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Mountain View Backpackers

Hostelworld.comUS$43*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent two nights here - very clean, reasonably priced, good kitchen area and decent sleeping/shower facilities. Good communal area and the staff were all great. Well located about a 5-10 minute walk from the town centre, lakeside and a New World supermarket. Quite a view as well with the Monument viewpoint just round the corner from it. Would recommend

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mtnviewWanaka, Manager at Mountain View Backpackers, responded to this review

HI, thanks. We are stoked that you enjoyed your stay. It is great being so close to the Monument and obviously you went up. It is an ideal sunrise and sunset spot overlooking the lake and mountains. I hope you got some great photos. :)

Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

The dorms are clean and comfy, the location is great, it is walking distance from everything you need. But the most important is that the staff are very helpful and kind! Also, they let you store your belongings for free even for a few days ☺ I will definitely come back to this nice hostel! The only thing they should...

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mtnviewWanaka, Manager at Mountain View Backpackers, responded to this review

HI Noam Thanks so much for your great remarks about our staff. I will let them know as they work hard when its super busy and positive feed back is really nice to get. With the water pressure it is an issue we are very aware of. We brought this business 6 months ago and the bathrooms and water pressure...

Dortmund
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Nice hostel but unfortunately unfriendly staff. The owner is around all the time watching people. In total not very helpful and friendly. Obsessed by the house rules. Dont come in before check in time. You are not welcome. Even in community areas. Never had such an experience.

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mtnviewWanaka, Manager at Mountain View Backpackers, responded to this review

HI thanks for your feedback. I would like to remind you that we are a small hostel. Most accommodation providers have a check in and check out time. This is standard practise so we can get the place clean and ready for the next lot of guests. If we had a large lounge then yes it would be easier for...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This hostel is perfectly located for access to town, with a large supermarket just a few minutes away. When we stayed, there was only one usable shower (the other shower had no door and it was a unisex bathroom). The washing, drying and hanging facilities are were reserved for staff use for the morning and part of the afternoon, which...

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mtnviewWanaka, Manager at Mountain View Backpackers, responded to this review

HI, thanks for your feedback. Yes unfortnately the parts to the shower come from Dunedin and they hadnt turned up yet hence the door off the shower. We took over this business 6 months ago and we are working hard at upgrading and fixing a lot of things. We wash and dry all our sheets here, so yes the laundry...

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed this hostel because everyone was super friendly. Small but hostel was completely full and the common room was really good for socialising. Beds a bit squeaky and common bathroom a bit average but a good place to stay and meet people.

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mtnviewWanaka, Manager at Mountain View Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for the great feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and got to meet new people. Getting our bathrooms nicer is a big priority for us which will happen more when things quieten down a bit. We have this summer replaced the tap ware and lights in the front building bathrooms. We have also replaced...

Wanaka, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I had a great time at the hostel :) the staff people and Sarah the manager are really nice, welcoming and they told me a lot of recommendations about what to do around the area. The rooms are big enough and clean. The living area is cosy and they have a nice movie collection. From the terrace you have the...

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mtnviewWanaka, Manager at Mountain View Backpackers, responded to this review

oooh thanks so much for your lovely comments! :)

Reviewed 19 February 2017

Very nice and clean hostel with good equipped kitchen, nice view over the mountain, outdoor and inside sitting places, close walking distance to town. Very friendly at the phone to book and helpfull with information about bars and day trips (thanks a lot for the tip of half day cycling tour, I enjoyed it a lot). Changed ownership last year,...

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mtnviewWanaka, General Manager at Mountain View Backpackers, responded to this review

Hoooray for you. Its great you went and got a bike. We have fantastic Mt biking here in Wanaka!

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The Mountainview Backpackers is a really nice and cozy Hostel, with a very good view, comfortable outdoor area and a cozy common room with sofas, TV and plenty of movies to watch. The Manager and Staff are really friendly and very helpful. Short walk to the lake and center. If I would come back to Wanaka, I would stay there...

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mtnviewWanaka, General Manager at Mountain View Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your great feedback. We welcome you back. Cheers, Sarah.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Mountain View is certainly the cleanest backpackers I've used. It's a lovely privately owned and run backpackers. The couple who own it do everything themselves and you can tell take some much pride in their business!! I regularly recommend this hostel to people who are visiting Wanaka! Thanks for the stay guys!

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mtnviewWanaka, Manager at Mountain View Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. As you know we are a small backpackers and keeping it clean is a constant job. My staff will be stoked at your kind words. Thank you so much.

Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

After changing hands in ownership, Mountain View Backpackers gives off a warm homely vibe, with friendly staff, especially Sarah who even went out of her way to return our lost property after we left! Comfy beds, cosy communal area with a social atmosphere, with a huge selection of DVDs to watch, board games and books! Providing information about the local...

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mtnviewWanaka, Manager at Mountain View Backpackers, responded to this review

Hello 10 out of 10 review! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We think we have an awesome location as well. Its really nice to be able to show my workers these great reviews so that they can see all the hard work they put in is appreciated. Thank you, Sarah.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a home away from home-style backpackers centrally located in town, with only 29 beds. When you stay with us you will enjoy modern facilities with internet as well as wireless internet, great mattress, heaters in all rooms and large garden area and these are just some of the great facilities we have to offer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mountain View Backpackers

Address: 7 Russell Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Price Range: RM87 - RM221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“We used the bedroom at the very end of the outside unit - a double bed, nice and quiet when we were there.”
normgraem, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“book well in advance as backpacker places all around New Zealand get booked up pretty quickly especially during peak season”
dorisw82, 12 Nov 2015 | Read review
“bigger dorms are much nicer than 4 ppl one.”
AgataP264, 16 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Maybe locate yourself further away from the kitchen to minimise the noise of people coming through the door.”
cantwait2holiday, 10 Dec 2013 | Read review
“We had the Mt Aspiring room up the end with a shared bathroom - would think is one of the quieter rooms if you can choose your room.”
MattW488, 25 Feb 2012 | Read review
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