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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 September 2015

The whole place was unclean and unsafe. We booked a double standard room with private bathroom and this was not clean. Bathroom was just given a quick wipe down and the curtains had white substances all over them. The lights were flickering on and off and the floor had not been cleaned. The beds we booked in the dorm room...

1Thank TerereA
København, Danmark
Reviewed 10 August 2015

So I was on a budget travel around NZ, and had to book a hostel. This was basically the only one with rooms left, and quite central. When we arrived, there was a junkie sleeping in the reception. No staff were present. We walked to the first floor, and we actually thought the building was abandoned. Then a guest walked...

5Thank Quitzau
WildZebraManagement, General Manager at Wild Zebra Backpackers, responded to this review

Dear Guest, According to our records, you stayed at our hostel in November 2014. We acquired the business in October 2014 and at that time of your stay, we were in the midst of renovations, bring the building up to standard and trying responsible and reliable staff. We sincerely apologize for your experience and would like to offer you a...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Okay well, if you like the following qualities, you should certainly consider staying here: - Paying for a room and not being able to sleep due to noise. - Toilets which seem perpetually dirty. Urine everywhere, doors which cannot lock, urinals out of order, lack of toilet paper. - Finding vomit in the sink basin 24 hours after the party....

Thank MonkDeLaFunk
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

Dorm rooms were ok but kitchen/lounge area was dirty and untidy, alcohol bottles and empty takeaway food boxes everywhere. I stayed here 3 nights and they did not clean the bathroom a single time when I've been here. Disgusting! (I'm really not a fussy person, but that's a no go!)

1Thank MarieSchlinkmeier
Rosenheim, Germany
Reviewed 14 July 2015

If you stay here for at least a week, you get a good weekly rate so it makes it worth it. The hostel is located in the city centre and it's very big with 5 floors. i stayed here for 2 weeks in a 12 bed dorm and it was okay. The kitchen on the 4th floor is very big...

Thank Monkehhh
Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 July 2015

A backpackers that once was the talk of the town now has new owners and is at the back of the pack for very good reasons. The pictures on line are certainly not current and do not reflect the current state of the accommodation. No heating in the common rooms, bedrooms or hallways made a very cold wintery night very...

5Thank 2805John1952
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Unclean. Untidy. Unprofessional. Noisy waterworks and air conditioning. No American Express. $20 cash deposit per key. There are other backpackers near by. I would look those up if I were you. No wifi in rooms.

3Thank System32
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Bookèd room for $120 to get told on arrival tjat it was $320 and we haď to pay it as it was bookings.com fault (it wasnt);seemly this happens a lot to other customers. For this price i would expect to be able to sleep. But walls are made of plaster board so would as well not being there. We were...

4Thank Jenny2509
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Staff are very friendly. The rooms are clean and quiet, beds are good, the showers have good pressure and hot water. Free Internet is restricted to the common area in the 4th floor, but some time the signal is strong enough to use it in the rooms. The common area is very comfortable and the kitchen have a good size...

Thank Nelson E
Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

Travelling on a budget led us to stay at the wild zebra. You get what you pay for... Considering the size of the hostel and the number of long termers it was relatively clean and the kitchen/lounge were spacious and well equipped. Our room was extremely cramped and the cleaners struggled to vacume due to the mess on the floor...

Thank Rachajack

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Self-Serve Laundry

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
Price Range: $24 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 50
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Wellywood Backpackers Hotel Wellington
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“Think I would try for higher up rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles PukHawk, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Lower levels are better as rooms get fairly warm in the mornings”
 of 5 bubbles 08Kates, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Stay somewhere else”
 of 5 bubbles projectilereptile, 2 Nov 2015 | Read review
“don't choose here”
 of 5 bubbles TerereA, 20 Sep 2015 | Read review
“There are no good rooms. Period.”
 of 5 bubbles Quitzau, 9 Aug 2015 | Read review
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