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Sunkist Stay Bike n Hike

506 Brown St, Thames 3500, New Zealand (Formerly Sunkist International Backpackers)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the getgo the management was extremely rude. One day, as it was raining heavily I didn't want to smoke on the one uncovered bench in the garden so stood underneath the awning out the front. He shouted at me and told me to "p*ss off" for smoking on the street. There were no signs out there or anything so... More 

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Rouen, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had booked this hotel on booking.com and after miscalculation of the journey to Tames we realised we would be late for checking in. We called the reception and the manager starting to scream at us. We apologised and tried to make an arrangement but he didn't wanna know anything. SO RUDE!!! AVOID AT ALL COST

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel is clean and tidy. Breakfast is standard. Bed and bedrooms were fine. It's clear that the proprietor strictly enforces her rules including no check in without ID, no alcohol after a certain hour, and quiet times after a certain hour. We were asked to turn the television down in the lounge at about 10:30, so this is definitely... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Stratford Tramping stayed, very roomy for us all, big kitchen and dining room. Great outdoor area to relax in. Large lounge room with TV and pool table. Craig organised for us to be dropped at Wakino so that we could bike back and 3 girls hired bikes from him. Great service. Breakfast set up for us. An ideal central place... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Facilities here for what you pay is really good value imo. A very nice kitchen and free breakfast in morning, clean bathrooms and lots of recreation areas to sit and relax. It's pretty central and you even get a morning shuttle if you want to tackle Pinnacles (I didn't get it) It was pretty quiet when I stayed so not... More 

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Roanne, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

When my we stayed at Sunkist we did not enjoy the vibe. The hostel was OK in general but the beds were the worst thing EVER. I considered myself lucky but my two friends ended up with bed bites all over their bodies. On top of it all the manager seemed polite at first but ended up being magnificently rude... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I have stayed at Sunkist on a few of occasions. From Sunkist I have: completed the Pinnacles Walk, Sunkist offer transport too and from the start of the walk. Used Sunkist as a base to explore the beaches and small towns in the area, Last time I went to do the Rail Trail I hired a bike from Sunkist and... More 

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New Zealand
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Lovely old hotel, beautifully restored, but that's the extent of the positives! The 'hostess' was incredibly rude! Moaning and arguing from the moment we stepped through the door! Yes we were late, but we rang in advanced and what sort of accommodation business stops accepting customers at 8pm on a Friday? After moaning about that she argued for over 10... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

BEWARE! unpleasant experience... The building and furnishing is nice but the hospitality and common kindness totally lacking. Just ask them why they were asked to leave the BBH network... The woman running the place would be better of running a B&B where you can charge a premium; here you get the feeling your just a burden and not paying enough.... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Lovely hostel with beautiful big garden. Breakfast provided was basic, but nice and all you need. Rooms were comfortable and the bathrooms were clean. Staff were friendly and helpful. Very cute dogs and cats living at the hostel.

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