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Stewart Island Backpackers

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18 Ayre St., P.O. Box 25, Stewart Island, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy on check-in with only one person checking in guests and giving them a tour. It might help if they organise a second person on check in, especially around the time the ferry arrives. We weren't in any rush, so it was ok. Clean and tidy, we had a double room with linen provided. REALLY comfortable bed! Flyscreens might... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to stop over. I stayed over New Years eve for a few days. It was very busy and the environment was buzzing. It was my first time at a backpackers lodge and I was pleasantly surprised. Bill and the others working there did a great job keeping the place near and tidy. It was very busy when I... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty of room in the kitchen, well equipped, and clean and warm. Genuinely hot showers any time of the day and friendly staff to show you around. Very recycling-conscious and water and electricity efficient place. Single and double beds were clean and comfy; good heat in every room and plenty of blankets provided. Apparently under new management on our stay,... More 

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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54 hotel reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If you are tenting your way through NZ and make your way to Stewart Island, this is the only option on New Zealand's "third island" (until you get out onto the Rakiura Track). The grassy space reserved for tents is quite pleasant: with three different-elevation tiers from which to choose and nice, large vegetation hedges, you almost get a sense... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Warm comfortable and quiet room. Plenty of toilets and showers, large kitchen and lounge. Short walk to town. All in all a good hostel experience. But the best part was the friendly accommodating host Bill. Thanks for being awesome!

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

$70 a night for a double bedroom, big enough to contain the bed. Room is clean and warm. Facilities are clean and plentiful. Lots of toilets, showers, pots, pans plates etc. I think they've had a problem with knife "borrowing" without returning as there were zero sharp knives for cutting your food, so it would be a good idea to... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Stewart Island is pretty quiet except for the summer season. I went in the off season in early October and this was the only backpackers open. It cost $35 per night per person for a share room. There were no bunk beds so that was a plus. The common area is fairly large with everything you need for cooking, plus... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

A basic backpackers with nothing more than you would expect: clean, warm showers, comfortable beds. A welcome change from backcountry huts after a few days tramping, but nothing special. Expensive at $35 per person per night, but there are few other places to stay in Oban.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We arrived without booking over the New Year and the host sort us out straight away. ^_^ Kitchen and common room are well equiped (with piano and ping-pong). Lucky that our neighbours were quiet and we had a good night sleep. Thanks,

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Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

It all depends on what you're looking for - it's so close to the beach it's silly, the rooms on their own are cheap and come with central heating in the winter as well as blankets and power sockets. It's not up to the standards you may find in Oz lets say but this is a very very remote island... More 

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Address: 18 Ayre St., P.O. Box 25, Stewart Island, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Stewart Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 78
Also Known As:
Stewart Island Backpackers Hotel Stewart Island
Stewart Island Backpackers South Island

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