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Poplar Lodge

4 Merioneth Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I used to live in Arrowtown so I knew Poplar Cottage was in a great location - just 2 mins from the Main Street of Arrowtown. The added bonus for us was that Arrowtown had its biggest snowfall in 10 years while we were there. It looked beautiful and we were very cozy in the cottage. I would definitely come... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The hostel was very clean and quiet, with excellent facilities, and a good location near the main street of town and a short walk from the Chinese Settlement and a few walks in the area. There's also on-site parking. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended!

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

Not many hostels provide beds with heated mattresses, hot water bottles and extra blankets, but this one does! A lovely hostel with a homely vibe. Very comfortable beds, clean bathrooms, well-equipped kitchen and a stones throw from the Main Street. This place had real charm, and stood out from all the other hostels we stayed at in NZ. 10/10.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The lodge is in an excellent location, just off the main street of Arrowtown. The bedrooms and bathrooms were nicely furnished and immaculately clean. Great value for money. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Great value lodging which was really clean and well furnished. Jeremy and Aiden were a great help on arrival and with advice about onward travel. Kitchen is spacious and place doesn't feel crowded at all. A welcome retreat from the battery-hen hostels of Queenstown. Would stay here again without hesitation.

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United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stayed in a double room sharing the bathroom and everything was net and clean. Our only remark is that it might get quite busy in the kitchen if the hostel is full capacity. They provide you great information regarding what to do an see around.

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PoplarL, Owner at Poplar Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review for Poplar Lodge - we are glad that you enjoyed your stay and found our facilities clean as this is a priority for us. We are always happy to help with advice to ensure you make the most of your time in Arrowtown - there is so much to do in the area! More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The lodge is situated right in the beautiful town center of Arrowtown and is run by friendly hosts. The place is clean and very quiet. However, the kitchen furniture looked pretty old and a bit worn and I think it could need a make-over. The living room area had the charm of a doctor's waiting room with all the sofas... More 

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PoplarL, Owner at Poplar Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am glad you found the lodge clean and quiet and hosts friendly. We are certainly lucky with our fantastic location right by the centre of historic Arrowtown yet in a quiet street. I am sorry you did not find our comfortable lounge inviting. I have to say I am... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

This is a rather more up-market backpackers than your average, and is in a fantastic location just seconds away from the main street of Arrowtown. Nice clean rooms, with a large lounge and clean kitchen. The owner was very helpful and stuck around to make sure one group weren't making too much noise late one night. If you're the kind... More 

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PoplarL, Owner at Poplar Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay at Poplar Lodge and for taking the time to post a great review. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and appreciated the clean facilities and our location close to the town centre. Our priority is to ensure that guests have a comfortable stay and we are more than happy to help... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Bike racks on property - ours was right outside our room (room 7) and undercover. The Queenstown bike trail runs behind the hostel. 2 minutes walk to main street; 5 minutes walk to Chinese Village. Shared toilet/bathroom downstairs and more facilities upstairs. Communal kitchen and dining room/lounge. Light and airy and very welcoming. No lift. We had free internet use... More 

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PoplarL, Owner at Poplar Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to make a review on Tripadvisor - it was good to see you both back at Poplar Lodge and bringing your friends too! We are glad you found our new bicycle racks useful. We are getting a number of guests either with their own bikes or hiring one of ours so the racks are... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Both of us stayed here in a double en suite Jan 2012 and have only gotton around to writing my diary!We travelled here from Te Anau following Doubtfull sound cruise. The owner left the keys in the door as we were going to arrive around 8pm. How trusting is that? The room was clean and had all that we needed.... More 

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PoplarL, Owner at Poplar Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review - we are glad that you enjoyed both your stay in our ensuite room and your time in Arrowtown. Hope you are enjoying writing up your diary and remembering your time in New Zealand! More 

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