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Pinedale Lodge & Apartment
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

I stayed at Pinedale with a friend and we both feel in love with the place and didn't want to leave. It is a small hostel with only a few bedrooms but has a huge communal space with two open fires, a long dining table, book exchange, pool table and the infamous love pit! While we were staying at Pinedale everyone hung out together in their free time and there was a really friendly, sociable atmosphere, without being too loud or people partying all night long. The owners are incredibly helpful and friendly and make you feel right at home. The hostel was very clean, showers absolutely spotless (I didn't even need to wear my flip flops!!) and the kitchen has everything you need. It is a few dollars more expensive than the average hostel but is worth every cent -you really do get what you pay for with hostels and the clean rooms and great facilities are really worth spending a tiny bit more on. I loved the homely, relaxed and friendly feel of the hostel and it is definitely one of my favourite hostels EVER!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Ellie H
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Management response:Responded July 13, 2012

Thanks so much for your review of Pinedale. It's so great to know you didn't want to leave! We hope to see you back again some day.

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Reviewed July 5, 2012

Great fire place, good kitchen. The internet is pricey but that seems to be the case all over NZ.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Thank matt e
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Pinedalerocks, Owner at Pinedale Lodge & Apartment, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2012

Thanks so much for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your stay. As for the internet, we will investigate again to see if there is a cheaper and better third party internet provider for our guests. At the moment our current provider is the best option especially as they are also willing to provide us with those first 15 minutes free WiFi vouchers that we give to guests on check-in. We are obviously getting good feedback on that.
Thanks again for your comments

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Reviewed September 5, 2011

Very chilled hostel, open fires so cosy.
Lots of more 'mature' people, not kids boozing all night and getting excited about a 'flouro' party.
Great place to base a ski trip, or just to relax.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 31, 2011

We stayed in the two bedroom apartment and one of our party stayed in the lodge so we can comment on both parts of Pinedale. The service was great, Tim and Penny are very helpful and accommodating and helped us out with booking an extra night when we needed to. The lodge beds are very comfortable and warm and the communal areas are warm, cosy and well equipped. The apartment is even better, a home away from home it has everything from comfortable beds and heating to even books and board games. Very spacious too. Pinedale is easy walking distance to Methven. Would definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 7, 2011

Room was very small, compared to other places I stayed at in NZ for similar price, like no room to put your bags on the floor, TV reception wasn't very good at all. Decor was very old.
We got the private double, the only thing was that the room was accessed from outside the house, not inside, where all the toilets and amenities were, so you had to walk outside (in 0 degree temps) just to go to toilet and bathroom and loungeroom!
I would probably stay somewhere else if I go back

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Lopez75, Manager at Pinedale Lodge & Apartment, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2011

Thanks so much for your feedback on our Budget Private Double Room. We are renovating this room in April, so it's nice and smart before the next winter season and working on providing space-efficient storage. As for it's size and situation, we will double check all our internet listings to make sure they say the Budget Private Double Room is small and off the verandah.
Thanks again

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