tho I don't drink... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We couldn't fault the facilities at all and the owner was the kind to bring the whole crowd to a laughter every time he entered the room. If you get to chat with the old painter fellow then make sure you linger and let him go off on his rants. He's one of a kind in the best of ways... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

First time in a backpacker, was very clean. Just a few blocks from main part of town, which was really nice. Soren & Steve were very helpful with info. Kitchen ok, bathrooms were kept clean, nice sofa in room, no dresser, small table stand. Holly's had books & movies to read or watch. Plenty of things to do around town,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I recently stayed one night at Hollys and found my stay perfectly acceptable but nothing special. Pro's: Good location Friendly guy at reception, helpful when I needed directions Beds clean and comfortable Cons/Improvements: Kitchen wasn't dirty exactly but didn't feel exactly clean either Same for the bathroom Appears to have lots of long term residents which is fine, but I... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stayed in Holly's for 3 or 4 nights and had a nice stay! It's always warm, the bathrooms were clean, there is a nice view from the little balcony/veranda. The room was bright, clean, with enough space to store our many bags. The kitchen is clean and tidy but pretty small though, so if the hostel is fully booked,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Stayed for a couple of nights. Booked a double room for the space, shared facilities with no issues. Comfortable lounge and kitchen area. Relaxed feel. Arrived late but key was in the front letterbox.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in a double room (shared facilities), nice well kept hostel a few minutes walk from the shops and the beautiful waterfront in Wanaka. Didn't use the kitchen but seemed clean and spacious enough.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

Okay, it's a backpackers, but... I paid $75 for a 'private' room. What I got was a room with two beds. That was it. No plugs, no storage, shared bathroom, shared toilet (with a light timer?????) Oh! And the washing machine is right outside the room, as is the smoking area. So, unless you are a fan of second hand... More 

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