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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 January 2016

This campground looks quaint and sounds welcoming from the website. However, we found the management were unhelpful, and lapse in their duties. We were on a tent site with two children, and stayed two nights. On arrival there had been a mix up with the booking, which got sorted, but we were made to feel it was our problem (it...

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Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Great for backpackers or a one night stay. Quirky experience in an old train carriage although rooms not cleaned to a great standard. Stayed in a double carriage which had two small rooms, tea and coffee facilities, TV and sink. Toilets, showers and 'Station' kitchen convenient for use. Great location for Waipara wineries.

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Cheviot, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful retreat. This is backpacker accommodation but with a difference. Converted rail carriages that give a sense of adventure - a step back in time. The price is extremely reasonable ($45 single) and the facilities are clean, fresh and has that sense of novelty. Certainly recommend this as a place to stay

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Thank NannieTee
Reviewed 2 April 2015

The train carriages are a very interesting touch, and there is a lot of nice greenery around. Having the automatic lights for trips between camper and toilet/shower facilities was most helpful and those areas were clean and functional. Only real annoying point was the size of the spots which were assigned. It was finally the 3rd spot we were able...

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 6 March 2015

The staff here were friendly to me right off the bat. I was only planning on spending the day in Waipara but my bus blew right past me and I had nowhere to go. I went and they provided me with a shared room in a very cool old train car. There are few amenities in Waipara (restaurants or grocery...

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Thank Lowkindae11
HKG and San Francisco, Calif.
Reviewed 24 February 2015

I LOVED this place! Stumbled upon it almost by accident -- I had turned off the main road to check out a B&B for the night, but it turned out to be fancier (and much pricier) than I needed. As I continued through Waipara, feeling my way back to the main road, I came across Waipara Sleepers. The hostess was...

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Thank LemmonHerk
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 December 2014

Comfortable cabin accommodation with access to communal kitchen and shower facilities. Bit tired in places but in the process of being spruced up. Site manager very friendly and helpful and also provided fresh bread and eggs at breakfast!

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Thank valerie975
Lower Hutt
Reviewed 3 December 2014

I stayed at Waipara Sleepers 18 months ago and was not impressed (see my review "hosts' behaviour made me uncomfortable). I turned up this time afraid that the hosts' would recognise me and the poor review i gave them. However, it was stay there in order to catch the train in the morning, or ride my bike to Amberley and...

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Thank Catherine C
Picton, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 August 2014

This is a quirky and fun place to say you have slept. The old railway carriages are great. This place has every thing you need and is of a nice size not to big. We did find our carriage a bit cold but we did saty in the middle of winter at the coldest time so dont hold this against...

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Ashford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2014

We stayed here in our touring caravan for two nights in January 14 and paid only $20 total inc. power. Staff were very friendly and helpful and the free fresh bread and eggs in the morning were a nice touch. The facilities are quaint but all worked well and they were clean and tidy. This place has a great atmosphere.

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Address: Waipara, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Waipara
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“Try one of the rail car rooms. Shared or private - they are amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles Lowkindae11, 6 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Railway car rooms aren't for those with mobility problems, but my little cabin would pose no problem. I'd've gladly stayed in a railway car if I were staying for several nights.”
 of 5 bubbles LemmonHerk, 24 Feb 2015 | Read review
“make sure you've got slip-on shoes or jandals if you want to walk on the lawn”
 of 5 bubbles catherinec722, 2 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Be clear what your options are before committing to one kind of room. Don't expect clarity or decisiveness from these hosts. If you are a bit sensitive go somewhere else!”
 of 5 bubbles catherinec722, 18 Feb 2013 | Read review
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