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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

This campground looks quaint and sounds welcoming from the website. However, we found the management were unhelpful, and lapse in their duties. We were on a tent site with two children, and stayed two nights. On arrival there had been a mix up with the booking, which got sorted, but we were made to feel it was our problem (it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

Great for backpackers or a one night stay. Quirky experience in an old train carriage although rooms not cleaned to a great standard. Stayed in a double carriage which had two small rooms, tea and coffee facilities, TV and sink. Toilets, showers and 'Station' kitchen convenient for use. Great location for Waipara wineries.

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Thank sophd14
Nelson, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful retreat. This is backpacker accommodation but with a difference. Converted rail carriages that give a sense of adventure - a step back in time. The price is extremely reasonable ($45 single) and the facilities are clean, fresh and has that sense of novelty. Certainly recommend this as a place to stay

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Thank NannieTee
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The train carriages are a very interesting touch, and there is a lot of nice greenery around. Having the automatic lights for trips between camper and toilet/shower facilities was most helpful and those areas were clean and functional. Only real annoying point was the size of the spots which were assigned. It was finally the 3rd spot we were able... More 

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Thank Huntress C
Victoria, Canada
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The staff here were friendly to me right off the bat. I was only planning on spending the day in Waipara but my bus blew right past me and I had nowhere to go. I went and they provided me with a shared room in a very cool old train car. There are few amenities in Waipara (restaurants or grocery... More 

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Thank Lowkindae11
HKG and San Francisco, Calif.
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54 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I LOVED this place! Stumbled upon it almost by accident -- I had turned off the main road to check out a B&B for the night, but it turned out to be fancier (and much pricier) than I needed. As I continued through Waipara, feeling my way back to the main road, I came across Waipara Sleepers. The hostess was... More 

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Thank LemmonHerk
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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50 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Comfortable cabin accommodation with access to communal kitchen and shower facilities. Bit tired in places but in the process of being spruced up. Site manager very friendly and helpful and also provided fresh bread and eggs at breakfast!

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Thank valerie975
Lower Hutt
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I stayed at Waipara Sleepers 18 months ago and was not impressed (see my review "hosts' behaviour made me uncomfortable). I turned up this time afraid that the hosts' would recognise me and the poor review i gave them. However, it was stay there in order to catch the train in the morning, or ride my bike to Amberley and... More 

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Thank Catherine C
Picton, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a quirky and fun place to say you have slept. The old railway carriages are great. This place has every thing you need and is of a nice size not to big. We did find our carriage a bit cold but we did saty in the middle of winter at the coldest time so dont hold this against... More 

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1 Thank Mangere275
Ashford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We stayed here in our touring caravan for two nights in January 14 and paid only $20 total inc. power. Staff were very friendly and helpful and the free fresh bread and eggs in the morning were a nice touch. The facilities are quaint but all worked well and they were clean and tidy. This place has a great atmosphere.

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Thank Edward G
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Address: Waipara, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Waipara
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