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Hanmer Backpackers

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 1 week ago
Carla_M86 Christchurch, 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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went for a relaxing weekend over to Hanmer Springs on my own. I stayed in the shared dorm upstairs. The dorm has no bunks, all comfy beds with warm duvets, I loved the kitchen with the big windows and the comfy fireplace area. The host were very welcoming and I felt like home, the toilets were spotless and the... More

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HanmerBP, Owner at Hanmer Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Carla, Thank you for your very kind review. We're happy you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to see you and your partner next time. Kind Regards, Tristan and Yoko More

Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner Tristan was very friendly, laid back and helpful. He provided us with a tour of the hostel and all of the information when we arrived, and even carried my heavy suitcase up the stairs! The place was very cozy with a warm fire and comfortable common rooms. I stayed in the upstairs dorm room and felt like I... More

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HanmerBP, Owner at Hanmer Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice review. We're happy you had such a good time at our little hostel. Enjoy your travels. Kind Regards, Tristan and Yoko More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic stay at here, everything was clean and tidy, bedding was crisp and clean and there were great common areas for relaxing, socialising and cooking. Staff were very friendly, welcoming and up for a chat and the location is perfect nice and close to the town centre.

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HanmerBP, Owner at Hanmer Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Josephine, Thank you for your great review, it was a pleasure having you with us. Tristan and Yoko More

wicklow
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I wouldn't recommend this, the place was very nice, but owner not friendly, she was one of the most rude and grumpy owners I have ever met. Not a place you can relax in as she kept coming in and checking up on you to see what you were doing. I have stayed in a lot of amazing hostels in... More

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HanmerBP, Owner at Hanmer Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our little hostel. This is not the kind of feedback that we generally receive and we’re not sure what happened for you to think that Yoko was unfriendly. We pride ourselves on our customer service and we endeavour to make sure everybody feels welcome and at home. The only occasion in... More

Bracknell, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This was an amazing little find, my first time in a backpackers of which I was a little wary about... but this was a really cosy well run place, clean, well maintained accommodation, with everything you need on hand, friendly and welcoming, felt very homely. Thanks to Tristan & Yoko, keep up the great work :-)

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

My first experience in a backpackers and it was great... clean, well maintained accommodation, with everything you need on hand, friendly and welcoming, felt very homely. Thanks to Tristan & Yoko, keep up the great work :-)

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HanmerBP, Owner at Hanmer Backpackers, responded to this review

It was a pleaseure to provide your 1st backpackers experience, hope that may more great experiences may follow. Cheers More

mold
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247 reviews 247 reviews
38 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

really easy to find just a few minutes walk from the hot springs excellent host we had a double room in the annex with private facilities, really modern , spacious and quiet. lovely kitchen and dining area cant fault it

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HanmerBP, Owner at Hanmer Backpackers, responded to this review

Sooo glad you couldn't find a fault! You should come back and try harder next time! More

Hadsten, Denmark
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

This hostel is a really pleasant stay. It reminded me of the cosy ski huts in Norway. The hostel has some really nice common rooms, where the oven fills up the hostel with a warm nice feeling. The rooms and beds are great, and this small hostel invites you to get in touch with the other guests and the hosts.... More

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HanmerBP, Owner at Hanmer Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We loved having you for 4 nights. Cheers. More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

What a great place to stay! So warm and comfy and Tristan the host is very friendly and helpful also. Everything was super clean and good quality- proper beds and doonas etc. You will not get cold in winter here! Kitchen was big and had spices and lots of utensils/ plates etc. fast wifi and a massage chair. Totally worth... More

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HanmerBP, Owner at Hanmer Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review. Happy travels! More

GloArm
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The hosts Yoko and Tristan were very accommodating when we phoned to book a room for 4 adults and a baby. They organised a room separate from the main rooms and even provided a travel cot. We had brought a sheet for the cot with us but I think they would have had something we could have used otherwise. The... More

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HanmerBP, Owner at Hanmer Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice review. We're happy you enjoyed your stay, see you next time! More

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Address: 41 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
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Hanmer Backpackers is the most centrally located hostel in beautiful Hanmer Springs. Our hostel is a small, cozy, friendly and warm Swiss chalet style backpackers providing excellent accommodation and service at low prices. We are the most affordable accommodation provider in Hanmer Springs for the independent traveller. The main attraction in Hanmer Springs are the Thermal Pools, which are located a 3-4 minute walk from our hostel! But there's more, Hanmer Springs is a fabulous place for mountain biking, hiking / tramping, skiing, rafting, bungee jumping, quad biking, golf, fishing, shopping and many more things. Our kitchen is well stocked with all the essential cooking equipment, fridges / freezers, free tea, plunger coffee, instant coffee, hot chocolate, milk for the hot drinks and a complete spice rack. There is a nice outside patio with comfortable garden furniture and a gas BBQ + utensils. The lounge has some comfy sofas, extensive book exchange, board games, guitar and a massage chair to take care of your sore muscles after a day full of activities. ... more   less 
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