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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Nice staff, free wifi at reception, nice beds and large kitchen. This place has more of a hotel layout than a hostel, but it works well. Loved the staff, super kind and helpful. Close proximity to cafes and an awesome Indian restaurant.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Should be shut down. The kitchen is the most disgusting place I could have imagined. The rest of the floors and dining area in a similar condition. Bedroom was the most basic and cold, with other 'residents' blasting music and moving furniture from 1-5am. I swear I have never been scared of my safety in NZ before this night. If...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

I chose this place because it was the only backpacker place I could find. I stayed in a single room and it was okay bit I was glad I was only there for one night. The highlight was the hot shower, which had good pressure and heated up quickly. The room didn't have any heating, but I was given an...

Thank Jenny D
Masterton, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 June 2014

I needed accomodation late friday night $35 what I was given was a freezing cold room no heating old tired room on a floor that is known to be cold. Bathroom and showers have seen better days I complained to management they just said oh yeah that's the cold floor, I stated not good enough I had to put extra...

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 December 2013

The good thing about this place is that it is cheap. However, as my husband put it, "I would rather have saved the money and slept in the car". Some reviewers (for example, on Travelbug) have said that this place is clean. It is not. The place was stale and grimy and there were dead flies everywhere. The beds in...

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Additional Information about Empire Lodge

Address: 94 Queen Street, Masterton 5810, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Greater Wellington > Wairarapa > Masterton

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