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Balmoral, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place! I have stayed here three years ago when I first came to New Zealand, only intended tot stay 3 days but stuck around for 3,5 months! This is due to the Wanaka magic a lot of people have come to know but also because of the lovely atmosphere at Holly's. The place is basicly a big home... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

And also, probably the best one I've stayed at in the whole country so far. Holly's Backpackers is a well kept secret. It's clean, quiet, and relaxed, with very friendly owners who can give you tons of info for things to do in Wanaka. Very nice kitchen, comfortable beds, and clean facilities. My first choice in Wanaka from now on.... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Good location. Nice sized double room. Comfy bed. Decent communal facilities. The owner let us check in late one evening and pay the next day, hiding the key somewhere safe for when we arrived which was a nice touch. I would give it 5 stars if they offered free wifi! Having said that it's very good and I would definitely... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

This is just a house that has been turned into a hostel. There were multiple dorms and private rooms on our level and only two bathrooms + an extra toilet for all those people. The man who checked us in was rude, the room was dirty, the bathrooms were gross, the kitchen was filthy and there was way too much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

I'm a 9 years old girl from Malaysia ,travelled with my aunt during December 2015 to Wanaka and stayed in a double bed room which is have garden view. We were enjoying our lunch in the beautiful garden with nice weather . I think this hostel is wonderful ,it's very comfortable and pretty .

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I traveled all around NZ and this was one of my favorite hostels! This is a small family run hostel, so didn't have the frills of some of the bigger hostels (free wifi, etc.)but more than made up for it for atmosphere. The owner is super friendly and always willing to offer advice on what to do in the area,... More 

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Chenzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Holly's is our first choice whenever we go to Wanaka. It is a nice quite hostel to stay. Some people think it's far from the center but if you know Wanaka just a little you will realize that it is a small place and there is nothing far from the center.

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights, was a really nice quaint little homely backpackers, family run the owner was really nice and friendly, the house had good facilities and the wifi although paid work throughout and worked well! Ways for me they could improve would be wifi in this day and age should be free and even tho I don't drink... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We couldn't fault the facilities at all and the owner was the kind to bring the whole crowd to a laughter every time he entered the room. If you get to chat with the old painter fellow then make sure you linger and let him go off on his rants. He's one of a kind in the best of ways... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

First time in a backpacker, was very clean. Just a few blocks from main part of town, which was really nice. Soren & Steve were very helpful with info. Kitchen ok, bathrooms were kept clean, nice sofa in room, no dresser, small table stand. Holly's had books & movies to read or watch. Plenty of things to do around town,... More 

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Address: 71 Upton Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Number of rooms: 7
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