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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Charming place to recuperate from day trips, hikes, and water activities in Fiordland. The lounge is so cozy and inviting, a perfect place to linger and watch the sunset, chat by the fire, curl up with a book -- we didn't want to leave. Loving attention to detail in everything here. Free washing machine and superior kitchen. Only complaint are...

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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

I can see why people have had issues with Bob and Maxine, however I personally found them to be quite charming and enjoyed their abrupt quirkiness! The hostel is kept to outstanding cleanliness - the bathrooms and kitchen were absolutely spotless (bob is very specific about what to do to keep them this way and I fully agree with the...

Thank NaomiF2901
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 November 2016

I spent a really nice and quiet week at Bob&Maxines, a really cosy and spacious hostel. It was very clean and a familiar place. I could imagine that they are very busy in summer, but in winter it is defenitely the best place if you need some time to calm down. I would love to be back again

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This was one of the best hostels I stayed in in New Zealand! Bob and Maxine are very friendly and welcoming and Maxine brings free fruit everyday. The hostel is very spacious and clean, and has a great atmosphere. Also the view is amazing. I would definitely recommend staying here!

Thank Geertje v
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

It is very unlike other backpackers with full of noise and activities.. Is quiet, quaint utmost comfortable.. Bob was really helpful and can easily ask him for help if u need anything. I stayed 2 nights and I could just seat on the couch, looking out the full glass doors and day dream whilst watching the sky.. The selection of...

Thank 琇鈴 鈡
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful accommodation. Excellent facilities. Managed to see Alpacas nearby. Friendly owners & fellow lodgers. Drive to Milford Sound takes about an hour plus. Beautiful and breathtaking sights. The owners, Bob & Maxine takes really good care of the place and it's facilities in the accommodation. Fire proof doors to dorm, spacious shower cum toilets. Bob makes sure living room is...

Thank Christine L
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2016

This is the first review I've ever given of a hotel or backpackers and after having travelled for three and a half years that's quite a few! But I feel that Bob and Maxines was deserving of a review, I have stayed here multiple times whilst working in Fiordland and cannot fault if in any way. It has everything you...

Thank sean b
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We arrived to a warm welcome from the very affable Bob And Maxine. Bob showed us around and introduced us to other guests. We stayed in the House in a double bedroom - very comfortable. The Backpackers Lodge had a huge common room with good views of the surrounding mountains. Facilities were excellent and the slow combustion fire kept the...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Very confortable and clean backpacker accomodation in Te Anau. Bob and Maxine are very pleasant hosts and the place has all the amenities you need and a quite fantastic views on the surrounding mountains. The only downside is that the shutting door's sound could be annoying when the other guests are not carfeful.

Thank François M
Tel Aviv District, Israel
Reviewed 30 March 2016

I stayed at the hostel for 6 nights totally. It's hard to explain how much this place has a warm and happy athmosphire. The rooms are comftrable, Bob and Maxime are friendly and helped me with my tracks, the hostel is clean and offers a lot of free spices and fruits. Don't miss it!

1Thank Tal S

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Additional Information about Bob and Maxine's Backpackers

Address: 20 Paton Place, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > 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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“Two private double rooms with shared bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles Mlouey, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are the same, don't worry.”
 of 5 bubbles tals57, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The two private rooms are in the main building, very quite.”
 of 5 bubbles xbear1951, 26 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Bring cash to pay for your room”
 of 5 bubbles zshaiken, 18 Nov 2014 | Read review
“I liked the bottom bunk in the room furthest from the kitchen. You can watch the llamas from your bed on a rainy day.”
 of 5 bubbles DistinctlyBrinkley, 3 Jun 2014 | Read review
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