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Pukeko Cottage Backpackers

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Rangiora, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited at short notice, arriving at 9pm. The accomodation is quite central in Russell. Barry the host was very welcoming, friendly and full of good advice and offers of cups of tea etc. The old cottage is quirky and has charm, but woefully grubby-could do with a spring clean. We slept in a double bed in the old caravan at...

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Short notice and a 9pm arrival gave me no chance to do other than change linen. If bookings are received in normal conditions the ' sunshine supervan' would have been aired,vacuumed and sufaces wiped down. We had also just experienced a weather bomb over two days so polished floors etc were well covered in muddy footprints. Agree that the cobwebs...

Reviewed 8 January 2017

Barry was a fantastic host, and runs a very good value backpacker/home-stay type accommodation. His local advice, and his stories about his life and family were very entertaining and engaging. The room is adequate for the cost, and offers something way more low key and homely compared to most other accommodation in town, and way better value than what a...

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Shalford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyable stay at Pukeko Cottage, Barry is a wonderful host and you felt like you were staying with friends. The animals (dog, cats, chickens) are lovely too and all facilities were fine for what you needed.

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Reviewed 26 February 2016

I stayed only for three days in the 1950's campervan. The place is really nice, cozy, comfortable bed and all the facilities that you may need. The house is reallly nice, clean and tidy and it has the most lovely backyard and stunning views of Matauwhi Bay on one side and Russell wharf on the other. Barry, the host, is...

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australia
Reviewed 25 April 2015

Friendly and cheerful host ....we stayed in the old caravan and the bed was good...other bedrooms in the house looked clean and comfortable but we liked the added privacy of the caravan..close to russell main street and host picked us up from the ferry on the first night. Would recommend this place as good value and comfortable.

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Taipa, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 April 2015

I felt as if i had known the host all my life and was welcome into his home as if i had. Barry is charming, interesting and helpful that is actually addressing the need of the visitor. The Pukeko cottage is excellent ...enough to overlook the dear, smelly dog. Thank you ... Omni

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Great place to base your Bay of Islands adventures from. Barry is a great host, with heaps of local knowledge. The chickens and Lottie the dog added their own charm to our stay. The cottage is a short walk from the main street of Russell.

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adelaide
Reviewed 30 January 2015

We spent 3 nights at Pukeko cottage and thought it was the perfect balance between a backpackers and a home stay. The walk up the hill to get to the cottage is definitely worth it for the amazing views- we loved having cups of tea and sitting on the little deck looking out over the harbour. Barry and Jane were...

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Roosendaal, The Netherlands
Reviewed 6 December 2014

Barry has a lovely cottage here in Russell, stayed here for a week. View is beautiful, beds are good. And love the atmosphere. Definetly Recommend pukeko cottage to all fellow backpackers and travellers!

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Airlie Beach, Australia
Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

We booked the 'blue room' for 2 nights - room was ample with a great view and a balcony...bonus! Barry, the owner, welcomed us into his home and showed us around, also intoduced us to his 2 cats! The only negative is the small kitchen, but we made it work! All in all a great little place to stay for...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pukeko Cottage is just five minutes walk from Russell Wharf in New Zealand's beautiful Bay of Islands. This 1920s character cottage enjoys a superb location on the hill just above town and with beaches, cafes, restaurants and tourist attractions all within easy walking distance. No dormitories, just comfortable beds in well appointed bedrooms, with cosy living areas and an extensive garden to relax in. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pukeko Cottage Backpackers

Address: 14 Brind Road, Russell 0202, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Pukeko Cottage Backpackers Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
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“The views, the location and the host are fantastic”
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