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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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Newcastle, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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Wuppertal, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We drove through Akaroa township without being aware that this was actually IT. Either because we were too exhausted from a 6-hour drive from Mt. Cook or because we just anticipated it to be not quite as tiny as it turned out to be. We kept driving southwards, with the roads becoming ever more narrow and winding, until we eventually... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

My two girlfriends and I stayed at Onuku in February and had an amazing time. This is definitely the best hostel that we have stayed at whilst in New Zealand. About fifteen minutes outside of Akaroa, Onuku has one of those locations that makes you feel like you are at the edge of the world. Definitely take a walk during... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I was traveling on my own and stayed in the main house in one of the dorm rooms for three nights. The room was very clean and tidy. The main house is lovely, small but you have enough space for all the people they can accommodate. My favorite room was the living room, loved the fire the staff was maintaining... More 

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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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