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Mountain View Backpackers

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Krabi Town, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Thank normgraem
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4 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Perpignan, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

I spend just few nights on this hostel. It's a good place, pretty clean for a backpacker. The rooms are small enought but there is a very big garden, a confy living room. The owner is very friendly and helpfull. Well situed near to the city center. You have free wifi but not unlimited.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

Split right down the middle with this one. It's a relatively clean hostel with a very nice view and the owner was super helpful. Everyone else staying there was really cool and friendly. Their were a lot of long termers and woofers though who, while very welcoming, were a little too comfortable with being noisy all night and leaving their... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

I have nothing bad to say about this place! The staff were really friendly, the location was great, the common area was cozy, and the place had wonderful vibes. I think this is my favorite hostel in New Zealand thus far.

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Thank vliane
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6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

The rooms were really big. Enough space in the kitchen, a TV room, 500mb free wifi, really clean, bathroom nearby the room, comfortable beds. All in all worth the money. Just one little thing wasn't correct, we booked a 4-dorm bedroom and got in a 6-dorm bedroom. But we didn't complain about that.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

I lived in Mountain View for 2 and a half months during the winter. A small hostel with long term dorms out the back, it was an awesome place to stay- friendly and fun. Clean, accomodating and the woofers were great. Will definitely be back next winter!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

I arrived here for 2 nights. There is no wifi cover in the room. Bath has drops of water coming out and the lady who runs it kicked us out exactly at check out time while we where eating breakfast (even due we left our rooms).

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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: $21 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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