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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 5 days ago NEW

Wouldn't recommend a stay here, the woman behind the counter was very rude and lazy, couldn't be bothered to show us the rooms and just said if you want to know what the rooms look like, look at photo. Trapped me in the door in the way in and her yappy dog was jumping all over me. If you no... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ladies and gentlemen you're on track to one of the best hostels in the Coromandel. Sunkist is a beautiful old hotel in a lovely quiet town of Thames. It's fantastically clean, the bunk beds are sturdy and don't shake around when people come and go, the kitchen is impeccable... but get this, the owners hate travelers. Expect to be reprimanded... More 

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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I stayed here for one night on my cycling tour and found that the place was immaculate (not a single thing out of place). Since I was only there to rest before my next ride, the rules didn't bother me at all. The facilities were very clean and comfortable, I found the beds to be just as good as anywhere... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Unlike a lot of people we had a really good stay at this hostel. Personally i am not a fan of hostel or backpackers and i do refer camping but this one was different. We arrived late which wasn't a problem and the manager just waited for us after we just called him up. He had tips for the area... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

This place is miserable, RUDE STAFF, very strict, no drinking after 9:30 (thanks mom!) Lockers are the size of a shoebox and located on the other side of the building, hard beds that are too short for anyone remotely tall. Very very cold no heating.. And I'm Canadian! Mine as well sleep on the cold Concrete outside! The concrete is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 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 May 5, 2015

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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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 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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