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Matterhorn South Lodge and Backpackers

56 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 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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Lucerna, Luzern, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We came with low expectations (all other hostels we called were fully booked) and left disappointed. Room was not clean (dirt on the floor), kitchen dirty, no free wifi, some staff unfriendly. Showers were all right but thats it...

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I used this as my base to go hiking in the areas that surround Lake Wanaka. It has everything you need for that, quiet and enough space for gear. The lady who ran the place was doing an amazing job of showing me around and taking care of a baby at the same time. There was never a struggle for... More 

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Biel, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

When we check-in and check-out, the receptionist was quite cold... The kitchen is dirty like the floor of the rooms. Who is, I think, never clean... Bathroom Ok. Location: Good Price : Standard Regards

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Original style hostel with all you need. Clean, warm dry. Big kitchen and eating area. Probably been around longer than X base and YHA and it is cheaper. Its not got the kids feel of the other backpackers. Owner managed and run. Beds comfy. Bedding supplied. WiFi is good but you have to pay which seems to be the norm... More 

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