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Mountain View Backpackers Wanaka

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Ratings and reviews
Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cozy hostel”(4 reviews)
“the kitchen”(18 reviews)
“nice movie”(2 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Rooms
Kitchenette
Self-Serve Laundry
Wanaka's classic Kiwi Backpackers centrally located in town, with 29 beds. When you stay with us you will enjoy modern facilities; free wireless internet, backpacker phone and computer, great mattress's, heaters in all rooms. We have a super large garden area which is fantastic to hang...
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7 Russell Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
48.1 km to Frankton Airport
65 restaurants are within a 0.5 km radius
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All reviewscozy hostelthe kitchennice movieoutside areabunk bedscommon roomother guestshomely feelenjoyed my stayfree wifiliving areaone nightrooms are cleanthe location is perfectnew zealandsurrounding mountainsgreat place to stay
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It seems every time I'm visiting Wanaka I'm ending up in the Mountain View Backpackers - which is not a bad thing at all! The staff and owner are very friendly: When I changed my travel plans last minute, the owner didn't hesitate and refunded...More

Thank FromEtoA
Response from MtnviewWanaka, Manager at Mountain View Backpackers WanakaResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your great review you have captured the essence and described our backpackers pretty well. This September will be our 2nd anniversary of owning Mt View Backpackers and our plan for Spring 2018 is to start on the kitchen. We know the colour is...More

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Definitely my favorite hostel in New Zealand! Had a real homely feel to it, was sad to leave Mountain View after my 2 weeks! Everyone was super friendly and it was always clean and warm. Amazing stay! ⭐

Thank Polly M
Response from mtnviewWanaka, Manager at Mountain View Backpackers WanakaResponded 7 June 2018

Wow! Thank you so much! That is a great accolade. I will tell my staff. That review deserves beers and chips. Wahoo.

Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Stayed here as had heard good things, and wasn't disappointed. Really friendly, super clean and rooms just done up so well maintained. Kitchen very clean and good facilities. Wi-Fi 500mb free, there's a computer free to use butter you want more it is $5 for...More

Thank Liddy E
Response from mtnviewWanaka, Manager at Mountain View Backpackers WanakaResponded 7 June 2018

Thanks so much for a great review! We are stoked you enjoyed our homely hostel, as we want people to socialise and communicate with each other. Its also great that you got to be in one of the freshly painted rooms, :) Hopefully you can...More

Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Mountain View Backpackers is cosy, intimate and comfortable. You feel instantly at home on arrival and the staff are very helpful towards all your needs. It has a friendly social area with a fully equipt kitchen, lounge area, computer and tv. Wifi is also FREE....More

Thank Hollie C
Response from mtnviewWanaka, Manager at Mountain View Backpackers WanakaResponded 14 May 2018

Wow, thanks for your great review. We love it when people capture the essence of what we are. I will pass your comments onto our staff. Thanks :)

Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Staff were friendly and allowed me to to store my luggage until check-in. Bathrooms for the dorms were very mediocre. Bunks were not very stable and there were not enough outlets for all the beds. No lockers but shelves and hangers provided. There is a...More

Thank kavoyager
Response from mtnviewWanaka, Manager at Mountain View Backpackers WanakaResponded 3 weeks ago

HI thanks for your review. Since you have been and things slowed down a bit with guests we have been super busy here at Mt View. We have replaced one bathroom in the back building with the dorms... oooh its brand new and got a...More

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
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Price range
US$42 - US$52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$42 - US$52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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"I liked the front room called Cardona"
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"I'd ask to have a room away from the kitchen, but it doesn't really matter."
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"We used the bedroom at the very end of the outside unit - a double bed, nice and quiet when we were there."
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"book well in advance as backpacker places all around New Zealand get booked up pretty quickly especially..."
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