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Bob and Maxine's Backpackers

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20 Paton Place, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My stay at Bob and Maxine's has been one of the best backpacker experiences that I've had to date. Prior to arrival, Bob was very responsive by email in setting up my booking and pick-up from the bus stop in Te Anau. Once I arrived at the hostel, he provided me with an overview to all the amenities and introduced... More 

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Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed 4 nights at Bob and Maxine's backpackers and it's definitely the best hostel I've stayed at so far in NZ. Both Bob and Maxine are lovely people and they will make you feel welcome as soon as you enter their backpackers. I liked the fact that it's located a bit outside town (it's still walking distance and they... More 

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Thank Sofia A
Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Manager-owned Backpackers, env. 2km outside of Te Anau, on the Road to Milford Sound. Quiet, clean, fully equipped kitchen, nice lounge with wood fire and mountain view (huge windows down to the ground), enough space for everybody, free carparking in front of the hostel, free WiFi, transport-service by car (pick-up/drop). I slept in a Double Room in Bob&Maxine's private house:... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This place was more than just a "backpacker". Maxine welcomed me and introduced me to other guest on arrival. I instantly felt comfortable and felt like coming "home". Bob was also helpful giving me advices on what to do in Te Anau. Ask Bob for local walks ect. He is the right person to ask! Thank you Maxine for taking... More 

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

It might have been some quite time. Yet, me and my friends accommodated in Bob and Maxine few years ago. We weren't a "bed and breakfast" kind of people, nonetheless, we had a great time. As we signed up to walk the Milford Track we found Bob and Maxine backpackers. The room was spacious, especially for backpackers like us who... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

i stayed here on the way to Milford and loved the hostel. The fire was going when I got in so the place was lovely and warm, there was fresh fruit provided for free, the wifi was really fast and free washing (dryer costs $5). The hostel itself was really open spaced and well laid out, clean and homely. On... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Bob and Maxine were very nice and friendly. I had stayed for three nights and that was my favourite and most comfortable backpacker that I had stayed during my travel in South Island. It is spacious compared to other backpacker. The bed was clean and everything was tidy in the building. I loved to sit around the fireplace. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

I stayed 3 nights to visit the Milford Sounds and some relaxing from my travel! It was warm , clean , Bob and Maxine were really friendly. The Bedroom was warm and a quiet and beautiful location! I would come back anytime! Enjoyed my staying here! Thx

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Needing a place to stay in Tea Anau enroute to Milford Sound, we decided to check out Bob & Maxine's. Their hostel is listed in BBH, a directory of NZ hostels. Before our arrival, I corresponded with Bob about availability and he was very responsive. On arrival, we discovered a large property with stunning views of the mountains and the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

We decided to give this backpackers a try after the good reviews we had seen. We checked that it was open as we were aware it was nearly out of seasons. We arrived at 18:00hrs and before we had even pulled the car up on to the drive 'Maxine' came out and said 'can you not read... The sign says... More 

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bobteanau, Owner at Bob and Maxine's Backpackers, responded to this review

We had the FULL sign up for a very good reason; I was in hospital! These people failed to see the very obvious sign & came in anyway. Maxine explained in a calm & rational way that we were closed for a night or two. They left. I'm at a loss to explain their weird bizarre reason for attempting pay... More 

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