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Hanmer Backpackers

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41 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in a family room (separate building) so it was nice and quiet. The hostel is small and cosy, with a very well-equipped kitchen and lounge. The family room had a bunk bed and a queen sized bed (which was two smaller mattresses shoved together, so not as comfortable as it could have been, hence 4 stars). The hostel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me start with the massage chair 😍.. awesome! The place is just gorgeous, very clean and well kept, warm and cozy,lovely hosts Tristan and Yoko made us feel very at home. Didn't feel like we were staying at a backpackers, it's like being in a hotel really, the beds are not like what you get in other backpackers. The... More 

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Strabane, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed here for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. It doesn't feel like a typical backpackers, more like a lodge. We had a Private room upstairs which was quiet and had black out blinds. Free 30mins on the massage chair also. Kitchen area and bathrooms very clean. 5 minutes walk to the hot pools.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We felt at home as soon as we walked into this cosy backpackers... very friendly inviting and hospitable thanks Tristan and Yoko.. Open plan kitchen dining lounge - very easy to mix and mingle. Leisurely stroll to Hanmer Springs and shops. Great entertainment at the Irish bar. Highly recommend more than one night stay as relaxing place to wander around.... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Stayed here for a few days with my grandson & thoroughly enjoyed it all! Tristan & Yoko were just great...really friendly & helpful. Everything was very clean & cosy...and the kitchen set-up was great! Was great being only a stone's throw from the pool & shops! We enjoyed meeting up with the other guests too...from all over the show. Thankyou... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Owned by a lovely couple and they run a very nice hostel. Has a very cosy atmosphere, good kitchen and added bonuses like a massage chair and the first 100mb of free WiFi (which in nz is sort of a good deal!). Plus Tristan is very knowledgeable on hikes in the area as he is an avid tramper/hiker himself. Total... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Yoko and Tristan are wonderful hosts! They made for a relaxing stay- loved the homely feel to the kitchen and living areas. We stayed in the beautiful lockwood home in a great little double room with a skylight. It felt like a home away from home and the perfect retreat in Hanmer when you're on a budget. Just what we... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were welcomed by the very friendly owner in the small and cozy hostel that is located close to the supermarket, the pools and the hiking trails. The kitchen was well equipped, the room very clean and neat. The only grain of salt was that there was only two bathrooms, but the staffs kindness made up for that many times.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

This is a first rate hostel and I would highly recommend it. The hostel is very centrally located for town and activities. The owners are helpful and friendly and the accommodation is clean and great value. There is a lovely homely feel to the place too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Pour les francais, n'hésitez pas, allez-y! ;-) The best hostel of NZ I ever tried! I came for 3 nights I stayed 4 months then came back few times. It's like your home on the other side of the world! Cosy, warm, friendly, the perfect place to be! Yoko and Tristan are just fantastic hosts for all the guest! I... More 

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