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Barnyard Backpackers

80 Mount York Rd | Rainbow Downs, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a couple of nights at Barnyard Backpackers - best kitchen we have cooked in during our four months travelling so far. Clean, spacious with great utensils. Bedroom was pretty and cosy with great views, beds a little uncomfortable. Lots to do in the area, a great base for exploring the Fiordland, staff extremely helpful.

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Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

It locates outside of TeAnau town center; probably needs 10 mins by car. The surrounding is wonderful, like wonderland. Internet signal is very weak (I use Spark's tele service). The kitchen in the main cottage has pens, pots and utensils you need to cook, but no oil. The cottage we stayed was comfortable. We stayed two nights - one of... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This place is amazing. For a very decent price you get to a place which has an amazing setting overlooking a valley. the view from your room will be so peaceful, you'll just want to take a book and relax whilst enjoying the atmosphere!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is really lovely, one of the best we stayed in. It's set on a beautiful farm, and the rooms are actually spacious cabins with en suites - it's not often you only have to share your bathroom with 4 other people when hosteling. The kitchen is spacious and well kept, the common area is kept warm with a... More 

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Thank holycricket
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This place is amazing. All the 'rooms' are wooden cabins with ensuite bathrooms, with fantastic views across the valley. Our bed was comfy and the room was clean. The main building is a big, high ceilinged barn with log fires, comfortable furnishings and a fantastic, recently renovated kitchen. Everything is new, high quality and works well. No wifi but that's... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Such a great find - beautiful setting and peaceful place. The accommodation and facilities were better than we expected and the staff communication when booked, and help upon arrival was outstanding. Cute little rooms located short walk down from the 'Barnyard' with awesome views over the farms and valleys. Excellent location between Manapouri and Te Anau, perfect before our Doubtful... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic views of the valley. Ten minutes drive to town and welcoming staff. Kitchen was well equipped, clean and big. Rooms were huge with tv, heating and own bathroom. They also had a pool table which came in very handy I highly recommend :)

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Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This accomodation which is located about 10 km from Te Anau gave me a farm adventure. From one side there are pastoral fields and goats next to your room but from the other hand the funiture in room can be a bit problematic (one drower in the table was missing ) and the distance to the kitchen is about 70... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Probably the best place I've stayed in NZ so far. A lot of space for everyone, nice location in the middle of farms, just 10 minutes drive from Te Anau, stunning view as well. Price same as in the other place but here you have spacious new and clean kitchen, common room with fireplace, nice rooms with single beds in... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Its hard to know where to start giving the reasons why this place ticked so many boxes and is so memorable to us! - Stunning location and views (really!!) - Gorgeous 4 bed room we stayed in was cozy and so clean with really good quality warm sheets and duvets - The walk to the kitchen/living room area is also... More 

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