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Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The hostel is cosy, nice and quiet. Also clean but you go to a hostel for a good night sleep. The mattress on the bed was so thin and I guess around 20 years old, so you couldn't tell the difference between the mattress or a wooden board. For real, I would've preferred sleeping in the car. I think it's... More 

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Balmoral, Australia
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115 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Love this place! I have stayed here three years ago when I first came to New Zealand, only intended tot stay 3 days but stuck around for 3,5 months! This is due to the Wanaka magic a lot of people have come to know but also because of the lovely atmosphere at Holly's. The place is basicly a big home... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

And also, probably the best one I've stayed at in the whole country so far. Holly's Backpackers is a well kept secret. It's clean, quiet, and relaxed, with very friendly owners who can give you tons of info for things to do in Wanaka. Very nice kitchen, comfortable beds, and clean facilities. My first choice in Wanaka from now on.... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Good location. Nice sized double room. Comfy bed. Decent communal facilities. The owner let us check in late one evening and pay the next day, hiding the key somewhere safe for when we arrived which was a nice touch. I would give it 5 stars if they offered free wifi! Having said that it's very good and I would definitely... More 

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Thank CWhit21
Canberra, Australia
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

This is just a house that has been turned into a hostel. There were multiple dorms and private rooms on our level and only two bathrooms + an extra toilet for all those people. The man who checked us in was rude, the room was dirty, the bathrooms were gross, the kitchen was filthy and there was way too much... More 

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Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

I'm a 9 years old girl from Malaysia ,travelled with my aunt during December 2015 to Wanaka and stayed in a double bed room which is have garden view. We were enjoying our lunch in the beautiful garden with nice weather . I think this hostel is wonderful ,it's very comfortable and pretty .

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 23 August 2015

I traveled all around NZ and this was one of my favorite hostels! This is a small family run hostel, so didn't have the frills of some of the bigger hostels (free wifi, etc.)but more than made up for it for atmosphere. The owner is super friendly and always willing to offer advice on what to do in the area,... More 

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Chenzhou, China
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 May 2015

Holly's is our first choice whenever we go to Wanaka. It is a nice quite hostel to stay. Some people think it's far from the center but if you know Wanaka just a little you will realize that it is a small place and there is nothing far from the center.

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Manchester
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62 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights, was a really nice quaint little homely backpackers, family run the owner was really nice and friendly, the house had good facilities and the wifi although paid work throughout and worked well! Ways for me they could improve would be wifi in this day and age should be free and even tho I don't drink... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2015

We couldn't fault the facilities at all and the owner was the kind to bring the whole crowd to a laughter every time he entered the room. If you get to chat with the old painter fellow then make sure you linger and let him go off on his rants. He's one of a kind in the best of ways... More 

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Address: 71 Upton Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Number of rooms: 7
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“Choose a different hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles KaitlinP663, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Corner rooms less noisy due to back deck area near middle rooms. Upstairs rooms were warmer. City map about sites might not be up to date with growth of the city.”
 of 5 bubbles 977vc, 16 Nov 2014 | Read review
“I think the rooms upstairs are brighter and cozier :)”
 of 5 bubbles calendulaaa, 21 Jun 2014 | Read review
“Room four is handy to bathrooms and tucked away from passing guests. Has its own back door.”
 of 5 bubbles silasChri, 27 Apr 2013 | Read review
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