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Base Wanaka Hostel
Base Wanaka Hostel
Base Wanaka Hostel
Base Wanaka Hostel
Base Wanaka Hostel
Base Wanaka Hostel
Base Wanaka Hostel

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7.4

Very good

358 reviews

358 reviews

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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
New World

110 m

New World supermarket

110 m

The Artist's Corner

120 m

The Picture Lounge

140 m

Mainly Tramping

150 m

Closest landmarks
Wanaka Unichem Pharmacy

140 m

Aspiring Pharmacy

170 m

Wanakaweb

200 m

Green Toad

220 m

Wanaka Fine Art Gallery

260 m

Base Wanaka Hostel

73 Brownston St, Wanaka 9035, Wanaka, Wanaka, New Zealand, 9381 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Wanaka part of Wanaka, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Wanaka Airport. This 5-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Bar

Nightclub

Skiing

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Bar

Nightclub

Restaurants

Wi-Fi in public areas

Smoking area

Value for money7.3
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportWanaka Airport (WKA)
Distance to airport9.1 km

Rooms available at Base Wanaka Hostel

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.6

Twin Ensuite
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Mixed 6-Bed Dormitory
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Triple Ensuite
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 3 single beds
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8 bed dorm
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 8 single beds
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shared bathroom
  • 4 single beds
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Triple Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 2 m²/22 ft²
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Bed in 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 3 m²/32 ft²
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Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Base Wanaka Hostel?

    Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

    How do I get to Base Wanaka Hostel?

    For those who wish to drive their own cars, Base Wanaka Hostel has a car park that's close to the hostel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Wanaka with private transportation, the hostel can arrange car rental for you.

    What is the smoking policy at Base Wanaka Hostel?

    Base Wanaka Hostel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

    What is the closest airport to Base Wanaka Hostel?

    The closest airport to Base Wanaka Hostel is Wanaka Airport, 9.1 km away.

    What restaurants are nearby Base Wanaka Hostel?

    Base Wanaka Hostel’s neighborhood is Wanaka which includes popular restaurants such as Francesca's Pizzas, Pembroke Wines & Spirits and Burrito Craft.

    What popular shopping places are close to Base Wanaka Hostel?

    Located in the Wanaka area, Base Wanaka Hostel is close to great shopping choices like The Artist's Corner, The Picture Lounge and Wanaka Fine Art Gallery.

    What are popular attractions near Base Wanaka Hostel?

    Base Wanaka Hostel’s location in the Wanaka neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Beacon Point Walk, Pembroke Park and Wanaka Station Park.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Base Wanaka Hostel?

    Base Wanaka Hostel is located within Wanaka, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Wanaka Lakeview Holiday Park, The Wanaka Tree and Upper Clutha Service Hub.

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    What people love about Base Wanaka Hostel

    • 9.6

      Exceptional

      "Very very good price ! Standard room with en-suite ! Everything you need!"

      Alison

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      October 24, 2020

    • 8.4

      Excellent

      "overall the stay are acceptable."

      Lum

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      August 25, 2020

    • 8.4

      Excellent
      Location

      "Location is good which is very convenient for travelling in Wanaka."

      cheng

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      August 3, 2020

    Property ranking|Compared to 236 Wanaka properties
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    Location score
    8.8/10
    Room comfort score
    7.6/10
    Room size
    26 sqm.
    Service score
    7.6/10
    Better than
    92
    %
    of Wanaka properties
    Better than
    90
    %
    of Wanaka properties
    Bigger than
    89
    %
    of Wanaka properties
    Better than
    87
    %
    of Wanaka properties
    Overall rating:

    7.4

    Very good
    358 reviews
    Cleanliness
    6.8
    Facilities
    6.5
    Location
    8.8
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    What travelers say they love:
    Good location which is next to New World .
    ChuiChie from Malaysia
    Group
    More about Base Wanaka Hostel

    More about Base Wanaka Hostel

    Base Wanaka Hostel

    Get the most adventure during your time in Wanaka when you book a room at Base Wanaka Hostel. No plan is a great plan. Get to whatever interests you in Wanaka, conveniently with a stay at Base Wanaka Hostel, just 9.1 km from Wanaka Airport.
    Enjoy all that Base Wanaka Hostel has to offer! Keep up with all your communications easily with the hostel's free Wi-Fi. Car hire services provided by the hostel make exploring Wanaka even more convenient. Front desk service is provided at the hostel including luggage storage.
    Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hostel. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hostel.
    Enjoy the services offered at Base Wanaka Hostel from the convenience of your guestroom. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include television and cable TV. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hostel you'll find a hair dryer available in some guest bathrooms.


    Dining and things to do

    A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hostel, for whenever you get hungry. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hostel's karaoke rooms, bar and nightclub. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house shared kitchen.
    Fill your days with the array of activities and facilities offered at Base Wanaka Hostel. Indulge in winter's best and hit the slopes every day, made easier with ski slopes right on-site. Engage in some easy evening fun with other guests with the hostel's hiking trails. Get social at the hostel's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests.


    Reasons to stay here

    Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 97% cheaper than other options.
    Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 89% of the city's other accommodations.
    Ranking higher than 91% of the city's accommodations options, this is a great choice for location.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Good
    Facilities

    6.5

    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping

    16 mentions

    Internet

    4 mentions

    Food & Dining

    2 mentions

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    2 mentions

    Languages spoken

    • English

    Internet access

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Hiking
    • Karaoke
    • Nightclub
    • Skiing

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • First aid kit
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Temperature check for guests and staff

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Bar
    • Restaurants
    • Shared kitchen

    Services and conveniences

    • Contactless check-in/out
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Elevator
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Luggage storage
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area

    Access

    • Pets allowed

    Getting around

    • Car park [nearby]
    • Rental car
    Food and dining
    Breakfast options
    • Continental
    Location
    73 Brownston St, Wanaka 9035, Wanaka, Wanaka, New Zealand, 9381
    Excellent
    Location

    8.8

    Airports

    • Wanaka Airport (WKA)
      9.1 km
    • Queenstown Airport (ZQN)
      47.2 km

    Hospital or clinic

    • Wanaka Unichem Pharmacy
      140 m

    Convenience store

    • Wanaka Night ‘n Day
      430 m

    Cash withdrawal

    • ATM
      130 m
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Children 0-1 year(s)
    Must use an extra bed
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 2 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-out until10:00
    • Reception open until22:00

    Getting around

    • Travel time to airport (minutes)10

    The property

    • Number of rooms 47
    • Year property opened2008
    • Most recent renovation2008

    Reviews of Base Wanaka Hostel from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    7.4
    /
    10
    Cleanliness6.8
    Facilities6.5
    Location8.8
    Room comfort and quality7.6
    Service7.6
    Value for money7.3
    High score for Wanaka
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (43)
    8-9 Excellent (28)
    7-8 Very Good (46)
    6-7 Good (24)
    <6 Below Expectation (44)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (32)
    Jun - Aug (36)
    Sep - Nov (52)
    Dec - Feb (65)
    All guests (358)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Riana from Canada
    Couple
    10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in November 2019

    Good hostel in Wanaka”

    We were not supposed to stay in Wanaka for the night but we had a flat tire. Good thing there is Base! We booked through Agoda and checked in around 10pm with ease. Breakfast (cereal, milk, tea, coffee) available in the morning. Parking in the residential area. Staff was helpful, wifi good.

    Reviewed December 02, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kylie from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in January 2020

    Excellent Value for Money”

    Stoked with my stay here. I was only here for the 1 night, but it was the perfect place to stay as it was close to everything. Comfortable bed but the pillow on my bed was pretty average. That aside, no complaints!

    Reviewed January 06, 2020

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    Hey Kylie. Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and if we have the pleasure of hosting you again; we will make sure you have a more comfortable pillow. We hope to see you again. Safe travels!

    Responded January 07, 2020
    Base Wanaka Hostel
    9.6
    Exceptional
    ChuiChie from Malaysia
    Group
    Triple Ensuite
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Good”

    Room is clean . No free parking space around the motel , only can park at the roadside of housing area near by. Good location which is next to New World . The heater is controlled by the motel , they will turn it on during the certain time only. Shared kitchen might need some cleanings as some guests not really clean it up after used .

    Reviewed June 11, 2019

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    Hi Thanks for your feedback. Great to hear that you had a wonderful time at this great location in the center of Wanaka. We're glad you enjoyed your room and your stay in Base and hope to see you again. Happy travels :)

    Responded June 11, 2019
    Base Wanaka Hostel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jesus from Peru
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in October 2019

    Great reception and attention ”

    Staff was superb, polite and patient especially Maaiue. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed October 26, 2019

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Thanasak from Thailand
    Group
    Twin Ensuite
    Stayed 1 night in September 2019

    Great staffs! Great location!”

    We love the staffs. They are friendly, helpful, and kind. The room, bed, bathroom is super clean. The kitchen is a little bit small and lack some kitchenware (we have to ask somebody for lighter or matches to light the stove. I recommend that the accommodation should provide the gas lighter gun which is very safe and convenient to light the stove)

    Reviewed September 23, 2019

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    Hi Thanasak! Good to hear that you did like it so much. We always have matches in stock. Sometimes they run out before we can replace them. Next time come to see us at reception so we can work it out for you! We're glad you enjoyed your stay in Base and the Mint Bar and hope to see you again. Happy travels!

    Responded September 24, 2019
    Base Wanaka Hostel
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Wakana from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in October 2019

    Exceptional”

    I stayed for two nights in 8 shared female dormitory. The room was wide enough, luggages could be kept in each cage under the bunk beds (can be locked, if you have own) which's pretty handy. The receptionists are polite and friendly. I enjoyed pop NZ arts wall paper in lounge area. Also, serial for breakfast was helpful service. Although, Monday night there was a party held till 1am. I understand it was a hostel service for guests...but it wasn't the right choice for me at night that I needed good sleep before drive great distance next day. Anyway, this hostel really helped saving accommodation fee and it worth.

    Reviewed October 23, 2019

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    Hi Wakana, Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great and detailed review! We're very glad to hear that you enjoyed the facilities at Base and had an overall enjoyable experience! In regard to the noise, please do not hesitate to let one of our friendly staff members know. They are always willing to help with any issues or concerns! Happy and safe travels, Base Wanaka

    Responded October 26, 2019
    Base Wanaka Hostel
    10.0
    Exceptional
    yaw from Malaysia
    Group
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2019

    Great”

    Great location and a lot of convenient store

    Reviewed October 12, 2019

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Lynn from Singapore
    Couple
    Twin Ensuite
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

    Exceptional”

    Unfortunately pub downstairs is really noisy if you happen to stay over the weekends. Patrons talk loudly probably drunk into the wee hours. Had to put on ear plugs which helped a little but not much

    Reviewed October 29, 2019

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    Hi Lynn, We really appreciate and thank you for your feedback! While it is difficult to control the level of noise at the bar when hosting events, we aim to ensure that the music is off at a reasonable hour. If you have any concerns we have reception staff available until 3 am who are willing to assist with any issues, as well as an after hours contact line. Next time please contact one of our friendly staff members who are here to ensure your stay is as comfortable and pleasant as possible! Hope to see you back here, Base Wanaka

    Responded November 01, 2019
    Base Wanaka Hostel
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Alison from New Zealand
    Family with young children
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2020

    Great stay”

    Very very good price ! Standard room with en-suite ! Everything you need!

    Reviewed October 24, 2020

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    JIA from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Stayed 1 night in November 2019

    Great budget stay”

    Big room with comfortable bed and attached bathroom. Kitchen gas stove a bit hard to use. Free breakfast was nice. We enjoy very much. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed November 18, 2019

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    Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving us some great feedback. If you are ever in Wanaka again, don't be a stranger!

    Responded November 19, 2019
    Base Wanaka Hostel
    8.8
    Excellent
    Ioannis
    Couple
    Twin Ensuite
    Stayed 1 night in May 2019

    Excellent”

    We had a nice stay in the center of Wanaka! The stuff was friendly and the place has many large shared areas. We had a double room with a private bathroom which was nice in general but unfortunately didn't seem like it was properly cleaned for a while. Thank you.

    Reviewed May 29, 2019

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    Hi Ioannis, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Great to hear that you had a wonderful time at this great location in the center of Wanaka. Happy Travels!

    Responded May 31, 2019
    Base Wanaka Hostel
    8.8
    Excellent
    Marilyn from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Triple Room with Private Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

    Great location”

    Aimed at the backpacker but we were in our 60's and found the place to be good value for the money. Room was a bit small but clean and tidy and comfortable. Breakfast was ok

    Reviewed February 05, 2020

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Charlene from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Location can be very noisy”

    There's a bar at the bottom of the property and rowdy people can be quite noisy at the street

    Reviewed May 07, 2019

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    8.8
    Excellent
    YEN from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Bed in 4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2020

    Excellent”

    Cleanliness done poorly, I found hair(ssss) on new sheets during my stay. The toilet was not cleaned on regular basis and they do not refill toilet paper unless we asked for it.

    Reviewed August 24, 2020

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Lum from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in August 2020

    Excellent”

    So far the stay are OK. But I think the facilities and cleanliness need to be improve. I trying to boil water using their electric kettle but what I saw in the kettle is yellowish stain inside the kettle and can be RUBBED! I had try to check another kettle as well it is also same. What I think the kitchen facilities really need to improve. But overall the stay are acceptable.

    Reviewed August 26, 2020

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Beverly from Philippines
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in July 2020

    Will definitely come back”

    Receptionist was very helpful and approachable. Along the road and near groceries so for the location definitely will give 5⭐️. There’s a lift so heavy stuff would not be a problem. No parking but you can park nearby which is free. Room was clean except for the linen😞. Price is very acceptable for a night😊 👌🏽

    Reviewed July 24, 2020

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    8.4
    Excellent
    cheng from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Couple
    Mixed 6-Bed Dormitory
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2020

    Excellent”

    Good wifi. Location is good which is very convenient for travelling in Wanaka. Clean in bathroom. Just being noise at night due to the pub downstairs. So far I can sleep well at all. As it may not be a season, there are not lots of people. It is a good choice to live in which the price is cheap with value compared to living in summer. Staff is so nice which they help you to solve your problem which I am appreciated.

    Reviewed August 04, 2020

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Rachel from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    10-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2019

    Excellent”

    The area is perfect, so central in town, it's the cheapest bar around, the rooms are spacious and the staff are all so lovely and helpful, especially Marvin and Ryan who helped us loads with a million different things throughout my stay

    Reviewed December 21, 2019

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Sophine from Malaysia
    Couple
    Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in November 2020

    Value for money”

    Spacious for a double room.

    Reviewed November 12, 2020

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    7.6
    Very good
    enrico from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2020

    Very good”

    I always come here when I visit Wanaka why? The location, the price but I am starting to question the cleanliness of the place as for the second time that I have stayed I doubt if they even change the bedsheets as they snel like people have been using it for months. And the cleanliness of the commin kitchen is quite questionable as well. This time I have to think twice if I ever comeback. Although the price and the location is ultra convinient and worth ti.

    Reviewed October 15, 2020

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