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Reviewed January 20, 2017

I stayed with friends who had booked for us but arrived separately... they were in a room and I was camping. Cheap place but definitely odd. When you check in you get a set of plates, bowls, mugs, and utensils and are expected to clean them and keep them in a locker. Since I didn't have any of my own...

Thank pip_sarah
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed October 3, 2016

Is definetly a good place to live or stay long, you have to feel it, is not a place for turists. Really convenient for people who works in gisborne. You can stay in your tent or room. Very cheap rate per week, big common areas, pingpong room and huge equiped kitchen.

Thank victoriamil
Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

The price is really good, it's 21 nzd per night and you are paying 2 nzd extra for bedsheets. The old lady, who is running the hostel is really unfriendly and weird. The check in took me about 15 min because i had to wait for her many times. Guests are also not allowed

Thank Jan S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 16, 2016

Upon arrival, the kitchen, toilets and showers were so dirty. The staff weren't as bad. Said they offer free pick up from the bus station, rang the hostel but no response from anyone. One of the worst hostel in the North Island.

Thank ndcm10
Ballynahinch, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Strange atmosphere around the place, a bit dirty. Other than that no problems. The 'flying nun' lady Who runs the place has been getting a lot of grief on this for being impolite or sarcastic. I thought she was nice, considering she is running a hostel in an old nun convent

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Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

the best place i have ever stay! kushla and lucy are the best! just need to get to know them and of course keep the place clean!!!! work,fun areas, nice activities, big garden to play, 2 caravans at the back and the best waves of the east coast!!!! totally recommended

Thank Constanza S
Muscat, Oman
Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

This place is original and creepy at the same time. It used to be a convent (I didn't know this when I booked) and you really get the feeling that you are in an unusual place. Honestly, I liked the feeling. The bad thing, like many other New Zealand hostels, was the heating. Cold nights!

Thank Reza S
Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed November 14, 2015

Stayed in a room made for 5, and one of the bunk beds was 3 regular beds stacked on top of each other. It was pretty cool. Our room also had stained glass windows and was super quiet, which was nice. Loads of cats wandering around and a cute puppy too! The place was large and full of weird character,...

Thank AmandaPressly
Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed October 23, 2015

I stayed at the Flying Nun for 2 months because I was working, like the majority of people when I was staying there (and from what i've heard, it always is the case). There are a lot of people living there, a lot of rooms are shared accommodation for long-term, it's cheap, it can be dirty, but once you make...

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Reviewed October 4, 2015

When we arrived, the owner complained about having to come down stairs and serve us because she had just done so 5 mins ago and had a hurt foot. I have all the sympathy in the world for her foot, but she needed to work out some help for herself or at least not blame us for this situation. The...

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Additional Information about Flying Nun Backpackers

Address: 147 Roebuck Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Price Range: $11 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 50
Also Known As:
Flying Nun Backpackers Hotel Gisborne
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“Plant your tent in the summer”
 of 5 bubbles Elybak, Oct 23, 2015 | Read review
“Private choices affordable!”
 of 5 bubbles MurielA_12, May 30, 2014 | Read review
“Dont. This place has so much potential but new owners and a complete overhaul are needed asap. DUMP”
 of 5 bubbles brizo82, Apr 14, 2012 | Read review
“Private room”
 of 5 bubbles traveller32canada, Jun 14, 2011 | Read review
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