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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't praise this place enough. Stayed here before and after walking the Rakura track. Owners are very friendly and helpful. Place has a lovely laidback homely feel to it. A great base for exploring Stewart Island. Wish I'd stayed longer.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The owners here will really go out of there way to accommodate you which is unusual in backpacker hostels these days. Warm rooms, comfy beds and well equipped kitchen. Couldn't have asked for anything more!

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This little hostel is perfectly situated in Oban on Stewart Island. You can easily access everything within a minutes walk. The staff are nice and helpful and the rooms are clean. There is a large kitchen with plenty of equipment and utensils. This flows into the living room area with TV, pool table etc. All you could need from a...

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St. John's
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Everything you need in perfect location we really enjoyed Stewart and this accommodation was a big part of that. Good kitchen comfortable room they let us leave a bag and took a phone call from a outfitter. Thanks a lot

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Wales
Reviewed January 14, 2017

It is a really good value accommodation with self contained rooms. Very helpful staff and extremely clean. Highly recommend, close to the main area and excellent facilities. Variety of travellers who were all friendly.

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

A fully equipped kitchen.comfortable and clean rooms.large lobby with games, books, sofas...family hostel with excellent location.nice and helpful staff. We enjoyed to rest there.refrigerators tidy with free food.

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Reviewed January 7, 2017

This Backpackers hits lots of the right spots. Everything is very clean and orderly, but the atmosphere is relaxed, with a comfy lounge/kitchen area where lots of different family groups, friends and individuals can hang out, cook and relax. There is lots of cutlery, pans and crockery available to use - it's all an odd assortment of things but everything...

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Otago
Reviewed December 28, 2016

Clean, family friendly. 5 min walk from ferry. Super cheap place to stay and fantastic value for money. Free Christmas feast. New owners are FIRST RATE! The kitchen is better than my own kitchen with any pots, pans etc with free domestic gas ovens. Toilets clean. Showers clean, hot, and free. Proper clean sheets on the beds. No dorms, all...

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madvix, Owner at Stewart Island Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi there, on behalf of the team thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure to serve everyone on Xmas day, watch this space for next year. have a great 2017 Aaron, Carol and Michaela

Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

We where of to Stewart Island with some Stray passengers. Although the Ferry ride was a bit bumpy it was definitely worth it. The hostel was really nice. The owners were so friendly and there was free WiFi availible throughout our staying. SI backpackers is definitely a nice place to stay

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Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

Very handy with basic facilities and nice clean bedding. The rooms are rather cramped with thin walls, however we had no problems with any rowdy guests and managed a solid night's sleep. The cost is certainly higher than you would pay on the mainland, but not outrageous.

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madvix, Manager at Stewart Island Backpackers, responded to this review

Hi thank you for your comments, regards and safe travels Aaron

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Conveniently situated in the heart of Halfmoon Bay, we offer friendly, comfortable and clean accommodation at competitive prices 365 days a year. We also have a huge camping area! Picture Vicki has lived on Stewart island for nearly 10 years and is passionate this unique and beautiful part of the world. When the opportunity came to run the backpackers, it was a no brainer! She is also the scary Quiz lady at the renowned Sunday Night Quiz at the South Sea Hotel! Whether you are here to walk, fish, hunt, see the wildlife or just relax, we're open 365 days a year, any help you need; just ask! We offer: Crisp, fresh sheets on every bed along with a pillow, duvet and blanket No bunk beds and a maximum of 4 people per dorm room Well-stocked kitchen Laundry Great sunny, flat tent sites (although we can't always guarantee the sun!) Recycling Booking service for Stewart Island activities including Ulva Island FREE WIFI voucher on check-in FREE DVDs to watch FREE awesome Bookcrossing Shelf FREE jigsaws to do FREE Guitar to use FREE Local Phone calls (Inc Invercargill) FREE BBQ use FREE luggage storage FREE Hairdryer/Iron/Alarm Clock/Hair Clippers to borrow FREE Bedrolls to borrow when camping ... more   less 

Additional Information about Stewart Island Backpackers

Address: 18 Ayr Street, Stewart Island 9818, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Stewart Island
Price Range: $56 - $61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 28
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Stewart Island Backpackers South Island
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See which rooms travelers prefer

“because everyone is literally a backpacker and is going to do some hiking it is no problem that the rooms are not enormous echo chambers.”
 of 5 bubbles madryn, Dec 28, 2016 | Read review
“Single rooms are not much more expensive than the dorms...”
 of 5 bubbles 847douglasa, Jan 3, 2016 | Read review
“Free wifi only 250MB per pax. If that's a concern, ask for the room near the library and Kai Kart, both of which offers unlimited free wifi.”
 of 5 bubbles mshammie, Jun 24, 2015 | Read review
“As far east as possible (so less people disturb your sleep)”
 of 5 bubbles R_Bitterbal, Jun 3, 2015 | Read review
“Try and get an end room on the library side of the buildings. Less rooms around = less noise from other people!”
 of 5 bubbles Nymphonicx, Mar 3, 2015 | Read review
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