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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I reckon it is okay for a few days stay but do not stay here for more than a week in which you will be moved to the second floor with the other long termers. This floor in particular is never cleaned and smells awful and is like the filthiest of filthy uni halls. Forget getting any sleep because certain...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

THE GOOD: Good facilities, nice big kitchen/lounge area thats big enough for everyone, the beds are fairly comfy, nice central location, free wifi, cheap weekly rates. THE BAD: Short term rooms on 5th floor are great, long term rooms on 2nd floor are disgusting and stink and theyre never cleaned, currently staying in one where there and two USED condoms...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As if you need any more reasons NOT to stay here read on... • Upon arrival you will be greeted by a rude and usually non English speaking receptionist. • After passing many fine threatening signs you will find your own way to your room. • Do not expect a clean room. Or even a clean bed. • You may...

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

"Fast speed internet" is a serious joke... It's so often not working (as the lifts) and it's slow as my grandma trying to run... No fridge in the room. Probably not pet friendly. There's absolutely no bar. There's no air conditioning or fans and a lot of windows are broken (can't close them properly and it's pretty cold in winter)....

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Like the Jail from the walking dead! Terrible, perhaps the worst I have stayed in a long time. And i have stayed in huts where I had to poo in the ocean and I would even take that over this place. The location is nice but please please dont stay here. The staff if you can call them that dont...

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

As nice and free the name is, it is a big joke for this non friendly and impersonal jail, where it threatens you to be fined close to for everything, no dish wash says you to be actually shot. I don't mind to be asked to do stuff, but threatening.. Is that your understanding of a hospitality??? I am just...

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Thank Martins Z
Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

It wasn't until I left this hostel that I realised how much of a terrible place it was. Dirty, unfriendly staff, unsafe, false advertisement (there is no spa, swimming pool or bar, and the free wifi hardly ever works). The manager has made countless amount of signs which are all over the hostel (with errors in spelling) threatening to give...

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We rented a private room with toilet and shower $95,usually we stay at the Camebridge $79 for the same kind of room but 5 star in comparison. Smoke alarm had been pulled out of the ceiling, a melted light frame and burnt roof above the light in bathroom. The showers next door didn't stop until 1am then cleaners started up...

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Thank Robyn W
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 October 2016

$20 fines for outsiders coming in, drinking and paying rent late put a damper on the hostel atmosphere, unclean, hair on the bedding, really bad wifi, no TV, limited kitchen utensils, small laundry room for the whole hostel, 1 week was plenty to see what this hostel had to offer.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Our stay was terrible. Drinking and smoking in the corridors despite signs everywhere prohibiting this. Disgusting unisex bathrooms (and not enough of them) that were never cleaned. Noisy partying that lasted all night. Unclean rooms/bedding. Thin walls. Unfriendly and unhelpful staff.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Wild Zebra Backpackers

Address: 58 Tory Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand (Formerly Wellywood Backpackers)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wellington
Price Range: RM76 - RM289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 50
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“Think I would try for higher up rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles PukHawk, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Lower levels are better as rooms get fairly warm in the mornings”
 of 5 bubbles 08Kates, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles projectilereptile, 2 Nov 2015 | Read review
“don't choose here”
 of 5 bubbles TerereA, 20 Sep 2015 | Read review
“There are no good rooms. Period.”
 of 5 bubbles Quitzau, 9 Aug 2015 | Read review
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