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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
23 Nov 2016
“Decent”
3 Sep 2015
“Home away from Home”
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Beachfront
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Reviewed December 22, 2008

You pay for what you get......and if you want to pay more and put a deposit down for a towel.....you can't! Make sure you're sure about what activities etc you want to partake in as all monies are non-refundable. The hostel itself was ok, but...More

1  Thank kittyglasgow
Reviewed December 1, 2008

We originally had a week at Vara's booked in one of the studios. The studio apartment was pretty run down which was quite surprising given other reviews and the appearance of the place on their website. Fortunately we didn't pay up front, just by chance...More

1  Thank Richard B
Reviewed November 30, 2008

I stayed here back in 2002 and got in at the last minute. I was put in a 2 bedroom bungalow right across the street from the beach which had a common bathroom and kitchen with 2 beds in the living room. Good location if...More

Thank LBPurnell
Reviewed September 20, 2008

.We have just returned to New Zealand from a wonderful holiday in Vara's hillside cottage in Muri. Our experience there was one of cleanliness and a very efficient housekeeper who visited every day was an extra bonus. serena and conrad and family are lovely people...More

Thank AucklandGarfield
Reviewed September 9, 2008

Vara's itself is pretty good for a backpackers, but certainly nothing like the standard of backpackers in New Zealand that I stayed at. The rooms are clean, a bit basic, but then what do you need. The kitchen facilities were clean and tidy too. Located...More

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US$17 - US$90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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"Self contained rooms are better."
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"If you have a bit of extra cash then the cabins and apartments do offer a much higher standard of..."
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"Beachside is best for some, more sunny more going on. But at the back much more quiet, though got the smelly..."
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"Go somewhere else give this one a miss !!"
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