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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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274 reviews 274 reviews
44 hotel reviews
159 helpful votes 159 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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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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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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27 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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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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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Estaban and I absolutely adored the the south island of new Zealand but the jewel I'm the crown of our new Zealand getaway was our stay at the stewart island backpackers. Its not the most modern building but it is a great space, clean and super friendly staff. Gay friendly.

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20 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

This is a rather basic backpackers, (so why is it $30 a night???), with basic kitchen, glad I didn't have to cook here, and very dated sofas and tv etc in lounge. It was very quite when I was here, so why the receptionist tried to check me in to the only room with other folk in I have no... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Spent one night here. Seems to me they are charging a "captive audience" Paid less in Hotels with far superior facilities and the towel hire was a rip-off! On the upside staff were friendly and room was clean but needs refurbished with proper storage facilities. Great location tho

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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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