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Freestone Backpackers

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270 Hillside Rd, Manapouri 9064, New Zealand
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Freestone Backpackers
Ranked #5 of 6 Manapouri B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We booked one of the en-suite cabins, and it was superb in terms of providing the basics. The location was good - well away from the tourism hot-spots, although a car was vital. The owners were wonderful - friendly and helpful. Great value for money (but certainly not a luxury spot if that is what you want).

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stayed a few nights in one of the cabins. Originally we thought we had a room in the main communal building but since we were the only ones there Jimmy the owner "upgraded" us in a cabin with ensuite. That was ok but it would have been nice to have been given an option first, considering we were charged... More

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290 reviews 290 reviews
41 hotel reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

despite the other reviews i really have to critise this backpackers there were rodent dropping in the kitchen cupboards which should have alerted to us of the nighttime scurryings it sounded like an extended family of rodents to add to this (we were by the road) there were strange vehicles coming and going to the washing facilties? wether they were... More

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Graz, Austria
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We stayed in one of their huts for several nights and really enjoyed it. Price is great too!! The huts come with a comfy queen-size bed, a couch, a dining table with benches, a sink and a gas stove, with a toasting iron. And the best part is the verandah with couches and a nice view into the green and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I came here on a 1 week trip around Wanaka, Queenstown, Te Anau, etc. and intended to stay one night in Manapouri. I'm really lucky, and told that already several friends, that I found the Freestone Backpacker. I just loved that place. First and foremost, the people were exceptionally nice! From the first instance it felt like a warm welcome.... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I wish I could give more points to this property but I feel I need to lower your expectations you can gain from the reviews median. For the price offered it should be really a gem - your own spacious cottage with kitchen and veranda in nice setting, your own fireplace with wood provided... However we felt the place is... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Me and my friend spent one night in this lovely backpacker place! Rooms are perfect! Showers are warm...nature is awesome and Jimmy is really nice and always ready to help you! You should definitely go there!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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230 reviews 230 reviews
79 hotel reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Really touched by the friendly owner Jimmy who gave great advice and also picked me up from town upon arrival! Also let guests just 'get on with it' in the separate houses and lodges. Rooms and living area were clean and spacious, if a little bare (Not a TV person but having a tv stand with videos but no TV... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We stayed in our own lodge with kitchen and veranda(called Fantail)and had such a great time shortly before christmas that we instantly booked the lodge again for christmas.Affordable,clean and with a great view!!the bathroom,fridge,power sockets and wasching machine are in a seperate building not far from each lodge.Very friendly owners,who even invited us over for a beer at their christmasparty,felt... More

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Melbourne, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Fantastic value for money- we stayed in one of the rustic self-contained cabins with basic cooking facilities & wood burner. Beautiful view of the lake from the little porch, quiet surroundings. Cabin & shared bathroom facilities very clean, friendly owners!

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Address: 270 Hillside Rd, Manapouri 9064, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Manapouri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11

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