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“Small room but good for price paid” 4 of 5 stars
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Base Backpackers Wanaka
5.0 of 5 Hostel   |   73 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #30 of 43 Specialty lodging in Wanaka
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Small room but good for price paid”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Opted for the twin ensuite (which was cheaper via Agoda than on the day even with the backpacker bus discount!). Got a room on the second floor with a lovely view out of the window of the mountains. Small room and bathroom but adequate and clean. Towels provided. Even had a kettle (tea and coffee) provided. Location good – short walk from the lake and lots of restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a night after leaving franz josef in which the bridge had problems and was the only way to get here so eventually 7 hours later we arrived and were welcomed by a really nice girl on reception who at first had trouble finding the booking but once sorted she quickly allocated us our room and was helpful and concise in explaining everything.

Location is good wanaka is small but its a 2 minute walk to the seafront area with all the shops, pubs restaurants, subway etc.

There is a also a big supermarket next door so a real bonus!

Room was lovely and clean and had a flat screen tv and hot shower so very cosy.

Kitchen and communal area was nice. Wifi is $4 a day wireless ( bonus )

For the money it was spot on after such a long day waiting for the road to be sorted out so cheers base team.

Mitch

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

The room doesn't come with hooks or places for us to hang our clothes. The bathroom is small and dirty (blame it on the users or poor management?!). The staffs are not as friendly and genuine as compared to some others that we met before. $30 for a 8 beds mixed dorm and loud music at night. Overall, definitely not a fan!

Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Stayed there for New Years 2012/2013. As expected it was massively busy, but the staff were all very friendly and the services were all clean and what you would expect. The kitchen was crowded but our group found no issue, especially with it's closeness to restaurants and shops. The staff were also very obliging after a minor 'slip-up' from our stay.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

This Base is fairly new and as such is the best I've stayed in, we stayed in a double room with an ensure, the room was small but for the price it was expected. It is right next door to a supermarket and the kitchen has a lovely outside decking area where you can eat in the sunshine.

Wifi is cheap as ever in Base ($4 for 24 hours - global gossip - so it can be used in other global gossip hotspots so its worth stocking up on cards here - that's what we did!)

It's right on lake Wanaka only a 2 min walk to the lakefront and bars and restaurants.

Would recommend this Base!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

I love this place the moment I stepped into the reception area!

I stayed in a double room with ensuite for one night, which was really clean. This hostel is conveniently located right beside New World Supermarket, making it easy to do grocery shopping there. There's also a free car park located just within 5 min walk. If you want to take a leisure walk, there is a lake nearby with ice-capped mountains in the backdrop. All in all, this is a good place to stay and I'll be back if I were to visit NZ again!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

This place is great if you book a double room, like a hotel at half the price. It is clean, convenient and friendly and were I travelling in nz again I would not hesitate to stay here.

There is a car park just around the corner too which was safe and close by (and free) to park in.

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Additional Information about Base Backpackers Wanaka

Address: 73 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 43 Specialty lodging in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Base Backpackers Wanaka 5*
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