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Cambridge, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Disappointed to be informed after booking on line and not hearing back that this accomodation only caters for foreign tourists Can not imagine why New Zealand tourists are excluded Very impolite response when queried why our booking was not acknowledged Poor form

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bunkdown, Owner at Bunkdown Lodge, responded to this review

We are a small friendly family owned hostel who have enjoyed making guests welcome for 18 years. We have hosted many, many NZ travellers who add their local knowledge of different regions of NZ for the benefit of our international guests which we love. We are not a party hostel and we feel it is our responsibility to ensure the...

Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderfull house, wonderfull hosts! We first stayed for 2 nights, then decided to stay longer because Peter and Noel are so warmhearted. All the guests where open minded and very friendly too, we had some great days and nights, thank you so much!

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Balmoral, Australia
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This hostel is located in an old Kauri villa. It has amazing potential with loads of character, hight sealings, original features and tons of space. It looks beautifull on the outside, the inside is a bit dated and worn but mostly clean and reasonably looked after. There are some things I would change, like make the laundry area a bit...

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Muscat, Oman
Reviewed 26 March 2016

This place is a big house and it is run by an old couple. Once you are inside, you don't really think that it is a backpackers. I felt very comfortable during my stay. One advice: always book the place in advance and take cash, they don't have a card reader. The only negative thing is their dog which roams...

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Torquay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

Quiet and old fassioned atmosphere. Comfy seating arays and good kitchen space, comfy beds and clean. Owner were helpful and gave info in the formal cheack in. There was a range of games and activities, generally a young range of other guests

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Bordeaux, France
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

I definitely recommend the Bunkdown Lodge. I felt very comfortable from the first second I arrived and the owners are really cute and helpful! No wifi made people spend time together, play games und talk. Really refreshing!

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Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

I couldn't recommend this hostel enough! Great hosts who picked me up and dropped me off at the bus stop. Clean room. Hottest and most powerful shower ive ever had away from home. Nice garden to chill out and great communal areas, a very relaxed and cosy environment!

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 23 March 2015

I stayed at the bunkdown lodge in Whangarei for a few night recently and can say it was a pleasant experience. The house itself is a little on the old side but generally very clean and well equipped. I stayed in the new dorm which use to be a shed and was probably one of the most comfortable sleeps I've...

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North East
Reviewed 27 February 2015

Very dated and hadn't seen a duster or vacuum for a long time. Some of the cushions on sofas and chairs were beyond shabby. Such a shame as had such potential. A good clean, a lick of paint, a huge de clutter would make a big diference.

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bunkdown, Owner at Bunkdown Lodge, responded to this review

In February 2015 there was a lot of dust and clutter as we removed the dated archways to one of the kitchens - put in a new oven and a 2.4m stainless steel bench top so guests had a more open space when cooking. We removed a dark built-in dresser and put French doors in its place. I (Noell) have...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 February 2015

the place needs an upgrade for example wifi or at least some proper computers with updated software and updated internet facilities. Tea and coffee facilities never filled up and always empty. We should be able to pay for accommodation using eftpos or credit card -paying by cash only is very inconvenient. Cheapest place in whangerei. Cosy ,comfortable and nice environment...

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Address: 23 Otaika Road, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Whangarei
Number of rooms: 23
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