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Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

The dorm was nice and neat, but the heater is barely working. Toilet and shower were well maintained, but the kitchen is horrible. It is small, dirty cooking wares, stove that need matchsticks to get the fire started and messy fridges. Not too cook

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Sophie H, General Manager at Base Backpackers Wanaka, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for your review we do appreciate your feedback. I'm sorry to hear that you had a few issues with your stay here at Base Wanaka and I hope you brought these up with my staff members during your stay. Our heating system is on a timer, it comes on in the morning and evening for the comfort... More 

Wanaka, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

A really social hostel in a really good location ! walking distance of Roy's peak and has anmovie room for lazy days. All the staff were so helpful and friendly, especially Kate behind reception! Would defiantly recommend !

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Thank mmcsweeney2016
Sophie H, General Manager at Base Backpackers Wanaka, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review we really appreciate your feedback. It looks like you really enjoyed your stay here at Base Wanaka Which is great to hear, I hope you choose to stay in the future. Regards Sophie Heath More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I stayed at Base Wanaka 17th May and it was awesome! They have really friendly and help reception staff, a great location right next to the super market and in the centre of town. We had a twin room with ensuite and it was very clean, comfortable and great facilities all throughout the hostel.

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Sophie H, General Manager at Base Backpackers Wanaka, responded to this review

Hi Millie Thank you for taking your time to write a review about our property we do appreciate your feedback. It sounds like you really enjoyed your stay here at base Wanaka Which is great to hear we do hope to see you here again in the future. Kind Regards Sophie Heath General Manager Base Wanaka More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I stayed there for one night and loved it! Great location (Lake Wanaka is just around the corner) - lovely and organised staff - comfy beds - very clean and tidy! They also have an on-site bar with cheap drink- & food deals. Would definitely recommend it to everyone who is looking for a social, fun and affordable place to... More 

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Thank Carina R
Sophie H, General Manager at Base Backpackers Wanaka, responded to this review

Hi Carina Thank you for taking your time to write a review about our property we do appreciate your feedback. It sounds like you relly enjoyed your stay here at base Wanaka Which is great to hear we do hope to see you here againin the future. Kind Regards Sophie Heath General Manager Base Wanaka More 

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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights and really enjoyed my time. The location is great! Just next to a big supermarket and in less than 5 minutes walking distance from the lake. Staff was very very friendly! Especially the blond lady working on reception in the morning of the 10th of May. She was also working at the bar the night... More 

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Sophie H, General Manager at Base Backpackers Wanaka, responded to this review

Hi Sanne, Thank you very much for taking time to write this review. We really appreciate the feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed you stay in Wanaka and I will pass on your comments to Kate We hope you see you again Sophie More 

Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a night.. check in was super easy / fast considering there was prob about 20 others all checking in at the same time. (Must've been some kind of backpacker group!) We stayed in a private double ensuite room.. Cant really complain it was what you pay for. Place is very central to everything, and they have this... More 

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Thank Lesley m
Sophie H, Manager at Base Backpackers Wanaka, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback! We work hard to keep the check in process as smooth as possible so I appreciate you noticing. Hopefully we will see you in Base Wanaka again. Kind regards, Sophie Heath More 

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a centrally located hostel offering a clean an tidy aspect for a wide range of travellers. The friendly staff at the desk will help you out with your travel bookings along with any questions you may have of the best place for a coffee, hamburger or fish & chips. Throughly enjoyed my stay and would recommend it to... More 

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Thank Luke S
Sophie H, Manager at Base Backpackers Wanaka, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review. I'm happy that you had a good experience with our staff! Hopefully we will be able to see you in Base Wanaka again soon. Kind regards Sophie Heath More 

Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Well, never let it be said that we don't do different when we stay away overnight, and, Boy, is this different! I can accept that in such a pretentious place as Wanaka, you are bound to get ripped off - we were at this hostelry, masquerading as a "Hotel", still, it was the cheapest place we could find for our... More 

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Thank peran1
Sophie H, Manager at Base Backpackers Wanaka, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your feedback. Base is not a hotel and so we advertise Base Backpackers as offering five star hostel facilities or two star motel facilities in the private rooms - if you can let me know where you saw us advertised as a hotel I can get this changed. Regarding the issues with the TV channels not... More 

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23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Stayed here with my elderly mother in march - private en suite room was clean - only issue was at 2am in the morning the fire alarm went off & we had to evacuate the building until the fire services came and reset the alarm - staff told me that this had happened several times that month - I advised... More 

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Thank Heather N
Sophie H, Manager at Base Backpackers Wanaka, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your review. I am aware of the incident with the toaster and I'm sorry for the impact it had on you and your mother. This is not a regular occurrence here at Base - in fact we had already replaced a faulty toaster and have since discovered that there was a problem with our fire alarm being... More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Additional Information about Base Backpackers Wanaka

Address: 73 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: $42 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Backpackers Wanaka 2*
Number of rooms: 49
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