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Bob and Maxine's Backpackers
Reviewed November 17, 2013

Bob & Maxine are fab - amazing, new hostel with great dorms, kitchen, lounge, outdoor views of the lake and free WiFi and laundry. Would return in a flash! 1 min drive to town so don't be put off by location.

Room Tip: All rooms are great!
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Claire T
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

I went to the Fiordlands to hike the Milford trek, planning to stay only 2 days in Te Anau. I ended up staying five days at Bob and Maxine's Backpacker. The rooms were clean, plenty of hot water in the showers and a fine kitchen but what sets this Backpacker off is the incredible hospitality. Bob and Maxine assure that your stay will be enjoyable. After a month of travel on the South Island staying at Backpackers , Bob and Maxine's was the best and must stay.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

Very friendly couple, with a well equipped 'hall' where you sleep. Probably the nicest bathroom we saw, with a heater mounted above the mirror so you can be warm when you get out. There was wifi, a fireplace, heaps of comfy chairs, good kitchen, washing machine, well equipped rooms. The bunks werent too bad either from what I remember. Close to the town centre too. Bob acts like your grandad which some may like and others may not! Didn't realise there was a fitness centre and swimming pool too!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank hcwoz
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Easily the best backpackers we've stayed at in New Zealand. The place is incredibly clean, plenty of dishes and utensils. In fact plenty of everything. Huge warm lounge. Bob keeps that fire going. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfy. The showers would have to be the best. Hot... heaps of water. Bob and Maxine have basically hit the top in every aspect of accommodation. This would be the benchmark of backpacker accommodation. And the large... think overly large, high ceiling spacious lounge and kitchen area that is well heated with large windows is just a piece of beauty to hang out in.

If passing through Te Anau, forget the hotels and stay here. It's as good as. And you get to meet other travellers.

If you can get in here. Book it. You'll love it. If this is the first backpackers you stay in. Don't expect to see this level of backpacker accommodation again on your travels.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great here. Seriously. You'll stay here and it'll just change your view on...
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Desfamily
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

One of the best places I stayed in New Zealand and in Te Anau. Bob and Maxine will treat you with the best care and hospitality around. The kitchen is so well equipped and fully stocked with herbs and spices. They even provided fresh fruit for us one day! I felt so at peace and relaxed that I never wanted to leave. Bob will help you with places to go and see if you just ask. Maxine will talk to you for hours with delightful stories of the past. I couldn't ask for a better place to stay.

Room Tip: They are all great rooms, everyone is located well.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Jeremy L
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Great, how Bob and Maxine manage their hostel. About 20 min. out of town for pedestrains, but they offer bicycles for free. No keys for doors needed, free laundry, best internet in town and Bob has a solution for every problem.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank Sprockie
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

After staying in other backpackers in Te Anau, this was the first time in that Backpacker. Located on the road to the Milford Sound, it is a bit away from the center of Te Anau. You need a car or a bike to go to town. Rooms are very clean and cosy, bathroom is ok and the host Bob is very friendly. Maxine seemed to be a bit strange but was very nice too. Kitchen needed some ingredients (no salt, pepper or other things). Free Wifi and free parking space.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank weltenbummler1968
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Additional Information about Bob and Maxine's Backpackers

Address: 20 Paton Place, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
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Ranked #8 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Te Anau
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Bob And Maxine`s Backpackers Hotel Te Anau
Bob And Maxine's Backpackers Te Anau, Fiordland National Park

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