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Hanmer Backpackers

Certificate of Excellence
41 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
vonniep2015 Hamilton, New Zealand
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  • Location
    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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I highly recommend this hostel to anyone who likes a cosy, social place to stay! Most people think they'll stay 1 night but keep on staying longer! I stayed for 4 times already. Home made baking to share for everyone, quiz night on Wednesday with the whole hostel, a fireplace in winter, comfy beds and let's not forget an awesome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Only 2 minutes walk for the pools and the city center, quit and very home like.. Very clean with a friendly and informative host. Most recommended. The kitchen & dining area were clean, well equipped and labled.. With very good misic playing in the background. Cute little lounge to eatch TV in the upstairs and plenty of parking.. You get... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Hanmer is a nice quiet town, with lots of outdoor activities. This budget accommodation is small and friendly and if you are travelling solo, definitely a great place to meet fellow travellers. My husband and I booked a double room ensuite, which is behind the main house. The room was large, with a double bed and also a set of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Friendly place to stay with a friendly host. Very relaxed and easy environment. The bedding can do with an upgrade though. Host lives across the street. Very close to the Town center and that helps. Parking available

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