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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Base Backpacker costs 32$ a night, without WiFi. New World supermarket is just next door. The rooms are somewhat clean but mine smelled terrible. The bunk beds are big enough but they make horrible noises. The showers are brand new and very clean. The kitchen is the worst part of it. It is to small, it's really dirty and... More 

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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, shared accomodation with good wifi, people were friendly, kitchen was nice and large and well equipped although the frig was overflowed. Reaonsable prices and nice people, bed was comfortable and bathrooms were fine I'd stay here again

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Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't book really expecting much. Ended up booking a shared private room with ensuite because the price was ridiculously low compared to anything else in Wanaka and ended up leaving extremely impressed. Very clean but simple accomodation which is all you need when your skiing at the nearby Cardrona and Treble Cone ski resorts. Next door is a supermarket where... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here a few nights, all the staff were really helpful. The kitchen was clean and tidy. The town is lovely and there's beautiful walks around to lakes to do. Base was great, rooms are nice, tiny bit on the small side if every bed is full. But there's a big reception area and tv room free for all

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for one night and I'm sorry to say it was awful. The room we were given had filthy sheets which had clearly been slept in many times previously. The girl at reception kindly moved us to another room but the sheets here also dirty. Very disappointing as it wasn't particularly cheap

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Lismore, Australia
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39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here overnight. First go at backpacker accommodation. Pleasantly surprised. Had a twin room with ensuite booked before arriving in NZ. Stongly advise to book ahead if you want similar facilities. Bathroom was the width of the shower, then the door, then opposite shower was a toilet. Hand basin (small) in between shower and toilet. Door touched one of the... More 

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Reviewed 21 October 2016

I traveled New Zealand with Kiwi Experience and they recommend us to stay at Base in Wanaka. It's a great hostel, nice kitchen, good location (close to supermarket, restaurants and waterfront), comfy rooms and very friendly staff. They also have a really cool pub downstairs (try the teapot cocktails).

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Kilgarvan, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Pros: good location, nice staff. Cons: The kitchen is tiny for the amount of people that the hostel can sleep, with no oven, very little cutlery, limited amounts of pots and pans and It always seemed to be dirty. It says on tripadvisor and hostel world that wifi is free which it isn't. Tv room has no channel just dvd's.... More 

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

Hi Thank you for taking your time to leave a review we do appreciate your feedback. I apologise that you didn't enjoy your stay here at Base Wanaka and I hope you bought these issues up with my staff members during your stay as these issues are definitely ones that could have been fixed. With our high turnover of guests... More 

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

The location can't be beat. You are a few blocks away from the beautiful waterfront, where there are many restaurants for all budgets. There is also a big supermarket next door to stock up on water or breakfast if you don't choose their $5 buffet breakfast option. Parking is a block away in a big municipal lot and reception told... More 

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

Hi Thank you for taking your time to leave a review we do appreciate your feedback. Its great to see that you enjoyed your stay here at Base Wanaka and we hope to see you here again in the future, thank you for bringing the water pressure to my attention I will look into that. Kind regards Sophie Heath General... More 

York, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Had a fab stay here, was over visiting friends, and stayed here upon recommendation. The dormitories are clean, fresh and well maintained. The bar was great - reasonably priced food and drink. Would definitely recommend Base to anyone looking for greatly priced accommodation in Wanaka! Keep up the great work guys and hope to see you again on my trip... More 

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

Hi Thank you for taking your time to leave a review we do appreciate your feedback. Really pleased to see you had a great stay here at Base Wanaka and we look forward to your next visit. Kind Regards Sophie Heath General Manager Base Wanaka More 

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Base Backpackers Wanaka

Address: 73 Brownston Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Price Range: $56 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Base Backpackers Wanaka 2*
Number of rooms: 49
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“The location was excellent as it was close to all of Wanaka and there parking was off street but reasonably close on the surrounding streets. ”
 of 5 bubbles rodneyp797, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Fresh bathroom floor towel Turn on heater whenever you want Thicker pillow Window didn't shut properly ”
 of 5 bubbles 553jakec, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room over reception had great views and were quiet”
 of 5 bubbles Lizridge, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
“ASK FOR A QUIET ROOM (not sure if any of them are though - Terrible noise!)”
 of 5 bubbles nicolacQ6972YB, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Bring ear plugs”
 of 5 bubbles williaml21, 29 Feb 2016 | Read review
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