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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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Lakeport, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We have stayed at Bob and Maxine's on two occasions. The second time we bought our visiting family with us. The accommodation is spotlessly clean, comfortable and convenient. The kitchen is the best equipped I have found ( we are here on South Island for 6 months so we have been to a lot of backpackers) So if you are... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Friendly, clean, comfortable and well equipped. I am quite happy to say the best hostel I have stayed in during all my travels. Bob and Maxine are great, I had a bottom bunk saved for me on my return from the Milford Track which was very thoughtful. I hurt my ankle and extending my stay was no prob. Free internets,... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Lovely hosts, lovely hostel, lovely view - need I say more?! As 200 characters are minimum I obviously do.... Bob & Maxine offer great service and a homey atmosphere all located in a stunning scenery.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

One of the best hostels I've stayed in. Bob and Maxine are excellent hosts and really go out of their way to make everyone feel welcome. The lounge area is a really nice open space to hang out (particularly important if you've been out in the wilderness like me and want somewhere to just chill out for a day). Lots... More

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

pros: biggest largest brightest bathrooms largest most comfortable shared living area nice furniture and great fellow backpackers free wifi friendly hosts cons: cramped room with uncomfortable mattresses and treacherous bunkbed ladders overly crowded refrigerator (appears to lack any "we'll clean this out regularly" standard)

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

Thanks very much for the great comments! We try pretty hard to please here. There are 2 year old high quality inner sprung mattresses on all the bottom beds & thick foam rubber ones on the top beds. We can't handle the heavy inner sprung jobs on the top beds. We have had absolutely no adverse comments about the mattresses;... More

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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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