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Barnyard Backpackers

80 Mount York Rd | Rainbow Downs, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Barnyard Backpackers
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hostel is really lovely, one of the best we stayed in. It's set on a beautiful farm, and the rooms are actually spacious cabins with en suites - it's not often you only have to share your bathroom with 4 other people when hosteling. The kitchen is spacious and well kept, the common area is kept warm with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing. All the 'rooms' are wooden cabins with ensuite bathrooms, with fantastic views across the valley. Our bed was comfy and the room was clean. The main building is a big, high ceilinged barn with log fires, comfortable furnishings and a fantastic, recently renovated kitchen. Everything is new, high quality and works well. No wifi but that's... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a great find - beautiful setting and peaceful place. The accommodation and facilities were better than we expected and the staff communication when booked, and help upon arrival was outstanding. Cute little rooms located short walk down from the 'Barnyard' with awesome views over the farms and valleys. Excellent location between Manapouri and Te Anau, perfect before our Doubtful... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic views of the valley. Ten minutes drive to town and welcoming staff. Kitchen was well equipped, clean and big. Rooms were huge with tv, heating and own bathroom. They also had a pool table which came in very handy I highly recommend :)

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Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This accomodation which is located about 10 km from Te Anau gave me a farm adventure. From one side there are pastoral fields and goats next to your room but from the other hand the funiture in room can be a bit problematic (one drower in the table was missing ) and the distance to the kitchen is about 70... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably the best place I've stayed in NZ so far. A lot of space for everyone, nice location in the middle of farms, just 10 minutes drive from Te Anau, stunning view as well. Price same as in the other place but here you have spacious new and clean kitchen, common room with fireplace, nice rooms with single beds in... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Its hard to know where to start giving the reasons why this place ticked so many boxes and is so memorable to us! - Stunning location and views (really!!) - Gorgeous 4 bed room we stayed in was cozy and so clean with really good quality warm sheets and duvets - The walk to the kitchen/living room area is also... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We picked it randomly on Tripadvisor and were amazed by the place. It is 12 km from Te Anau, therefore, it is easier to get there when you have a car. Cabins have an amazing view on the mountains. Besides they are comfortable, with a spacious bathroom, towels. Recommended!

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Lelystad, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We had a great two days at the barnyard backpackers near Te anau. Friendly staff and a beautiful location. The rooms are great with a beautiful view only we tought the bed was a bit hard. We enjoyed the beautiful new kitchen very much. Stay there if you can!

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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The barn and cottages overlooking Fiordland and the Keppler track made us Aaahhhh and never want to leave. The communal living space and kitchen is very roomy and yet very cosy with fireplaces and amazing views. Its a short drive to Te Anau and the start of the Keppler track is very close by. The owners are very friendly and... More 

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