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Southern Comfort Backpackers

30 Thomson St, Invercargill, New Zealand
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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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243 reviews 243 reviews
38 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

found this in the BBhostel guide and called in on chance a really great building, old victorian with high cielings had a great room and good kitchen facilities. great atmosphere in the lounge/dining room great location off the busy road so you couldnt hear it and right next to the park

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Houston, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
49 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I stayed here on two separate occasions. The first time the hostel was fully booked so I got a double in the owner's house on the next street over, which was really nice and comfortable and included free internet. I came back here again and stayed in one of the dorm rooms. The only drawback was you have to pay... More

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35 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We had a double room in the main building, which is an interesting old house in pleasant grounds on a very quiet street. The location is just north of downtown, a couple of easy blocks walk from the I-Site (where inter-city buses stop) at the worthwhile Southland Museum on the edge of the quite interesting (but a bit hodge-podgey) Queen's... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

When we rolled into Invercargill for a three night stay we saw the lovely lush gardens surrounding the beautiful old house and we were pleased. Willy was very accommodating with allowing us to change our dates after the fact, as we had accidentally booked a day before we meant to. However I found him to be quite short with us... More

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I have been staying in backpackers and youth hostels since 1980 [but not continuously, mind !]. This is the =Cleanest [spotless]; =Tidiest; =Best Appointed. With great kitchen [- no shortage of pots, plates, cutlery, etc - all you need, + clean and roomy] . Comfortable Lounge. Clean ! Bathrooms [- No shortage of hot water !]. Beautifull garden. Comfortable Beds.... More

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Borsbeek, Belgium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Good Backpackers, friendly staff, good rooms, clean and big kitchen. Also beautiful garden to sit and have diner. Dishwasher was a plus, never had it on the rest of our trip in any other backpackers !

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Jerusalem, Israel
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

This grand, old Victorian house is made even more special by Claudio, who has been managing the hostel for the last 10 months. It is very clean, roomy and -- for a hostel -- lavishly furnished. Claudio is friendly and knowledgeable as well as kind, patient and helpful. Southern Comfort is very centrally located, just a 5 minute walk from... More

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London, United Kingdom
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33 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Bus dropped us off right outside the door, very handy. 15 min walk into town for supermarkets, not bad on a nice day. Kitchen was nice and clean, with space for a few people making dinner at the same time. Rooms were large, too, shame about the no bedding which we felt the notice of on a cold night. Owner... More

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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106 reviews 106 reviews
41 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Our first room had a smelly guy in it so we asked for our own room and paid a little more for it. The new room was nice and cozy. The bathroom was small but got the job done. Kitchen was small but there weren't many people there so we got a chance to cook. Parking was on the street.... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Great place to stay for young and old. Comfortable lounge, VG kitchen and good beds. We were there in mid-winter and the heating was brilliant. Bathrooms VG as well. Conversation easy without blaring TV. Nights very quiet as away from major traffic. The manager, Oliver, was excellent...welcoming, efficient and nothing a problem. Stayed 2 nights and couldn't ask for more.

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Additional Information about Southern Comfort Backpackers

Address: 30 Thomson St, Invercargill, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Specialty lodging in Invercargill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Southern Comfort Backpackers Hotel Invercargill
Southern Comfort Backpackers Invercargill, South Island

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