This backpackers is a lovely house set in gardens full of fragrant flowers and herbs, near the beach at Barry's Bay in Akaroa. There's a big veranda around the building which is perfect for relaxing on the sofas with a book. There's also a cosy lounge with log fire, a well-equipped kitchen and the rooms are spacious and comfortable. The friendly owners have lots of information about what to see and do in the area, and there are nice touches like hot water bottles you can borrow in the winter. The prices are really reasonable with dorms from $25 to $60 for a double room. If you're staying there, I recommend visiting nearby Barry's Bay Cheese Co for great cheese and local wines.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Budget world traveller accommodation with shared kitchen, dining room and lounge. Located in Barrys Bay at the top of Akaroa Harbour giving easy access to the town of Akaroa, its beautiful harbour and the surrounding volcanic remnants of Banks Peninsula. ... more less