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Hostel | Level 1, 73 Brownston street, Wanaka, New Zealand 9192

78.6% Overall Rating

43 out of 52 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (07/07/2012)

Sam Metcalfe thinks…

"Friendly atmosphere and very good kitchen facilities. It worked really well having Mint bar downstairs as a way to socialise with other travellers."

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 1.67
  • Breakfast USD 4.19
  • Towel USD 2.51

What's Included

  • Linen

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78.6%

Overall Rating

43 out of 52 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Base Wanaka'

Atmosphere
63.2%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
78.4%
Cleanliness
83.2%
Staff
78.4%
Value
72.0%
Safety
82.4%
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Bob Hudson

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

16 April 2013 Bob would recommend this property

Liked: Very Clean, helpfull staff

Disliked: No dislikes

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Henry Lynar

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 August 2012 Henry would recommend this property

Liked: Good, clean hostel in a good location.

Disliked: Noise from the bar below some of the rooms.

94.3%
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Sam Metcalfe

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 July 2012 Sam would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly atmosphere and very good kitchen facilities. It worked really well having Mint bar downstairs as a way to socialise with other travellers.

Disliked: Little off-street parking, squeaky door in room 109 (so often woken up by it opening and closing)

85.7%
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Fionnuala Bulman

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 July 2012 Fionnuala would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and warm. Close to shops/ town. Great for access to mountains. Drying room very handy for snow gear. Mint bar downstairs was fun.

Disliked: Beds in room very noisy (felt bad waking people when getting up early/getting in late at night).

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: new hostel, liked that there were lots of powerpoints in every room plus a light at each bed

Disliked: small bathrooms

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With a large group / tour

Backpacking / gap year

09 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nothing specials

Disliked: It looks like a school inside

71.4%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The dinner deal at the bar was great!

Disliked: The big bus tours stop here, so you have to wait in line for a shower or to use the toilets...and if you arrive the same time as one of the buses does, you will also have to wait in line to check in. Too many people = no space in fridge for your food.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 April 2012

Liked: Central in Wanaka and it was clean and modern. The bathroom was nice.

Disliked: The dorm rooms are so small and they really do squish 10 people in such a small space. This is typical of Base. I heard this was a better one but for the money it is expensive. Also the bar was dead! And the drinks were quite expensive for a backpacker hostel.

82.9%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: stayed in the Sanctuary - spacy 8bed en-suite female dorm with good beds (headroom in bottom bunk, reading lights) and ample power sockets

Disliked: kitchen could be cleaner and had to pay to leave luggage after check-out

74.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It's a great party hostel - if that's what you're looking for. The location is great, just a short walk to everything in Wanaka.

Disliked: We stayed in the female-only Sanctuary dorm, which was fine in and of itself - however it was stiflingly hot and there was no fan or air con of any sort. I realise that with a hostel, you do sacrifice some of the creature comforts but since there was a heater in the room it shouldn't have been too much to ask for a built-in fan just to help make the room more comfortable in the heat. There was no breeze, so opening the windows didn't help - however it did cool down naturally at night, but not much. For a 'commerical' type hostel, it's pretty standard. It's like a prescription to get drunk and go crazy, so don't stay there if you're looking for a quiet night or a the type of hostel that has a personality. That being said, we still had a fun night there, but that was probably in spite of the hostel itself, not because of it. For a drunken night with randoms, it's the perfect thing.

77.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location, bathroom

Disliked: No lockers in the room, very noisz beds

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Jessica Sheppard

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

17 November 2011 Jessica would recommend this property

Liked: Location is excellent, very clean with excellent shgowers. A good choice!

Disliked: The room was very narrow, with 7 people in an 8 bed dorm it was very cramped with luggage

82.9%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

CLEMENT LE PROVOST

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 September 2011 CLEMENT would recommend this property

Liked: Top-notch facilities (huge bathrooms, well equipped kitchen, etc.). Friendly staff.

Disliked: Too huge to have even the beginning of an atmosphere.

57.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

27 August 2011

Liked: The location is simply superb, however, the men's bathrooms were disgusting as it did horribly smell like urin. As I heared, the women's bathrooms have also been really, really nasty. The kitchen was the biggest mess I've seen in a long time (and I've been travelling throughout Southeast Asia....) Unbelievable how messy some people are.

Disliked: The staff was cool and helpful.

80.0%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

28 May 2011

Liked: Clean, nice staff

Disliked: tv room was too hot

65.7%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 May 2011

Liked: nice place to make people

Disliked: actual hostel was lovely and clean, 10 bed dorm was very dirty -may well have just been the people but was rough

77.1%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and modern hostel. Key card entry meant it was a safe place. Bathrooms clean and enough.

Disliked: Atmosphere wasn't the best as its so big. Kitchen is small considering the number of rooms but I didnt find a problem... maybe as I went in off-peak season. Hobs in kitchen are dangerous as you have to light the gas yourself with matches!

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Romantic getaway

11 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was the best hostel among I've stayed in New Zealand. I do love the facilities especially. It was just clean, so nice. the mint bar, even though it was noisy at night, I thought the music was stylish, sounded good. I really really recommend you guys this hostel

Disliked: Well, noisy at night? but If you are tired, You will fall asleep quickly like me. So, I guess it doesn't matter. Or you can go the mint bar rather than stay in the room !

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good kitchen facilities

Disliked: very large rooms with not much space to keep your stuff

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

05 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The bar downstairs

Disliked: noisy

68.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

27 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean Every bed has a locker - need to bring your own lock

Disliked: $20 key deposit No tea/coffee provided in kitchen

100.0%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

24 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Sightseeing & culture
Family Holiday
Romantic getaway

18 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was clean and friendly.

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
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Alana Karathanasis

23 June 2010 Alana would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome hostel, really clean and good deals on food and drink in the bar! My only problem was that I couldn't stay longer.

Disliked: Alana left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

07 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The room was lovely

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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