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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Guangzhou, China
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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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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Montpelier
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Derby
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Only had one night in Wanaka on our S I trip. What a mistake. Could have stayed a month. This hostel is great and really friendly. The manager bent over backwards to make our one night memorable, not only helping us up and down stairs with our bags on check in and check out, booking our next hostel for us,... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

I only spent 2 days in this hostel, and all I can say is that if it does not look really nice, everything is here and it just doesn't need to look nice : it IS nice. The staff is really kind and helpful, and in no time the hostel takes you as a part of it. The kitchen is... More

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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Stayed at holly's twice and both times really enjoyed my stay. The location is great and wanaka is a real natural highlight. Hiking, kayaking or just relaxing at the beach. Holly's is perfectly located just a few minutes from the Main Street and lake shore. The rooms are nice and clean. The hostel offers a very family like ambience when... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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34 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We planned to stay here only one night (in a double) but then decided to stay one night longer. However they were fully booked on paper, the staff were really friendly and somehow fit us into a quad-share. The rooms were spacious and clean, so as the kitchen and the lounge area. We were very happy with that. The only... More

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Galway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

I stayed two nights here initially, then returned for another couple of nights after a trip to Queenstown as I liked the place (and the area) so much. The atmosphere in the place was lovely, laidback and easy to get chatting to others in the hostel. The staff are really friendly and helpful too, and made it really easy to... More

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Address: 71 Upton Street, Wanaka, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
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Ranked #25 of 42 Specialty lodging in Wanaka
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