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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 June 2015

Needing a place to stay in Tea Anau enroute to Milford Sound, we decided to check out Bob & Maxine's. Their hostel is listed in BBH, a directory of NZ hostels. Before our arrival, I corresponded with Bob about availability and he was very responsive. On arrival, we discovered a large property with stunning views of the mountains and the...

1Thank Antonio8069
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

We decided to give this backpackers a try after the good reviews we had seen. We checked that it was open as we were aware it was nearly out of seasons. We arrived at 18:00hrs and before we had even pulled the car up on to the drive 'Maxine' came out and said 'can you not read... The sign says...

1Thank Mairead199
bobteanau, Owner at Bob and Maxine's Backpackers, responded to this review

We had the FULL sign up for a very good reason; I was in hospital! These people failed to see the very obvious sign & came in anyway. Maxine explained in a calm & rational way that we were closed for a night or two. They left. I'm at a loss to explain their weird bizarre reason for attempting pay...

Kuala Lumpur
Reviewed 13 April 2015 via mobile

This hostel is a little away from the lake, but with a nice farm view that you won't want to missed. Bob have maintained the hostel very well, keep checking on everything to ensure all in good shape. It is too clean and comfortable to be call a backpackers hostel, I would rate this as a homestay instead. You seldom...

Thank qijing
Princeton, New Jersey
Reviewed 1 April 2015

New Zealand is full of great hostels, but Bob and Maxine's place stands above almost everywhere else that I've seen. As in many areas of life, small details set certain places apart from others, and Bob and Maxine have overlooked no small detail is crafting a simply excellent place to spend a night (or two weeks), as I did in...

Thank stretch13bb
Kempten, Germany
Reviewed 28 March 2015

I really enjoyed my stay at this hostel. It is small and it is more like in a Family, than a hostel. The Kitchen was VERY clean, and there were also different fruits for free. The livingroom is Perfect for relaxing After a Day of hiking. It is Not directly in the Center or on the lake, but you get...

Thank Sabrina B
Lakewood, Colorado
Reviewed 20 March 2015

We found Bob and Maxine's Backpackers to be clean, spacious, well-designed, reasonably priced, and restful. The common living/family room was huge, with small clusters of seating that allowed and encouraged conversations among international travelers. This space was decorated with a variety of country flags and useful local and regional maps. The kitchen was well-equipped and clean. All areas, including bathrooms,...

Thank MSfromColorado
Reviewed 12 March 2015

Bob and Maxine provide a true window of the southland as well as activities around the area. A great place to rest after a tramp, and plan the next one...Great living facilities, and awesome views of Mount Luxmore from the lounge.....

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 26 February 2015

It's a really nice experience to stay! Me and my husband are not hostels lovers but would like to try living in one of those after seeing plenty of positive comments about Bob and Maxine's Backpacker; and they didn't let me down. Bob and Maxine are super nice, Bob is very funny. We were staying at the twin ensuit room...

Thank Fei Fei c
Augsburg, Germany
Reviewed 31 January 2015

We stayed in the house, where Bob and Maxine are living, because the bachpacker's house was full. We shared the bathroom with one other room and our bed was very comfortable. Everything is impecably clean, because the owners take a lot of care and put a lot of work into everything. The kitchen is very well equipped and they light...

Thank Lisa G
Te Anau, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 January 2015

What can I say, I've been in plenty of hostels but this one takes the cake... views, huge and peaceful lounge room, free bikes, free icecream, clean, friendly, free laundry, plenty of books and maps... bob was very friendly and explained everything to us

1Thank tripzzzz2015
bobteanau, Owner at Bob and Maxine's Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review guys. Towards the end of the season we need some positive feedback. To respond to the issue of there being no hot water: The hot water comes from two gas califonts powered by two huge LPG tanks. What happened on Monday night is one of the guests was fiddling around with the cylinder's getting the...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Bob and Maxine's Backpackers

Address: 20 Paton Place, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Fiordland National Park > Te Anau
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Bob And Maxine`s Backpackers Hotel Te Anau
Bob And Maxine's Backpackers Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
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“Two private double rooms with shared bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles Mlouey, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are the same, don't worry.”
 of 5 bubbles tals57, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The two private rooms are in the main building, very quite.”
 of 5 bubbles xbear1951, 26 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Bring cash to pay for your room”
 of 5 bubbles zshaiken, 18 Nov 2014 | Read review
“I liked the bottom bunk in the room furthest from the kitchen. You can watch the llamas from your bed on a rainy day.”
 of 5 bubbles DistinctlyBrinkley, 3 Jun 2014 | Read review
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