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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'll preface this by saying that the property seems like it's under renovation so we possibly just had a bad night, but I'm not sure. The kitchen space was wonderful and the views are absolutely beautiful. I also realise that this is a backpackers, but we weren't expecting luxury, just absolute basics that weren't provided. At $84 a night for... More 

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Thank Redatt
Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 reviews
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

We love this place, we stay whenever we visit fiordland. Friendly helpful owners, amazing views, the kitchen is flash, and has everything you need. During the summer there is bbqs, and large outdoor table to relax and listen to the birds while enjoying the incredible atmosphere, native birds, deer in the paddocks, the lake in the distance. In the winter... More 

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Thank Rangey2015
London, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

It is a fair way South of Te Anau but a very nice option. The little cottages have everything you need and the kitchen and common area in the main building are beautiful. Stayed 3-4 times now (latest in March 16) and it is a very nice option in the area.

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Thank Lotzi88
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

We spent a couple of nights at Barnyard Backpackers - best kitchen we have cooked in during our four months travelling so far. Clean, spacious with great utensils. Bedroom was pretty and cosy with great views, beds a little uncomfortable. Lots to do in the area, a great base for exploring the Fiordland, staff extremely helpful.

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Thank RTWalice
Taiwan
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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... More 

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Thank tinacheng111
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... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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237 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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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Thank paulandre1984
Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 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... More 

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Thank holycricket
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66 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
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... More 

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Thank lukehodson123
Christchurch, New Zealand
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63 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $21 - $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Barnyard Backpackers Hotel Te Anau
Barnyard Backpackers Te Anau, Fiordland National Park
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