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Hanmer Backpackers
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Reviewed May 17, 2014

This was an amazing little find, my first time in a backpackers of which I was a little wary about... but this was a really cosy well run place, clean, well maintained accommodation, with everything you need on hand, friendly and welcoming, felt very homely. Thanks to Tristan & Yoko, keep up the great work :-)

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

My first experience in a backpackers and it was great... clean, well maintained accommodation, with everything you need on hand, friendly and welcoming, felt very homely. Thanks to Tristan & Yoko, keep up the great work :-)

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
Thank Sonia J
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HanmerBP, Owner at Hanmer Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2014

It was a pleaseure to provide your 1st backpackers experience, hope that may more great experiences may follow. Cheers

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Reviewed April 22, 2014

really easy to find just a few minutes walk from the hot springs

excellent host

we had a double room in the annex with private facilities, really modern , spacious and quiet.

lovely kitchen and dining area

cant fault it

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank chris c
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HanmerBP, Owner at Hanmer Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2014

Sooo glad you couldn't find a fault! You should come back and try harder next time!

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Reviewed April 14, 2014

This hostel is a really pleasant stay. It reminded me of the cosy ski huts in Norway. The hostel has some really nice common rooms, where the oven fills up the hostel with a warm nice feeling. The rooms and beds are great, and this small hostel invites you to get in touch with the other guests and the hosts. Talking about the hosts, they are always keen to give some good advises about the area, and the are very friendly and openminded. I stayed here for four nights and felt absolutely at home. Enjoy your stay.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
Thank Ketil L
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HanmerBP, Owner at Hanmer Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2014

Thank you for your kind words. We loved having you for 4 nights. Cheers.

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Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

What a great place to stay! So warm and comfy and Tristan the host is very friendly and helpful also. Everything was super clean and good quality- proper beds and doonas etc. You will not get cold in winter here! Kitchen was big and had spices and lots of utensils/ plates etc. fast wifi and a massage chair. Totally worth a stay!

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
Thank Benita C
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HanmerBP, Owner at Hanmer Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2014

Thanks for the awesome review. Happy travels!

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Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

The hosts Yoko and Tristan were very accommodating when we phoned to book a room for 4 adults and a baby. They organised a room separate from the main rooms and even provided a travel cot. We had brought a sheet for the cot with us but I think they would have had something we could have used otherwise. The only thing that could have been better is if they'd had a highchair (or if they did I didn't see it)
The kitchen facilities and BBQ areas were great and the tea and coffee provided were appreciated.
The hostel is a 2 minute walk from the thermal pools which were lovely to stroll over to after dinner with baby asleep in the pram parked next to the pool.
Would highly recommend this hostel. We will be back!

Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
Thank GloArm
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HanmerBP, Owner at Hanmer Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2014

Thank you for your very nice review. We're happy you enjoyed your stay, see you next time!

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Reviewed March 19, 2014

We stayed in a suite with a large bed and a private bathroom. Everything was very clean and kept up nicely. The kitchen area was very clean and spacious also. Only blocks away from downtown Hanmer and the pools. Fair priced and the owners were amazing.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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HanmerBP, Owner at Hanmer Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2014

Thank you for your great review. We' enjoy having amazing guests like yourself. Enjoy your travels!

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Additional Information about Hanmer Backpackers

Address: 41 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Hanmer Springs
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Hanmer Springs
Price Range: $48 - $59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hanmer Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hanmer Backpackers is the most centrally located hostel in beautiful Hanmer Springs. Our hostel is a small, cozy, friendly and warm Swiss chalet style backpackers providing excellent accommodation and service at low prices. We are the most affordable accommodation provider in Hanmer Springs for the independent traveller. The main attraction in Hanmer Springs are the Thermal Pools, which are located a 3-4 minute walk from our hostel! But there's more, Hanmer Springs is a fabulous place for mountain biking, hiking / tramping, skiing, rafting, bungee jumping, quad biking, golf, fishing, shopping and many more things. Our kitchen is well stocked with all the essential cooking equipment, fridges / freezers, free tea, plunger coffee, instant coffee, hot chocolate, milk for the hot drinks and a complete spice rack. There is a nice outside patio with comfortable garden furniture and a gas BBQ + utensils. The lounge has some comfy sofas, extensive book exchange, board games, guitar and a massage chair to take care of your sore muscles after a day full of activities. ... more   less 
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