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Watson's Way Backpackers

Certificate of Excellence
56 High Street, Renwick, New Zealand
Watson's Way Backpackers
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  • Location
    4.5 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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County Durham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for two nights and found the facilities excellent. Communal kitchen and lounge area was spotless and well equiped. Also gave us chance to chat to other guests and share expereinces. Setting is lovely and peacfeul. Pat was a great host, very helpful and great to chat to. They also do bike hire at a very competeive rate, which... More 

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Gorokan, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights. Very clean kitchen with plenty of utensils. Clean bathrooms, which are shared. Laundry was $2 and so was dryer. The owners Paul and Pat are very welcoming. Bike hire was $18 for a day and its a great way of getting around the wineries. We loved the family photos around the walls. A great... More 

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Oakville, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the kitchen equipment was very modern and clean. The bedrooms were very nicely designed. I have one complaint - the computer rental for $2 (I think for 20 minutes) was useless. I got no computer time at all for my money as I waited and waited for applications to load.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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43 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This backpackers rents bicycles to explore the wine region. It is quite centrally located for several good stops in the area, although there are numerous very good and famous once quite far off. Nonetheless, solid option with decent private room options as well as dorms and camping spots.

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Israel
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This accomodation got a very high rate in the BBH Guide for 2015. Realy, everything is shine and clean super. But I have also faced dissapoitments : 1) I've made booking for a double room and what I got was a very small room with two beds which left a space of about 2X1 meters for me and for my... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dirty little secret of Marlborough is that you are far better off staying in Renwick than in the larger town of Blenheim, particularly if you are going to do a self-guided biking tour of the wineries. Watson's Way is a great option for backpackers and low cost seekers. We parked our camper van and were able to rent bikes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great place to stay weather it a stop over or for night, or a few day's. The owner's are very nice fantastic. the rooms are very tidy and well set out. They owner's are more than happy to help you out. They have bikes for hire very cheap. There a lot to offer if you enjoy the outdoor's and if... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for 1 night and it was perfect. ,The owners were very friendly and gave us all the information on the wine trail which was excellent. The room was very clean and the facilities were superb. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone. thank you for making our stay so pleasurable.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Watson's Way is a great hostel with the nicest owners, Paul and his wife! The place is super clean and with all utilities. We had a camper van and stayed there for 3 nights. We were able to use everything in the kitchen and all. They also have games. And they rent out bikes with a map of the wine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at Watson's. Pat and Paul were very friendly and helpful. Pat gave us a great advice about where to go on our wine tour. The place was clean, very well organised and had a homely feel.

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