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Noumea, New Caledonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Yep it's old, but the house is amazing it has outside stairs that go from ground to upstairs ! Was solo-travelling there for one night and it was awesome ! I couldn't find anywhere to stay in Wellington and they just save me from sleeping outside. Got the cheapest bed (24NZD) in a mix-dorm, it was clean and I felt... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

It was a busy time in Wellington for backpacker hostels so I got stuck with Rowena's. It is the cheapest rate for a bed at just $25 for a dorm but you get what you pay for here. Where to begin? The staff are rude or weird or usually both. There are long term renters who are even stranger and... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed at Rowenas Lodge for three nights in our campervan. $17 each/night. For cheap, city centre location and absolutely basic facilities... stay here. With the overall rating, you know what type getting yourself into. Plain and simple. You should not expect anything amazing or luxurious. Expect backpacker central. Since we did not stay in the rooms,... More 

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Portreath, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

Where do I start........it's actually like a homeless shelter. The location is miles out from town. The rooms are absoloutely filthy, along with the showers, toilets etc. The residents are noisy and shouting all through the night. Other guests have no consideration at all. Someone was up at 3am blow drying their hair and with paper thin walls, you could... More 

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Auckland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

Don't believe the hype, it is neither comfortable nor casual nor for VIPs. The lack of fresh paint, stains on the carpet, and general air of neglect should warn you off. We had no choice, we had pre-booked, and Wellington was sold out. There was no lighting on the steps or driveway although the steps had been waterblasted recently. A... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

OK you pay for what you get, but this place is disgusting, so so old and needs refurbishment, then carpets are so stained, showers and toilets are yuk, pillows are smelly.this place was A A rated, please don't go to this place. Will also be letting AA know about rowenas backpackers

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

in an expensive capital. close to city centre without the noise associated with city centre with night life. clean. good for solo travellers or couples/families looking for just an accommodation. nearest cheap eats is kfc

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Only reason we chose this place was because it's location, in region of Mount Victoria, in the city of Wellington. However, it still wasn't close enough where we wanted to get to, (museum, weta studio, botanic garden - still have to drive for all those) not in walking distance to anything. On top of that, it's placed on top of... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

As a single female traveller, I did not feel safe here. The bad feeling started when I saw the sign on the street. It was old and faded and had graffiti on it. A bad start if the owners can't even be bothered cleaning up the sign. The place is very old and run down. My room was clean, but... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I could not find any other camping site in the City except this one. S we went there and parked in the car park overnight. As the car park is located on a hill! there were some lumbers provided to fix your uneven camper-van! However it did not work for us and we had a funny position all the time!... More 

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Additional Information about Rowena's Lodge

Address: 115 Brougham Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Number of rooms: 50
Also Known As:
Rowena`s Hotel Wellington
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