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Bob and Maxine's Backpackers

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20 Paton Place, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Bob and Maxine's Backpackers
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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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Western Australia, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 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 12, 2015

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 

Kuala Lumpur
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is a little away from the lake, but with a nice farm view that you won't want to missed. Bob have maintained the hostel very well, keep checking on everything to ensure all in good shape. It is too clean and comfortable to be call a backpackers hostel, I would rate this as a homestay instead. You seldom... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

New Zealand is full of great hostels, but Bob and Maxine's place stands above almost everywhere else that I've seen. As in many areas of life, small details set certain places apart from others, and Bob and Maxine have overlooked no small detail is crafting a simply excellent place to spend a night (or two weeks), as I did in... More 

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Kempten, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel. It is small and it is more like in a Family, than a hostel. The Kitchen was VERY clean, and there were also different fruits for free. The livingroom is Perfect for relaxing After a Day of hiking. It is Not directly in the Center or on the lake, but you get... More 

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