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Reviews of Hollys Backpacker

Hostel | 71 Upton Street, Wanaka, New Zealand -

88.7% Overall Rating

24 out of 26 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (28/04/2013)

Dorothy Webster thinks…

"Clean and tidy kitchen equipment, spacious dining and lounge. Nice friendly people, helpful staff. Comfy beds, numerous bathroom facilities so no queues."

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Facilities

  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 0.87

What's Included

  • Linen

Important Information

For arrivals after 6pm, please call us on the phone number on your booking confirmation to arrange a late check-in. Hollys establishment is not suitable for children. Cash-only business.

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88.7%

Overall Rating

24 out of 26 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hollys Backpacker'

Atmosphere
88.0%
Location
90.4%
Facilities
83.2%
Cleanliness
92.0%
Staff
90.4%
Value
88.8%
Safety
88.0%
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54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

26 March 2014

Liked: It is considerably clean and inexpensive.

Disliked: The water pressure at the bathroom is weak. And the manager is rude.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Hj

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Parts of the property like the bathroom has been renovated.

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

weiting shao

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Relaxation/spa
Shopping

11 December 2013 weiting would recommend this property

Liked: Good

Disliked: No

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice home-turned-into-hostel, enough bathrooms, friendly staff, good location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, friendly atmosphere, nice staff

Disliked: Nothing

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Dorothy Webster

With friends / other travellers

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

28 April 2013 Dorothy would recommend this property

Liked: Clean and tidy kitchen equipment, spacious dining and lounge. Nice friendly people, helpful staff. Comfy beds, numerous bathroom facilities so no queues.

Disliked: Downstairs room can hear people walking overhead in lounge but it was quiet when we wanted to go to sleep.

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

Allison Elgie

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 April 2013 Allison would recommend this property

Liked: Great vibe and location

Disliked: internet is not free

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

09 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great Place, super staff and really suits the town of Wanaka.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Iona Rennie

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 June 2012

Liked: Beautiful views from the bedrooms, helpful staff.

Disliked: Bit dated and strange group of people staying made for unsociable atmosphere. Kitchen was generally always pretty dirty but then thats just other travellers.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Homely character

Disliked: Nothing

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Marinka Louwerse

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 April 2012 Marinka would recommend this property

Liked: Family owned hostel with very nice people. Hostel is not too big, good kitchen, nice lounge area.

Disliked: You can only check in before 6 in the evening. So no late check in. Not enough freezer space.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Christine Schmidt

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 March 2012 Christine would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect! Friendly staff, perfect location (2 minutes to the city centre, still quiet) and the mountain view! Great to socialise, you wont be alone for too long and clean!

Disliked: Nothing, it was perfect!

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Jeroen Polfliet

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 February 2012 Jeroen would recommend this property

Liked: nice place, not overcrowded, nice garden.

Disliked: door/window from the dorm was constantly open at the streetside and there were no lockers.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly, safe and cosy place.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

26 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very familiar, good atmosphere. feels like a home

Disliked: nothing

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

kenny lang

As a family with children

Family Holiday

18 December 2011 kenny would recommend this property

Liked: easy to find friendly and helpful accomodating of our late arrival

Disliked: wrong key left out causing a little confusion not enough bathrooms in the morning with queues

80.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

15 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good hostel, nice location, bit expensive for what you are getting

Disliked: Lot of longer term stayers seem to be here so not very sociable. signs everywhere reminding you that check out at 10 means you must have everything off the premises before this time!

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

diane Ainsworth

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

23 November 2011 diane would recommend this property

Liked: It is conveniently situated and was very homely not overcrowded. The facilities were great and Wanaka is a bequtiful place to stay.

Disliked: Nothing

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

04 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely cosy room, great communal areas. A really friendly and welcoming atmosphere and a good location to the town.

Disliked: Some of the people there were a bit messy but that's nothing to do with the hostel!

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is very homely and has a nice and friendly atmosphere to it...a nice place to stay for a few days

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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