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The Rutherford Backpackers

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8 reviews
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25 Mar 2018
“Don’t do it.”
11 Jan 2017
“Super friendly hostel”
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Room Service
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    Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

    Hands down up there with one of the worst hostels I’ve stayed in, and I’ve stayed in my fair share of hostels. It shouldn’t receive the title backpackers as it’s definitley more of a workers accommodation, as opposed to a hostel. The ‘regulars’ certainly made...More

    1  Thank kj142
    Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

    We stayed in this friendly hostel for 2 weeks. The building is the old school house where Ernest Rutherford used to study so is full of character and history. Julie the manager is lovely as is the hostel cat Puss Puss! Rooms are good value,...More

    Thank EllieMariposa
    Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

    The Rutherford Hostel was our favorite in Havelock. It has comfy beds a great common room, working laundry machine and dryer and very welcoming hosts. Sure it aged with dignity, but it was the schoolhouse of Ernest Rutherford NewZealands most famous scientist. It is regularly...More

    1  Thank Benjamin S
    Reviewed January 24, 2015

    It's a beautiful and peaceful place to stay in in Havelock. It is big and it can host a lot of people, but at the same time it's quiet. All the hosted people and the managing staff and the owner are really friendly, welcoming and...More

    Thank gunfio
    Reviewed March 17, 2012

    We booked and paid online using the YHA web site several weeks ahead only to find on arrival at 6.30pm that our booked room was no longer available and we were offered a small internal twin room without windows as all that was left. This...More

    Thank Karen R
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