Ranking Score Explained

Hi there, thanks for your interest in how we calculate an experience's ranking score. It's at the core of Rankers so I'm pleased you're curious.

The ranking score percentage is used to compare and sort experiences in ranking tables. It is not necessarily a direct measurement of the quality of a particular experience as rated by its customers. I've found it a useful tool to allow me to find the best experiences with confidence. But I've also found it important to read the customer reviews before making any final judgements!

We calculate an experience's ranking score using a multi-factor data model instead of a raw data average (mean). This model takes into account several important questions. For instance - is there a trusted body of reviews? What is the age of a review and is the review from a credible source?

Below you'll find details around some of the important factors that went into calculating the ranking score for Juno Hall Backpackers and Camping.

If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at info@rankers.co.nz. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.

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Juno Hall Backpackers and Camping

Valid Reviews

43 Valid Reviews

The Juno Hall Backpackers and Camping experience has a total of 47 reviews. There are 43 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 4 invalid reviews that are excluded from the calculation. Reviews can be excluded only when a reviewer is not verified or after an investigation by our team determines the reviewer is not genuine.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 43 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 22
51%
9/10 12
28%
8/10 8
19%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

92.56% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Juno Hall Backpackers and Camping valid reviews is 92.56% and is based on 43 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.

Face-to-Face Reviews

4 Face-to-Face Reviews

The Rankers team meets with travellers while they’re in New Zealand and conducts face-to-face surveys. These reviews, in our opinion, are the most trusted in the industry and represent a critical control sample. To our knowledge, we are the only travel review website in the world that has gone to this extent.

More about face-to-face reviews

Within the 43 valid reviews, the experience has 4 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 4 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 2
50%
9/10 0
0%
8/10 2
50%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Juno Hall Backpackers and Camping face-to-face reviews is 90.00% and is based on 4 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

96.00%

Rankers calculates a weighted mean as a base average on which we can improve. Individual review's ratings are given a weight based on several factors. The weight of a review determines the overall impact it'll have on the final weighted average.

Recent reviews have more weight as they are more relevant and reflect the experience as it currently operates. Over time reviews become less relevant and loose their impact on the ranking score.

Low rating reviews carry slightly less weight. This dampens the effect of very low ratings for every experience across the board. This is especially important when the experience has few reviews overall and a single negative rating can grossly mischaracterise an experience. Consistent poor reviews will still result in the experience receiving a comparitively low ranking score.

Credible sources provide reviews that can be trusted. If we have verified a reviewer is genuine via a face-to-face meeting then the review carries additional weight.

Reviewer Rating Age Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
Jason 10/10 18 days 99.95 95%
Agathe 10/10 48 days 99.63 94%
Ali 9/10 79 days 99.01 94%
Xiaoming Guo 10/10 79 days 99.01 94%
Grizzly Girl 10/10 79 days 99.01 94%
Gio 10/10 140 days 96.89 92%
Stefano Clerici 10/10 171 days 95.37 90%
C J B 10/10 201 days 93.6 88%
L + J 10/10 232 days 91.47 86%
Florian 10/10 262 days 89.12 84%
Boguslaw MAKIELLO 10/10 276 days true 105.51 100%
M A Pelton 9/10 318 days 83.98 79%
UK 50-something couple 8/10 321 days 83.67 79%
Alyson Reid 9/10 335 days 82.22 77%
Ewan Evans 9/10 385 days 76.51 72%
Lucy Watson 10/10 412 days 73.1 68%
Mairead Bushe 10/10 417 days 72.45 68%
Artemis 9/10 630 days 39.26 35%
Naira Prudencio 10/10 656 days 35.54 32%
Mailhos Cécile 10/10 661 days 34.85 31%
Caryn Grosvenor 10/10 680 days 32.29 28%
Catherine Kay 8/10 701 days 29.6 26%
Svetlana L 10/10 711 days 28.37 25%
Rebecca Lindsey 9/10 716 days 27.76 24%
Neil Warnock 10/10 747 days 24.19 21%
Shelly Stanchuk 9/10 777 days 21.02 17%
Becky and James 10/10 811 days 17.78 14%
Mikael Torres 9/10 871 days 12.95 10%
Pamela Hoffman 8/10 964 days 7.72 4%
Daniel Fuell 10/10 971 days 7.44 4%
John-Jozef Proczka 9/10 1052 days 5.29 2%
Loic Journet 8/10 1059 days 5.21 2%
Janneke Hekhuis 8/10 1063 days 5.16 2%
Max Brunner 9/10 1106 days 4.98 2%
Ruth P 8/10 1114 days 4.97 2%
Nurul Nadia Naziron 9/10 1179 days 4.88 2%
Lotte Spors 10/10 1267 days 4.76 2%
Chiara Magelli 10/10 1280 days 4.75 2%
Philip Mattes 9/10 1352 days 4.65 1%
Claude Nobs 6/10 1448 days 4.52 1%
Simon Mehlmann 10/10 1731 days true 4.95 2%
Camille Gagnant 8/10 1803 days true 4.84 2%
Amanda Neall 8/10 2842 days true 3.13 0%

Adjustments

Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.

Sample Size Adjustment

No Adjustment

A reasonable number of reviews are necessary in order for the average to be credible and for an experience to take a prime position within the ranking tables. As such, experiences with only a few reviews have a moderated score. This does not mean that the experience or the reviews can't be trusted. The Juno Hall Backpackers and Camping experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-0.32% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Juno Hall Backpackers and Camping experience does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

In addition, an experience's ranking score may be adjusted for each day there is no new ranking. After 1 day the adjustment comes into effect. The maximum number of days that can be adjusted for is 364 days.

The Juno Hall Backpackers and Camping experience has been adjusted for 16 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
13 -0.26%
14 -0.28%
15 -0.30%
16 -0.32%
17 -0.34%
18 -0.36%
19 -0.38%

Final Ranking Score

96%

The final ranking score once adjustments and rounding has been applied. This value is cached and recalculated each day. Therefore it may not be precisely accurate based on the other values presented.

If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at info@rankers.co.nz.