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Barnyard Backpackers

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Taiwan
Reviewed 6 December 2015

It locates outside of TeAnau town center; probably needs 10 mins by car. The surrounding is wonderful, like wonderland. Internet signal is very weak (I use Spark's tele service). The kitchen in the main cottage has pens, pots and utensils you need to cook, but no oil. The cottage we stayed was comfortable. We stayed two nights - one of...

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Inge B, Owner at Barnyard Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Tina. Since January this year, we were finally supplied with BroadBand services into our area , and from then on, offer Broadband Internet. Now Internet access is available via WiFi with a free daily allowance and you can save on your costly mobile internet data. Yes , that was a very strong wind that day. It...

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 12 September 2015

This place is amazing. For a very decent price you get to a place which has an amazing setting overlooking a valley. the view from your room will be so peaceful, you'll just want to take a book and relax whilst enjoying the atmosphere!

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

This hostel is really lovely, one of the best we stayed in. It's set on a beautiful farm, and the rooms are actually spacious cabins with en suites - it's not often you only have to share your bathroom with 4 other people when hosteling. The kitchen is spacious and well kept, the common area is kept warm with a...

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Thank holycricket
Reviewed 10 April 2015

This place is amazing. All the 'rooms' are wooden cabins with ensuite bathrooms, with fantastic views across the valley. Our bed was comfy and the room was clean. The main building is a big, high ceilinged barn with log fires, comfortable furnishings and a fantastic, recently renovated kitchen. Everything is new, high quality and works well. No wifi but that's...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Such a great find - beautiful setting and peaceful place. The accommodation and facilities were better than we expected and the staff communication when booked, and help upon arrival was outstanding. Cute little rooms located short walk down from the 'Barnyard' with awesome views over the farms and valleys. Excellent location between Manapouri and Te Anau, perfect before our Doubtful...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

Fantastic views of the valley. Ten minutes drive to town and welcoming staff. Kitchen was well equipped, clean and big. Rooms were huge with tv, heating and own bathroom. They also had a pool table which came in very handy I highly recommend :)

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Israel
Reviewed 6 April 2015

This accomodation which is located about 10 km from Te Anau gave me a farm adventure. From one side there are pastoral fields and goats next to your room but from the other hand the funiture in room can be a bit problematic (one drower in the table was missing ) and the distance to the kitchen is about 70...

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Krakow, Poland
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Probably the best place I've stayed in NZ so far. A lot of space for everyone, nice location in the middle of farms, just 10 minutes drive from Te Anau, stunning view as well. Price same as in the other place but here you have spacious new and clean kitchen, common room with fireplace, nice rooms with single beds in...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 February 2015

Its hard to know where to start giving the reasons why this place ticked so many boxes and is so memorable to us! - Stunning location and views (really!!) - Gorgeous 4 bed room we stayed in was cozy and so clean with really good quality warm sheets and duvets - The walk to the kitchen/living room area is also...

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 26 December 2014 via mobile

We picked it randomly on Tripadvisor and were amazed by the place. It is 12 km from Te Anau, therefore, it is easier to get there when you have a car. Cabins have an amazing view on the mountains. Besides they are comfortable, with a spacious bathroom, towels. Recommended!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Suited to any visitor to Te Anau, Gateway to Milford and Doubtful Sound. Quality, affordable and comfortable, guests are accommodated in private-ensuite rooms or a choice of 3-6 bed ensuite-dorm or family rooms (no bunks) All rooms are in log cabin-type units, have TV, made up beds and heating, separate from the activity of the handcrafted rustic lodge which houses the dining/lounge area with wood fire, hot water laundry and brand new purpose built modern kitchen. Set to the uninterrupted spectacular rural, and Fiordland mountain views, on an elevated small deer farm between Te Anau and Manapouri. Quiet relaxed setting on spacious grounds. Offstreet Parking. Free daily WiFI allowance. Car/Gear storage, Kepler Track drop off. Some camping available, full use of hostel facilities ... more   less 

Additional Information about Barnyard Backpackers

Address: 80 Mount York Rd | Rainbow Downs, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Price Range: $76 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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Barnyard Backpackers Te Anau, New Zealand
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