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Decent place to stay in wanaka. Only negative was thr shower/ bathroom was being repaired during our stay.
Great place - lovely room and nice communal areas, in a good location.
Good hostel. Nothing too special but would stay there again. Small shower cabinets a bit dodgy
If you're allergic to cats avoid this hostel. Though the cat is not theirs and they may deny it's existence the neighbor's cat comes in and out of the property. At no point does the hostel staff try to stop this or get the cat off the property. In other words, there is cat dander all over the furniture and the floor. I had two members of my group who were allergic and had serious problems with this. They brought it up to the staff who did nothing and acted as if it wasn't a problem.
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
The common area, including The kitchen, is too small for all the people in the hostel. The backyard is big but no one stays there on The cold weather. 10am they lock kitchen and bathrooms for cleaning. Worst timing ever. Seems to me The management only worries about getting money: if you need to stay longer after checkout to wait for your bus they will charge you 10 dollars. And if you pay cash (The best option for them) they round up The cents. Always up, never down! Just not a good atmosphere.
Nice and cosy little Hostel. Friendly and helpful staff! I really enjoyed my stay!
Kitchen is closed every day at 10am for an hour, which means you have to be up before 9:30 if you want to cook and eat a decent breakfast. The bathroom is sometimes closed for cleaning at the same time. I understand the need to clean, and I appreciate cleanliness, but it's an unusual time to clean. The cleaning lady told us to "wake up earlier", which I should probably do anyway, but geez, I'm on holiday. Otherwise, relatively nice. I appreciated that the staff was on the premises late.
Local suggestions or discounts for restaurants would be nice, or to the theatre. And the lack of free unlimited wifi for travelers is always pretty inconvenient. Otherwise, the place was great!
A friendly place with a lovely garden.
- Novice Nomad
- Mixed Group, 41+
- (1 review)
Lovely location with nice view of mountains and near lake. Close to shops and restaurants.