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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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,...

Thank Chris T
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...

Thank JosySolarSailor
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!

1Thank Alejandro-Otis T
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...

1Thank Dan H
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Was worried about staying here after reading the reviews, but I guess there was a change of ownership and a completely new staff. Found everything to be just fine, friendly, and well-managed. No key deposit, plenty of Wi-Fi, reasonably quiet, etc. The in-town location is a must, as the center of Wanaka is so lively. Just a 3min walk to...

2Thank BigDog84
Krabi Town, Thailand
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This was not our first choice of accommodation but at least we had a bed. Our dorm was extremely cramped, on the top bunk you had to remember not to sit up fast or you would bash your head on the ceiling. Beds were shakey and there was virtually no space to put bags as there were some very awkwardly...

1Thank Rebecca2016
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

To start with, this is not homely! There are far too may people for that. It's too small for the amount of people here. Kitchen is small, and there NO OVEN! bought two pizzas without checking and I had to chuck them. At capacity it can't fit everyone in the common area and there's several long stays so the atmosphere...

1Thank Will A
Reviewed 21 July 2016

If everything else is full and you really need somewhere to stay, this place will be OK for a night. Conveniently located close to the shops, bars and the lake front, this is its best feature, and shouldn't be under-rated. You are literally 6 minutes walk from the centre of action, and in the morning the view across town to...

Thank normgraem
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

The owner was very nice and answered any questions we had. Rooms were clean and so was the kitchen. The kitchen had many tools that most kitchens don't have. Nice relaxing lounge and also a great yard. The only thing that bothered me a little bit was the mixed shared bathroom. Wish there was a separate bathroom for men and...

Thank Paz B
Perpignan, France
Reviewed 11 March 2016

I spend just few nights on this hostel. It's a good place, pretty clean for a backpacker. The rooms are small enought but there is a very big garden, a confy living room. The owner is very friendly and helpfull. Well situed near to the city center. You have free wifi but not unlimited.

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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: ₹ 1,824 - ₹ 3,264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“We used the bedroom at the very end of the outside unit - a double bed, nice and quiet when we were there.”
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles dorisw82, 12 Nov 2015 | Read review
“bigger dorms are much nicer than 4 ppl one.”
 of 5 bubbles AgataP264, 16 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Maybe locate yourself further away from the kitchen to minimise the noise of people coming through the door.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles MattW488, 25 Feb 2012 | Read review
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