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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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Taupo, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

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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Hong Kong, China
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Only stayed one night, but it did the trick. Had a double private room. Had to wait for a shower in the morning, but the bed was comfy and warm. Place was satisfactorily clean. You can easily walk to shops and cafes in town, very close. Just so you know, they only except cash for payment at check in.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Only stayed one night but impressed with cleanliness and facilities. Plenty of space to cook and eat ,huge lounge. Helpful friendly owner. Would be happy to stay again.comfy beds had a good night sleep.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

I got a private room and it was just down the hall from the kitchen area where people were partying late into the night. There's no door to shut to separate the common areas so its very loud in the tiny house. Bathrooms were poor.

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Address: 71 Upton Street, Wanaka, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
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Number of rooms: 7
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