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Wanaka, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had a great time at the hostel :) the staff people and Sarah the manager are really nice, welcoming and they told me a lot of recommendations about what to do around the area. The rooms are big enough and clean. The living area is cosy and they have a nice movie collection. From the terrace you have the...

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mtnviewWanaka, Manager at Mountain View Backpackers, responded to this review

oooh thanks so much for your lovely comments! :)

Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very nice and clean hostel with good equipped kitchen, nice view over the mountain, outdoor and inside sitting places, close walking distance to town. Very friendly at the phone to book and helpfull with information about bars and day trips (thanks a lot for the tip of half day cycling tour, I enjoyed it a lot). Changed ownership last year,...

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mtnviewWanaka, General Manager at Mountain View Backpackers, responded to this review

Hoooray for you. Its great you went and got a bike. We have fantastic Mt biking here in Wanaka!

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mountainview Backpackers is a really nice and cozy Hostel, with a very good view, comfortable outdoor area and a cozy common room with sofas, TV and plenty of movies to watch. The Manager and Staff are really friendly and very helpful. Short walk to the lake and center. If I would come back to Wanaka, I would stay there...

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mtnviewWanaka, General Manager at Mountain View Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your great feedback. We welcome you back. Cheers, Sarah.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Mountain View is certainly the cleanest backpackers I've used. It's a lovely privately owned and run backpackers. The couple who own it do everything themselves and you can tell take some much pride in their business!! I regularly recommend this hostel to people who are visiting Wanaka! Thanks for the stay guys!

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mtnviewWanaka, Manager at Mountain View Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. As you know we are a small backpackers and keeping it clean is a constant job. My staff will be stoked at your kind words. Thank you so much.

Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

After changing hands in ownership, Mountain View Backpackers gives off a warm homely vibe, with friendly staff, especially Sarah who even went out of her way to return our lost property after we left! Comfy beds, cosy communal area with a social atmosphere, with a huge selection of DVDs to watch, board games and books! Providing information about the local...

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mtnviewWanaka, Manager at Mountain View Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello 10 out of 10 review! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We think we have an awesome location as well. Its really nice to be able to show my workers these great reviews so that they can see all the hard work they put in is appreciated. Thank you, Sarah.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Was worried about staying here after reading the reviews, but I guess there was a change of ownership and a completely new staff. Found everything to be just fine, friendly, and well-managed. No key deposit, plenty of Wi-Fi, reasonably quiet, etc. The in-town location is a must, as the center of Wanaka is so lively. Just a 3min walk to...

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mtnviewWanaka, General Manager at Mountain View Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your great comments. Today we are 5 months into this business and we are loving it. Making small changes every week. Its so great to put new air and life into this beautiful old building.

Krabi Town, Thailand
Reviewed September 5, 2016

This was not our first choice of accommodation but at least we had a bed. Our dorm was extremely cramped, on the top bunk you had to remember not to sit up fast or you would bash your head on the ceiling. Beds were shakey and there was virtually no space to put bags as there were some very awkwardly...

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Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

To start with, this is not homely! There are far too may people for that. It's too small for the amount of people here. Kitchen is small, and there NO OVEN! bought two pizzas without checking and I had to chuck them. At capacity it can't fit everyone in the common area and there's several long stays so the atmosphere...

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Hanoi
Reviewed July 20, 2016

If everything else is full and you really need somewhere to stay, this place will be OK for a night. Conveniently located close to the shops, bars and the lake front, this is its best feature, and shouldn't be under-rated. You are literally 6 minutes walk from the centre of action, and in the morning the view across town to...

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Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

The owner was very nice and answered any questions we had. Rooms were clean and so was the kitchen. The kitchen had many tools that most kitchens don't have. Nice relaxing lounge and also a great yard. The only thing that bothered me a little bit was the mixed shared bathroom. Wish there was a separate bathroom for men and...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a home away from home-style backpackers centrally located in town, with only 29 beds. When you stay with us you will enjoy modern facilities with internet as well as wireless internet, great mattress, heaters in all rooms and large garden area and these are just some of the great facilities we have to offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mountain View Backpackers

Address: 7 Russell Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: $26 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“We used the bedroom at the very end of the outside unit - a double bed, nice and quiet when we were there.”
 of 5 bubbles normgraem, Jul 20, 2016 | Read review
“book well in advance as backpacker places all around New Zealand get booked up pretty quickly especially during peak season”
 of 5 bubbles dorisw82, Nov 12, 2015 | Read review
“bigger dorms are much nicer than 4 ppl one.”
 of 5 bubbles AgataP264, Dec 16, 2014 | Read review
“Maybe locate yourself further away from the kitchen to minimise the noise of people coming through the door.”
 of 5 bubbles cantwait2holiday, Dec 10, 2013 | Read review
“We had the Mt Aspiring room up the end with a shared bathroom - would think is one of the quieter rooms if you can choose your room.”
 of 5 bubbles MattW488, Feb 25, 2012 | Read review
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