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Smylies Accommodation

15 Main West Coast Road, Springfield 7681 , New Zealand
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at Smylies after a long drive from franz josef glacier and we wished we'd carried on to Christchurch instead! We booked it through the YHA expecting that any affiliates would be tested and reviewed regularly to ensure they are keeping up to the standards that the YHA are known for, "quality accommodation for travelers" being their slogan. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

A friend and I were on a motorcycle ride when the winds picked up and rain was coming down in sheets. We cut our day short and were just hoping for a warm, dry place to stay, and this place delivered. The main communal room of this yha is a huge study/kitchen/library complete with thousands of books, a rustic pot-bellied... More 

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Versonnex, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This yha is very pleasant. Everything is clean. The showers are huge and comfortable. The garden is nice. Big choice of DVD, mangas and books. The owner is wellcoming and very frendly. I recommand this place, on the road to Arthur passe. Gilles

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Marlborough
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We stayed here as a touring group. The rooms were clean, the place old but had everything we needed. We had an evening meal and this was very tasty, not the usual roast and veg. I would return just to eat here.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great price, very nice people. Very friendly driver who showed me around at the Broken River ski club. Allowed stops at the supermarket without any extra charge. Also, a spacious car with plenty of space for skis and bags!

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I don't leave reviews very often, but I feel so strongly that the operator of this hostel was hateful that I feel obliged to. I arrived at the hostel around 8pm to enquire about renting a bouldering mat. At approximately $20/day of rental, I asked a few questions about it, such as if I would be able to have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had a great stay here. The owners are really friendly and helpful, and the hostel meals are brilliant value. We had one dinner, which was 3 courses and tasty homemade food. Dinner is $20pp and breakfast is $7.50 continental / $13 fry up (we didn't have either). The main hostel building has a good kitchen, lounge, piano room, and... More 

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Taree, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Stayed recently on a trip across to the west coast. The staff were really welcoming and the accommodation was clean and well presented. Great for an overnighter if your travelling across to the coast or would most probably be great for a longer stopover if that was your plan.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Stayed on a Thursday before the start of the Cricket World Cup. This was the only place available outside of Christchurch. We're glad it was. A bit worn but very comfortable, a big bed a couple of leather armchairs and a reasonable kitchen. This hotel is a backpackers but was better than many other motels we stayed at in NZ.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

What a find, accommadition was cosy, very clean, large room, king size bed, so so comfy just like being at home, we had dinner with the other guests, delicious NZ meal. What a wonderful family to host you, all hands on. Would recommend a stay here to everyone. Nothing flash but clean and very comfortable just like staying at home... More 

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