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Watson's Way Backpackers

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56 High Street, Renwick, New Zealand
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Watson's Way Backpackers
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cork, Ireland
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a great location for seeing the wine district. The sign advertised two campervan spots and when we arrived we were the only one. By the second night the owner had let four campervans in together and it was like a carpark. You could hear everything we were so close. We were leaving early on checkout and my husband... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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223 reviews 223 reviews
34 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Had a great stay here for 3 nights last December but only getting to review now. Location is right in the centre of the wine region with bikes to hire. We had a spacious double room with ensuite with a little table and chairs outside the door which we used in the evenings. Everything was clean but a bit out... More

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74 reviews 74 reviews
54 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Stayed here for one night then moved to a friends house. Stayed hete the night before a party i was going to. Good accommodation stayed in a private room but saw dorms which looked clean and tidy too but dorms maybe a bit cramped if full. All communal areas were clean and we'll maintained. Didn't use the kitchen but it... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We arrived at Watson's Way and were enchanted by the grounds and the couple. They made us feel comfortable and welcome. We rented bikes $18/day from them and took off for a country ride and wine tour. It was very enjoyable, even with the high winds and the winery were fab! The only hitch was that there was quite a... More

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Dublin, Ireland
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Excellent hostel, feels more like a guest house. Stayed in spacious double room. Kitchen & bathrooms are spotless, the owners are very nice. There's a tennis court out the back along with a BBQ that can be used. You can rent a bike from the owners for $18 for the day& they give you a map with all the wineries... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Booked in advance after recommendation from friends, we stayed for 2 nights and were given a choice of campervan spots. Purpose built accommodation for backpackers provided superb communal facilities for those of us either in campervans (I think the max. room is for three) or those in tents in the garden/orchard areas. Unisex showers, toilets and sinks with hair dryers... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed here two nights in a campervan spot but the common areas were so nice we hardly used our campervan. The whole place is so clean and the kitchen is very well equipped. There is a BBQ, pétanque area and tennis court too but we didn't use them. We hired bikes from the Watsons at a very good price... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We stayed here for two nights during our honeymoon. We had mainly chosen a backpackers' hostel because we knew we wouldn't be here long and mainly wanted to experience some of the vinyards while in Marlborough... Little did we know that hostels in NZ are evidently made of different stuff than what you'd expect in Europe! We had a double... More

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

One of the best backpackers we have stayed in during our trip in NZ. The owners were super nice, the rooms were like new, cozy, beds super comfy, big kitchen, lots of space and utensils. Location is also great - right next to all the vineyards. The only cons - lots of flies, little space in the showers and not... More

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Hong Kong, China
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We couldn't recommend this place highly enough. It's run by a lovely couple who are extremely helpful. We stayed in our campervan but used the kitchen and bathroom facilities at the hostel. All areas were exceptionally clean and tidy. They also do bike here so you can explore the Marlborough wine trail right from the door step!

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Address: 56 High Street, Renwick, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Marlborough Region > Renwick
Number of rooms: 8

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