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The Barn

14 Harvey Road, Motueka RD2, Marahau, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    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
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    4 of 5 stars
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Newport, Kentucky
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30 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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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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26 reviews
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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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Brussels, Belgium
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My first stop in the south island, I was still jetlaged, I wake up at 3am, and I had the most magnificent sky I ever see. The resort is nice clean and well maintained. the open fire place is quite the best evening spot of the resort.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We used a powered site for our stay here. The location is perfect for Abel Tasman. The kitchens were well equipped, with lots of fridges etc. The showers and toilets were clean enough - not as good as some other sites but certainly not bad at all. If you're looking for a quiet campsite this isn't it as it's quite... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Really nice "hostel", little cottages with comfortable beds, clean areas, nice outdoor kitchen, tv lounge etc. In nature, surrounded by mountains and 5 minutes away from a long and beautiful costal walk. I recommend it, can be a bit noisy because of all the buses but still pretty nice.

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