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Mountain View Backpackers Reviews

7 Russell Street, Wanaka, New Zealand

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160 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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Overall, it is a pretty standard hostel. It has all the basic essentials, but it lacks some key features and atmosphere like the better hostels. It is a good place to stay if you have your own car. I found some of the travelers were not as friendly, which is a letdown if you are traveling solo. Being a taller person, I also scraped my back pretty good on the metal bed frame (lower bunk) because there isn't enough clearance to the bunk above when getting up in the AM!

  • 26th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Stayed in a double room. Lovely staff, beautiful warm bed and room. Great location. Clean bathroom, drying room for ski gear. Couldn't have asked for anything more.


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.

  • 9th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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i'm sorry my neighbor's cat made your stay with us unsatisfactory,we strive to make each and every one of our guests stay as comfortable as possible.We are continually getting the cat out of the hostel but the doors are continually opened and he gets back in.I have now asked my neighbor to keep her cat indoors at her home from now on.


Great location, value for money


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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your feed back but you need to be accurate,the kitchen area actually closes at 10.30,that gives the people that leaving plenty of time go eat as check out is 10am and it's ALWAYS the customers choice on the method of payment..


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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the feedback,a few corrections,we actually close the kitchen,lounge area at 10.30 every day,never at 10 o'clock,same with the bathrooms,


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.

  • 14th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)

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