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Morteau, France
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really ? One of my best backpacker in New-Zealand. OK, it's old but the place is very cool ! (not far from Wallys street, New world and Cuba Street), people who works there is very nice and smiling ! The atmospher is very cool !! It's like home so far from home ! The breakfast and the laundry is free...

Thank delavelle_celia
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Horrible, pathetic, useless. Would never recommend anyone to stay at this place. Dirty rooms and uncomfortable bed. Mattress and duvet smelly and people smoking next door. Old and the building seems dangerous and unstable :( This was my worst accommodation experience and I would never come back in a million years. It wasn't cheap since we paid for a double...

Thank 345shirley
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Came for new years to Wellngton had stayed at the hostel many years ago. Found comfortable surroundings with all the amenities that one expects The only downside was the very limited WiFi in the place and a no refund policy which shouldn't be if you change plans. Should have said at check in.Apart from that,good location. Basically everything was fine...

Thank Martin S
Management response:

Hi Martin, Thanks for the review of Rosemere Backpackers! Good news, we have since updated our WiFi, so now every room can access the internet for free. Nice to hear you had comfortable surroundings and we hope your overall stay was positive! Thanks again, Rosemere Backpackers

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 September 2016

the hostel is old and some works should be done, but it's clean and the old man at the reception is so nice, friendly and helpful. every morning there is milk, cornflakes, toast, butter and jam for free. also in the evening there are many different breads and sometimes other stuff for free. the bed is very noisy but we...

1Thank tamaraa122
Management response:

Hi tamaraa122, Wow! What a lovely review, thank you so much! We love hearing when our guests enjoy their stay. Hope to see you back here soon! Kind regards, Rosemere Backpackers

Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

First impressions seemed good, a brightly coloured building with a big lobby. Unfortunately this was short lived, the kitchen was far too small, there was one long bench that wasn't nearly enough for the amount of people in the room, and although there are 3 fridges this still wasn't enough to accomodate. The TV room was great, lots of sofas,...

Thank Jenny M
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Hostel is quite central with quite a steep climb and short walk from the CBD, Cuba st etc. We were upgraded from a dorm to a private double for free which I was quite glad at but the room we had the window wasn't attached to the wall so in the middle of winter it was so cold. Mattresses were...

Thank 31Destination
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

This was by far the most run down hostel I have ever stayed at. The bed was incredibly uncomfortable and the sheets felt dirty and very worn. The Windows don't close properly and there were a series of break ins that week we stayed. The showers were incredibly mouldy. But the bathrooms looked like they had been cleaned so that's...

Thank Nicole R
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Ok. Same problem again just like any other hostel around australia, tasmania and new Zealand. Dirty rooms Smelly bed sheets and pillowcases. Unfortunately our hostel owners has a bad habit of not hiring a cleaner and not actually taking care of the hygiene issue seriously. This hostel one of them unfortunately and not surprised. Anyway, Only positive thing was friendly...

1Thank alamuttt
Ede, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed in this room two nights but the atmosphere and hostel are not recommended. The room was bare necessity, window would not close,a test was so thin every time I turned I would feel a different bar pressing in my back. Duvet was thin, ratty and not at all clean(picking off dark hairs though both of us were fair)....

Thank AnoukvanSchaik
Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 13 December 2015

This is a very cheap backpackers and as such is what you would expect. An old building, small rooms and basic beds and toilets / showers. Nothing wrong, it was clean and warm and quiet. The service was outstanding. I booked for a concert night when the whole town was full, the concert over ran and I didn't turn up...

Thank Ash_Katchem
Management response:

Hi Ash, Thanks for reviewing our hostel, we pride ourselves on being a budget hostel for budget conscious travellers and we love hearing nice reviews about it. Thanks again, Rosemere Backpackers

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rosemere is an action packed Backpackers in Wellington City, a short walk from all of this vibrant city's attractions. Cereals, toast, tea and spreads are provided. On Wednesdays, enjoy home made soup in Winter, and sausage sizzle in Summer. Full kitchen and laundry facilities, free DVDs and videos, a piano and a reading room for all to enjoy. Free internet for half an hour per day. Single, Double, Twin, Four and Six bed dorms available. Warm duvets are provided, and our funky green shower facilities are spotless. We can organise car hire, plus Ferry, Bus, Train and activity information is available. BBH affiliated ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rosemere Backpackers

Address: 6 Macdonald Crescent, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range: RM89 - RM275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“If possible, try to avoid room 20 next to the outside terrace. It is extremely loud when the party-makers are playing music and drinking/shouting/singing/fighting late into the night!”
 of 5 bubbles SteveJames14, 3 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Do not take the room facing the terrace - if you have a problem with noise, ask before you book. There are quieter rooms available, as there is not much traffic there.”
 of 5 bubbles CuddleKatl, 24 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else!”
 of 5 bubbles AngeAuckland, 29 May 2013 | Read review
“Room 20 is next to the outdoor area so is not ideal for a good nights sleep. In saying that, I stayed in this room the whole week and it was fine.”
 of 5 bubbles JosephG898, 9 Dec 2012 | Read review
“Ask for one with a balcony - excellent opportunity to chill out and watch over the city”
 of 5 bubbles ezeki3l, 2 Jan 2012 | Read review
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