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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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Bob and Maxine's Backpackers
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Augsburg, Germany
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45 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the house, where Bob and Maxine are living, because the bachpacker's house was full. We shared the bathroom with one other room and our bed was very comfortable. Everything is impecably clean, because the owners take a lot of care and put a lot of work into everything. The kitchen is very well equipped and they light... More 

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Te Anau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

What can I say, I've been in plenty of hostels but this one takes the cake... views, huge and peaceful lounge room, free bikes, free icecream, clean, friendly, free laundry, plenty of books and maps... bob was very friendly and explained everything to us

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It was the best hostel in my whole NZ trip! The hostel was very clean & shiny , big kitchen, big living room with comfortable sofas. Free laundry, free bicycles. It was a perfect place to rest after hikes in a rural atmosphere. Bob & Naxine who run this hostel are like caring grandparents, very lovely people!

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Perth, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Stayed here with my daughter for 5 nights- it was delightful, peaceful spotlessly clean and relaxing. The hosts Bob and Maxine are delightful and have plenty of excellent local knowledge. The communal kitchen has everything you need and extras too. i wish there were more places like this in the world -It is a real treasure. Thanks Bob and Maxine

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Bob and Maxine's was by far the best backpackers we have stayed in and we don't expect to find anywhere that surpasses it! It has a charm all of its own with the wonderful views through the common area and of course because of the hospitality of the hosts. We had an unfortunate car accident which meant getting to this... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Bob and Maxine's is by far the nicest hostel I've stayed in with respects to location and communal space. The communal space is very homey, covered with flags and filled with couches and chairs surrounding a nice wood burning heater. The kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms are all very nice as well. Bob and Maxine are both very quirky. I traveled... More 

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

Sorry guys I must have been having a bad day & let my sarcasm loose . We do find the big groups can be a challenge & to be fair I did have to clean up after your folks several times to maintain our very high standards. We almost never raise these issues just roll up our sleeves & get... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Me and my elderly mum stayed here for 4 nights and we loved every single day there. Everything was perfect - the house, the room, the bathroom, the kitchen and the fireplace. Maxine (Bob was away hiking) is the most beautiful woman we have ever met - her character contributes to her beauty and also in her home. She takes... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Although technically this is a backpackers, it felt more like a B&B. Both Bob and Maxine were friendly and helpful, suggesting places to eat and things to do in the area. We didn't end up staying in the hostel, but in the house, as the hostel was very full. We were lucky enough to have our own private bathroom and... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The great thing about backpacking is that you get to see so many wonderful places and Milford Sounds was certainly at the top of my list. But sometimes you just need to slow down for a minute and reflect. The comfort of Bob and Maxine's allowed me to take that rest. I was able to kick up my feet and... More 

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14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

a beautiful hostel, tranquil and peaceful excellent facilities with comfy beds/rooms, great bathrooms lovely kitchen with gorgeous wooden tables a lovely log burner to warm your toes infront of big windows to let in the light and show off the views i wish i had been able to stay longer

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Additional Information about Bob and Maxine's Backpackers

Address: 20 Paton Place, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Bob And Maxine`s Backpackers Hotel Te Anau
Bob And Maxine's Backpackers Te Anau, Fiordland National Park

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