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Matterhorn South Lodge and Backpackers

56 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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1 room 1 adult
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Markham, Canada
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a one week stay in this hostel and although it's not the largest or the busiest, it was most definitely my favourite. Upon arrival I was a little disappointed with the size of the shower but shortly afterwards I realised there were several other, bigger showers. The kitchen is well equipped, however, it could use more markers, paper, tape... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Matterhorn South is one of those places you arrive at expecting to stay one night and end up staying a week. Part of that is due to the charm of lovely, lakeside Wanaka, and part is due to the open garden, ski lodge feel and the friendly people who seem to be attracted to this place. Would definitely recommend staying... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worst customer service I've experienced in New Zealand. The woman at the counter refused to give my partner and I our BBH discounts (which is completely against the BBH contract) because, and I quote, "She could make more money if she sold it without" I was appalled at her response, it was a money grubbing, selfish move on her part.... More 

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Masterton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Upon arriving the first thing you see is an abundance of weeds everywhere. On checking in we are greeted by Karen who has a fantastic character and is full of advice about the area and things of interest. She advises us that she allows backpackers on limited finances to do small jobs in exchange for a bed for the night.... More 

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Relaxed stay, our twin room was like a log cabin so it was very cozy. Large kitchen and communal area, plenty of people in and out skiing etc. Short walk into the town/lakeside. Free parking. Would stay here again.

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Antwerpen, België
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Stayed here for a weekend, The hostel is old and could use a makeover. The rooms are very noisy and the kitchen is small and unconvenient. The showers and bathrooms were clean and with good waterpressure. No free Wifi

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Thank DjangoDjango
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

The best The very best I met some amazing people I startet the trip of my life in this place! Come and see it, wanaka is amazing just go go go travle the worls and definitely travel new zealand and se wanaka

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Had the private double room in backpackers area. Walls paper thin and could hear everyone's conversations next door and in the hall. Could hear most of the noise from lots of drinking the the lounge area. Appeared to have no noise curfew time, unlike many other backpackers I've stayed in. Still really noisy at 2 am. So barely slept at... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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36 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The place has a really relaxed and nice vibe to it. A few long term stayers but they made us feel really welcome and invited us on a night out with them. Rooms, beds and facilities were all good as was the location. The only disappointing thing was paying for wifi that barely worked.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I did not book my stay at Matterhorn and I was not here by choice. My group of climbers and me had to get off Mt Cook earlier than planned and it seems this was the only place available due to the holiday weekend. I got to share a six bunk bed room with a fellow climber and four other... More 

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