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    Sparky's Backpackers

    271 Tay Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
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    09/07/2017 10/07/2017
    1 room
    • 1 room
      2 adults
      • 2 adults
        0 children
        • 0 children
          • Excellent15%
          • Very good20%
          • Average17%
          • Poor25%
          • Terrible23%
          15 Jun 2016
          “DON'T STAY HERE”
          12 Jun 2016
          “Bad hostel ever stay!”
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          Reviewed 20 February 2015

          We were in Sparky's for 2 nights and it was horrible. We were in a room with 8 other people. The beds are old and make loud noises. In addition Sparky,the owner, is neither relaxed nor friendly. Once he came to our room and said...More

          1  Thank Andrea1e
          Reviewed 7 January 2015

          We stayed at Sparky's for one night before taking the ferry to Bluff. Sparky is a funny fellow with lots to say. We found far more than just a room. We spoke a lot about the history, stuff he is working on, life in Invercargill....More

          Thank Craig B
          Reviewed 12 December 2014 via mobile

          This has to be the worst hostel I've stayed in NZ. Customer services skills = zero. Location - not that great. Atmosphere=zero. Rooms...few decades back maybe great but now...not so much. They just felt dirty. Never again.

          3  Thank Delicjaaa
          Reviewed 6 December 2014

          We stayed at Sparky's Backpackers for one night and that was one night too many. Dirty, looking like it had never been cleaned (ever). He also asked us if we were going to be drinking and showed us a real tiny recycling bin. Sounded like...More

          5  Thank Debra944
          Reviewed 11 November 2014

          Stayed here for two nights in a 6 bed room and was met by sparky and his familar who were lovely. A house built made to be a home with some quirky rooms and art work on the walls. I stayed in the room know...More

          Thank kirstie135
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          • Location
          • New Zealand >
          • South Island >
          • Southland Region >
          • Invercargill
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          "Take a shower - you won't regret it!"
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          "Luke's Room is nicely done."
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          "Avoid "Burt Munro Love Shack" if you want to get to bed at a decent hour."
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          "There is a Hot tub at the backyard, you must try it!"
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