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Reviewed 27 February 2016

I stayed only for three days in the 1950's campervan. The place is really nice, cozy, comfortable bed and all the facilities that you may need. The house is reallly nice, clean and tidy and it has the most lovely backyard and stunning views of Matauwhi Bay on one side and Russell wharf on the other. Barry, the host, is...

Thank Gisele M
Reviewed 26 April 2015

Friendly and cheerful host ....we stayed in the old caravan and the bed was good...other bedrooms in the house looked clean and comfortable but we liked the added privacy of the caravan..close to russell main street and host picked us up from the ferry on the first night. Would recommend this place as good value and comfortable.

Thank walliesonwheels
Taipa, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 April 2015

I felt as if i had known the host all my life and was welcome into his home as if i had. Barry is charming, interesting and helpful that is actually addressing the need of the visitor. The Pukeko cottage is excellent ...enough to overlook the dear, smelly dog. Thank you ... Omni

Thank Omnicaeon
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 April 2015

Great place to base your Bay of Islands adventures from. Barry is a great host, with heaps of local knowledge. The chickens and Lottie the dog added their own charm to our stay. The cottage is a short walk from the main street of Russell.

1Thank IngridNZ
Reviewed 31 January 2015

We spent 3 nights at Pukeko cottage and thought it was the perfect balance between a backpackers and a home stay. The walk up the hill to get to the cottage is definitely worth it for the amazing views- we loved having cups of tea and sitting on the little deck looking out over the harbour. Barry and Jane were...

Thank spancycle
Roosendaal, The Netherlands
Reviewed 7 December 2014

Barry has a lovely cottage here in Russell, stayed here for a week. View is beautiful, beds are good. And love the atmosphere. Definetly Recommend pukeko cottage to all fellow backpackers and travellers!

Thank ECJK
Airlie Beach, Australia
Reviewed 27 October 2014 via mobile

We booked the 'blue room' for 2 nights - room was ample with a great view and a balcony...bonus! Barry, the owner, welcomed us into his home and showed us around, also intoduced us to his 2 cats! The only negative is the small kitchen, but we made it work! All in all a great little place to stay for...

Thank welshtravelbug87
New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 October 2014

loved the overnight visit. Host was away so we had the place to ourselves. Very trusting. Enjoyed the collections of every description but the kitchen a little too cluttered for ease of cooking. Bed comfortable enough, certainly better than three other beds we experienced on our lightning trip around Northland. Clearly a person of character and we were sorry not...

Thank owlize2014
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 10 April 2014

great budget accomodation with a very homely flair, great host with a wide knowledge about new zealand and the area -always up for a chat on the cozy porch at the front or the back of the house. loved it!

Thank Carolin W
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 February 2014

The owner Barry (and his super friendly dog :) ) let me stay in the cute little yellow caravan situated in the garden which was absolutely beautiful. My best nights of sleep during my whole stay! Barry is very friendly and easy going (a real kiwi :)), and was working on expanding the terrace in the garden, where you can...

Thank Sabine Z

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pukeko Cottage is just five minutes walk from Russell Wharf in New Zealand's beautiful Bay of Islands. This 1920s character cottage enjoys a superb location on the hill just above town and with beaches, cafes, restaurants and tourist attractions all within easy walking distance. No dormitories, just comfortable beds in well appointed bedrooms, with cosy living areas and an extensive garden to relax in. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pukeko Cottage Backpackers

Address: 14 Brind Road, Russell 0202, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Pukeko Cottage Backpackers Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
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“The views, the location and the host are fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles 626giselem, 26 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Pick the blue room, which has a lovely balcony”
 of 5 bubbles ECJK, 6 Dec 2014 | Read review
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