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Reviews of Hollys Backpacker

Hostel | 71 Upton Street, Wanaka, New Zealand -

89.7% Overall Rating

33 out of 35 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (10/04/2015)

Minna Birch thinks…

"Great family run property. Decent size kitchen (although still best to get in before everyone else does) and bedrooms/bathrooms. On both days, we were given recommendations on things to do. Clean…"

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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 0.73

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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89.7%

Overall Rating

33 out of 35 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hollys Backpacker'

Atmosphere
88.8%
Location
91.2%
Facilities
84.8%
Cleanliness
93.6%
Staff
92.0%
Value
90.4%
Safety
87.2%
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97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

18 April 2015 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The huge bathroom .

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Minna Birch

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Romantic getaway
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 April 2015 Minna would recommend this property

Liked: Great family run property. Decent size kitchen (although still best to get in before everyone else does) and bedrooms/bathrooms. On both days, we were given recommendations on things to do. Clean linen- everything washed and ready. Happy to keep an eye on luggage before check in/after check out if early/waiting on a bus. Really relaxed vibe with plenty of board games/ dvds/ videos.

Disliked: Although a great price (from midday we rented two for $10 each) the bicycles are old and the seats are a killer on the backside! But at that price, we couldn't complain and it took us further afield. Not overly secure, bedroom doors were never locked and no lockers for valuables.

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

Craig Pershouse

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 February 2015 Craig would recommend this property

Liked: Small, homely, friendly (both the manager and other travellers) and quiet. Also the dorm was very clean and spacious with a nice soft mattress on the bed. Probably because it's so small and there weren't many other guests those that were there were all friendly and actually spoke to one another, unlike so many hostels these days where most people seem to spend their whole time on their computer or smart phone and don't talk to anyone else.

Disliked: Having to pay for wi-fi. But that probably ended up being a good thing because this was one of the few hostels I stayed at in NZ where people actually talked and didn't spend their whole time lost in cyberspace on their computer or phone. Also, the guy in my dorm who coughed all night long, forcing me to take a sleeping pill to be able to sleep. But that's no fault of the hostel of course.

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

Jasmine Zhu

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

01 February 2015 Jasmine would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly and helpful staff, cosy atmosphere, comfortable room, clean facilities

Disliked: Nothing

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

Customer review

Alone

Family Holiday
Sightseeing & culture

16 November 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was kept clean. Also, location was closer to main part of town & lake than many others.

Disliked: Small refrigerators. Not much heat downstairs. Timers were set to go off to quickly.

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

Joseph Tomlinson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

24 July 2014 Joseph would recommend this property

Liked: Holly's Backpackers is the best accommodation I have experienced in the Queenstown Lakes District. It has a very warm and homely demeanor with comfortable areas to relax in. All of the principle Wanaka Peaks are visible from the balcony adjoined to the entertainment room I will be back!

Disliked: The WIFI was a little expensive.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

01 July 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The ambiance, the comfy lounge, the views

Disliked: Nothing

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

Mary Molloy

Alone

Business / conference

03 May 2014 Mary would recommend this property

Liked: Staff were friendly and helpful, but not intrusive. It was clean and homely and expectations and facilities were clearly explained. It was close to the supermarket for ready access to supplies. There was plenty of information available regarding 'things to see and do', and queries were answered promptly.

Disliked: No dislikes.

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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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


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