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Smylies Accommodation

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4.0 of 5 Hostel   |   15 Main West Coast Road, Springfield 7681 , New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Lots of interesting memorabilia to peruse as you unwind from your day. Warm, with a nice fire and hot japanese showers. The cat is child friendly. I would not say the place is super polished but by the same token it sure isn't lacking feel. Not much to do in the actual town of Springfield however.

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Billings, Montana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

After a borderline desperate search for a place to spend the night, my 11-year-old son and I found refuge and Smylies. It was a great stroke of luck. Colin is a excellent host, and the whole place is friendly, comfortable and welcoming. It was our best stay in NZ, and we stopped at a few places that were far more... More

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Brisbane, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

My wife and I spent two weeks bicycle touring throughout the South Island in February. We camped and motel'd and this was the best place we stayed. After a wet, miserable and windy day, our stay here was like heaven. Our welcome from Colin was warm, friendly and well beyond what you would normally expect...even in New Zealand. We stayed... More

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I loved this place. Close to Porters ski field. It has real character. Very clean, and no sense of rush about the town. One of the best YHAs in NZ, where they are all of a high standard. Highly recommended.

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Nelson, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

We were on our way to the West Coast but decided to spend the night here on the way. We were made very welcome and found the motel unit to be very well equipped. Although an older building it lacked nothing in decor or facilities and we had more than enough space for all our gear without feeling at all... More

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Perth, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Smylies accommodation is awesome. Colin, Keiko and family are the friendliest hosts you will ever come across and Keiko cooks up a storm in the kitchen. I stayed five nights and spent three on the snow at Porters learning to snowboard. I borrowed gear from Smylies and hired my boots and board from Porters ski field. For the five nights,... More

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Leuven, Belgium
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Did not stay to much yet in hostels, but in my opinion Smylies has everything you need for a very reasonable price. Stayed for 5 nights during winter when snow was up to my knees almost. Every day the woodfire in the living room was heated so hot that I even didn't have to use the electric fire in my... More

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Preston, Lancs
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

We stayed at Smylies on our first night in New Zealand. I'm surprised to read the other reviews which are so positive! I suppose the place is cosy in the sense that it has a fire in the kitchen and is pretty quaint, but it's certainly not warm! We were staying in the 'Office' room which has 2 beds and... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

I kind of can't say how much I like Smylies. Colin and Keiko are lovely, Springfield is a great little town with all the services you really need, and the place is cosy, homey, lived-in and feels like your aunty's house in the country rather than a hostel. The bunk rooms are small and cosy, with decent beds and mattresses,... More

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Velden am Worther See, Austria
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142 reviews 142 reviews
108 hotel reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2011

I stayed here for one night. I had asked for a private room and was given a dorm bed with the promise that nobody else would stay in there (promise was kept). The room was a bit worn but clean, and beds were made. It was a bit cold there though and given the size of the room it took... More

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Address: 15 Main West Coast Road, Springfield 7681 , New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Springfield
Hotel Class:4 star — Smylies Accommodation 4*

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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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smylies is located on the Great Alpine Highway 73 at the foot of the Torlesse Range mountains.we have a variety of rooms and ensuite options to cater for everybody, starting from $25 Youth Hostel share rooms to studio ensuite units and a 3 bedroom cottage.every amenity is available down to the weights for that fitness training and the books to relax with.after 25 years in this business the owners have refined the word service to mean welcome home. come and give Smylies a try for your ski holiday or stop over for the tranz alpine train . ... more   less 
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