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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Holly's, run by a lovely family that's very keen to help and provide information about the area, was an excellent stay in Wanaka: very well located, clean, with free parking on the street. It's slightly small, so at certain hours the kitchen could get packed and a queue to the bathroom might form, but they make up for it with...

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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here one night. The host was super funny and friendly guy who made us feel very welcome as if we were part of his family. The backpackers although completely booked was not crowded at all and we had no issues using the shared facilities. Our private room was basic with just a queen bed and a sofa but...

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Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Reviewed 28 November 2016 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...

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Balmoral, Australia
Reviewed 5 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...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 29 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....

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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...

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Thank CWhit21
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 18 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...

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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
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,...

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Chenzhou, China
Reviewed 20 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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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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