I stayed here for 4 nights and loved it. It was nearly fully booked when we booked so we had to stay in 3 separate rooms, in a double ensuite, a double, and a twin. I really loved the double ensuite and the double which are in the main house (the same place as the dorm rooms). All of these rooms seemed great. It is a very quiet backpackers. It is in a great location, up a very short hill only 4 mins walk from the I-Site. The owners are incredibly friendly and helpful. There is a free hot tub with an amazing view of the mountains. There is a beautiful and relaxing garden. There is a friendly cat. The kitchen is well equipped with enough space for numerous people to cook at the same time. The kitchen and whole place is kept very clean, Bike hire is the cheapest I have come across in New Zealand and the bikes are in good condition. The only downside I had was the twin room, which is the only room that is not in the main building (it is in a sort of garage out back). Some people might like it as it is extra private, however it is a separate building. The walk to the toilet takes max 40 seconds, of which about 5 seconds are outside without any protection from the rain. For a normal person this is probably fine. For me (6 months pregnant and going to the bathroom frequently at night) it was rather inconvenient as it meant i had to get fully dressed with shoes/raincoat to go out into the rain (allbeit for only 5 seconds) to head through to the toilet in the main building. For everyone I'd very highly recommend the doubles or dorms. For people who don't go to the bathroom much during the night the twin would also be fine.
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