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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Loved being on the water - great food, great location! Warm shower, comfy beds. Clean! Great social vibe - truly the best hostel we stayed in NZ, would really recommend if you're in the Abel Tasman area! Staff are really accommodating and friendly!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

We made a last minute decision to tramp Abel Tasman without full gear and this was a great way for us to experience 2 days hiking and a overnight stay with minimal prep. The boat is basic with mix accommodation from dorms to private rooms, all are small but I wouldn't expect anything else on a boat. The set up... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Our double room was comfortable enough. A barbeque was included - burgers and hot dogs were served, but there was no bread. A pleasant enough stay was spoiled by the rudeness of the young woman who worked on the boat. When we made a breakfast request she rolled her eyes and complained that she had barely had time to get... More 

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North Shore City, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We had a great one night stay on the boat in the beautiful Anchorage Bay. A huge bbq dinner was made for us (more than we could fit in!), friendly service and fantastic weather! We enjoyed jumping off the boat, they had hot showers, one on the deck and 2 inside. Hot water was readily available for tea and coffee.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

I travelled with two of my friends and as we only had one night to spend in Abel Tasman we decided to stay at Aquapackers and it was perfect! We walked from Marahau to Anchorage Bay (which was amazing) and after the four hours walking it was lovely to chill out on the beach before getting on the boat! Tatjana... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately i was a bit disappointed by aquapackers ... food was a bit basic, service was fair and the owner had a whinge about how hard life was for him.... not what i want to hear on holiday Great location

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Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

We stayed here for one night as part of a 3 day trip with Abel Tasman Kayaks, and found it to be a great little place. Interesting bed arrangements ;) but comfortable, nice hosts, BBQ dinner and the continental breakfast was good. I've never slept on a boat before so that was a cool experience. Would stay again.

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This was an interesting experience for one night, but I wouldn't want to stay for more than one. The private rooms are clean and comfortable if not cramped. The shared bathrooms are OK, but there are only three on the two boats for everyone (and all three of the toilets got blocked the night we stayed - they did get... More 

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denbighshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Don't think of aquapackers as a low budget experience, far from it...lovely linen, towels, shampoo and spotlessly clean. Aquapackers is a great halfway point if you're walking the Abel Tasman path, we were picked up on Anchorage Bay (just give us a wave when you're ready said Sinead) by Chris the owner and taken onto the boat. Dive off the... More 

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Hamilton, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed such an awesome Kiwi experience despite the unseasonable rainy weather. We had a great host who provided excellent customer service. He was considerate and showed concern for keeping the group dry and warm from the terrible but much needed wet weather. The attention to small details such as providing soap and shampoo packets for everyone in the group,... More 

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Additional Information about Aquapackers

Address: The Anchorage Bay, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Abel Tasman National Park
Number of rooms: 5
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