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Onuku Farm Hostel

89 Hamilton's Rd, Akaroa 7452, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kent, UK
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36 reviews 36 reviews
36 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here in November in a campervan. The site is pretty basic with no power or dump facilities, but it does have a toilet, shower and cooking block although these are semi-open so quite chilly in windy weather. However, the remoteness and views are the real attraction and provided the weather is half decent, it affords some spectacular scenery and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very free-minded hostel on a farm where they keep 50+ sheep! A real farm-hostel.. The atmosphere is cosy, the rooms are oke, only the showers are outside which we didn't like! In the living room there were several spider (families) :( They have enough facilities, and lovely animals in the gardens! Like a grumpy goose, and a sweet little lamb!... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An America expat recommended the place. We got there with not much idea. 3 young swet receptionists checked us in. Weird at the beginning, sheep wandering around, a goose. Cabins scattered all over the place, nice people, sharing drinks, music and chats. It is a bit far from the town (~15 mins by car), but it is actually better this... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the quirkiness of this place. In a rustic rural setting with sheep and geese roaming around. Great place to meet travellers from all over the globe. Wifi works, but only near at the office. Communal kitchens are open air (one is fully enclosed) and showers and toilets are spaced out in various locations over the hillside. Easy spot to... More 

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Falun, Sweden
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Stayed here with our campervan in February -14. Weather was fantastic, and the views from the hills above the place were incredible! I really recommend taking at least one walk up there! The drive up to Onuku was very steep, but we made it... The two cute pigs walking around the property was a bonus. Would definitely go there again.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We came here for a weekend away and stayed in the double room on a Friday and Saturday night. The staff were chatty and welcoming and the other guests were considerate and friendly. If you have a car this place is perfect as it's just out of town but the views and the peace and quiet are wonderful. The facilities... More 

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OnukuHostel, Manager at Onuku Farm Hostel, responded to this review

We truly appreciate your kind words and it was a delight hosting both of you! Looking forward to (hopefully) meeting you again! More 

Greymouth, New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Great relaxing atmosphere at Onuku farm hostel. Animals everywhere, beautiful views from the hilltop over the surrounding harbour. We stayed in the stargazer, from which you can see the stars when lying on your back. Was a nice experience! Make sure however when sleeping in the Stargazer that the lights outside are switched off, otherwise it'll be difficult to see... More 

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OnukuHostel, Manager at Onuku Farm Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you both for the visit! We truly enjoyed the conversations with you and hope to see you here again! Have many wonderful days in the remote west! More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Wonderful natural farm stay with amazing views. We stayed on the camping ground in our minivan after a long journey from Australia. When we woke up the next morning there was a sheep lying in front of the door: welcome to New Zealand! Kitchen and showers are in a clean, cosy wooden hut. A great place to relax.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I stayed here by chance, as all accommodation in Akaroa was full, so carried on driving to Onuku Farm. It was so lovey from the moment I walked in with a real friendly team and relaxed atmosphere, even the sheep come up close. Comfortable rooms, open fire in the lounge and outdoors showers, but very nice. I would 100% recommend... More 

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Leh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

stayed there in one of the stargazers and was lucky enough to had a clear night. very impressive experience. apart from that you get clean and well organized facilities, lots of opportunities for walks on the private property, propably the best view from your breakfast table on the banks peninsula and an overall fantastic time.

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Address: 89 Hamilton's Rd, Akaroa 7452, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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