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Freestone Backpackers

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Free Parking
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed
Wheelchair access
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

warmly welcomed, great location, extremely close to Manapouri (doubtful sound). nice hut, comfy. it was great to make our own fire. quite warm at night specially with the fire. great experience. the view is splendid

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Tony V
Reviewed April 28, 2018

We have stayed for a few days and I have quite mixed feelings. Overall the place was quite big and quiet but it is old and outdated that need maintenance, care and investment which is not there. Disadvantages no wi fi (to get it you...More

Date of stay: April 2018
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Reviewed November 28, 2017

We just drove up the gravel road and asked if they had any free spaces for the night, it was getting a little late. 10 minutes after we were sorted in a twin room at a very affordable price. The owners are super friendly and...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank LauraD3332
Reviewed September 3, 2017

I stayed at the Freestone Backpackers last night. Turns out not only did I have the dorm cabin (4 beds) to myself, I had the whole lodge to myself - the only customer! The service from Jaclyn & Warren was great. They greeted me with...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank AntUtama
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Awesome place just a few kilometers away from Manapouri with wonderful views of the lake and the mountains. I spent 3 nights in a cottage, which was also equipped with a small kitchen. The log fire ensured that even at cold evenings the cottage was...More

Date of stay: April 2017
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Stay in our private, cosy timber chalets with wood burner, solar lighting, kitchen and shared bath facilities. You can choose the luxury lodge with spa or a 4 bedroom holiday house. All our rooms have More stunning views of mountains and Lake Manapouri. The place is a great base for a holiday in Fiordland, Doubtful and Milford Sound cruises, kayaking, Kepler, Dusky tracks etc or simply as food for the soul. Free bookings. Hosts: Jimmy & Kerstin. Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wheelchair access
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
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New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Manapouri
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Manapouri
Traveler (31)
Room & Suite (10)
Dining (2)
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"best views, comfy beds, warm cabins, excellent service, amazing location, quiet and great value"
Nov 16, 2016
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"Get yourself some beers/wine and sit on the porch and watch the world turn into a postcard"
Oct 22, 2016
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"A bit far away from town but definitely worth a visit."
Jun 28, 2016
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"Find another place, owner scams"
Jan 12, 2016
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