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Bellingham, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I stayed for only one night in the Holiday House in late September and wish it could have been more. It was so peaceful being surrounded by sheep pastures with lambs bounding around. (I used to raise sheep so I felt so at home!) The house sits by itself on a hillside with beautiful views across the... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

LOVED my stay at the Slope Point Backpackers.!!!! I enjoyed two nights here between marathons on the 8th and 16th October. Many thanks Justine for your warm hospitality. Stayed in the Gold room ... everything here was clean and spotless from the shower, toilet and the kitchen/dining room/lounge. Lovely having the farm atmosphere. Spent my full day checking out all... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed October 24, 2016

We stayed for 1 night at this lovely place! We woke up to the sound of sheep, cows and birds! Really welcoming host and a great place which was clean, comfortable, and unique :) It is suitable for every traveller or someone who just needs to relax!

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slopepoint, Owner at Slope Point backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you Helen for taking the time to review our place. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and wish you all the best for the future. More 

Jervis Bay, Australia
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70 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2016

Stayed in the holiday house up the road which is part of the backpackers. Great for a family. Set on rolling green hills with great views. Very comfortable, plenty of firewood for the fire at night. Had no trouble getting wifi but had to stand by the window (I have to do that at home). Got to pet and feed... More 

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slopepoint, Owner at Slope Point backpackers, responded to this review

Hello. Thanks very much for taking the time to review our wee place. Loved having you stay and hope that the rest of your trip went well. All the best for the future. Thanks again. Justine More 

Balclutha, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed January 29, 2016

We had planned to camp at Curio Bay for one last outing before school starting. The weather was lousy so we were thrilled to find that there was a reasonably priced holiday house available not far away. The house is well appointed with comfortable beds, a cozy fire, extra heating, well equipped kitchen, and hot shower. Apparently there is landscaping... More 

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slopepoint, Owner at Slope Point backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review our place. I am glad that you enjoyed the area and our place. Thanks also for the feedback about the phone and internet. I have changed wording on the information sheet to cover your issues with the phone and internet. We get vodofone down at the house. Also landscaping has now started ....... More 

Avoca Beach, Australia
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

Having been driving around New Zealand for nearly a month we had our fair share of pretty average nondescript motor parks. Slow point was like a breath of fresh air! Rural setting with sheep and goats on your doorstep, peaceful surrounds. Limited powered sites but plenty of other accommodation options. Great kitchen and bathroom facilities, all capped off by lovely... More 

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slopepoint, Owner at Slope Point backpackers, responded to this review

Hi Mike. Thank you so much for taking the time to review our place and your kind words. It was great having you guys and would like to wish you all the best for the rest of your holiday and for the future. cheers More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Visited Slope Point on June 1st and stayed at the backpackers. The rooms are warm and self contained. Common room with fun games and all the essentials you need to have a good time. Perfect location under the starry skies. The gravel road leading up to it isn't too bad and just adds to the charm. Warm and welcoming hosts.Would... More 

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slopepoint, Owner at Slope Point backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our place. I am glad you have enjoyed the area. I have asked guests since your visit about the internet and all have been able to get signal. I have taken your comments on board and will change the instructions at the house. Also for the phone as well. We have full... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Such a lovely backpacker. Thanks for the owner who shared some ingredient for our dinner. She knew that we doesn't bring any food. Appreciate a lot and love the place we stay, reasonable price with luxury cabin ! I wil be back.... ^^

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slopepoint, Owner at Slope Point backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review. It was a pleasure having you stay and we don't like seeing people go hungry if they are caught out. Hope you have a great trip through the catlins and beyond. All the best for the future. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2015

Slope Point backpackers feels like it is in the middle of nowhere but that is part of its charm. It is very quiet at night, and we had an amazing sleep. Booked the platinum room (self-contained) which looked more like a hotel than a hostel (only downside would be that it's a shower rather than a bath, but the suite... More 

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slopepoint, Owner at Slope Point backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks for the review. we really enjoyed having you here and wish you all the best for your future travel. More 

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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Definitely good value for money. We stayed in a double room and were surprised that more people were not here. We were made to feel at home. Bathroom and toilets were nice and modern. Kitchen was modern and had comfy seats and recliners to relax. Simple things such as tea, coffee, salt and pepper were provided. We did get woken... More 

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slopepoint, Owner at Slope Point backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to make a review. We are pleased you like staying here. You are right, when the wind blows like many places in new zealand; it is hard to sleep. All the best for your future and for your travels. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We provide you with a range of accommodation from tent sites to a self contained unit. First backpackers from Invercargill so it a great way to start your journey through the catlins or finish a day exporing it. The accommodation is on the working farm and you are welcome to feed the pet sheep and see what we are doing close by the backpackers. Andrew and myself have 3 small children. Children and pets welcome. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Slope Point backpackers

Address: 164 Slope Point Road | RD 1, 9884, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island
Price Range: $35 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Both of the front rooms have nice views across the hillsides”
 of 5 bubbles susanemone, 1 week ago | Read review
“The double rooms are a good value!”
 of 5 bubbles elin80, Apr 27, 2014 | Read review
“There's a room with a bunk bed located in the same building as the living room/kitchen (I can't remember the exact name of it), so this could be a little loud during the day and night since ppl need to walk pass your door most of the time they get in and out the kitchen.”
 of 5 bubbles wanderer904, Jan 2, 2013 | Read review
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