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Redding, California
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

The most beautiful hostel that I've ever stayed in during my 6 bicycle tours of South Island. An imaculate 1800's NZ farmhouse at the end of Akaroa Bay surrounded by an unbelievable, large yard that can best be described as a botanical garden. Cornelius, our Dutch host provides the perfect warmth and friendliness to make this a must in your...

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Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Set in Barry's Bay a few km outside of Akoroa town. The accommodation is a beautiful old cottage and very clean. Cornelious is a very accommodating gentlemen who was only too happy to give me local advice on working routed etc... The atmosphere in the evening is very calm and relaxed with the opportunity to sit in the garden or...

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Vienna Region, Austria
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

A old cottage transformed in a charming hostel with only a few rooms... Perfectly located in Barrys Bay, just 10 minutes by car from central Akaroa. Surrounded by a large, lush garden, this small hostel has all you need: comfy double rooms, a well equipped kitchen, living room, BBQ area, laundry facilities, clothesline... Plus awesome views of the bay. Not...

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Thanks Cornelius and Margo (whom we met only very briefly when we were leaving, because she had to work all the time) for being such great hosts and for all the talks about immigrating to NZ! I knew other people have similar experiences :-) I am so glad that we didn't book a hostel in Akaroa itself. Without any doubt...

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Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed there for one night and wished we never had to leave. Cornelius and Margo were so welcoming and great hosts. The cottage is lovely, very clean and well maintained. On top of it the garden is amazing and so relaxing! We would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a special gateaway in Akaroa!

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Thank Nicolas G
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Stayed here 6 years ago when I visited Akaroa and trekked the Banks Peninsula. It's still an exceptionally homely and beautiful place. Cosy rooms, spotlessly clean living area, kitchen, bathrooms, etc. And what struck me as an immaculate garden bursting with colours 6 years ago was still pristine. The current owners, Margo, and Cornelius, are new, but run a tight...

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights in November 2015. We had only booked 1 night but as soon as I saw the room I knew we had to extend for another night. Our private double room was spacious and comfortable and the shared bathroom was clean with a good shower. The kitchen was also very clean and...

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Thank Michelle F
Northallerton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Cor and Margot run a very welcoming hostel in an old farmhouse with lots of character. An ideal first stop in NZ. good base for walking or activities in the bay. The hostel has extras like free breakfast and is clean and comfortable.

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Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Beautiful place to stay. So peaceful I would love to come again next time. Best place to relax and chill. Just sit back and chill. At night you can sit in the backyard and look at stars... Shooting stars! Host are kind and kitchen is fully equipped :) love it so much it look just like heaven.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 October 2015

We decided fairly late to take our niece & nephew over to the 175th celebrations of French Settlement in Akaroa only to find all the accommodation in the town fully booked. Luckily we found that Halfmoon Cottage still had room; we had a comfortable stay and will return. The hosts welcomed us warmly and made us all feel very at...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Budget world traveller accommodation with shared kitchen, dining room and lounge. Located in Barrys Bay at the top of Akaroa Harbour giving easy access to the town of Akaroa, its beautiful harbour and the surrounding volcanic remnants of Banks Peninsula. ... more   less 

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Address: 5849 Christchurch Akaroa Road | Barrys Bay, Akaroa 7582, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Akaroa
Number of rooms: 6
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“Double room with a view”
 of 5 bubbles calouad, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles Sydsider, 17 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The family room at the front and the double room were ideal for our family of four plus one Grandpa but all rooms looked great.”
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 of 5 bubbles wheretonextyear10, 10 Jan 2012 | Read review
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