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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

We stayed at the Fire Station in Gore and showed up around 7:30 pm to find we had to get a security code from the neighbouring gas station, then pay for the room by slipping money under the closed office door. The rooms and kitchen/lounge were tidy and well equipped, but the whole set-up just felt a little sketchy. We... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 December 2011

We totally agree with the 'poor' reference left by the visitor in Oct 2011. We booked a 'private' room 6 months prior to our arrival. When we got there, we followed the instructions on the walls (go to the shop to get the security keypad code and let yourself in - we were told by the woman in the shop... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 1 December 2011

Made my booking through their website, and they were prompt in their reply. Its located just opposite the I-site, where the Intercity buses stop, so its very convenient. And how cool it is to stay at a place that used to be a real functional firestation! Anyway when I arrived at about 5pm the staff was there. If there is... More 

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Reviewed 24 October 2011

This was one of the more bizarre places I've ever stayed. When I arrived I was greeted only by a sign on the door telling me to go to a local shop (I won't say which one on here) to get the code to enter. The lady in the shop gave me the code without asking questions. A possible security... More 

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Reviewed 4 December 2008

Recently we had the pleasure of staying at the Gore Backpackers, which is a converted fire station within walking distance of all the amenities and attractions in Gore. The staff made us feel very welcome, and the accommodation itself was very comfortable. As a converted fire station it has alot of character. Its a brilliant place to stop on the... More 

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Address: 19 Hokonui Drive, Gore 9710, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Gore
Number of rooms: 21
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“If you're staying in the dorms, choose Room 4, there are 2 single beds there.”
 of 5 bubbles marietheant, 30 Nov 2011 | Read review
“Contact the staff to make sure your bed's clean.”
 of 5 bubbles dutchj, 23 Oct 2011 | Read review
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