Terrible hostel, genuinely the worst place I've stayed in a year of backpacking New Zealand.
Myself and my boyfriend paid for a 6 bed dorm and upon getting to our room 5 of the 6 beds were already occupied and there was vomit on the floor!
Changed rooms only to find that everyone else we were with had been charged less for the same size dorm, so asked the rather sullen receptionist for the difference which we begrudgingly got back.
Get back to our new dorm to find our key cards don't work anymore because the receptionist had deactivated then whilst checking someone else in!
The beds are terrible but no worse than some other hostels I've been in except for the highly suspicious white stains on 4 of the 6 duvets in the room.
Only one out of three lights in the male toilets actually works.
Kitchen is terrible and too small for the size of the hostel, cleanliness just doesn't seem to be a priority.
Would recommend anyone to stay away from base hostels, the only decent one to stay in is Queenstown but even then that's only if you're travelling with Stray as you have a dedicated floor.
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