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Onuku Farm Hostel

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Sohar, Oman
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved the friendliness and personality of this hostel. The road to get there is quite winding, but it was really lovely. Akaroa is small and quaint, and Onuku Farm Hostel brings great humor and life to their property. It was fun to wander around meeting geese and sheep, and pointing out all the little details to each other. Really...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The perfect night spent here with my teenage daughter. The staff were all super friendly and couldnt have been more helpful. The hostel facilities were perfect and the grounds were immaculate. Stunning views across the bays, set in the bush, birdsong and even their very own "pets"! We stayed the night in one of their famous stargazers and were very...

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Thank Debbie G
Darlington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a number of different accommodation options at Onuku Farm Hostel. We stayed for one night in the Trampers' Hut which had bunk beds and a kitchen (the loos and showers were a short distance away - but you do need to go outside to access them). The hostel is approximately 6 kilometres from the centre of Akaroa and...

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights and we had booked the Tonga hut for the first night and stargazer for the second night. The whole area of the farm is actually pretty big, so different areas were quite isolated from each other (camping, hostel, van park). Especially in the Tonga hut you can just enjoy your own company - unless...

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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing place! It's a small hostel, charming and intimate, it feels like home! The staff is very friendly and fun to be around, helpful too. For nature lovers it's the perfect place as it's in a remote location on a hill (20 min by car from Akaroa) with nothing but green all around. It's really relaxing to just sit outside,...

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Marburg, Germany
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

The perfect place to stay. That's the way I imagined New Zealand and the way I want to keep it in mind. Big value of different rooms with special starlight accommodation :) (I hope it's still there). If I ever suffer a burnout I'll come here and relax for sure.

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Broome, Australia
Reviewed 29 April 2016

This place is incredible. The staff are welcoming, the place is homely and the scenery to die for. Akaroa, the town itself is an abosolutely stunning place, and to have somewhere like Onuku Farm Hostel to kick back and relax at, is just joy!! If you don't have a vehicle, it may be difficult to get to - however they...

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OnukuHostel, General Manager at Onuku Farm Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Tilly, I am incredibly happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at the Onuku. I am very glad to have met you and spent time with you! I wish you all the best in your travels!

Reviewed 29 April 2016

The Hostel is located in an excellent location away from the town. And not that far away, which is great. Lot of possible hikes and walks. We were there only for a day so did one that led us to this awesome view of the Akaroa bay. Lot of birds around. The staff is very welcoming and warm. Ever ready...

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Thank Harmeet B
Germany
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

This Farm hostel is located next to nothing on a hill 10 minutes away from town. This location is beautiful there and you can find a lot of walks and nature around the farm. You can stay in a historic 150 year old house so sometimes it gets a little bit could. Everything looks nice and clean. The beds a...

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Thank Rossi91
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Totally love it! If you are a nature lover, this is a must-stay place! Especially the Stargazer unit in which you can sleep comfortably and watch stars sky moon! You can walk down the hill to a swimming beach too! The view during the walk is gorgeous... Not to forget Yana and Sol the wonderful people who just warm up...

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OnukuHostel, General Manager at Onuku Farm Hostel, responded to this review

Sweet Dorothy! Thank you for your nice words and thank you for your kind and giving attitude, thank you for your love of animals and humans, thank you for your warm welcome when we visited you in Singapore! I hope our paths will cross again! Hugs to your mom as well!

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Open Oct-May: Cozy farm hostel with amazing coastal views & rustic original kiwi facilities: Stargazers, Farmhouse, girls only dorm, camping, vans, huts. Enjoy it all: sunrise to sunset & the most amazing stars in the sky at night plus No sandflies :) Hiking, mussel picking, BBQ. Guided dolphin swims & kayak trips directly from the farm. Internet & WiFi. Just 6 km from Akaroa. Free pick up @ 12.30 from Akaroa. Cash only! Phone for monthly specials. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Onuku Farm Hostel

Address: 89 Hamilton's Rd, Akaroa 7452, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Price Range: $28 - $33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“So many options, huts, camping, dorm or private rooms. You can't go wrong!”
 of 5 bubbles TillyMillican, 29 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Great views!”
 of 5 bubbles menno4u, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the main house are great! Girls dorm has amazing view and en suite bathroom with shower and washing machine!”
 of 5 bubbles IngaLV, 13 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The Kiwi stargazer is unique. A very basic 'wooden tent' but the views at night are great.”
 of 5 bubbles MaartenD447, 8 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Get a cabin with see-though roof.”
 of 5 bubbles scarbez, 29 Jan 2015 | Read review
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