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Timaru, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To stay in a one hundred year old hospital and appreciate the work that has gone into the restoration inspired me. We spent some time exploring the building and reminiscing the history and thinking of the stories this building must be able to tell. We missed out on coming up against any ghosts that are reported to be there but...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The unexpected bad weather could dampen any holiday. But if its bad weather you're experiencing then there is no better place to be that at Jan's lodge and campsite. The place is large but warm and friendly, kids are even allowed to scooter down the old wooden hospital corridors. There are three sitting areas so you watch TV or sit...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Camped for two nights. Facilities are amazing, everything you need and more. VERY dog friendly, our dog had a better time than us I think. Weather was not great for us but lots of areas to relax at lodge when not out sightseeing. Jan was very friendly and helpful.

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TheCatlinsYHA, Owner at Thomas's Catlins Lodge And Camp Ground, responded to this review

Hi, thank you so much for your lovely comments. Yes, we are pet friendly as we have our own resident dog, cat, chickens and goldfish! I am very pleased your dog had a great time and you did as well. We look forward to seeing you again. Regards JAN

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We had the matrons flat as we were a party of 3 adults and 2 small children. Very clean and comfortable and well equiped. Nice to have space to spread out and we enjoyed the laid back atmosphere. A good central location to explore the Catlins and we look forward to a return visit.

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TheCatlinsYHA, Owner at Thomas's Catlins Lodge And Camp Ground, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your comment. I am glad you enjoyed the Matrons Flat upstairs. Lots of space in the main building for the children to have some fun especially with our inclement summer weather this year! We look forward to seeing you again. Regards JAN

High Point, North Carolina
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Awesome historical building (a converted hospital) with lots of character. Jan who owns the place was awesome and took the time to make us feel at home as well as giving us great advice about the local attractions. The bunk beds were a bit squeaky which was a shame but overall the character of this place and the fantastic service...

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 May 2016

If you want cheap, simple and a awesome location for the Caitlins this is it. Awesome place to wander and explore, you get a sense of the history of the buildings and imagine the ghosts within when this was once a hospital and old folks home. Loved the quirky little lounges and rooms.

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Auckland
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Quirky old building with great dining area, large kitchen. We stayed on a powered pitch but there is a wide variety of accommodation in this YHA which used to be a hospital. Really friendly helpful owners. Great wifi compared with all the other campgrounds we stayed at in Riverton, Invercargill, and Catlins

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Reviewed 6 April 2016

We are single mums with children, wanted to try out camping the kiwi style.... only to find that we didn't bring enough tents. The staff was friendly. He got us another tent - mega huge one that can contain all 7 of us, he even set the tent up for us. The staff made sure we were okay living in...

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Noosa, Australia
Reviewed 9 March 2016

We stayed here as it was the only place with rooms available in the area that we wanted so we were pleasantly surprised. Yes, it's basic as you'd expect from an ex youth hostel. However, the room was comfortable and had an ensuite. The communal kitchen and lounge were useful. Wifi didn't work in our room but was OK in...

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Reviewed 7 March 2016

Stayed in the Old nurses home part. Own ensuite in room, comfy bed. Shared a kitchen - plenty of room and we had a shared long great way to meet other fellow travellers.Loved the history of this old hospital and the friendliness of the operators. So appreciated this place being kept alive. Even the old boiler gets stocked with coal...

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Address: Corner Ryley and Clark Streets, Owaka, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Owaka
Price Range: $60 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Room to suit backpackers through to quality on suite rooms”
 of 5 bubbles kevink933, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the nurses rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 982erical, 7 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The matron's apartment.”
 of 5 bubbles Johnblackdog, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ensuite room 220 219 or 218”
 of 5 bubbles LinSim, 6 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Some of the dorm rooms have single beds!”
 of 5 bubbles izzo0o0o, 18 Dec 2013 | Read review
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