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AJ's Backpackers Lodge

405 Southland Road, Hastings, New Zealand
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This place is the absolute epitome of unpleasantness. Dirty rooms. Terrible beds. Appalling bathrooms. I slept in my clothes and left as soon as it was daylight. I would not house my dog in these conditions.

4 Thank Francesca T
Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Terrible experience room cancelled last minute so made to stay in a dorm room as no other options on Easter weekend, smelly room and dirty, worst experience in a backpackers in Nz don't stay!!!! Usual Nz hospitality not obvious in this place!

3 Thank SaraGrace

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Roxburgh, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Nice little homely backpackers. We only intended to stay for two nights but ended up staying three weeks. Maureen, the owner, went out of her way to help us. We arrived in Hastings quite late and she was good enough to pick us up from the bus stop. She heard we were planning to look for work and managed to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We arrived late in the day looking for accommodation at short notice. We got the last available room. The hosts were welcoming and helpful. Really enjoyed our stay and appreciated the peace and quiet. Had a very restful night. Definitely recommend this hostel!

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

This backpackers is very welcoming and comfortable. The host is excellent,friendly and welcoming - including a tour of the place before you get started! The kitchen clean and well equipt and there is plenty of space to park a car ! Thanks!

Thank Amunce

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