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Base Wanaka Reviews

Level 1, 73 Brownston Street, Wanaka, Wanaka, New Zealand

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156 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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The kitchen was filthy. Other guests obviously had not cleaned up at all .. But the management should have been more on to it.

  • 17th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


The kitchen was small for,the numbers and badly equipped. Some idiot set off the fire alarm at about 8.30am resulting in the hostel being evacuated. Possibly to get up a friend who was late for the Kiwi Experience bus!


Really enjoyed my stay here.. Will definitely come back for longer next time.

  • 27th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review. Very pleased you enjoyed your stay :)


Really nice rooms and facilities but only let down by a lack of communal space as everything locks up at 10pm (kitchen, lounge area etc). Heaps of people left sitting in the halls so they don't disturb the people in bed already! Could use a communal area open later...

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review. I am looking into a communal space opportunity - watch this space!


Room was amazing but no alcohol is allowed within the hostel (not great since we stayed over new years)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Glad you liked your room! Unfortunately it is against our license to allow alcohol to be brought onto the premises. Hope you have a great 2014 :)


Good place to stay, staff and facillities spot on

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! Thanks for your review :) Very pleased you enjoyed your stay and our facilities. Happy 2014!


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