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The Barn

14 Harvey Road, Motueka RD2, Marahau, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in a small cabin, which has a queen sized bed, heater, towels and toiletries, plus a hanger and maybe a chair. It's simple but sufficient and priced reasonably. There are good facilities at the camp site, including a range of showers, cooking and cleaning area, movies and TV room etc. Importantly, it's a few hundred meters walk to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Rooms are very basic and private rooms aren't that much better than dorms so it is not worth paying extra. New shower block is good. Kitchen is kept clean due to cameras keeping eyes on guests. Staff are quite rude/rough unfortunately and i didn't feel comfortable staying here. Doubt Id stay here again despite the good location. Was happy to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The cabin we slept in were really cosy. The view and sunrise were beautiful. It's pretty cold to walk to the toilets during the evening/night in the winter but that's something you have to take into account when sleeping in the cabin. Bathrooms were clean and kitchen a little small but well equipped. Perfect location just couple of minutes walk... More 

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Newport, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I've never had a problem with staff before but the staff here was so absolutely terrible that I felt very uncomfortable and unsafe at this hostel. I heard a noise in the middle of the night and got freaked out knowing they had keys to my room. Rude like you wouldn't believe, condescending like all get out, and treated us... More 

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Canada
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Since accommodation options are limited in Marahau I would likely recommend staying here, although my stay here was only average. There are both outdoor and indoor kitchen facilities, the washroom facilities are clean and well maintained, as are the bedroom facilities. The dorm rooms are warm, while the private rooms are luxurious, however some have heating issues (only a concern... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I stayed here a while ago now and at the time I promised not to write my complaint on here. However I recently looked at reviews and saw other people saying the same. I think people need to learn what they are doing wrong in order to improve things. Firstly this is a beautiful spot! The park is amazing and... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We wanted to go to the Abel Tasman but weren't sure where to camp. This was a random stop to check on availability but turned out to be a great find. The sites were very open but there were very few campers. All of the facilities were well maintained and they were working on new cabins. It was very convenient... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My family (2 adults and 3 kids under 6) and I were intending to stay just 3 nights but ended up staying for 5. It was May so the camp wasn't very busy so we were able to choose the campsite that suited us. Perfect views across the bay, fantastic in the morning watching the sun rise and we had... More 

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Amberley, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The Place was alright. It was really clean! If you want some piece and quiet, this place in not for you! It seems that the stray bus comes on a regular basis to ravage the nice kitchen and facilities. The stray bus came in on both our visits there, and what tranquility there was, was ruined. Right before we went... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I would have liked to give this place a higher rating, because it's actually quite a nice hostel / campsite to stay. Right next to Abel Tasman with adequate (not amazing) facilities. The common areas are kept fairly clean and overall the experience was quite comfortable. Now, it's a real shame the staff seems to do just about everything to... More 

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