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Wild Zebra Backpackers
Reviewed 11 July 2017

it was like staying in the worst place ever... and I'm mean ever! there was urine all over the corridors and a drunk english girl kept knocking on my door whilst i was trying to sleep then running away. this horrid hell was full of drunk engliush girls! always shouting. couldnt get a moments rest and there were no windows... horrible :(

Stayed: September 2016
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This has got to be the worst place I have ever stayed. So much so that we checked out early with no refund. I liked the fact they had toilet paper and soap in the toilets. After that I'm struggling to find anything positive.
The whole place stinks of stale body odour. Mainly of the foot variety. We could hardly breathe. There were notices/rules everywhere but little attention paid to them. Our room was covered in stains, bedclothes were filthy and the beds looked nothing like the photos. Springs were noisy and showers opened into the corridor with cold water.
Go anywhere else. Even sleep in a car in preference.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 July 2017

nice enough, get what you pay for. Some rooms are far nicer than others. receptionists were nice especially chloe stank, she kept flashing boys for a few quid which was decent. close to the city which was handy for nights out and the kitchen was a lot nicer than i expected

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Arrived in a major hurry and had no time to spare. Was not able to properly check in as I did not have a $10 cash deposit for the room key and was not able to withdraw cash from the reception. What is this, 1990?! No one carries cash anymore.

Once that inconvenience was over, you will need to prepare yourself for the odour of smelly feet. The whole place absolutely reeks of it.

Fines for late check out (10am) and for having outside visitors. Really gives that whole hearted sense that you are a pain in the backside to the hostel. Hardly a welcoming experience and one I never want again.

Stay if you must but next time I will be sleeping in my car.

Stayed: June 2017
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Too big hostel to work. People with no respect for eachother, helpless staff. Expensive for the facilities it gives. Room smell like old socks. Was awaken from 22pm til 4am by drunken idiots, the staff tried to control the situation but couldnt. Fights in the corridor, brocken boottle and vomit. Avoid. Not worth the visit.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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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
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 54 Speciality Lodging in Wellington
Price Range: ₹ 1,037 - ₹ 4,018 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Wild Zebra Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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